"Depression and treatment by CAMHS"
About: Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust / Child and adolescent mental health Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Child and adolescent mental health AL3 5TL
Posted by psf (as ),
I had depression and my GP wanted to refer me to CAMHS.
She tried to refer me to the adult services since it was only a few months before my 18th birthday but she said she could not.
I was referred to CAMHS and had an assessment by a psychiatrist.
My GP never received the report, and despite the doctor saying he would send me a copy, I never received this either.
There was no mention of any further help (the doctor said he couldn't help me because I was about to turn 18), yet I wasn't transferred to adult services and I felt I'd just fallen off the radar.