Welcome to Manchester Foundation University Hospital Trusts Specialist Children and Young Person’s Mental Health Services, (CAMHS)
CAMHS are specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people. They offer assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for young people who are experiencing problems with their emotions, behaviour or mental health.
MFT CAMHS are a large CAMHS providing specialist Services across Manchester, Salford and Trafford. We offer a wide range of service and specialisms (see service links)
To ensure a children young people and families are receiving the right care at the right time in the right way, MFT CAMHS are using a framework called I-Thrive.
The THRIVE framework, jointly developed by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, has provided a systematic and population focused approach to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families.
I-THRIVE support the provision of services using a whole-system approach to the delivery of child mental health services. This involves taking a population approach to delivery of care; enabling integration across health, care, education, social care and third sectors, and a central focus on delivering improved outcomes for children and young people.
This means mental health and wellbeing services will be provided by a wide range of services across all providers in Greater Manchester working with children and young people. See below for Guidance and Information on what to offer when and by whom.
What’s Advised: One to three contacts, ending by mutual agreement. This level of support is sufficient to normalise behaviour
Try: providing reassurance, information and advice or signpost on to universal Services:
Providers of Getting Advice – school nurse, youth worker, family support worker, advice line, self-help, Early Help Hub NHS Choices. Kooth.COM, Young Minds, Advice Lines
What’s Advised: goal-focused, evidence-based interventions with clear aims / goals or Screen for Neurodevelopmental difficulties (ADHD / ASC)
Try: Referrals on to: 42nd Street, Schools:- counsellors, SENCO / pastoral / learning support, wellbeing practitioners, Youth Services, Youth Justice Services, Parenting Courses, Health Visitors, Paediatricians, IAPT Children and Young Peoples Wellbeing Services , Young Carers, Young Peoples Substance Use Services or try a screen for Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity, or developmental worries
Providers of Getting Help: Social Care and Early Help Hubs for Parenting Interventions, Qualified School Counsellors, SENCO and Pastoral Services, 42nd Street, Youth Services, Youth Justice Workers, Early Help Hubs, Health Visitors, Paediatricians, IAPT services in School, CAMHS IAPT Services. Multiagency Neurodevelopmental Services (referral via Paediatricians, Speech and Languages Services or CAMHS)
Getting More Help
Also, for: Children and Young People who might need a community based specialist CAMHS assessment for complex social communication difficulties, Co-morbid ADHD, Trauma, PTSD, complex emotional dysregulation difficulties, Clinical Depression, major mental health disorders, Eating Disorders and or an urgent CAMHS mental state assessment.
Try: Referrals on to: – MFT CAMHS Community / Specialist / Targeted CAMHS (District, MSEDS, LD, Emerge, LAC) Social Care, Local Crisis and Urgent Care Services,
Providers of Getting More Help: – MFT CAMHS, Inpatient J17 / GMAP, F-CAMHS, Specialist Schools, Therapeutic Residential Placements. J17 Day Hospital Provision, CETR Plans via Commissioners, Local Crisis and Urgent Care services, Secure / Specialist Child Protection Services.
Getting Risk Support
TRY: Calling for and attending Social Care Strategy Meetings, Child Protection Conferences, Edge of Care Meeting, School / College Safeguarding / Fitness to Learn Meetings, Police Silver and Gold Strategy Meetings, CAMHS Risk Assessment Management Meetings (RAMM), In-patient Admissions and Discharge Meetings.
Providers of Getting Risk Support: CAMHS, Social Care, Police, Ambulance and Fire Services, Accident and Emergency Schools, Collages, 3rd / Voluntary Sector, Crisis Support Services (RRT / 42nd St) MHLT, Home Treatment, GP , Community Nurses, Safeguarding Practitioners, 111, Crisis Help Line Providers, Early Help Hub, Youth Workers. All Services involved with a child or young person need to be part of their getting risk support plan – it is a multiagency / multidisciplinary approach. We are all responsible for the safety of the children and young people we see, therefore all services / professionals involved need to be involved in the development of the cross agency risk support plan, in conjunction with the child / young person and their family/carers / support network.
CAMHS COVID Support Plan
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We recognise as our partners you find yourselves operating in an increasingly challenging environment. The partnerships we have created together for CYP, with local authorities, the third sector and other parts of the health system are central to successful delivery of this plan and need to be maintained and built on. We must make sure that over the next few months we work together to manage the expected surge in mental health needs.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Service Delivery Centre provides:
A range of targeted services within Manchester and Salford, often provided in partnership with other agencies (16-17 team, Child and Parent Service (CAPS), children with disabilities, emotional health in schools and Looked After Children Team)
Find a CAMHS service
Greater Manchester crisis care pathway for children and young people
A new crisis care pathway is being developed for children and young people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
This is an exciting development that will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health-related crisis.
The pathway is being delivered by MFT, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.