GPs REFERRAL OPTIONS
First Response Service: This is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service for people in mental health crisis who need urgent advice and support and who are registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough. To access the service, patients ring 111, and then press option 2. GPs can access FRS by calling 01480 416040.
If a patient, who is already receiving support from mental health services, is experiencing a mental health crisis and it is between 9am-5pm then contact the CPFT care co-ordinator. Their care plan will contain information on how to contact them.
PRISM: PRISM provides specialist mental health support for GP surgeries so that people with mental ill-health can access prompt advice and support, receive help in a community setting and experience a more joined-up approach to their care. Anyone aged between 17-65 can access PRISM. Once the PRISM service is launched in a surgery, the Advice and Referral Centre (ARC) closes as a route for adult referrals. Any requests should go through the PRISM e-referral system. Older people’s mental health referrals (over-65s) should continue to go through the Advice and Referral Centre. Please talk to the Mental Health Liaison Practitioner or the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner in your surgery if you have any queries or e-mail the team via: PrismMailbox@cpft.nhs.uk.
The Psychological Wellbeing Service (PWS) provides talking therapy, usually for people with mild to moderate mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, phobias or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Patients can refer themselves to PWS by calling 0300 300 0055 or via the website.
Here you can find some information about how to refer to services for urgent and routine mental health and social care.
Referring to Children's Mental Health Services:
CPFT provide a range of children's community health services in Peterborough, that offer support, advice and health care for children, young people, carers and families. Our services include:
Referring to the Peterborough Integrated Children's Health Services
(This is not an emergency service)
Child Health, Winchester Place - 01733 777937
Fax for Child Health (secure) - 01733 777938
Address: Winchester Place, 80 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AP
Information on how to make a referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHs) services:
All referrals to Community CAMHS should be made using the referral form below.
Community CAMHS referral form - word template
Please ensure that consent is obtained from the young person/parent/carer.
The screening process within the Single Point of Access will ensure that all referrals are directed to the most appropriate services.
Please telephone to SPA if you need to discuss a potential referral.
We accept referrals from all professionals working with children and young people up to the age of 17 (or 18 if they have a learning disability) who are:
registered with a GP in Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Fenland or Peterborough
experiencing significant problems with their mental health
If a referral is not appropriate for Community CAMHS, we will guide referrers to information about other, more appropriate services.
If a referral is very urgent we will pass you to our on-call service at the local clinics.
More in-depth information about CAMH referrals is available here.
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
Who can help in a mental health crisis?
Call 111 and press option 2 for the First Response Service - a 24-hour service for people in a mental health crisis. This service is for anyone, of any age, living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough*. The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to your concerns and help you get the support you need. They can offer advice over the phone, put you in contact with the crisis services or even refer you to a Sanctuary - safe places run by Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind). The Peterborough and Cambridge Sanctuaries offer short-term practical and emotional support between 6pm and 1am, seven days a week. You can watch a tour of the Cambridge Sanctuary. Please note, to access this service you need to call 111 and press option 2 before turning up.
Who can call?
If you aren't able to make the call yourself then anyone can call on your behalf, for example a friend, carer, loved one or even your GP. The service is available to anyone, of any age, currently living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in a mental health crisis.
For more information visit: http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/about-us/mental-health-crisis.htm
*People in Wisbech have not got the option 2 but can access the service via dialling 111. The call handler will then transfer them direct to the FRS (First Response Service) service.