Our children and young people’s service is for people up to the age of 18 who have emotional or behavioural problems or other mental health difficulties.

In the Vale of York we provide an outpatient (community) service at Lime Trees, York and Selby Cabin, Selby.

When a child or young person's worries, problems or behaviour do not go away or begin to seriously interfere with their everyday lives, that is when we can support and give you professional help and advice.  We know that about one in 10 young people have these kinds of problems at some time in their lives.

Most people seen by our community teams attend appointments or groups in the outpatient (community) service. 

Referral process

You need to be referred to us by your GP, school or health visitor. The referral will first go to a primary mental health worker. They are the local link workers who come out and see you.  They will talk with you and decide with you what might be helpful. This might mean:

• the primary mental health worker meets with you again 
• you see someone from Lime Trees 
• you talk about other services that might be helpful 
• you decide you don't want to see anyone

If you decide seeing someone from our service might be helpful, the primary mental health worker will send them a referral. Someone will then send you an appointment letter.

Community Teams

Most people seen by our community teams attend appointments or groups in the community service.

A primary mental health worker will send us s a referral if you decide that you would like to use this service.  Our community team will then allocate a member of staff or specialist team who best meets the needs of your child or family.  These are some of the different treatments which are offered by our community team:

• Different forms of therapy, including individual, group and family therapy.
• Medication (though this is not common)
• Parent support groups
• Networking and consultation with different agencies to help you or your child remain involved with day to day activities (ie, school, colleges, employers, youth services, voluntary agencies).

Contact us

Lime Trees Outpatient Service

If you would like more information about CAMHS Lime Trees (outpatients) service, telephone 01904 294200

Selby Cabin outpatients service

If you would like more information about CAMHS Selby Cabin (outpatients) service, telephone 01904 294269.

 

Where to find us

Visit our locations and contacts page