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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)
  • Crisis + Home Treatment Team (0-18 Crisis Support)
  • The Key Team

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

The Crisis and Home Treatment team is a tier 3 + service. This means that we offer specialist services to those children and young people whose needs (usually due to risk and / or severity of mental illness) cannot be met by lower tier CAMHS services. We operate 7 days a week, 8am -8pm, 365 days a year. The overall aim of the team is to reduce the frequency of tier 4 (hospital) admissions, keeping children and young people at home with their families, where they are able to receive a specialist, intensive CAMHS support. The team aims to provide short term interventions up to a maximum of 6 months in duration.

How do we help?

By providing a timely response, we are able to respond to referrals within a period of days or sometimes hours. The Crisis and Home Treatment team works flexibly, tailoring packages of care to meet the needs of the clients. We are able to use an assertive outreach approach if this is required to engage the most hard to reach clients.

[Download full CHTT service information here]

A bit about us

The primary role of the Key Team is to work intensively with young people who have been in crisis and present with significant social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. Less intensive supportive services will have been tried and have been unable to help change the trajectory of risk. At this point there continues to be a threat of being accommodated by the local authority or fear of the mental health of a young person deteriorating to the point of requiring hospitalisation.

The Key Team offers care to children and young people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental health disorder or a formal diagnosis has not been given, yet a significant emotional backdrop to the young person’s life has created a very unstable presentation, for example anxiety, relationship difficulties and repeated self-destructive behaviours. Their difficulties commonly have created a situation whereby they no longer thrive at school and relationships at home may have broken down. In such cases we work in an integrated way to assist with:

1) The emotional background through therapy, this will include working individually and with the whole family

2) Help engage the young person back on track with their education and future direction

3) And develop their lives through youth work and informal learning.

How do we help?

We are a multidisciplinary team with specialist staff in areas of mental health, education and youth. We are based in Wolverhampton. We provide a “wrap around intensive service” to young people and their families in and around Wolverhampton addressing complex needs. Looking to find the key to unlocking their potential and future success:

  • We provide a community specialist care service which is backed up by evidence based care in the community
  • We operate under a Care Programme Approach (CPA) system
  • We are focused on the needs of the people we work with and achieving positive outcomes for them
  • We provide a range of different support packages that are tailored specifically to the individual in the form of an agreed care plan
  • We intend to reduce out of city placements and provide appropriate support for young people in Wolverhampton to do this
  • We make every effort to empower young people to improve and enhance their life chances and help them get back on track with their lives.
  • We are an inclusive service that embraces and encourages equality and diversity
  • We provide an environment that is one with a positive and vibrant atmosphere, where everyone feels safe, where privacy and confidentiality are respected, where we all listen and work together to support young people to keep moving forward in an encouraging way

[Download full Key Team service information here]




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