How long will we have to wait for an appointment?

We aim to see all children and young people quickly. For all routine referrals, once your referral has been accepted and you have opted in, you should be offered your first ‘choice appointment’ within around five weeks.

If your child comes to us in an emergency, or needs urgent psychiatric assessment, we aim to offer an assessment the same day.

Waiting times between your ‘choice appointment’ and your follow up ‘partnership appointment’ can vary depending on the needs and goals identified for your child, but average between eight to 10 weeks.