Specialist Adolescent Service

This Service

A mental health service for young people aged 12-18 who live in the borough of Southwark who may present with high risk, high impact mental health difficulties.

What problems can we help with?

Some young people talk about having the following types of difficulties:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Unusual thoughts / recent changes in mood and behaviour
  • Eating disorder
  • Substance misuse
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD

You might have other problems. We would talk to you about them and think about the
best type of support for you.

We are able to offer a range of treatments:

  • Mental health assessment and diagnosis
  • Family therapy
  • Groups
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Joint work with statutory and voluntary
  • Agencies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Management of medication
  • Consultation and advice to families and other agencies

These treatments are delivered by a team of health care professionals:
Specialist CAMHS practitioners
CAMHS social workers
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologists
Family Therapists

How to access this Service:

Anyone can refer you to CAMHS including GPs, A&E, Youth Offending Service (YOS), Social Services and other agencies. You need to be registered with a GP in Southwark.

Drop-in Times

There is a duty clinician available 9am - 5pm (Monday to Friday) who you or your family can talk to about getting help from us. If we are not the right service for you, the duty clinician will offer advice about other support services.

Useful to Know

We use a range of standardised outcome measures to help plan on-going treatments to deliver the best quality service

 Southwark Child and Family Service