How to make a referral

GP, paediatricians and social workers (Children’s Services) can refer direct to the service in writing or using a CAMHS referral form via the Single Point of Access (SPA)

This should be addressed to

Lincolnshire CAMHS

LPFT Single Point of Access

Sycamore Centre

Beacon Lane


NG31 9DF

0303 123 4000

All other referrers should first speak to the CAMHS Professional Advice Line (PAL) on 01522 309120, available 9:00am-4:45pm, Monday to Friday. Once a referral has been confirmed as suitable it should be submitted using a CAMHS referral form and sent to the SPA address.

Exclusions to referrals

  • When a response for an immediate physical or medical health emergency is required. Contact emergency services or take to an Accident and Emergency Department.
  • A young person is displaying behavioural problems but no other interventions have been tried with parents/carers and school, in accordance with the ‘Collaborative Lincolnshire Behavioural Pathway’.
  • For the assessment, diagnosis of, or review of medication for ADHD or for the diagnosis/treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Tourette’s syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. (These are not diagnosis of exclusion and a young person with a diagnosis of ADHD, ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood who is referred to CAMHS with a clear secondary mental health need will be able to access a service or the period of treatment for the mental health problem).
  • For the provision of purely physical health and/or sexual health in isolation of a mental health need.
  • For treatment of a substance misuse problem, however if there are coexisting mental health problems, these should be discussed with CAMHS through the Professional Advice Line (PAL) 01522 309120

Referrals to CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment Service are for young people actively displaying suicidal ideation or following suicide attempts, severe symptoms of depression with suicidal ideation, life threatening harm to self, harm to others as a result of mental health concern, acute psychotic symptoms or presentation of anorexia with severe physical symptoms.

Single Point of Access (SPA) – 0303 123 4000