Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Paediatric Liaison Service

We provide a therapeutic service to children and young people (0-18), and their families with chronic, acute and life threatening illness, bereavement and disability.

The service is available to young people and their families that require joint mental health and paediatric care in hospital:

1) Where mental health/emotional and family distress result from acute, chronic, life threatening illness and disability

2) When mental health and emotional problems present as physical symptoms, such as medically unexplained physical symptoms, chronic pain or loss of function

3) Complex safeguarding presentations in hospital including Munchausen by proxy.    

We also work with paediatric teams and professionals from welfare and community agencies involved with child and adolescent physical disease and disability.

We are based at the QMC which has disabled access. car parking is available.


Service opening hours

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Thursday evening clinic (clinicians only 5pm - 8 pm)


Contact us

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, South Block E Floor, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2UH
Telephone: 0115 8230269
Fax: 0115 8230270


Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.


Support groups

We can refer clients and professionals to a number of national and local voluntary and self-help groups.

These include groups for particular disorders (Turner's, CIRCA, DSD), butterfly project team, bereavement team/parents group, CLIC Sargent, Barnardos and the youth workers team at Nottingham University Hospitals.

Speak to a member of our team for further details.


Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

We only take referrals by the QMC paediatric teams. 

Lead clinicians

Dr Karmen Hollis, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.