Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
We treat young people having difficulties with their mental health or emotional wellbeing, who’s needs cannot be met within universal services. These are young people who may be at risk of developing a mental health disorder.
We work between primary care, for example GPs and public health (school) nurses, and specialist CAMHS outpatient teams. Within our role we also advise other professionals in assessing and managing children and young people’s mental health, for example through our professional advisory telephone line, and by providing training and consultations.
We also offer brief, direct interventions with young people experiencing difficulties related to their mental health, using a variety of therapeutic interventions.
The Primary Mental Health Team works in partnership with health, education, social services and voluntary services.
One of our aims is to be visible within the community, providing a mental health element to multi-agency working.
You may be receiving support from a professional we have provided advice to. If it is felt that you require additional support, you can be referred to CAMHS by your GP, public health (school) nurse, social worker, educational psychologist, community paediatrician or other health professional. Your referral will be considered by both specialist CAMHS and the Primary Mental Health Team. We will then contact you to discuss the service, obtain further information and discuss the care you need. If we feel that CAMHS is not the best service to provide what you need, we may put you in touch with other relevant organisations.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Referrers should indicate if the service user and or family need an interpreter.