Before you make a referral it is important to read our general criteria (below) as well as any specific criteria for the clinical service you are referring into. If you decide to make a referral please include as much information as you can with regards the presenting issue.
Referrals into our Emotional Wellbeing Service are reviewed weekly at the CHUMS/CAMHS single point of entry meeting (SPoE). Following this meeting you will receive a letter or email advising the most appropriate service to support the child/young person. This may not be CHUMS or CAMHS, in which case you will be given contact details of the relevant service.
The following referral criteria is used across all our clinical services:
- The young person must be 17 years of age or younger
- Where two people have parental responsibility but live in different homes, we recommend that both parties are aware of any referral being made. However, CHUMS will accept appropriate referrals from either parent.