How long will I have to wait for an appointment?

There may be a short wait between the request for support being made and your first Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) appointment and how long this wait will be varies, but our aim is always to see you as quickly as possible. You can check when your appointment is likely to be by calling your local CAMHS service.

If you become worried about your safety or the safety of others around you, or you need to be seen in an emergency before your first appointment, you should go directly to your GP or local hospital Emergency Department.