Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

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. Munchausen syndrome is a psychological disorder where someone pretends to be ill or deliberately produces symptoms of illness in themselves.

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 Queen's Medical Centre which has disabled access. car parking is available.

Service opening hours

Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

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

Contact and find us

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
South Block E Floor
Queen's Medical Centre

Tel: 0115 8230269
Fax: 0115 8230270

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.

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.

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.



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