COVID-19 CAMHS Forth Valley Update
All services are in the process of reviewing and adapting how we see patients to ensure the continued protection of our both patients and staff. CAMHS Services have returned to normal and in line with Scottish Government Guidance, appointments are being offered via Telephone, secure video (Near Me) as well as Face-To-Face Consultations. It is likely that any first contact with the service will be offered via telephone or Near Me in the first instance. For more information on Near Me click here.
The average waiting time of CAMHS is noted below. We aim to ensure this figure is updated monthly and is aimed to provide some transparency with users and referrers of our service. CAMHS is prioritising the implementation of a multi level action plan, in partnership with children’s services, to reduce waits and to support the local delivery plan targets of 18 weeks from referral to treatment for Specialist CAMHS. The service continues to operate within normal hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.
If you have urgent concerns regarding a child or young person being at immediate risk out with these hours the following help is available:
- Contact NHS24 (111) and ask to speak to a Mental Health Advisor;
- Contact Childline Scotland (0800 11 11) or The Samaritans (08457 90 90 90);
- Attend your nearest Emergency Department.