Who is specialist CAMHS for?
Children and young people aged up to their 18th birthday.
GPs – Qualified Local Authority Social Workers – Educational Psychologists – Paediatricians – MAST via CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker – Health Visitors & School Nurses (with GP agreement)
Significant mental health difficulties that do not respond to first line treatments or help (e.g. from the GP, MAST or Community Youth Teams
For example: Depressive disorders – Anxiety disorders – Hyperkinetic disorders – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Post traumatic syndromes – Somatic syndromes – Severe attachment disorders
Psychotic disorders, Eating disorders, Neurodevelopmental disorders
New presentations of psychosis, eating disorders and ASD to CAMHS for young people up to 16 years only.
16+ years referrals for psychosis, eating disorders and ASD to Adult Mental Health Services.
Children and Young People aged up to 16 Years
Self-harm or immediate response via Sheffield Children’s Emergency Department (ED)
Out of hours – CAMHS psychiatry on-call via ED or emergency GP services
Young People aged over 16 Years
Self-harm or immediate response via Northern General Hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E)
Out of hours – AMHS psychiatry response via NGH A&E
Please see the document on the right-hand side for further information.