Single Point of Access (SPA)

Single Point of Access (SPA) are the assessment services which receive the referrals and are the first point of contact with CAMHS.

Part of the SPA process is that all referrals are screened, and risk rated within a target of 24 hours. These waiting times reflect the average time from referral to the first meaningful contact (I.e. assessment, either by telephone, face to face, or e-consultation). As these times are averages you may be seen sooner or later than the times given.

Please note, these wait times incorporate the time waited for Neurodevelopmental screening questionnaires being returned from parents/carers and schools, which impacts on the reported average waiting time figures.   

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Individual therapy

Tier 3 - "Getting more help" therapy waits

Tier 3 services are for children and young people who require help with moderate to severe mental health needs. We sometimes call these services 'Getting more help'.  

Individual therapy - this table reflects waiting times from referral to treatment in Tier 3 (numbers of people per waiting category) and overall average wait for individual therapy. As these are average waits you may be seen sooner or later.

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Family therapy

Family therapy - this table reflects waiting times from referral to treatment in Tier 3 (numbers of people per waiting category) and overall average wait for family therapy. As these are average waits you may be seen sooner or later.   

family therapy

 

 

ADHD medication commencement

ADHD medication commencement/titration - this table reflects waiting times from referral to treatment in Tier 3 (numbers of people per waiting category) and overall average wait for ADHD medication commencement/ titration. As these are average waits you may be seen sooner or later.   

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Psychiatry

Psychiatry - this table reflects waiting times from referral to treatment in Tier 3 (numbers of people per waiting category) and overall average wait for a Psychiatric review. As these are average waits you may be seen sooner or later.   

psychiatry

Specialist teams

Specialist teams

CAMHS Eating disorders - this table reflects waiting times from referral to assessment in the CAMHS Eating Disorder Service (numbers of people per waiting category) for urgent and routine referrals. As these are average waits you may be seen sooner or later. 

CAMHS Eating disorders 

CAMHS Neurodevelopmental team (assessment service) - this table reflects waiting times from referral to assessment in the CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Disorder assessment Service (numbers of people per waiting category). As these are average waits you may be seen sooner or later. 

Neurodevelopmental team

Rating