Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

by Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership

Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services opening hours are 9.00 am until 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. A duty worker is available for information, advice and support between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Cases which should be referred include:

Complex neurodevelopmental disorders
Complex deliberate self harm
Depression (moderate to severe)
Eating disorders
Enduring sleep, feeding and toileting problems
Neuropsychiatric disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorders
Physical disorder with psychological effects
Psychiatric disorder and emotional problems in young people with learning disability
Psychotic disorder
Reaction to severe stress (adjustment disorders; PTSD)
Severe anxiety states

Referrals are accepted from agencies and departments providing a service for children and young people. Referrals can be made for a child or young person up to their 18th birthday who may have a moderate or severe mental health problem. These are defined as emotional, behavioural, or psychological difficulties of the child or young person which affect several areas of life (e.g. home and school). We have a service level agreement which provides a service to children and young people from Cowal and Bute.

Before making a referral, the agreement of the family and / or the young person should be obtained. Other agencies making requests for assistance should inform the GP of the request.

Last updated 17/09/2018

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Contact information

 01475 504 447
This service is under the category: Conditions , Health & Social Care Services , Support Network , Mental Health

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  • · Inverclyde (Integration Authority (HSCP))

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