CAMHS Referral Rejection
Do you know a young person who has been rejected from CAMHS? Have you made a referral to CAMHS on behalf of a young person that was rejected? Or maybe you know of a family who have been through this experience?
As part of Action 18 of the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy, The Scottish Association for Mental Health is working with the Scottish Government to gather evidence from children, young people and their families across the country.
They are looking to speak to children, young people and their families whose referral to CAMHS was rejected in the last two years.
They can speak to people in a number of ways: via telephone or video interview, as part of a focus group or in a one to one interview at the school.
Interviewers would ask about the background to the referral to CAMHS, the experience of being referred and what happened after the referral was rejected: in particular whether other support was signposted instead. This project will inform a report making recommendations for change to Scottish Government.
If you are interested in taking part in this research, please register your interest at www.samh.org.uk/camhssurvey or through the following social media links:
If you have direct experience of having a CAMHS referral rejected in the last 2 years, @SAMHtweets want to hear from you. Fill out this short survey http://bit.ly/2jYZEcY
If you have direct experience of having a CAMHS referral rejected in the last 2 years, you could help shape the future of child and adolescent mental health services.
Whether you’re a young person, their parent or carer, or a teacher or GP who made the referral, SAMH want to hear from you.
Fill out this short survey now http://bit.ly/2jYZEcY
Fieldwork will take place January to March. SAMH will deliver a report to Scottish Government at the end of May which summarises both the quantitative and qualitative elements of this piece of work, with recommendations to improve the experience of children, young people and their families in being referred to CAMHS.