What happens at my CAMHS appointment at Centenary?
I am going for a CAMHS appointment.
CAMHS want to help me to feel happy, well and safe.
My appointment will be at Centenary House. My parent or carer will be told where the appointment is and how to get there. My parent or carer will come with me.
When I arrive for the appointment, I will walk up the stairs, go through the main door, and go to Reception. There is also a lift we can use if me or my parent or carer cannot use the stairs.
My parent or carer will let the receptionist know I am here.
I might have to wait in a waiting room with my parent or carer. The waiting room will look like this.
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.
If I need to use the toilet, I walk down the corridor and the girls toilet is on the left.
The boys toilet is on the right.
When it is time for my appointment to start, a CAMHS worker will come and say my name.
I will then walk to a room down the corridor. My parent or carer might come with me.
The room might look like this.
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.
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.
I might be asked to come back to Centenary House 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 NHS FT. These details may not 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 this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.