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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  

The specialist child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) supports children/young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties (including mental illness).


Support, assessment and treatment for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire experiencing emotional wellbeing difficulties, or mental health problems, disorders and illnesses.

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Coventry Guidance

How to refer to services?

Where you have spoken to a mental health professional on 0300 200 2021, or another medical professionals such as a GP, and it is clear that a referral is required, then please send it to the Single Point of Entry on:

Fax: 024 7696 1579 or via post to:

CAMHS Single Point of Entry
Ground Floor
Paybody Building
Stoney Stanton Road
Coventry, CV1 4FS

The specialist Children’s Learning Disability Team works with children with a significant learning disability with any of the difficulties detailed in this document where the child’s communication, behaviour, sensory or other health related needs prevent access to other services. Referral to the team is through the CAMHS booking system.

CAMHS forms and Autism assessment referral forms are in the Documents tab on the right

Remember, it’s important to intervene at the earliest opportunity as needs are emerging, before they become more serious and need a Specialist CAMHS service.

Want to speak to someone, or get some advice?

For general, advice and guidance or to book a consultation about a young person you are working with speak to a mental health professional at the Single Point of Entry on: 0300 200 2021.

YOUNG MINDS is a charity for the emotional and mental health of young people, with a website for children and their parents, www.youngminds.org.uk. Young Minds parents’ line is 0808 802 5544.

VIBES is a service provided by Mind and delivers social group support to young people with ASD, a counselling service and a volunteer based Buddy Services for young people 11-18 who are socially isolated.   For more information call 024 76 631835 or visit www.cwmind.org.uk

Children with eating disorders should be referred to the CAMHS Single Point of Entry, up to their 17th birthday.

Rugby Guidance

The Railings, Brunel House, Woodside Park, Rugby CV21 2AW

Tel: 01788 513700

Mental Health referral Criteria Handbook: This document provides an overview of the referral criteria for local mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children and young people aged 17 and under. These include:

  • Primary Mental Health
  • Reach
  • Journeys
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Primary Mental Health

General advice,guidance, consultation and training for professionals who work with children and young people who may be displaying emerging mental health/ emotional wellbeing signs and symptoms. The service works with professionals to put in place plans to manage issues and stop them becoming more serious. Contact the Single Point of Entry for a telephone consultation or to book a face to face consultation. In Coventry the service works with children under the age of 18, while the Warwickshire Service works with primary school age young people.

Reach

REACH is a community based children and young people’s service for 5-18 year olds delivered by Mind and Relate.  Reach offers a range of services and self help tools supporting children and young people to manage their emotional well-being.  Services include: Counselling – Face to face or on-line, Therapeutic Group Work, Peer Support Groups, On line self help tools and activities.   Referrals made via CAMHS SPE on 02476 961 579 or visit www.reachcyp.org.uk

Journeys

A dedicated mental health and emotional wellbeing service for Looked After Children (LAC) with low to moderate mental health/ emotional wellbeing needs. Offer 1:1 support for LAC, but also offer consultation and advice for foster carers, residential homes and adoptive parents. Delivered by Mind in partnership with Relate.Training is also offered to carers and professionals in order to achieve the best outcomes for the child.  Referrals made via CAMHS SPE on 02476 961 579.

Specialist CAMHS

The specialist assessment and treatment of moderate to severe mental health needs and associated risks in young people under the age of 18. Delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT).

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