Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS Community Teams
We have a range of Community Teams, which are made up by a range of health professionals. They are based with Community Health (and Care) Partnerships (CH(C)P) which are located in different areas in Greater Glasgow and Clyde: Glasgow City, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire.
These teams are designed to accept referrals from a range of sources such as GPs, Health Visitors, Neonatology, other Health Professionals, Social Work, Education and in some cases, self referrals. Referrals are triaged using a CAPA model .The community-based CAMHS teams work is multi-disciplinary outpatient services for children and young people (aged 0-18) who have moderate and severe mental health problems. These services are provided on a Monday-Friday in-hours basis. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Psychiatry, Psychology, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing, Family Therapy and Psychotherapy.
CAMHS Board-wide Teams
Our Board-wide Teams are also specialist services, which provide intensive support for complex cases for our Community Teams. These include the inpatient units at Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill and Skye house, Stobhill Hospital. This support can include joint working with assessment, care planning and treatment, providing training and providing advice and guidance for complex cases.
The Board-wide Teams work across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, irrespective of their base locations. All teams are ultimately responsible to the North East Glasgow CHP Director.
Community Paediatric Services
Most services are provided from multidisciplinary teams within child centres and provide specialist diagnosis, assessment and care to children living within or attending school in the local area. Some care is provided across the city (for example, for looked after children) and some across the Health Board area (for example, vision services). Support is given to universal health, education and Social Work Services to enhance skills and prevent the requirement for referral to specialist services. There are close links with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill as many children require services from both the acute hospital and community paediatric service. Professionals include paediatricians, paediatric nurses, allied health professionals ( physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, orthoptics , dietetics), and an optometrist.
More information on Specialist Children’s Services can be found here: www.nhsggc.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=home_cypss