The Wirral Access team offers a single point of access to CAMHS for children and young people presenting with a range of mental health difficulties. We accept requests for help from schools, GPs, social care, families, and young people through completion of the 'request for help' form. All requests for help are discussed within the service to consider what the best way forward may be. If CAMHS appear to be the most appropriate service to meet the young person's needs then a Choice appointment will be offered.
During the Choice appointment, a Mental Health Practitioner will work with the family and young person to help them to share a range of information and to agree a plan based on the assessment of need; this may be an agreement for further work together within Wirral CAMHS or a signpost to other agencies for support, if this is felt to be more appropriate based on the young person's current circumstances.
The Wirral Access team also offer support and training to schools and colleges around intervention, prevention and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
3 Cleveland Street
Tel: 0300 303 3157 Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm