Transition to Adult Services – What happens next – Moving on.
As well as CAMHS, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT) has several other mental health and Learning Disability services across Lincolnshire including; Steps to Change (Psychological Therapies), Early Intervention (STEP) team, Adult Eating Disorders Team, Adult community and Acute and Rehabilitation Inpatient services. (Click on the link to see the services LPFT offer) – www.lpft.nhs.uk/our-services
If you are referred to mental health services aged 16 or over we will look to offer you an assessment appointment with the best service for your needs at that time.
If you are 17, already with CAMHS, and are likely to need mental health services beyond your 18th Birthday, you will be transferred to the appropriate Adult Service. Your Care Coordinator will start the transfer process no later than 6 months before your 18th Birthday to make sure that the right service is ready to take over your care when you reach 18. You will be introduced to a named worker from the adult service and both services will work together to ensure that your transition is problem free and you know what to expect from your treatment in your new care plan.
If your treatment has come to an end with CAMHS services you will be discharged back to the care of your GP.
Please click on the LPFT service name for more information about that particular LPFT Adult Mental Health Service. Please note unless otherwise stated Mental Health Services are for anyone age 16 or over.