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CAMHS Referrals 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 (1718187)

1. How many CAMHS referrals have you had from education settings in the last three years (April 1 to March 31, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17). (By education setting I mean: Local Authority maintained schools, academies, independent schools and alternative provision, including but not limited to, Pupil Referral Units).

With the exception of 2016/17, NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information. In 2016/17, there were 157 (Tier 3) CAMHS referrals from an education setting.   With regard to the rest of your request, we suggest you direct your question to the providers, South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust and Northpoint.

2. Of those referrals how many were not eligible for support and how many went on to receive treatment?

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information.  In this instance we suggest you may wish to direct your question to the providers, South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust and Northpoint.

3.Please provide a breakdown of the ages of all children and adolescents referred by education settings (11 and under; 12-15; 16 and over)

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information.  In this instance we suggest you may wish to direct your question to the providers, South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust and Northpoint.

4. What age was the youngest child referred by an education setting?

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information.  In this instance we suggest you may wish to direct your question to the providers, South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust and Northpoint.

5. For those who were offered treatment, what broad category did the primary diagnosis fit into:

(a) Life threatening conditions

(eg. Psychosis; risk of suicide or severe self-harm; severe depressive episode; anorexia nervosa)

(b) Conditions leading to severe functional impairments (e.g) compulsive disorder (OCD); Anxiety/phobic/panic disorders; Bulimia nervosa; ADHD where there is significant psychiatric co-morbidity; Autistic spectrum disorders; Tourette’s syndrome; School refusal where mental health disorder plays a significant role; Conduct difficulties which co-exist with other disorders; Severe and/or complex relationship difficulties

(c) Children and young people with learning disabilities experiencing emotional or behavioural or mental health difficulties 

(d) Emotional difficulties relating to physical conditions (e.g Diabetes; Asthma; Neurological conditions; Unexplained pain/ somatising disorders 

(e) Early intervention to prevent the development of more severe disorders (e.g. Complicated bereavement; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Severe attachment difficulties; Self-care issues

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information.  In this instance we suggest you may wish to direct your question to the providers, South West Yorkshire Mental Health Foundation Trust and Northpoint.

6. When a child or adolescent is not eligible for support in CAMHS do you signpost them to other potential sources of help? (If yes, please specify)

Yes. The pathway for CAMHS is via the Calderdale First Point of Contact. The service provides consultation, support, advice and referral guidance to professionals in the Calderdale locality who have questions or concerns around the mental health / emotional wellbeing of children and young people.  Signposting can be to other services outside of CAMHS, advice/support and referral to KOOTH (on line counselling and emotional health platform for C&YP).

 

 

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