We provide a service to children, young people and families that live in the London borough of Lewisham. Our services are based at several sites within the community across the borough.
Our teams in Lewisham
Assessment, treatment and care for young people, up to the age of 18,who are already in the criminal justice system.
Low-intensity mental health service to young people who may not meet the threshold for mainstream CAMHS teams.
Early intervention support in schools and colleges for children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.
Treatment and care for children and young people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Support for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Assessment, treatment and care for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have significant emotional or mental health difficulties.
Assessment, treatment and care co-ordination for children and young people with a significant learning disability and/or complex neurodevelopmental disorders.
Psychological assessments for children and young people being cared for at University Hospital Lewisham.
Low-intensity assessment, treatment and care for children and young people, in schools, experiencing mental health issues.
Support for children and young people who have had severe and complex problems for some time that significantly affect their daily life.
Mental health help for young people in the care of the local authority in Lewisham, and adopted young people living in Lewisham.
Lewisham CAMHS Crisis Service
Kaleidoscope Centre (Lewisham CAMHS - 2nd Floor)
32 Rushey Green
Tel: 020 3228 1000
For any non-emergency related issues, you can also contact us by email at: lewishamCAMHSadmin@slam.nhs.uk.
Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm (handover 9.30 am)
Treatment offered in crisis:
We see young people for appointments either in Kaleidoscope or online (via MS Teams) or, sometimes, by telephone.
We offer initial and psychiatric assessments, and we also provide psychoeducation and pharmacological management as necessary. We have also provided therapeutic assessments, brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed approaches, brief solution focus therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) informed intervention and behavioural work with mindfulness.
Our crisis management procedures:
We will see any young person who has presented to a local A&E with an identified mental health difficulty. We receive referrals from A&E, both adult and paediatric emergency departments, and also from paediatric wards in the case of those who have been admitted overnight. Our team works towards a 90 minute target to see a child or young person following a referral being made and accepted.
We will also offer seven day follow up appointments for any Lewisham residents that have presented at any A&E department, especially if they are not known to any team, and handover of on-going work is required.
We can see young people for up to four sessions of brief work, especially if discharge is possible after that. We work closely with the paediatric staff and adult liaison service.
University Hospital Lewisham
Lewisham High St