Posted on: 17 July 2023

Watch a short video from our CAMHS Single Point Access (SPA) team, who share information about what SPA is, and help answer questions about OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

“A common misconception is that people think OCD is when you like cleanliness, but OCD is unwanted, intrusive thoughts and compulsions that often follow with it,” says Daniel Warner-Walsh, Clinical Lead for the service.

SPA is a mental health crisis telephone line which offers emotional support and advice to people who require urgent mental health attention, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SPA is open to children and adults of all ages, whether they have used mental health services in the past or not. It’s also open to carers, family members and friends who might be concerned about someone.

In this video you’ll hear from Daniel, Ardita and Eman – SPA Practitioners for CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services).

For more information about SPA, visit this page.