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Specialist Community Advisors


Who we are

CAMHS Specialist Community Advisers are a team of qualified professionals who are all experienced in working in the field of child and adolescent mental health. We are from a range of professional backgrounds, including nursing and social work.


What we offer

The SCA team can offer:

  • Confidential consultation, advice and support on child and adolescent mental health issues.
  • Advice about how to make a referral into CAMHS and what to expect.
  • Attendance at multi-agency and professionals meetings where mental health concerns are being questioned. 
  • Training in child and adolescent mental health issues to promote the positive mental health of children and young people.

What to expect

The key aims of the SCA service is to provide support and advice to practitioners who are concerned about the mental health of a child or young person. 

We aim to work alongside first-contact agencies in health, education, social services and the voluntary sector, to strengthen mental health services for children and young people. 

We are located within a range of community bases in the High Peak and Dales, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. We are able to work flexibly in terms of time and location to meet the needs of the local area.

How to get in touch

Professionals looking to access the SCA can contact the CAMHS team at Chesterfield or Buxton and be directed to their local SCA service.