Publish date: 20 November 2023

Our 24 hour CAMHS Response Team is for young people up to the age of 18 experiencing a mental health crisis requiring an emergency assessment.

As part of the Trust’s children and young people’s crisis transformation plans, the team have now launched phase two (as of 31 October 2023).

The Home Treatment Team offer support to children, young people and their families in their homes, avoiding the need for admission to acute hospitals or mental health inpatient services.

The service is for children and young people who are registered with a GP in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington, up to their 18th birthday presenting in crisis needing an emergency response.

They provide:

  • No wrong front door for emergency referrals, providing advice and consultation to professionals, parents, carers and children and young people
  • Emergency assessment and follow up
  • Brief intervention and home treatment.

Within four hours they will do an assessment, a risk assessment, keep young people safe, offer advice to children and families, working with social care, schools and other professionals.

You can contact the team on 01744 415 640 – 24 hours a day seven days a week.