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CAHMS - Follow Up Letter Sent to DC - Is This Normal?

(11 Posts)
RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 10:46:10

She's only just turned 13 confused

It's a new CAHMS mentor & I just thought it a bit odd, as previously it has all been addressed to me - does it change at 13 ?? Or has the new girl made a mistake ?

TIA

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 21:34:58

Anyone confused

Clare1971 Wed 13-Jan-16 22:29:04

DD gets letter and we usually get a copy. DD is 17 though. I would raise it and insist on a copy if I were you. We had one assessment from a different team which only went to DD and we never did get to see it which I found very irritating but as she is 17 I felt it was up to her. At 13 I would definitely be contacting CAMHS and requesting copies.

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 22:48:59

Thank you Claire that's kind of what I thought, but we are pretty new to all this so I wasn't 100% sure & they are being helpful, so I didn't want to complain unnecessarily

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 22:49:48

Sorry, Claire - autocorrect to a friends spelling confused

RockinHippy Wed 13-Jan-16 22:50:14

& again blush

AradiasDaemon Wed 13-Jan-16 23:06:03

DD is 14 and she got one but we also had a copy.

simbobs Sat 16-Jan-16 17:18:55

I don't get to see anything that is sent to my DD. She got an assessment at 16. I think that they follow the wishes of the child.

Clonakiltylil Wed 17-Feb-16 23:43:14

They are very keen not to do anything behind the child's back. It seems reasonable to me. When my DD was discharged from CAHMs they sent my gp a very detailed letter which ran to 4 pages . I got a copy; DD didn't. I chose to share it with her anyway. DD is 14.

AliceInUnderpants Thu 18-Feb-16 01:04:16

My DD is 7. We recently received copies of a letter to the GP from our latest appointment. Two in one enveloped addressed to me (parent/carer of), and one addressed to her confused

I have no idea if the school or GP actually received a frigging copy.

Marchate Fri 19-Feb-16 14:33:18

A 13 year old would be asked if they wanted the information shared with a parent

All I can suggest to make you feel better is, if she wants to be private you need to grit your teeth and accept it. She will be able to share more with the team, and the consequence should be a better diagnosis and chance of recovery

I've had to accept similar with my (slightly older) daughter. Even in hospital she chose non sharing of information. Unbearable but I had to accept her choice

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