Worried about your child?
If you are worried about your child a good first step is to talk to a professional who knows them well. This might be a teacher, social worker or GP. They will be able to tell you about possible courses of action, and will often be able to refer your child direct to CAMHS should that prove necessary.
In many cases referral to CAMHS will not be necessary and the professional will be able to offer advice, treatment or tell you about other services that may be able to help you.
Please remember: CAMHS is not an emergency service; if you need to get help urgently then you must contact the child’s doctor’s surgery or take them to Accident & Emergency.