Referral Criteria – Psychosis

‘Psychosis’ is a description of a mental illness in which your thoughts are so disturbed that you lose touch with reality. It is often severe and distressing. A psychotic episode is usually caused by an underlying mental illness.

Conditions in scope

Please refer to the CAMHS Request Criteria page.

Pre-request requirements

Sometimes, the difficulties can be supported by a range of interventions across services. We may expect interventions to have been tried before coming to CAMHS, for example support within school, counselling, children’s centres, parenting groups etc. Please consider whether this is appropriate before making your request and ensure that any supporting information is submitted along with the request so that clinical screening can be expedited.

Supporting documentation

Please review the list below and ensure that you have the appropriate documentation available to submit with your request – items in bold are mandatory (by age appropriateness)

  • Completed Request for Services Form (to be completed by requester)

Please refer to the CAMHS Request Criteria page.

Location of Centres

We will arrange to see you at a location convenient to you or near to your home, which may or may not be listed below. You should not visit the locations below unless we have sent you an appointment and requested that you do. If you need help please contact us using the number on this page.


Children and Family Health Devon

Single Point of Access Team
1a Capital Court
Bittern Road
Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter EX2 7FW

t: 0330 0245 321