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You can use our new referral form to refer yourself or someone you care for to CAMHS. Click on the button below to make a referral now.

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Other ways to get help from CAMHS

Under 16s

If you are under 16, there are lots of ways to let Buckinghamshire CAMHS know that you need help.

You can speak to your GP, School Health Nurse or teacher who can get in touch with us directly by calling our ‘single point of access’ on 01865 901951.

Any other professional who works with you like a social worker, counsellor or youth worker can also contact the Buckinghamshire CAMHS ‘single point of access’ telephone number to find out how we can help you.

16 - 17 year olds

If you are 16 or 17 years old,

You can call into our ‘single point of access’ telephone number which is 01865 901951. You can call us from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. You will speak to a specially trained member of the team who will ask you some questions and talk to you about how CAMHS can help.

If you would like help in contacting us, you could ask your GP, School Nurse or Teacher who could contact our ‘single point of access service’ on your behalf you if you talk to them. Also, you could get help from any other professional such as a social worker, counsellor or youth worker.


What happens next?

If we think we can help you, we will review how quickly you need to be seen for your assessments, which are either standard, emergency or urgent.

Standard referrals

Standard referrals are the way most children and young people get help from us.

If your referral is made by a professional we will ask them to fill in some information about you on one of our referral forms. This asks for some personal information about why you need support now.

It would be really helpful if you could help to complete this form so we know what you are hoping for.

Urgent referrals

Urgent referrals are seen within 7 days. This is if you need to be seen very quickly but not as an emergency.

Emergency referrals

Emergency referrals are when you are an immediate danger to yourself or others; we would treat this as an emergency.

We will see you within 24 hours of receiving your referral. This could be if you are in A&E or the GP surgery.

Your referrer will call us straight away. We can be contacted either between 8am-6pm or through the out of hour’s service at other times.


If we feel that we are not the right source of help for you we may try to make other suggestions of support which could be useful.

 Download our referral poster


Positive Mental Health Guide for Young People

Download our guide to find out more about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Buckinghamshire

Last updated: 20 March, 2018

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.