Our service is here for young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This includes those who:
We offer intensive home treatment for young people:
We also help to plan for young people who are ready to come home from a psychiatric hospital and we provide out-of-hours care for those who are already working with specialist CAMHS teams.
When a young person no longer needs support from our team, we will make a discharge plan with them and their family as early as possible, to ensure they can have a positive move to another service. Options might include moving to another community CAMHS service, another service/agency or back to universal services such as a GP or school nurse, depending on the needs of the young person.
We now operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The team accepts community and self-referrals. Where an assessment if indicated, and the child or young person is medically fit in order for this occur, we will do so within 4 hours of the referral being received. Assessment may occur by telephone or face to face as clinically indicated.
Via the County CAMHS SPA (Single Point of Access). The SPA will screen and allocate all incoming referrals to the appropriate CAMHS team.
Via the City CAMHS SPA, located at Glenbrook. The SPA will screen and allocate all incoming referrals to the appropriate CAMHS team.
The team offer mental health assessment to young people presenting to hospital with acute mental health needs and/or self harm.
For those young people who do require a psychiatric admission we will support the inpatient unit and community teams by offering in-reach support by facilitating home leave and attending ward rounds in order to provide a timely and safe discharge.
The team can offer intensive home treatment to help people adjust when they leave hospital, if this is needed.
Operational Team Lead
Clinical Team Lead
Nottinghamshire Joint Commissioning Board