Surrey's mental health and learning disability services for children and young people have changed for the better with the launch of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS.  The new service started on 1 April 2016 and was commissioned by the six Surrey CCGs and Surrey County Council who have invested an extra £2.3m (30%) into the service to improve the care and treatment available to young people.

The increased funding has allowed Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which is working in partnership with 15 other organisations, to provide new treatment pathways designed to enable children and young people to access services at an earlier stage and extend its reach to vulnerable groups such as those young people who are leaving care or who have suffered sexual trauma. The partnership model provides, for example, not only services to meet the complex needs of young people, but also early support in a variety of ways, including guided self-help and online counselling.

An important new development is a Behaviour and Neurodevelopment service, which is specifically designed to provide information, advice, guidance and treatment for children, young people and their families, for example, following a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

One of the key changes to the way services are provided is the creation of a single point of contact for referrals to Mindsight Surrey CAMHS and booking of appointments (0300 222 5755).

This is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings, and will take referrals from health, education and social care practitioners and provide advice to young people and their families.

This is managed by Beacon UK, and will ensure that those being referred are in contact with the right service and get the appropriate level of treatment and support.

pdf SABP CAMHS leaflet (551 KB)

Click below for information about the CAMHS transformation plan:

pdf Final transformationplan201617 (1.01 MB)