Fill critical CAMHS staffing gaps quickly

The Scottish Nursing Guild, a trusted agency across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland for over 30 years, offers a reliable solution for staffing shortages in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

As demand for mental health services for young people rises, finding qualified professionals can be a challenge. We understand the urgency and can connect you with experienced mental health and learning disability nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) at short notice. As a last-minute provider to NHS, HSE, and private CAMHS services, we understand that your requirements will vary. Therefore, we work on a no-contract basis, allowing you to utilise our service as and when you need it.

Our CAMHS staffing solution offers:

  • Mental health specialists for young people: Our team consists of registered nurses and qualified healthcare assistants specially trained to support children and teens with conditions like ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, and more.
  • Right fit, right time: We understand the importance of the right fit. We carefully assess your specific requirements and match you with skilled professionals who can provide effective and safe support to your patients.
  • Enhanced safety:
    • Risk assessment: We conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential threats to a child’s well-being, allowing for appropriate interventions.
    • De-escalation expertise: Our team is trained in de-escalation techniques, helping to manage crisis situations and ensure the safety of children and those around them.

Why choose the Scottish Nursing Guild?

  • Proven expertise: We have over 30 years of experience in mental health and learning disability staffing.
  • Fast response: Get the support you need quickly – our average response time is just 4 hours.
  • High fill rate: We successfully fill 80% of same-day shift requests.
  • 24/7 availability: We’re here whenever you need us, day or night.
  • Nationwide coverage: Our mental health staff are strategically located across Scotland and Ireland, ready to be deployed.
  • Independently recognised for excellence: We earned a perfect score and the prestigious ‘Diamond Badge’ from Neuven Audit Solutions, exceeding industry standards for care and staffing services across Scotland and Ireland.
  • Care Inspectorate-approved: Our Care at Home Services were awarded the highest possible score of ‘Excellent’ by the Care Inspectorate in Scotland.
  • Rigorous recruitment and compliance: Only the top 15% of applicants meet our strict selection criteria.
  • 10-year work history available for every Guild worker.

Contact us today

Let’s discuss your CAMHS staffing needs. Fill out the form below and our team will reach out shortly:

Talk to a member of our team

Call us if you need to request a nurse, discuss your requirements, or wish to understand more about our wide range of services.

0131 229 9988

Northern Ireland
0333 323 0336

Republic of Ireland
01 9023080

Our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.