CYPMHS stands for Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health Service. It’s a specialist mental health service for children and young people under 18 and their families and it’s part of the NHS.
Here you’ll find information about our inpatient service based at Little Woodhouse Hall in Leeds, including how to refer. If you’re looking for information about community-based children and young people’s mental health services across West Yorkshire, here’s where you need to go:
- Leeds: Mindmate Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 555 0324 during office hours, more information at www.mindmate.org.uk
- Bradford: Visit the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust website.
- South West Yorkshire (including Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield): Visit the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website for a list of CAMHS services in the region.
Our service cannot accept self-referrals. If a young person or their family or carers feels that they need inpatient care, they need to approach their local community team via their GP. If it’s appropriate they will send a referral to the inpatient service. You can also talk to your GP or another professional supporting you, and ask them if they can refer you to your local CYPMH service.
What to do in an emergency?
If you need immediate medical help (for example you have taken an overdose or seriously harmed yourself) you need to go to your hospital emergency department.
If you are not sure what to do you can call 111 and get medical advice.