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CAMHS - Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - GMWP 72

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Placement Title CAMHS - Bolton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - GMWP 72
Your Placement Contact Steven Worswick - Send Email
Placement Address Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road . Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR
Placement City/Town: Bolton
Placement Phone 01204 390697
Your University Contact: Eunice Ayodeji - 0161 295 7279 - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Allstudents will be allocated a mentor prior to the commencement in practice. Thestudent will receive a welcome pack and will receive a full orientation andinduction during the first 48 hours in practice

Studentsare welcome to have a pre-visit to the service and partake in their inductionprior to commencement in practice and time will be given in lieu (optional)

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

AllStudents are allocated a mentor to support them in practice, All mentors areupdated on an annual basis as required by the NMC (2008) and are registered onthe Live register for mentors held by the Practice Education Facilitators.

In theevent of your allocated mentor being unavailable for annual leave or sicknessalternative arrangements will be made to support your practice.

Allqualified staff have the opportunity to study the preparation for mentorship modulecredited and occasionally you maybe mentored by a trainee mentor, this will beoverseen by a qualified mentor in practice

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?

Shift Notes:

Monday toFriday 9am -5pm

The servicedoes not operate at weekends or bank holidays

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

Experienceof working with young people/children with mental health difficulties

Engagingchildren, young people and their families

What nursing model is used for planning care?

TidalModel of Nursing

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment,Diagnosing, Planning treatment, reviewing treatment

Introductionto mental health nursing

Experienceof working in a sensitive area

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Assessment of mental health and risk

Emotional difficulties, such as anxiety and depression

Severe conduct/behaviour difficulties


Difficulties in social functioning, including assessmentfor autistic spectrum

Eating disorders

Deliberate self-harm

Mood disturbance

Developmental difficulties


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Attachment difficulties

Emotional and mental health difficulties in young peoplewith learning difficulties.

Understanding of the use of medication in CAMHS

Workingas part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide effective care


Introductionto risk assessments

Observationof ADOS (Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule)

Observationof Choice Clinic

Observationof ADHD clinic

Observationof on call risk assessment

Observationand awareness record keeping

Introductionto assessment tools

Workingwith children with neuro-developmental disorders

What resources are available to help students learning?

Studentshave access to the internet and intranet

Libraryaccess at the Bolton site and can access the Library at Prestwich



Studydays / in-house training

Membersof the nursing and MDT are an excellent resource to support you in yourlearning

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What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Currently undergoing a service redesign

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Additional Information

Placement Speciality

The core business of CAMHS is the specialist assessmentand treatment of serious mental health disturbances and associated risk inchildren and young people between the ages of five and 18 who live in Bolton.

Dress code

Studentsare not expected to wear uniform but are expected to dress smart casual andwear their ID badges at all times. Anybody attending placement in inappropriateclothing will be sent home to change immediately.PEF Liz Tudor 0161 772 4609