Who is CASUS?

casus team pic july 2016

We are a friendly and enthusiastic team made up of substance misuse practitioners, mental health nurses, a social worker, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and one very efficient administrator who keeps the rest of the team organised. Sometimes we have student nurses, trainee psychiatrists and student social workers working with us. You may only meet one or two of us, but the whole team are available to you if you need to talk to someone.

What do you do?

We offer information, support and specialist treatment for young people (under 18) who have any kinds of concerns about substances. We also offer advice and support to parents/ carers and professionals who work with young people.

When we say substances we mean:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal substances
  • New Psychoactive Substances
  • Prescription and over the counter medications
  • Solvents and volatile substances

We don’t normally help people to quit smoking cigarettes; if you are looking for that kind of help see www.camquit.nhs.uk

How do I arrange an appointment?

Get in touch with us using any of the details on the contact page.

Who will I see?

You will be allocated one member of the team, who will be your keyworker, and usually all of your contact will be with that person.

We talk as a team regularly, so you get the expertise of the whole team without having to meet us all. Sometimes your keyworker will bring along another member of the team to meet you (as long as you agree) because sometimes two heads are better than one!

Where will you see me?

We can see you in your home, school, GP surgery, at our offices, or in Subway or McDonalds – wherever you feel most comfortable. Appointments are normally between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, but out of hours appointments are sometimes possible – just ask.

The page was last updated on 16 August 2017 by katherine.fitton.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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