General Mental Health

Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS is for people aged up to 18, who need help with how they are thinking or feeling.

When CAMHS get involved people are feeling so bad it is stopping them from  

  • having fun
  • making friends
  • doing well at school
  • doing things that make them happy
  • We all have “good” and “bad” things happen.  Sometimes, people spend too long thinking about the bad things and forget the good.

CAMHS can help by showing you how to keep things balanced.

There are lots of different types of mental health problems.

At CAMHS we can help with things like:

  • Low mood…feeling super sad
  • Worries
  • Phobia…things that make you feel very afraid
  • Obsessive thoughts…thinking or doing something over and over
  • Trauma…being very frightened about something that has happened and thinking about it a lot
  • Self harm…hurting yourself on purpose
  • Difficulties with eating…controlling your eating too much or making yourself poorly after eating
  • Managing feelings…helping you to control your feelings


One in four of us will experience a common mental health problem such as anxiety, stress or depression at some point in our lives. steps2change is a free NHS service that provides a range of evidence based talking therapies for problems such as depression, anxiety, post-trauma reaction, panic, phobia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

steps2change consists of qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, Counsellors, Interpersonal Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Employment Advisors; all  employed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to provide psychological treatment on behalf of Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

We offer information and guidance in a variety of locations across the county. Our aim is to provide the help you need, in convenient locations, within easy reach of where you live and work.

steps2change provides talking therapies for people 16 years and older experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, stress, and offers help with issues like bereavement or the impact of a traumatic event.

If you feel that you would like to access talking therapies you don't need to make an appointment with your GP or healthcare professional. You can self-refer to our service by:

If you are under the age of 16 please visit our young people's website or call Lincolnshire Here4You line on 01522 309120 for advice and/or self-referral to our children and young people mental health/emotional wellbeing services.  The advice line is open Monday-Friday 9.30-16.30.

Healthy Minds

Who are we?

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire helps children and young people who may have some worries and feel sad sometimes.

There are lots of people working in our service and they all have experience of working with young people.  A lot of our work is done with you at school and we work with your teachers on how they can support you best with your worries.

Who we can help

We support children and young people up to 19 years old. If you have a special educational need or disability or are a care leaver we can see you up to the age of 25.

When Healthy Minds Lincolnshire get involved people are usually feeling sad about things they would normally enjoy.  Such as spending time with friends and family, going to school, joining in clubs and doing things you enjoy.

We can help by teaching you methods to help yourself feel better.

What we help with

People have lots of different experiences with their emotional wellbeing and health.

At Healthy Minds Lincolnshire we can help with things like:

  • Feeling worried
  • Feeling sad
  • How you see yourself
  • Friendships
  • Managing how you feel and your emotions
  • Managing feelings of anger
  • Moving up to a new school