Wellbeing & Mental Health
What is a 'referral?'
A referral means "to send someone to a medical specialist for advice or treatment." In healthcare this is usually done by a GP. In Lincolnshire, you can 'self-refer' to children and young people’s (CYP) services. These services include CAMHS, Healthy Minds Lincolnshire and Mental Health Support Teams. This means that if you are struggling with your emotional or mental health, you can self-refer directly to these services, without going to your school or GP.
For further information on the self-referral process visit:
Online Self Referral
It can be really difficult to speak about how you are feeling over the telephone. Young people can therefore self-refer by completing the online self-referral form. Online self-referral is currently open to young people aged 13 and over. Parents/carers wishing to self-refer on behalf of their child will need to Lincolnshire's Here4You line.
For the self-referral form:
Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. The NSPCC has advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm.