"CAMHS team brilliant but can't get an appointment"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(City) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(City) Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Grail349 (as ),
We have been under CAMHS before for the care of my daughter and about 10 months again we were referred again to CAMHS by a paediatrician. We had an initial appointment in January and we were told we should get an appointment with 12 weeks. After Easter we had still heard nothing, we kept waiting then I called them in June.
I was told the team at Manner school (Mansfield) has been merged with another CAMHS team and this has significantly increased their caseload. It is now August and we still haven’t got an appointment.
The CAMHS team are brilliant when you see them but it is hard when you have a child in crisis and we can’t get an appointment. I cannot get my daughter to leave the house or join in any activities/club.
I think the people that made the decision to merge the services need to be aware of the impact this is having. I think it is crazy to leave a child 9 months without an appointment.