Who is the Specialist Adolescent Mood Disorders Service for?
The Specialist Adolescent Mood Disorders Service (SAMS) is a specialist service that provides second opinions for children and young people up to the age of 18 years, where there is uncertainty around a mood disorder because of complex presentations.
What does the Service do?
SAMS is a specialist service provides second opinions for children and young people and their families. It also works alongside local organisations, such as other NHS Trusts and local councils.
Specialist consultation clinics are tailored around the needs of the child or young person, including face to face consultation with professionals, telephone consultation and / or video liaison.
Who can refer?
Referrals are accepted from clinicians working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) supported by a consultant psychiatrist and / or clinical psychologist involved in the child or young person’s care, after a first line assessment has been completed. If you wish to make a referral you can complete the SAMS referral form and return to us via the email on the form. For more information, please see our service brochure.