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)
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.
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.
Dr Karmen Hollis, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.