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Southwark CAMHS Outreach Team

How our service can help you

Southwark CAMHS Outreach Teamis part of Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We are a specialist team for adolescents in Southwark between the ages of 13 to 18 years. Our aim is to reduce the number of times young people in crisis visit A&E, and to provide help before they experience a crisis that might lead to an A&E visit, or hospital admission.

We work with young people that have severe, persistent and complex needs that affect their daily life.We aim to intervene and support young people and their families before they reach a crisis point.

Our team works in partnership with a young person's CAMHS team to provide timely interventions. We can help to engage with young people that may previously have been hard to reach by providing intensive support in the community.

Stepped care
Our team uses a stepped care model. Stepped care means that the level of help provided depends on how severe a young person's issues are.

If a young person's symptoms get worse, we will offer them additional help; this is called Ôstepping up'. As things improve we will see whether it's appropriate to Ôstep down'. This means that we will offer lower intensity treatment such as workshops, groups, and guided self-help.

  • Service Borough Covers: Southwark Treatment type: Community
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Maudsley Hospital Phone Number: 020 3228 7777
  • Disabled Access:
    • Wheelchair accessible building
    • Therapy rooms accessible by lift
    • Accessible toilet
    • Blue badge parking in the car park
  • Address: Mapother House
    Maudsley Hospital
    De Crespigny Park,
    SE5 8AZ
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar disorder, Conduct disorder, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Psychosis, Self-harm