Southwark Child and Family Service

Southwark Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Age Range

0-18 years

The Service

We are a team of professionals made up of:

  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses

Problems we may help with:

  • Emotional problems (including anxiety and depression)
  • Behavioural problems
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Child and family relationship difficulties
  • Trauma and loss
  • Types of abuse including sexual abuse
  • Self harm

Ways that we can help:

  • Assessment of the problems
  • Parent and child work
  • Individual sessions for the child, which may include art or child psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Parenting interventions
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Consultation
  • Prescribing medication

How Can I Access this Service

Referrals can be made by anyone who is concerned about a child including:

  • Their parent or carer
  • Their GP
  • Their teacher
  • Their social worker

Child Sexual Abuse Mini-Team:

This mini-team offers a service for children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have experiences sexual abuse. We assess how the sexual abuse has impacted on the child/young person's mental well-being and offer support and treatment around the management of their symptoms

Sometimes understanding more about how a child is feeling, or what they are worried about, can make a big difference. We will do our best to understand your individual family circumstances and the things important to service users such as culture and faith.

Useful to Know

We measure outcomes using standardised measures and receive regular positive feedback from service users and commissioners related to service provision. We utilise the most evidence-based approaches when treating cases

Southwark Child and Family Service

1st Floor Mapother House, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 6AZ, Tel: 020 3228 7777 Fax: 020 3228 7778