How our service can help you
We work with children and young people with a range of moderate to severe mental health needs including anxiety, low mood, depression, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosis and the effects of trauma.
We are a friendly multidisciplinary service that assesses them when their difficulties have become hard to manage and/or where there are concerns about their behaviour or emotional wellbeing. We offer a range of therapeutic interventions which focus on problems and thinking about things in a different way together.
Our approach is to work in an open, collaborative and supportive way with children, young people and their families who may be offered:
- Assessment and planned individualised treatment programmes for children and young people experiencing severe persistent mental health problems and disorders
- Assessment, treatment and support for children and young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or complex health care needs and their families
- Family appointments to think about ways to resolve problems together
- Individual therapy for young people to help them understand their feelings better and find new ways of coping
- Medication may be prescribed by a child and adolescent psychiatrist
- Mental health assessment and support
- Working closely with, and offer support for, other professionals about how best to help individual children and young people
Contact the service
Brookside Family Consultation Clinic
18a Trumpington Road
T: 01223 465100
City Care Centre
T: 0300 555 5810
T: 01480 445281
- Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, excluding Bank Holidays
All referrals to CPFT's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services should now be made via YOUnited. Click here for more information about YOUnited.
YOUnited help - 0 to 17
The YOUnited integrated hub accepts referrals from all professionals working with children and young people up to the age of 17 with emotional wellbeing and mild, moderate or severe mental health needs.
YOUnited will also accept referrals for children and young people up to the age of 18 with a suspected eating disorder or with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis. (Information about referrals for a new neurodevelopmental diagnosis is below)
It is recommended that GPs use the CCG e-referral system to make their referral (the information is the same)
For SystmOne practices - use the GP portal on SystmOne to refer.
For EMIS practices and for all other professionals: Make a referral to YOUnited here
YOUnited help - 18 to 25
Young people aged 18 to 25 can self refer to Centre 33 here or to Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind here.
GPs can make referrals for mental health assessments to CPFT's Primary Care Mental Health Service.
YOUnited help for Neurodevelopmental diagnosis
Peterborough – YOUnited accepts referrals for assessment for children aged from 5 to 18 years-old.
Peterborough Integrated Neurodiagnostic-Referral-form-June-2021.docx [docx] 197KB
Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Fenland: YOUnited accepts referrals for young people of secondary school age.
Cambridgeshire Neurodiagnostic-Referral-form-June -2021 (003).docx [docx] 198KB
Referrals for primary age children should be made to Cambridgeshire Community Service's community paediatricians.
YOUnited is a partnership involving CPFT, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Centre 33 and Ormiston Families.
If a young person is in mental health crisis contact CPFT’s First Response Service by calling NHS 111 (option 2).
People in Wisbech have not got the option 2 but can access the service via dialling 111. The call handler will then transfer them direct to the FRS (First Response Service) service.
Clinicians and administration staff are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
Contact number and email for professionals only for discussion and consultation of non-crisis referrals: 0300 3000 830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to park and are there parking charges?
Peterborough: City care centre car park, pay machine is located in the reception.
Cambridge: On-site free parking.
Huntingdon: Pay and display car park opposite the Newtown Centre, 6 spaces onsite at the Newtown Centre for disabled parking.
Is there access and support for patients and visitors with a disability?
Yes, our clinical bases are accessible. Please ring the team before your appointment to discuss any requirements.
How to cancel your appointment
Please call the relevant team.
Peterborough: 0300 555 5810 or email CAMHSadmin@cpft.nhs.uk
Cambridge: 01223 465100
Huntingdon: 01480 445281