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New single point of referral for young people with emotional wellbeing & mental health issues

There's now a new single point of referral for children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues - this will be the Referral Management Centre (RMC), run by Northamptonshire NHFT.

This means that any professional in the county, such as a GP, teacher, health visitor, social worker etc can make all referrals to one central place in the RMC.  

Referrals will be screened by a clinician and then passed to the most appropriate service that can best meet the needs of the child or young person – be that a specialist CAMHS response, youth counselling, sleep service or youth-based group work – and you as a referrer will be informed of the onward referral.

How do I refer? 

Please use the integrated referral form available as a word document from the NHFT website. The completed form can be emailed or posted back to the RMC. 

Table of full NHFT Alternative Referral Services

What if I have a question? 

Through the RMC, CAMHS operate a consultation line for professionals between 9.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday on 0300 1111 022. If you have any questions about process or about a case you are not sure what to do with, give them a call. 

What is the difference between the RMC and the MASH? 

The MASH is the single point of referral when you have concerns for a child and are worried about their safety. Please note if you have a safeguarding concern about a child or a young person, you must contact / refer to the MASH immediately. If you are sure there are no safeguarding issues but you think there are emotional wellbeing or mental health issues – then that is when to refer to the RMC. 

Last updated: 21 November 2017

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