"Struggling to get an appointment with CAMHS"
About: Nottingham North & East / Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Nottingham North & East Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Mansfield NG21 0HJ
Posted by softy (as ),
We had an appointment with CAMHS with our Grandson who lives with us. The staff were really helpful and agreed to take on our Grandson and told us that it would be within six weeks. We were told if things started getting worse to give them a ring.
After about three or four weeks we rang them and left a message on the answer machine. The school also rang. We waited for a reply, but none came. Only to be informed by the school that they had a reply and CAMHS were now not coming until September.
We still haven't had contact since our appointment. Things are now getting that bad at school that my Grandson is in danger of being expelled. I know through experience that CAMHS are very busy, and we and the school are trying everything but to no avail.
Surely a response to our phone call is not to much to expect, especially when we have to explain to our son (who is profoundly deaf) why his son is not being seen and why he keeps getting into trouble at school. Our Grandson needs help now, not when it's too late and he ends up with psychosis like his Dad because nobody listens to those who know them best.