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Information for service users
The Sefton CAMHS Team is a multi-disciplinary team who work with children and young people with varying difficulties including low mood, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, behavioural difficulties and trauma within the Sefton area. The dedicated and specialist team provide access to assessment and intervention up to the age of 18; with appointments held at Burlington House, Waterloo and Southport Wellbeing Centre, Southport.
When you are first referred the referral is screened by the Single Point of Access Team (hyperlink) to ensure that you are being directed to the most appropriate service for you. Once the referral is received by Sefton CAMHS an appointment will be arranged for you to come and meet with one of our staff members to have a discussion about the difficulties you are facing – this is called a CHOICE assessment. Following this assessment a decision will be made as a team with your involvement as to whether your needs are best met within the Sefton CAMHS service, or whether to refer to other teams or partner agencies.
If you come in to meet with us at our main base (Burlington House) you will come into our bright and welcoming waiting room where there are lots of activities to do whilst you wait!
We will then take you through to our therapy rooms, which are private for your confidentiality. Parents/carers can join you in the therapy room with the therapist, or they can wait in the waiting room if you prefer.
We work closely with other agencies including education and social care to ensure that there is a holistic and thorough approach to support.
Sefton CAMHS can offer a range of support as the professionals within the team are skilled and knowledgeable about different approaches which will be tailored to a young person’s needs. We most commonly work with young people using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family and Systemic Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapies, Key Work involvement, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychiatry and medication management.
Here are just some of our dedicated, supportive and compassionate staff who work with young people each day to provide help with any mental health difficulties they may have.
CAMHS Crisis Care Team
The CAMHS Crisis Team offer a dedicated crisis telephone line 24 hours a day, which aims to help children, young people, families and carers who are very worried about the mental health of anyone with a GP in Liverpool or Sefton up to their 18th Birthday. For support regarding presenting risks, children, families and professionals can contact the CAMHS Crisis Line to speak directly to a mental health practitioner. Their contact number for the service is (freephone) 0808 196 3550 or 0151 293 3577. To find out more about the service, you can visit their dedicated page here.
CAMHS Sefton Telephone – 0151 282 4527
Monday-Friday 9am until 5pm.
Main Address: 2nd Floor, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Liverpool, L22 0PJ
Southport Centre for Health and Well-being, 44-46 Hoghton Street, Southport, PR9 0PQ. Telephone number: 01704 385 112
Burlington House: Please enter via the North entrance. Limited parking spaces are available at Burlington House. Otherwise, spaces are available at Alder Park (Dewi Jones) which is located on Park Road, next door to Burlington House.
Southport Centre for Health and Well-being: limited (free) parking spaces are available on site. Pay and display on street parking is also available.
Alder Hey Children's Charity