Lambeth CAMHS Crisis Service


William Geoffrey House
35 Black Prince Road
SE11 6JJ


Operational hours

Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.  During term-time, a weekly Late Clinic is operational on a Monday evening, from 5pm to 7pm.

Rapids has a duty/on-call clinician who can respond to unexpected emergencies and provide quick responses or offer emergency consultations to staff members in other parts of the service. When we receive a referral we will assess the level of risk to the child or young person and determine the need for intervention. If appropriate, we are usually able to see urgent presentations within one day.



We offer support to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, or those with severe and complex mental health needs who may require more intensive support. Where possible, we try to keep young people out of hospital and ensure their care and treatment are delivered in the community.  


Treatment Offered

We offer a range of multidisciplinary interventions which include:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Time-Limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (TAPP)
  • Art psychotherapy,
  • Specialist support for young people who are experiencing First-Episode Psychosis (FEP),
  • Family therapy
  • Psychiatry assessment and ongoing support
  • Pharmacological management
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Psychoeducation and vocational support to assist young people in gaining independence and accessing community resources.

The team also has a Social Worker who, in addition to providing clinical interventions for children and young people, also offers support in managing complex safeguarding issues.


Find us at St Thomas's Hospital A&E

Child and Adolescent Paediatric Liason Service
St Thomas' Hosptial
2nd Floor Gassiot House
Westminster Bridge Road

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