Date published: 16 November 2023

Mersey Care has extended its 24-hour Children and Young People Mental Health (CAMHS) Response Team service for young people up to the age of 18 to include a new offer to support children, young people and their families in their homes.

The new Home Treatment Team is the second phase of Mersey Care’s children and young people’s crisis transformation plans aiming to help those experiencing a mental health crisis and requiring an emergency assessment.

The new team offer support to children, young people and their families in their homes, avoiding the need for admission to acute hospitals or mental health inpatient services.

The service is available to children and young people who are registered with a GP in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington, up to their 18th birthday presenting in crisis and needing an emergency response.

They provide:

  • No wrong front door for emergency referrals, providing advice and consultation to professionals, parents, carers and children and young people
  • Emergency assessment and follow up
  • Brief intervention and home treatment.

Within four hours they will do an assessment, a risk assessment, keep young people safe, offer advice to children and families, working with social care, schools and other professionals.

You can contact the team on 01744 415 640 – 24 hours a day seven days a week