Dudley CAMHS is a specialist mental health service commissioned to provide interventions to those children, young people and their families who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. We currently support young people up to the age of 18 with a GP registered in the Dudley area. We’ve got a large team of different professionals here to help you. They include Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Family Support Workers and Family Therapists.
When an appropriate referral is received we will offer the young person a choice appointment. Choice is an opt-in screening assessment which provides the young person and family/carers time to explore their mental health needs with a CAMHS clinician. At the end of this appointment it may be that a specialist mental health service is not appropriate and we can therefore discuss alternative options and support the referral process to such services where possible. If it is felt CAMHS would be helpful we will discuss appropriate interventions and support with the young person and their family. In most cases young people are offered a period of core partnership work, which usually involves attending CAMHS for a number of sessions of individual work with an appropriate clinician. Our work aims to promote the positive mental health of children and young people in Dudley.
The Elms Health Centre,
Tel: 01384 234 689
Team Lead: Mark Edgerton
What to do in an emergency?
If your child’s life or the life of another child is in immediate risk or danger call 999.
If it’s not a 999 emergency you can call 111.
If the emergency is related to a young person’s mental health then the CAMHS Crisis team can be contacted 01384 324689 (9-5) or out of hours 01922 607000
Black Country Healthcare Foundation Trust offer a 247 mental health telephone support line where children, young people and families/carers can access advice and support from a CAMHS healthcare professional. This can be accessed by calling 0800 008 6516
Useful Resources and Help lines:
BCHFT 247 Mental health telephone support 0800 0086516
Young Minds: 02073 368 445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Samaritans: 08457 909 090 or email@example.com
MIND Information Line: 08457 660 163 (self-help books are also available)
Youth Access: 02087 729 900
BEAT: 08088010677 or www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
For Information on the Dudley Positive Steps Team
Dudley CAMHS would love to hear your feedback!
We would like to hear about your recent experience of our services. To access an online feedback form please scan the QR code (below) via your mobile phone. If you would prefer to speak to someone about your experience, or receive a paper form to complete, please get in touch with our Service Experience Desk on 0800 587 7720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org