Southwark CAMHS Services
In Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is provided by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
Southwark CAMHS has several multidisciplinary teams:
Child and Family Service provides specialist assessment and treatment to children and young people with mental health problems aged up to 12 , parents and families, plus the mini-team for children and young people who have been sexually victimised (up to age 18). This team is based at Mapother House.
Adolescent Team provides specialist assessment and mental health treatment to children and young people aged between 12 and 18. The team provides a service for high risk, high impact adolescents. It maintains close links with the inpatient adolescent units within the trust, early onset psychosis teams in the borough, and with the local Youth Offending Service. This team is based at Mapother House.
Neuro-Developmental Service provides specialist assessment and treatment to children and young people with neuro-developmental difficulties (i.e. learning (intellectual) disability, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD), and associated mental health problems. This team works alongside colleagues in community health and social care, and is based at Sunshine House.
Carelink provides specialist assessment and treatment to children and young people who are in permanent Looked After Child care arrangements. This team works closely with children’s social care and is based at the Lister Health Centre.
CAMHS clinicians also work within the Early Help Service and the Families First service located in Children’s Services providing child and adolescent mental health intervention in community settings.
Please see details for each team below:
We have a considerable waiting list for our services, but we endeavour to prioritise on the basis of urgency and need, and always welcome requests to do this if accompanied by sufficient explanation and reasons.