By contacting the Professionals Access Point, the professional is offered consultation with a trained mental health practitioner who can offer advice and support when there are concerns about a child or young person’s mental health. Within this consultation, an agreed care-plan may be developed recommending strategies and interventions.
Consultation is an intervention that offers an opportunity for professionals to reflect on the presenting mental health concerns to develop their skills and capacity. Where appropriate the CMHL practitioner will continue to support the consultee to undertake some goal-based interventions with the young person.
A completed consultation form will be written and provided to the consultee.
Enhanced consultation may also be offered in which a joint meeting can be arranged with the child, young person and/or their family. The written plan will be reviewed within four weeks.