About Us

10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. (Children’s Society 2008)

Pennine Care’s Healthy Young Minds services (previously known as CAMHS) are committed to providing a comprehensive and targeted intervention service, delivered in the heart of our communities, which positively aims to promote the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our children and young people.

The CAMHS directorate, including Healthy Young Minds community services and our Hope and Horizon inpatient units, is committed to developing our connections with other local services such as social care, paediatrics, education, health and the voluntary sector.

Following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection our inpatient services have been rated as OUTSTANDING, and our community services rated as GOOD.




Jackie Stewart
Service Director: Specialist Services

Sara Barnes
Healthy Young Minds (CAMHS) Directorate Manager

Prathiba Chitsabesan
Healthy Young Minds (CAMHS) Clinical Director