Surrey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
 

Your views have been listened to and from 1 April 2016 CAMHS in Surrey is changing.

The NHS Surrey Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Surrey County Council, young people and Family Voice, recently finished an extensive evaluation of five bidding organisations for CAMHS in Surrey and the new contracts have been awarded to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The new contracts have an additional 30% investment from both the CCGs and Surrey County Council and will deliver services that will:

  • Ensure your child receives the right service at the right time via a Single Point of Access managed by Beacon UK a leading international specialist in mental health system management. 
  • Reduce the waiting times for assessment and treatment.
  • Support you as a parent with advice, information and guidance either on the phone or face to face via a professional telephone line from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturday.
  • Work with you to keep you as a parent or carer better informed of your child’s needs and progress.
  • Deliver a brand new Behavioural, Emotional and Neurodevelopmental (BEN) pathway for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental conditions for 6 to 18 year olds and support to parents.
  • Be accessible from schools, GP practices, youth clubs and voluntary, community and faith sector organisations.
  • Offer an enhanced access to counselling for children and young people in community settings and online via Kooth.com
  • Be available between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturday for clinical face to face evidence based therapeutic interventions for children and young people.
  • Work in partnership with the Voluntary Community and Faith sector delivering a more coordinated approach to early intervention.
  • Accept re-referrals from families who have previously used the service.
  • Embed the Children and young people Increased Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) principles including better collection of outcomes data and delivering evidence based interventions.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be engaging with all relevant stakeholders and groups over the coming weeks and months. They will be available to respond to any queries or suggestions that you may have and provide any further support or information you require.

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