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.


The Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams offer treatment for mild to severe emotional health and mental health needs, for young people up to the age of 18 and their families.

Some of the young people we see are experiencing things such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, depression and bipolar.

The support we give is part of a wider group of agencies to make sure that young people receive the right treatment from the right service.

Community CAMHS has three teams covering different areas across Nottinghamshire. There are also specialist teams which provide further support, these are:

  • Eating Disorders Team
  • What About Me (WAM)
  • Head 2 Head
  • CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment Team
  • Intellectual Disability Team (IDD)
  • Children Looked After and Adoption Team
  • Paediatric Liaison Team
  • Primary Mental Health Team
  • Substance Misuse Service (SMS)
  • Face It

More information about each of these services can be found in our A-Z of services.

How to make a referral

We accept referrals from any professional, including GPs and teachers.

County referrals (for children registered with a County GP)

All CAMHS referrals for Nottinghamshire County are made via our Single Point of Access:

Single Point of Access Team (SPA)
Pebble Bridge
Foster Drive



City referrals (for children registered with a City GP)

All CAMHS referrals for Nottingham City referrals are made via our Single Point of Access:

CAMHS Citywide Tier 2
Nottingham City Council
Glenbrook Management Centre
Wigman Road

More information on referring to Nottingham City can be found here.

Advice on making a referral

We also provide a consultation service for professionals considering a referral to CAMHS. The purpose of consultations are to ensure that the young person is signposted to the appropriate service for their needs. Call one of the numbers below.


MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. It provides e-learning applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings and is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.



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