Help in a crisis and visiting information 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.
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.
Community CAMHS provides support for children and young people across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.
We work with children and young people from the age of 0-18 years, and their families and carers.
The young people we work with may be experiencing severe or complex mental health problems and neuro-developmental disorders. These have a significant impact on the child’s development and cause distress to the child and their carers.
We have bases at Pebble Bridge in Nottingham, Lindsay Close in Mansfield, 65 Northgate in Newark-on-Trent and the Langold Clinic in Worksop. However, most of our work takes place at different places in the community.
What we offer
We offer a range of support and treatment options.
Professionals in CAMHS work together with children, young people and their families to try to overcome their difficulties using evidence-based treatments.
Together, we create goals and keep track of how the child or young person is doing to make sure the support is helping, with regular reviews to think about treatment options. Children and young people may need different types of treatment depending on their age and developmental stage.
The service also offers information and support evenings for parents and carers of young people who self- harm, and non-violent resistance sessions for parents and carers to allow them to confidently de-escalate conflict at home.
The Community CAMHS teams are made up of community psychiatric nurses, therapists, family support workers, specialist practitioners, peer support workers, psychologists, non-medical prescribers and psychiatrists.
The patient journey
The first appointment will be an assessment to see what support is needed. A worker will be allocated to the child or young person and further appointments will be arranged if they are needed.
If we aren’t the right people to help, we will direct the child or young person to the right service.
The child or young person will be involved in the planning of their care as well as decisions about discharging them from the service. If the young person stays in the service until they are 17 years and 6 months, they will be supported in the transition to adult mental health services.
There are lots of different services which make up CAMHS. To find out more about each individual service, see below or visit one of the pages in the menu on the left.
Forensic Community CAMHS
We run the East Midlands Community Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (FCAMHS) in partnership with St Andrew's Healthcare.
You can find out about the service on the St Andrew's Healthcare website.