TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health Service)

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TaMHS (Targeted Mental Health Service)

Service details

The TaMHS Duty phone line (01793 463177) is currently out of order, please contact the TaMHS team via the TaMHS main email address and we can either reply to the email or ask a Duty Worker to call you back

TaMHS email –tamhs@swindon.gov.uk

We work with children and young people with emotional and mental health needs that cannot be met by staff within universal settings such as schools and children’s centres. We can work with concerns such as: Anxiety, trauma, emotional distress, low mood, self-harm. TaMHS it is part of the Integrated Locality Service for Children and Young People, aged between 0 – 18 years and their families. The team includes Clinical Practitioners and Outreach workers who are skilled in working with mental health. All referrals in to our service are screened and may then be offered an assessment or a referral/ signposting to another service who may be better able to meet the needs of your family or child. We may see the children, young people and families for an assessment, we may talk to the schools or other agencies involved. We may offer short term support ourselves on a one to one or group basis. We can offer consultations and advice to families and schools or other agencies. We also offer parents support via our Family Links programme and Talking Teens programme.


There is no charge for our service.

Main telephone

01793 463177



Opening times

We are a Monday – Friday 9-5 service.

The page was last updated on 9 November 2022

Service summary

Targeted Mental Health Service (TaMHs) are a Getting Help Children’s and Adolescent mental health service under Swindon Borough Council. 

Further information

Who can refer? 

TaMHS take referrals for 0-18 year age group with a defined mental health need such as anxiety, self harm, or low mood. 

How to refer?

TaMHS hold the Single Point of access for all referrals to TaMHS, CAMHS and LD CAMHS, referrals need to be made by a professional such a GP or school staff on our referral form and emailed to the above email address. Referrals are looked at daily and screened in conjuction with CAMHS. TaMHS will write back to the referrer to inform them of the outcome following the screening meeting

What happens for transition to adulthood? 

TaMHS can liaise with CAMHS for their transition process for new referrals in or will liaise with Adult Mental Health services directly for young people already open to the service if needed.

Client groups

TaMHS take referrals for 0-18 year age group with a defined mental health need such as anxiety, self harm, or low mood. 

Main address

Reuben George Hall
Royston Road