Your NHS pathway to specialist treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge
NHS patients receive specialist care from our Multidisciplinary Team at Schoen Clinic Newbridge.
With an 'Outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) each patient can expect exceptional care - from leading outcome based treatment to Specialist led teams who look after them 24 hours a day.
We provide a safe and welcoming environment to make our young people feel as comfortable as possible while undergoing treatment with us.
NHS patients arrive at Schoen Clinic Newbridge via Specialist Eating Disorder Community Teams (SEDS) or CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). We receive a referral form which we review in our weekly referral meeting and if appropriate we would offer a pre-assessment.
This supports initial care plans and treatment planning prior to the admission date. Once we have completed this we would either offer an admission or make recommendations to the CAMHS team if inpatient treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge isn't appropriate. If appropriate an admission date is set.
A guide to CAMHS for young people
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
A CAMHS service is an NHS service that assesses and treats young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioural, or mental health problems. You may also see the term CYPMHS, which stands for Children and Young People's Mental Health Services.
Depression, eating disorders, self-harm, abuse, violence, and anger, as well as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety are among the CAMHS difficulties addressed by CAMHS teams.
If you need assistance from CAMHS, the first step is usually a CAMHS assessment. This assessment can be requested by your parents, teachers, or GPs (depending on where you live).
The person referring you will need to know all the information you have about your situation so you can find the help you need. If you are receiving support from social services, a youth offending team, or a service at your school, they might be able to refer you as well.
You can find out how to access local CAMHS services on most local CAMHS teams' websites.
You will usually meet one or two members of the CAMHS team during your initial assessment and a parent or carer will usually be invited to attend a portion of the meeting with you if you're under the age of 16. Most CAMHS appointments will take place at a CAMHS clinic, but depending on the best circumstances for you, they may schedule to meet at your school or home.
During the assessment the team will ask questions to find out what you're struggling with:
- What brings you to CAMHS?
- How have you been feeling lately?
- How long have you been feeling this way?
- What would you like to change?
All of these questions and more can help the team get a better idea of the support you're likely to need. At the end of the meeting they'll explain the next steps, what they believe will be the right support for you and you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
Support for parents or carers
The family environment and those closest to the young person play an integral part in recovery. Most CAMHS services work with the whole family to better support the young person through their journey and parents are encouraged to ask questions throughout the assessment.
For further informations about CAMHS, visit your local CAMHS website.