CAMHS Crisis Care Team

CAMHS Crisis Care Team

Who are we?

The CAMHS Crisis Care Team is a multi-disciplinary team who provide support to children and young people presenting in crisis regarding self-harm, suicidal ideation and acute mental health difficulties.

The CAMHS Crisis Care Team primarily focuses upon supporting children and young people and their parents or carers to develop risk management plans during times of crisis to be safely managed in the community.  

The CAMHS Crisis Team offer a dedicated crisis telephone line which aims to help children, young people, families and carers who are very worried about the mental health of anyone with a GP in Liverpool or Sefton up to their 18th Birthday. For support regarding presenting risks, children, families and professionals can contact the CAMHS Crisis Line to speak directly to a mental health practitioner.

If the young person is aged between 16 and up until 18th Birthday and require urgent or emergency mental health assessment then they would need to attend their local adult Emergency Department where our colleagues in MerseyCare will offer a review.

An insight into our CAMHS Crisis Care team -  Courtesy of BBC North West

Text message support feature for children and young people

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope.

The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better. We can help with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression and are here to talk at any time of day or night. Text GREEN to 85258 for immediate support.

Click here for more information.

Contact Us

The CAMHS Crisis Care service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be contact by either of the below numbers:

CAMHS Crisis Line: 0808 196 3550 or 0151 293 3577

Information for Professionals

Alder Hey Children's Charity
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