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CAMHS referral, haven't told my mum. 16yo Watch

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    I went to see my GP about my depression and described to her all my symptoms in detail and had a breakdown. She referred me to CAMHS. She called it an urgent referral and said she'd need my mum's contact details. I thought I could consent for myself, turns out I can't. I haven't told my mum about any of my issues and panicked and gave her my number. I read online that they expect a parent to come to the initial consultation and be there for any subsequent diagnosis. What do I do?
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    Sorry to hear you don't feel like you can share your issues with your mum. However they say 'a trouble shared is a trouble halved'. Is there any other relation you'd be happy to ask e.g. grandparent, aunt/uncle?Also (though I'm not sure what kind of relationship you have with your mum), have you thought about how your mum might feel if she knew you were 'suffering in silence'? No parent wants to think of their child being in pain. Maybe she'd be more supportive than you think. They're supposed to have your back.Have you had a mooch around the Young Minds website? https://youngminds.org.uk/Also CAMHS don't always have quick answers/solutions so in the meantime see if your local library offers Shelfhelp: https://readingagency.org.uk/news/me...al-health.html
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    TBH I would talk to your mum, you could do with her support. If you're insistent on not talking to her you CAN consent for yourself providing you understand what you're doing so go back and talk to the GP again - but bear in mind if you talked about being suicidal or self harming then they can talk to your mum in order to protect you from yourself.
 
 
 
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