Getting More Help
- Community Matters Early Help Team: Advice and support to help professionals access services to meet a family’s needs and navigate directories; support for key professionals leading on family plans by advising on Early Help Assessment completion and progress of family plans. Upon completion, all EHAT’s should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0151 608 6510. Further Early Help information and a referral form can be found on www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/professionals/what-is-early-help/ Assessment Tools for Professionals can be found on www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/tools-for-professionals/ For Multi Agency Thresholds www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/multi-agency-thresholds/
- Early Intervention Team: NHS service that support and treat individuals (14+)) experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time. Address: Stein Centre, St Catherine’s Hospital, Derby Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ.Tel: 0151 488 7773.
- Family Matters: Council service that supports families with children aged 0-19. Includes targeted family support team, pre-birth and infant team, adolescent response team and the family group conferencing team. Works collaboratively with Children’s Social Care to reduce the need for statutory intervention or children becoming looked after.
- Wirral CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service): A specialist mental health service for children and young people (0-18) experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. CAMHS accept referrals for the following moderate to severe mental health difficulties:
- Psychosis –including delusional beliefs, paranoia, deterioration in selfcare and social/family functioning, disinhibited behaviour in partnership with Early Intervention Team.
- Moderate to Severe Trauma Reaction including PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and Developmental Trauma – more than one month after the traumatic event where there is a significant impact on the young person’s functioning.
- Emerging Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder – with significant difficulty forming and maintaining relationships, selfimage and mood, and impulsive behaviour
- Eating disorders – including anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders, in partnership with Chester Eating Disorder Service (CHEDS)
- Anxiety and Depressive symptoms including phobias, anxiety, depression, OCD, somatic symptoms where there is a significant impact on daily functioning, is beyond a normal adjustment reaction (i.e. bereavement, loss) and of significant duration.
- Attachment disorder having a significant impact on family and social functioning
- Under 5s with significant behavioural, social or emotional difficulties where previous universal interventions have not alleviated the difficulties, in partnership with the Health Visitor service.
- Children with Severe Learning Disabilities – who have mental health and/or significant behavioural difficulties, in partnership with the Local Authority disability team.
- Deliberate selfharm accompanied by suicidal ideation and a pattern of emotional dysregulation and poor coping strategies.
Wirral CAMHS will prioritise vulnerable groups. Children in Care will be seen within 2 weeks.
CAMHS do not accept referrals where: the young person is aged over 18, the referred problem may be best treated in an alternative service, a more clinically appropriate service has been commissioned from an alternative provider, children are in court proceedings and intervention is not advised under Home Office guidelines
For any queries or for a consultation you can contact the CAMHS Advice Line Tel: 0151 488 8453 (9am –10pm week days, 12-8pm weekends and bank holidays) Website: www.mymind.org.uk Birch Centre, St Catherine’s Hospital, Derby Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ, Tel: 0300 303 3157