City &Hackney CAMHS offer supervision, consultation and training to other professionals working with children/young people and their families in Hackney. Please contact us to discuss your needs and how we may be able to help.
Each team also operates a ‘duty clinician’ system during working hours, so someone is always available to offer phone support and advice regarding a family you are working with. This can include discussing potential referrals to our service.
Below are some examples of training and consultation that we offer:
CAMHS Disability Consultation meetings at the Ark
CAMHS Disability provides a monthly consultation forum for professionals to discuss cases where a child has a disability/special needs. A range of clinicians, including a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, family therapist and child psychotherapist, will be on hand each month to meet informally over lunch, for in-depth case discussion and learning around: potential new referrals to CAMHS Disability; cases being stepped-up or down to the service; and complex cases involving children and young people with learning disabilities/ special needs and their families that do not meet the criteria for referral to CAMHS Disability.
The CAMHS Consultation meeting takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 12.30pm-1:30pm at the Hackney Ark, Room SF02.
First Steps consultation & training
First Steps offer training and consultation to professionals working with children/young people and their families. This includes formal, regular consultation with staff teams, and adhoc consultation to professionals.
We can provide training on a range of topics relating to the development, emotional well-being and mental health of children/young people, and ways of working with children/families. This may take the form of one off or a series of training sessions tailored specifically to the needs of staff teams, or formal training programmes such as The Solihull Approach. We draw on a range of psychological models as appropriate.
Past training facilitated by First Steps:
- The Solihull Approach to Health Visitors
- The Solihull Approach to Family Support Staff
- The Solihull Approach to a whole school Staff Team
- Understanding difficult behaviour workshop to nursery staff
- Tree of Life Workshop to a children’s centre staff team
- Bonding with Baby: Attachment Workshop
- Why the early years matter
- Responding to eating and drinking difficulties