Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.
For serious mental health conditions the GP can refer your child to CAHMS. Use this link to understand what the service has to offer and whether your child might qualify for a referral to the CAHMS service.
If your child is feeling stressed or anxious, being bullied or getting angry, but does not have a serious underlying mental health condition, then CAHMS cannot accept a referral for your child. Their focus is moderate to severe mental health conditions in childhood. They will often signpost to a different service, often Visyon.
Visyon will accept children children over the age of 11-19 and help with their emotional wellbeing. You can self-refer to Visyon-no need for a GP appointment.