Sandwell Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Crisis Interventional and Home Treatment Team (CIHTT) aims to provide a timely and effective service for children young people and their families who present in a mental health crisis.
The team seek to empower young people and their families by listening and supporting and sharing responsibility for managing their difficulties and keeping them informed and involved in all aspects of their care & treatment. CIHTT provides specialist, individualised input for those children and young people whose needs cannot be met by core CAMHS outpatient services. Interventions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the child/young person and their family/carers. In order to provide safe, effective and integrated care, the team utilises a multi-agency approach, ensuring that information and responsibility are appropriately and effectively shared throughout the professional network with GP’s, schools, education establishments and local authority for example.
We offer a specialist CIHTT service 8am – 8pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Team can be accessed via the CAMHS Single Point of Access on 0121 612 6620 9am-5pm Monday to Friday or via the team mobile on 07816075218 5pm to 8pm and at weekends.
At times we will all be with clients and therefore you will be asked to leave a message. Please ensure you leave the correct telephone contact when leaving a message.
How do we help?
The team responds to the immediate mental health needs of children and young people offering both advice and support or initial and risk assessments for those presenting in mental health crisis. When required, short term help and support either at home or in the community is offered until the crisis has passed.
Who can call us?
Anyone who is concerned about a young person experiencing a mental health crisis can contact the service.
What we can and can't do
Complete urgent mental health and risk assessments
Offer advice and support about how to cope in a crisis and feel contained
Help the young person and parents/carers make plans to keep a young person safe
Develop plans to offer intensive home support for mental health problems.
Physically restrain a child/young person