CAMHS - FAQs
What are the waiting times for your service?
This can depend on how urgently a young person needs to be seen. Most young people that meet the referral criteria are offered an appointment within a few weeks, but it can vary from being seen urgently in a few cases on the same day or within a week or two, up to thirteen weeks which is the maximum wait for most referrals.
How long do appointments last?
The average length of appointment is about one hour. This can vary depending on the young person's and families circumstances and certain treatment options may be shorter or longer.
What to bring with me?
When an initial appointment letter is sent this will include some information about CAMHS and the type of appointment it will be. There will also be some questionnaires to fill in so the clinician can understand the concerns as fully as possible on this first visit. If a treatment package is offered some of these questionnaires will be used again at a later date to see what changes have occurred.
Can a parent be seen on their own at an appointment?
Sometimes it is helpful for parents to attend without their children either initially or at subsequent appointments. A parent can always discus coming on their own if this is not initially raised with them. We cannot usually offer treatment for an older child or young person without having met them.
Where We Are Based
North Bristol CAMHS
Telephone: 0117 354 6800
Unit 1, Hawkfield Business Park
Telephone: 0117 3408121
Telephone: 0117 9190330
43 Ducie Road
Telephone: 0117 3408600
Kingswood Locality Hub
Telephone: 01454 862431
North Somerset CAMHS
Tel: 0300 125 6700