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.
We would expect a child or young person to have several of the factors listed below to be considered appropriate for a referral to CAMHS. These factors need to be considered in the context of the child or young person’s age and their stage of development. You should include details about them in your referral.
Once we receive a referral, our clinicians will use this information, along with their clinical experience and judgement to decide if support from our mental health services is needed. If so, the child or young person will then be offered a choice of appointment during which an assessment will be completed.
(Outside of usual development of the individual child/young person and current circumstances)
If the child or young person has been having difficulties for some time and has already receveied support from one of the following but the problems have not improved: