Our Wirral 14-18 CAMHS team work in partnership with GP's, hospitals, other professionals and parents/carers to provide support to young people with moderate to severe mental health conditions.
Tel: 0300 303 3157
How to access us
Referrals can be made via the CAMHS advice line (number above) or via GP. Young people aged 14-18 with a range of difficulties can be referred to our service. These difficulties may include:
- Anxiety and depression, for example phobias, social anxiety, worry, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), where there is a moderate/severe impact on the young person's daily life.
- Trauma. This covers both 'single event' Post-Traumatic Disorder and 'developmental trauma' where there is a moderate/severe impact on daily life.
- Dysregulated (a persistently irritable or angry) mood with significant instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and mood and impulsive behaviour or significant self-harm.
- Eating disorders, in partnership with he Cheshire and Merseyside Adolescent Eating Disorder Service (CHEDS).
- Attachment disorder - having a significant impact on family and social functioning.
- Suspected Psychosis - please refer to your local Early Intervention Team. Many young people have puzzling experiences (for example, voice hearing) as part of another mental health issue (e.g. mood dysregulation) and we work with these young people, focusing on the core mental health need.
We don't offer treatment or other input for Autism, ADHD, Conduct Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder and will signpost to other agencies who can offer support locally. Young people with Autism, ADHD, Conduct Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder will be offered treatment for additional comorbid moderate/severe mental health problems.