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Referrals to CAMHS can be made by contacting your GP or a teacher who can make a referral on your behalf if you are over 16 or with the consent of an adult you trust. Professionals can make a referral to CAMHS by completing the "Professionals" form below. Professionals include the following: GPs, Social Workers, Teachers or other Health Professionals. By contacting your GP or other professional to make the referral they will be able to collect all the details required on your behalf to make sure that the CAMHS team can deal with your referral as swiftly as possible.

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CAMHS accepts referrals for children and young people up to their 18th birthday.

Find your local CAMHS service on the Where We Work page or click here to search.

East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides specialist CAMHS services in five boroughs; City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Bedfordshire and Luton. Each service offers the same process for the safe consistency in the management of referrals. All referrals are discussed with the young person, their family, and / or the referrer in order for the specialist clinical triage team to gather all relevant information, this helps inform the team to make a detailed clinical decision regarding the most appropriate treatment pathway for your presenting need based on risk to ensure your referral receives the right help at the right time. Once a decision has been made you will receive confirmation from the team to inform you of the outcome of your referral, this may include offering an episode of care within CAMHS or signposting to local services who are better suited to meet your needs. A copy of the clinical decision making will be sent to you and copied to your GP for continuity of care.

If you are making a referral on behalf of a young person, please choose the 'Professional' tab on the drop-down menu below.

Making a Referral

CAMHS accepts referrals for children and young people up to their 18th birthday.

Find your local CAMHS service on the Where We Work page. If you cannot find the service below, please click here to search.

If you feel you or someone you care for are in danger of hurting themselves, or someone else, please contact our urgent care services by clicking this link: Urgent Crisis Support.

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Get help in an emergency

If It’s not an emergency, you can dial 111 if you need help fast.

We also have urgent crisis care support available across all our areas

Do not use our online referrals form for urgent help.


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