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What happens at my CAMHS appointment at Beighton?

Illustration of child, parents and psychologist together

I am going for a CAMHS appointment.

CAMHS want to help me to feel happy, well and safe.

Photograph of outside Beighton CAMHS house

My appointment will be at Beighton. My parent or carer will be told where the appointment is and how to get there. My parent or carer will come with me.

Photograph of buzzer and orange sign saying 'Buzzer for CAMHS' next to it

When I arrive for the appointment, I will walk through the doors and I will need to wait. My parent or carer will push a button on the wall to speak to the receptionist. The receptionist will then open the doors to let me and my parent or carer into the building.

Photograph of set of doors with orange signs in windows saying 'These doors are automatic, please use buzzer' with an arrow pointing to the left

I will go through the doors and go to Reception.

Photograph of reception with window where a receptionist sits

My parent or carer will let the receptionist know I am here.

Photograph of a waiting room with neutral colours and wooden furniture, toys, plant and TV

I might have to wait in a waiting room with my parent or carer. The waiting room will look like this.

A clock with part of the clockface coloured red and an arrow pointing around the outside from 12 to 4, meaning during an event

I could be waiting for a short time or a longer time. There might be other families waiting for appointments, or it might be quiet.

If I have not been seen within 20 minutes,my parent/carer or I can speak to the receptionist to ask what is happening with my appointment.

Photograph of door with a sign saying 'female toilet'

If I need to use the toilet, I walk down the corridor and the girls toilet is on the left.

Photograph of door with a sign saying 'male toilet'

The boys toilet is on the left.

When it is time for my appointment to start, a CAMHS worker will come and say my name.

Photograph of corridor with light walls and a wooden floor with lots of doors either side

The CAMHS worker will walk with me to a room down the corridor. My parent or carer might come with me.

Photograph of a light and airy room with windows, chairs and a small table, with toys

The room might look like this.

Photograph of a light and airy room with windows, chairs and a small table, with toys

Or like this.

It might look a different way too.

The CAMHS worker will ask me questions about me and my life. I can ask questions too. The CAMHS worker wants to know how they can help me.

Photograph of corridor with light walls and a wooden floor with lots of doors either side

When the appointment is finished, I will leave the room with my parent or carer. The CAMHS worker will show us the way out of the building.

Simplified year calendar with a bright image for each month

I might be asked to come back to Beighton on a different day for another appointment. My parent or carer will tell me if I have another appointment with CAMHS.

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: MH38

Resource Type: Article

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