CAMHS Thriving Kirklees Care Pathway

Review in progress

Disclaimer: The guidance contains helpful primary care information for management of referrals and up to date referral criteria. These guidelines are locality specific to best reflect local services. This guidance does not override or replace the individual responsibility of healthcare and social care professionals involved in the delivery of care to make informed professional judgements appropriate to the circumstances of the individual.


This guidance refers to:

  • Children and Young People with emotional health and well being concerns, including suspected eating disorder
  • Children and Young people under 0-19 living in the Kirklees district

This guidance does not cover:

Red Flags

Seek immediate or urgent specialist advice/treatment if:

  • If a Child or Young Persons' behaviour is presenting significant, immediate risk to themselves or others and adults do not feel they can keep them safe they should be taken to A&E or contact Thriving Kirklees Single Point of Access on 0300 304 5555 for advice


Referral Criteria

  • Red flags - attend A&E or contact Thriving Kirklees Single Point of Access on 0300 304 5555 for advice
  • All referrals will be screened for appropriateness and the child must be willing to engage and consent to referral.
  • Referrals to Thriving Kirklees should be made where:
    • Emotional and/or mental health is impacting on day to day functioning
    • Concerns regarding emotional or mental health have been raised by a young person/parent or carer OR following an initial assessment by:
      • School / College
      • GP / Health
      • Other sources including:
        • Youth Justice Social Services
        • A & E (non-urgent or no crisis)
        • Drug & Alcohol Services
  • Please see Thriving Kirklees EMHWB pathway for further information - in development

Referral information

  • Referrals to CAMHS by professionals or self referrals by young person/parent or carer can be made via:
    • Ringing Thriving Kirklees SPoC on 0300 3045555

Please click here to see Thriving Kirklees Emotional Health and Well-being Pathway

Supporting Information

Shared Decision Making

  • Young People have a right to make decisions about their care and should be fully informed about the options they face. They should be provided with reliable evidence-based information on the likely benefits and harms of interventions or actions, including any uncertainties and risks, eliciting their preferences and supporting implementation.

Patient information/Public Health/Self Care

  • Young Minds
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • The Kirklees Local Offer is for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.The Local Offer contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more for children and young people aged 0-25.

Evidence/Supporting Information

Assurance & Governance

  • This guidance was developed on: 03.2017
  • This guidance was ratified by: The OSCAR Assurance Group
  • Date ratified: 05.2017
  • Publication Date: 05.2017
  • Last updated: 02.2018
  • Review Date: 02.2020
  • Ref No: MH1 - 03.2017
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