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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
Monks Park House
Southmead Hospital
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS10 5NB
Telephone: 0117 4142524

South Bristol
Osprey Court
Unit 1, Hawkfield Business Park
Whitchurch Lane
Bristol
BS14 OBB
Telephone: 0117 3408121

Knowle Clinic
Broadfield Road
Knowle
Bristol
BS4 2UL
Telephone: 0117 9190330

East/Central Bristol
43 Ducie Road
Barton Hill
Bristol
BS5 0AX
Telephone: 0117 3408600

South Glos
Kingswood Locality Hub
Alma Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4DA
Telephone: 01454 862431