The Rosewood Centre
Acklam Road Hospital (previously West Lane Hospital)
Tel number: 0300 013 2000 (option 2)
The Rosewood Centre is based on the site of Acklam Road Hospital (previously West Lane Hospital), Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Middlesbrough CAMHS work together to promote a sense of wellbeing, by helping children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families to cope with any difficulties they may be experiencing.
The team has three main functions:
- Assessment and treatment of children and young people up to 18 years of age with mental health disorders
- Advice, support and consultation for family members, carers and workers from health, social services, education and voluntary agencies
- Promotion of positive mental health in children and young people.
Treatment and therapies available
Help can be offered through a variety of talking and activity based therapies, including:
Advice and support for parents/carers
The Middlesbrough multi-disciplinary team includes:
Community psychiatric nurses
Clinical nurse specialist
Primary mental health workers
Community nursery nurses
Children who are in local authority care are seen by professionals within our looked after children CAMHS team.
How to access the service
Most children and young people are referred into the service by GPs, but referrals are also received from paediatricians, school doctors, health visitors, school nurses, educational psychologists and social services. Where GPs are not the referrer, they are always informed of referrals by the CAMHS team.
New referrals are offered an appointment in the clinic, where they will be seen by a member of the team who will ensure that the service is the most appropriate to meet their needs. Following this appointment the referral will be allocated to the most suitable team member or another service for ongoing assessment and treatment. Service users are encouraged to express a preference for the gender of their worker, but this may not always be available.
Generally the initial appointment will be at the Rosewood Centre. However, if further appointments are necessary these can be carried out in other venues, such as home or school.
What to expect?
For children and young people with mental health problems accessing the service, the care programme approach will apply. This is a way of organising care to ensure that needs are identified and that services have been arranged to meet those needs (an information leaflet is available on request) and should include involvement of any other services appropriate to the service user’s care.
A letter will be sent out to parents informing them of the date and time of their child’s appointment, and who they are coming to see. If the young person is over 16 years of age they will receive their own letter. Whoever is attending the appointment may wish to bring a friend or family member with them for support.
At the first appointment lots of questions will be asked to gain as much information as possible, and decide how best to help the young person and their family. A plan of action will be agreed between the young person, their carer(s), the health professional and the family and the referrer will receive a copy of this.
Getting to the Rosewood Centre
- Information about getting to Acklam Road Hospital (previously West Lane Hospital), including links to local transport and accommodation can be found here.
CAMHS single point of contact
The child and adolescent mental health community and outpatient services (CAMHS) across Teesside has a single point of contact for CAMHS services. To contact the team please call 0300 013 2000 and choose from one of the following options:
- Option 1 – Training department
- Option 2 – Middlesbrough CAMHS
- Option 3 – Redcar CAMHS
- Option 4 – Hartlepool CAMHS
- Option 5 – Stockton CAMHS
- Option 6 – CAMHS crisis and liaison team
- Option 7 – CAMHS Specialist eating disorders service (Teesside)