ELCAS

What does ELCAS mean?

ELCAS stands for East Lancashire Child and Adolescent Service. ELCAS is a specialist mental health service for children and young people. In many areas in the country these services are called CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

On this page we aim to give you some information to explain what we can do to help.

Click here to see our ELCAS leaflet.

What do ELCAS do?

ELCAS is a service made up of people from different professional backgrounds who have training and skills in working with children, young people and families. We have 3 area teams in ELCAS:

• Burnley and Pendle
• Hyndburn, Rossendale and the Ribble Valley
• Blackburn with Darwen

Although the teams are not exactly the same; the types of people you might see in each team are:

• Psychiatrists
• Mental Health Practitioners
• Occupational Therapists
• Clinical Psychologists
• Family Therapists
• Art Therapists
• Play Therapists
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapists
• ADHD Specialists
What does the ELCAS team do?

Our teams help when a young person is experiencing severe, complex and persistent mental health problems/disorders.

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There may be concerns such as:

• Depressive disorders
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Issues related to Autistic Spectrum disorders
• Tourette's syndrome and complex tic disorders
• Self-harm and suicide attempts
• Eating disorders
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Phobias and Anxiety Disorders
• Trauma
• Mental health issues associated with physical health problems

Of course, having ADHD or being autistic or being anxious doesn’t mean someone has to come to ELCAS. It’s when these things are persistent, complex, and have a severe impact upon the young person’s daily living and ability to cope, that ELCAS becomes an option.

We deliver specialist assessment, consultation, diagnosis, formulation and treatment in a range of settings, including the ELCAS department, community and locality settings. In certain circumstances we can see people at their home or school.

What does the ELCAS team do?

Our teams help when a young person is experiencing severe, complex and persistent mental health problems/disorders.

There may be concerns such as:
• Depressive disorders
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Issues related to Autistic Spectrum disorders
• Tourette's syndrome and complex tic disorders
• Self-harm and suicide attempts
• Eating disorders
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Phobias and Anxiety Disorders
• Trauma
• Mental health issues associated with physical health problems

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Of course, having ADHD or being autistic or being anxious doesn’t mean someone has to come to ELCAS. It’s when these things are persistent, complex, and have a severe impact upon the young person’s daily living and ability to cope, that ELCAS becomes an option.

We deliver specialist assessment, consultation, diagnosis, formulation and treatment in a range of settings, including the ELCAS department, community and locality settings. In certain circumstances we can see people at their home or school.

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