CAMHS - Telford and Wrekin

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to the service?

GPs can refer a patient into the service by sending a written referral letter direct to Family Connect. This should include presenting difficulty, duration of difficulties, how this is affecting the young person and their family, the wider impact (eg school/college/other relationships) and what interventions have been tried. This is to enable the Senior Primary Mental Health Practioner based in Family Connect to ensure that the most appropriate support/agency is offered to the family. This may not always be CAMHS in the first instance.

If a GP has concerns over a young persons immedaite safety relating to their mental health they can call Telford CAMHS to discuss the appropraite way forward.

GPs are requested to make contact with the team using the contact details on this page if they need further advice or help.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

CAMHS - Telford and Wrekin

Types of patients regularly seen

How do children or adolescents who live in Telford and Wrekin get referred in to CAMHS?

Any professional working with a young person (eg teacher, school nurse, counsellor) who has a concern about the young person's mental health can complete a CAF and send it to Family Connect. This should include presenting difficulty, duration of difficulties, how this is affecting the young person and their family, the wider impact (eg school/college/other relationships) and what interventions have been tried.

This is to enable the Senior Primary Mental Health Practioner based in Family Connect to ensure that the most appropriate support/agency is offered to the family. This may not always be CAMHS in the first instance. If there are immediate concerns regarding the safety of a young person relating to their mental health then the GP can call CAMHS to discuss the appropriate way forward.

If the young person is already open to CAMHS and another professional has concerns over their safety relating to their mental health then can call Telford CAMHS to speak to the Duty Practitioner.

Frequently asked questions

Do you accept referrals directly from parents and carers?

At present we do not accept referrals directly from parents and carers. This is to enable the family to access support prior to a CAMHS referral to ensure that the young person and their family get the right help.