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Lewisham Child and Adolescent Crisis Service

Phone number:
020 7138 1250 or 020 7138 1230
Hospital site:
Services at other sites
32 Rushey Green
Disabled access:
  • Wheelchair accessible building
  • Therapy rooms accessible by lift
  • Accessible toilets
  • Blue badge parking at the rear of the building
Directorate or department:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
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The Lewisham Child and Adolescent Crisis Serviceis part of Lewisham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We work with children and young people, up to the age of 18, who present at Lewisham University Hospital in crisis. We also offer follow up appointments in the communityafter discharge from hospital.

Our team is primarily based within the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at Lewisham University Hospital. When children and young people come to see us we will assess them in A&E.

If it is appropriate for the young person to be discharged from the hospital, we will arrange for them to be followed up in the community. We can provide up to four additional appointments. If longer term treatment is needed, we will refer them to another CAMHS team.

Our team also manages duty calls for urgent referrals. We can offer help for someone that is already being seen by a CAMHS service, depending on their needs. In some cases we can offer an appointment on the same day so that the child or young person does not need to attend A&E.

Our team members
Our service is made up of a number of professionals from different backgrounds who work together to provide multi-disciplinary care. This may include psychiatrists, nurses, assistant psychologists, trainees and administrators
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