Calderdale Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Tier 3 - South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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01422 262380

Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
Great Albion Street
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 1YR

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Reviews (35)

Will see us if daughter tries suicide

June 1, 2017
There is no preventive help, no therapy.
Despite several self harm attempts, suicide attempts and referrals from a variety of professionals. There is absolutely no care , I have been told there is no money for preventing the above and only a crisis team available if the above happens again. I regularly stay up all night to prevent my child ending their life!
Anonymous

Waiting list is terrible

June 1, 2017
My (then) 4 year old was referred last summer. I expected a few months of waiting but once it was over 6 months - especially after being told by the Speech Therapist he had been "fast tracked" - I became concerned and followed this up. I was then told "if I were you I would go private" and "to wait another year is optimistic". There seems to be no real structure to when people get seen. Another thing I was also told when I queried wait times was "you were not on the main pathway, you were on a different pathway that leads to this pathway, but now you are on the main pathway" . We need clear language and clear wait times from the onset. Still waiting for a response to my official complaint submitted in March but the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who run CAMHS TIER 3 tell me they don't have a designated time to respond to complaints, although they "aim" for 40 days. This has now elapsed. Hopefully when I do get to see them it will have been worth it and the trust will be able to justify their recent (April) CQC "Good" rating. This website asks about if we would recommend this organisation. Unfortunately if you live in Calderdale and don't have the money to go private, as far as I understand it, you are stuck with them regardless. Choice is a privilege.
Julie Dent

Waiting over 12 months!!!

June 1, 2017
Saw initially over 12 months ago. They promised to ring June last year. Heard nothing. Paed chased twice. I ring regularly. They never ring back. Just waiting and waiting. They don't offer any other help whilst you wait. Don't they care about the kids who will grow to be the adult of this country?? So very sad. My child struggling but they just say you have to wait and you're lucky it's not as long as other areas!!!! Who really cares about our kids?
Anonymous

Still on waiting list for child psychotherapy

May 31, 2017
Six months ago my daughter was once again assessed and we agreed on child psychotherapy. Told there would be a 5 month wait. I have called CAHMS 3 times in the last 2 months, most recent call was last week to update them of my daughter wishing to be male and self harming. I was told someone would be in touch by the end of last week to tell me where on the list my daughter is. Not heard from them!
Rachel Trewartha

they don't care

May 31, 2017
Eldest child has ADHD hasn't been seen for 3years , no medication review or anything, they have forgotten about him again, not the first time either. Second child had 6 sessions and that was it the phycologist was more interested in her pregnancy.
Anonymous

My daughter is ASD with depression and GAD

May 31, 2017
She had art therapy then was ditched, then after a letter from my doctor she was picked up again and diagnosed with ASD at 16 years. The psychiatrist pushed medication at her eventhough she said no. He seemed more bothered about her weight and kept telling her that the anti depressants would curb her eating. My daughter was distraught at this and made it clear she was terrified of the side effects of the anti depressants but still he pushed...and pushed...so I ended up getting her a prescription just to shut him up. She never took them. She has anxiety and depression on top of the ASD - he was no help at all but her therapist was fantastic.
Gillian Marshall

Still no news about when my child will be see

May 31, 2017
My child has been referred to the service in October 2016 and at the end of May 2017 I have no idea when he will be seen. People expect waiting times - we know services are stretched - but it would be helpful to have an idea about how long they will wait. His lack of assessment means other services won't get involved. It's not fair on him.
Anonymous

Ot are amazing

May 31, 2017
Nicky in the OT team is amazing, so supportive and offers such good advice.
Vikki darby

Excellent service

May 31, 2017
the lady we saw was brilliant I'm positive now that we are going to get the help we need to support our daughter
Anonymous

Impossible to get into CAMHS!

May 31, 2017
Getting CAMHS to see your child and accept a referral in the first place is a huge mountain to climb. So many children don't meet their criteria. Many families are at crisis point when they contact CAMHS only to be turned away. The people you speak to on the phone are really rude and unhelpful. Waiting times are really bad. Notes taken about my child at tier three could not be accessed by tier two which was ridiculous. Once we got through the system, the lady we saw fir cbt therapy was very nice.
Anonymous