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Who are we?

At Wolverhampton CAMHS, we have 4 teams

  • The Child and Family Service (0-18 core CAMHS Team)
  • Inspire (0-18 Learning Disability CAMHS Team)
  • CAMHS Crisis Intervention and Home Treatment Team (CIHTT)

Click below to read more about each team.

A bit about us

The Child and Family Service is a service with lots of different professionals who assess, diagnosis and provide treatment for any child or adolescent 0-18 years of age who are experiencing complex, severe or enduring mental health difficulties.

We’ve got a large team of different professionals here to help you. They include Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and Family Therapists.

How do we help?

The Child and Family Service promotes a strength based approach to assessment and treatment and recognises the importance of positive mental health of children, adolescents and their families.

The team has many different ideas and methods to help you through your difficult times. There is a broad range of help available to meet your level of need. We all aim to work in a culturally sensitive manner. Life is full of ups and downs. At times, we all struggle to cope with what life throws at us.

The help we offer is based on listening to children, young people and their families or carers and talking about what the problem might be. In our experience, most people have skills and abilities they do not recognise. By thinking and talking together, new solutions can be explored and changes made. All referrals and discussions are treated as confidential. Very occasionally, if you or someone else is at risk, we may need to inform other professionals, but we will discuss this with you at the time.

[Download full CaFS service information here]

A bit about us

At Inspire we provide specialist support and advice to children and young people with learning disabilities up to 18 years old who are registered with a Wolverhampton GP and to the people who support them.  We work closely with other services and professionals involved in supporting children with a learning disability.

Inspire is a multi-professional team consisting of: Community Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Early Years Practitioners, Occupational Therapists.

How do we help?

We help children and young people with a learning disability:

  • who feel sad or upset or unhappy.
  • who sometimes get very angry.
  • who need to learn how to do things for themselves – such as washing, dressing, going to the toilet.
  • who sometimes have difficult thoughts that are hard to ignore or that make them feel unhappy or scared.
  • to learn how to get on with other people.

We also help other people who look after children and young people with a learning disability – such as family, carers and other professionals.

If we are not able to help then we will put you in touch with other services that can.

[Download full Inspire service information here]

A bit about us

Wolverhampton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Crisis Intervention and Home Treatment Team (CIHTT) aims to provide a timely and effective service for young people and their families who present in a mental health crisis.

 

The team seek to empower young people and their families by listening and supporting and sharing responsibility for managing their difficulties and keeping them informed in all aspects of their care & treatment. CIHTT provides specialist, individualised input for those children and young people whose needs cannot be met by core CAMHS outpatient services. Interventions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the child/young person and their family/carers. In order to provide safe, effective and integrated care, the team utilises a multi agency approach, ensuring that information and responsibility are appropriately and effectively shared throughout the professional network with GP’s, schools, education establishments and local authority for example.

 

We offer a specialist CIHTT service 8am – 8pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Team can be accessed via the CAMHS Single Point of Access on 01902 444021 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday or via the team mobile on 07900226390 5pm to 8pm and on weekends.

 

At times we will all be with clients and therefore you will be asked to leave a message. Please ensure you leave the correct telephone contact when leaving a message.

 

How do we help?

The team responds to the immediate mental health needs of children and young people offering both advice and support or initial and risk assessments for those presenting in a mental health crisis. When required, short term help of support either at home or in the community is offered until the crisis has passed.

 

Who can call us?

Anyone who is concerned about a young person experiencing a mental health crisis can contact the service.

 

What we can and can’t do

We can:

  • Complete urgent mental health and risk assessments
  • Offer advice and support about how to cope in a crisis
  • Help the young person and parents/carers make plans to keep a young person safe
  • Develop plans to offer intensive home support for mental health problems

 

We can’t:

  • Provide medication
  • Physically restrain a child/young person
  • Provide accommodation

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