Specialist pathways

If it is found that a child or young person requires specialist support, they will be stepped up onto one of the appropriate specialist pathways for treatment and assessment. This will include the following:

  • Anxiety disorders: panic attacks, separation anxiety, phobias
  • Mood disorders or depression: poor sleep and/or appetite, negative thoughts about self or others, suicidal ideation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): ┬ásymptoms continuing after three months after recognised traumatic event, intrusive memories or the event etc.
  • Deliberate self-harm: if accompanied by suicidal thoughts, presenting with difficulty adapting coping strategies (for example self-cutting)
  • Attachment disorder: persistent pattern of atypical functioning in personal and social relationships
  • Psychosis (jointly assessed with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team): paranoia, delusional beliefs, atypical perceptions, deterioration in self-care and social and family functioning.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder: obsessions/compulsions with functional impairment.

Doncaster CAMHS provides a range of interventions as identified by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guidelines to address the identified needs of each child/young person/family. This could include individual, group therapies, family work, medication where indicated, inpatient care if required, joint working or providing support to other agencies in a consultative manner.