COVID-19 CAMHS Forth Valley Update
NHS Boards and local authorities are currently prioritising their services with consequent changes to service delivery aimed at continuing to protect both patients and staff from COVID-19. In line with national policy directives, all routine CAMHS appointments have been postponed. Contact between patients and clinical staff can be made through phone consultation or Near Me. For more information on Near Me click here.
We will continue to see urgent cases and those presenting as emergencies or in crisis. The service have also completed a risk assessment of all patients known to them and continue to offer mental health support and intervention to those identified as high risk.
This page will be updated regularly in order to work with and support latest government and NHS guidelines. We know that this is very stressful and anxious time for many and we have put together a list of resources to help support children, young people, and their parents/carers during this uncertain time. This can be accessed in the COVID-19 Support and Resources section below.
For the time being the service will be operating normal hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday but will only be dealing with urgent cases and emergencies. If you have concerns regarding a child or young person being at immediate risk out with these hours please contact NHS24 or go to your nearest emergency department. If you are a young person seeking immediate health with mental health problems use one of the above options or contact Childline Scotland (0800 11 11) or The Samaritans (08457 90 90 90).