For clinicians

Lead person for queries: Trevor Watson - clinical nurse manager
Tel: 0300 555 1156
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This is a service available nationally. NELFT internal referrals are via INTERACT. All other referrals are via A&E services or Tier 3 CAMHS only.

Criteria: Aged between 12 and 18th birthday. Young people who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis whose presentation is complex requiring a period inpatient treatment.

Exclusions: Primary diagnosis of drug or alcohol abuse;  primary diagnosis of neurological disorder or brain injury; primary diagnosis of an eating disorder; young people with severe learning disabilities.

Test results required at referral: Needs to be medically stable.