Information for professionals

Making a referral to inpatient CAMHS

Children and young people will be accepted for admission when it appears that they may have a serious mental health problem that requires inpatient assessment and/or treatment and there is no appropriate less restrictive option available.

Our CAMHS Inpatient Service covers referrals from Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Routine and urgent referrals using the NHS England Form 1 during office hours should be emailed to Please also call 0121 333 9955 extension 6919 and ask for Jean Spooner as well as the NHS England Case Manager.

Referrals should be endorsed by a consultant psychiatrist. It is important to note that each referral is unique and the receiving clinical team will determine the urgency of the referral on receipt. In some cases discussions between referrer and the CAMHS Inpatient Service and the NHS England Case Manager will be required to enable consideration of clinical, geographical and appropriate use of available capacity. Where admission is indicated, a bed should be offered as soon as clinically appropriate.

Systemic training courses

Our Family Therapy team also offers courses for professionals on Systemic Therapy. Three modules are available - foundation level, intermediate level and supervision. More information, including course fees can be found in the relevant course brochure.

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