Should I make a referral to CAMHS?

Are you thinking of making a referral to CAMHS? Try this short questionnaire to find out about some of the options.

Alternatively, you could talk to one of our clinicians about your concern. They will be able to advise you about how to get the right help from the right service.

Questions

1. Have these problems been around for longer than 3 months?

2. Is the issue having a significant and ongoing impact on the child's everyday life?

For example: low motivation, poor self-care, poor sleep, changing eating habits.

3. Is the problem affecting more than one part of your child’s life?

For example: school, home, friendships and leisure.

4. Have you tried anything so far to help your child?

For example, have you tried accessing support from your child’s school or looking at online support resources?

Yes, but the difficulties have worsened / persisted despite this.

5. Is your child having difficulties despite the things you have tried?

Yes, but the difficulties have worsened / persisted despite this.
No, I haven’t tried anything yet.

Page last reviewed: 7 September, 2021