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Southwark Child and Family Service

How our service can help you

Southwark Child and Family Service offers specialist assessment and treatment to children and young people, up to 12 years old, who have complex mental health problems. Our service also includes the Hope Project; a mini-team for children and young people, up to 18 years old, who have been affected by trauma.

We accept referrals from GPs, health professionals, social workers, school staff, the voluntary sector, and self-referrals from families. The children and young people that are referred to us must be registered with a Southwark GP.

We work with children, young people and their families to help them gain a better understanding of their issues, and the type of intervention that may help before agreeing a care plan.

At times we may need to work with other agencies if the difficulties faced by a family are quite complex. We will usually work with the referrer, and other agencies to work out how CAMHS can 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: First floor
    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), Conduct disorder, Depression, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Self-harm

What we can help with

  • Emotional problems
  • Behavioural problems
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and loss
  • Mental health impacts of abuse including sexual abuse,
  • Self-harm


  • Comprehensive assessment to clarify the diagnosis and care plan
  • Assessment of risk and safety planning
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-focused intervention
  • Parenting interventions including the 'parent and child game' (PCG)
  • Family therapy
  • Art psychotherapy
  • Medication
  • Consultation

Service user involvement

We run a monthly service user meeting, called the CAMHS Council, where children, young people, and their families can get involved.

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, psychologists, nurses, family therapists and art psychotherapists