Information for health professionals
How to refer
Via the County CAMHS SPA (Single Point of Access), located at Thorneywood. The SPA will screen and allocate all incoming referrals to the appropriate CAMHS team.
Via the City CAMHS SPA, located at Glenbrook. The SPA will screen and allocate all incoming referrals to the appropriate CAMHS team.
Process for assessment – hospital
The team offer mental health assessment to young people presenting to hospital with acute mental health needs and/or self harm.
Process for assessment - community
The team will assess within four hours of an urgent community referral, if the referral is made between 8am and 6pm on weekdays, or between 10am and 2pm at weekends.
Outside of these hours, we will contact the young person and family and arrange an assessment for the following day. We will put a safety plan in place for the young person until the assessment.
For those young people who do require a psychiatric admission we will support the inpatient unit and community teams by offering in-reach support by facilitating home leave and attending ward rounds in order to provide a timely and safe discharge.
The team can offer intensive home treatment to help people adjust when they leave hospital, if this is needed.
Service commissioned by
Nottinghamshire Joint Commissioning Board