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  1. Self Harm Service (SHOPS)

    The Self-Harm Outpatient Service (SHOPs) is a specialist and national self-harm service. We provide two years of intensive longer-term psychotherapy for adults experiencing complex and enduring problems relating to self-harm or other forms of self-destructiveness. These behaviours are understood and worked with in the context of difficulties in relationships, early adversity and experiences that may include trauma. We work with people to help them understand how turning to self-destructiveness can serve as a way of coping with underlying problems. We provide a setting that can help people bear intense and disturbing experiences.

    We are involved in outcome research in psychotherapy and our clinical work is undertaken by senior and experienced psychotherapists, and supervised mental health practitioners.

    Individuals appropriate to this service often make frequent use of emergency services or multiple care agencies. Many have been diagnosed as having a personality disorder, and may also have suffered from eating disorders, depression, complex trauma or alcohol and substance misuse. For many, their emotional problems and difficulties in forming mutually satisfying relationships can be linked to adverse experiences in early life and contribute to longer term complex problems.

    Address: Outpatients Department
    Maudsley Hospital
    Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ

  2. Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAAND)

    SCAAND (The Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including Intellectual Disability) is a Specialist CAMHS (Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and recognised as a leading UK centre in MH care for children and young people with neurodevelopmental needs. Referrals are accepted from community clinicians only.

    We provide an outpatient mental health service for young people with a wide range of neurodevelopmental, neurological and genetic conditions, and we have different clinical pathways to address different referral needs. Young people seen by SCAAND typically have not responded to community interventions or there have been challenges in understanding the reasons difficulties have developed or persisted; and this is often due to young people having varied and severe needs.  Examples of our clinical pathways include specialist opinions on differential diagnosis and support for emotional and behaviour difficulties in the context of Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism), Intellectual Disability (ID), ADHD, Language Disorder, brain injury, epilepsy. We offer specialist assessment and interventions. SCAAND consists of a multi-disciplinary team of CAMHS clinicians and an education specialist. We have close links with other teams within the Trust, King’s Health Partners and the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at Kings College London, and have clinical and research expertise at an international level.

    Referrals to SCAAND must be made by community CAMHS or community Paediatrics with reference to the local pathway. More specifically:

    • referrals from Paediatrics will be accepted where the appropriate local pathway sits with Paediatrics
    • where the referral question relates to a CAMHS pathway, referrals must be made by community CAMHS or paediatric referral must be made with the knowledge and agreement of local CAMHS.

    Address: Michael Rutter Centre
    Maudsley Hospital
    De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AZ

    Category: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (National and Specialist)

  3. Single Point of Access (SPA)

    The Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA) helps adults aged 18 to 65 years to get the right mental health support first time. People can contact them direct if they are worried about their mental health and need more support than their GP can provide.

    They have a team of mental health professionals, support workers and social workers who can help people access:

    • One of three Living Well Centres. These offer short and longer term support from teams of clinicians, social workers people with lived experience and support workers.
    • If appropriate, a team that can visit you if you require mental health support within 24 hours.
      other services and community groups who can support you.

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  4. SLP CAMHS Crisis Line

    The SLP CAMHS Crisis Line is an urgent mental health helpline for all children and young people in South London.  The line is operated by NHS trained child and adolescent mental health practitioners and advisors who provid crisis counselling and mental health support.  

    A mental health crisis explained
    A mental health crisis means different things to different people. 

    • You may be concerned that your mental health has been getting worse over time, or you might feel suddenly overwhelmed. 
    • You might feel unable to cope, or as if you will not be able to manage for much longer.
    • You might feel so distressed that you want to harm yourself or someone else.
    • You might hear unpleasant voices or feel that people are watching you or trying to hurt you.
    • You may be overly worried or anxious, having repetitive thoughts or overthinking situations.
    • You might be struggling with eating or sleeping, or other physical symptoms associated with anxiety or low mood
    • You might be worried about a child or young person you care for and need advice about a situation
       

    There is no one way to think or feel when in a crisis.  Crisis practitioners will work with you to think about your needs.   

    Sometimes it can help to ask someone you trust to make the first call for you.  Regardless of your situation, we are here for you, to listen and offer support.

    Who can call the SLP CAMHS Crisis Line?

    The SLP CAMHS Crisis Line provides mental health advice and guidance to help wellbeing and safety of children/young people. 

    We accept calls from:

    • Children/young people
    • Parents/carers, and
    • Professionals

    If you are under 18 years old and registered with a GP in South London, or you are worried about someone who is, you can call the SLP CAMHS Crisis Line for support and guidance.

    What happens when I call the CAMHS Crisis Line?

    When you call the crisis line the crisis practitioner will introduce themselves by name and invite you to share with them your concerns.  They will ask you initial details about yourself, your name, DOB, area where you live and if you are known to CAMHS Services. This is so we can identify you and gain access to your notes to help us help you with your current situation. Call handlers will try to collaborate with you to help reduce distress and establish safety.  

    The SLP CAMHS Crisis Line ethos centres around providing person-centred care, this means practitioners will work with you to understand your needs and the best options available for you. The type of support available includes:

    • Safe and supportive space to speak openly about concerns
    • Psychological first aid and immediate crisis counselling
    • Brief interventions, including CBT and DBT skills
    • Professional consultation
    • Brief psychoeducation, mental health advice and support
    • Psychosocial assessment
    • Risk assessment and safety planning
    • Liaise with other professionals involved in the young person’s care. 
    • Divert the call to a more appropriate service.

    If you are unsure whether you need emergency services, crisis line practitioners will advise on whether emergency services are needed.  It is important to contact 999 if there is an immediate risk to life. 

     

    SLP CAMHS Crisis Line...

    Address: Maudsley Hospital, London, SE5 8AZ

  5. Snowsfields Adolescent Unit (Maudsley Hospital)

    Snowsfields Adolescent Unit is an open adolescent unit, offering mental health care for adolescents with serious mental illness who require hospital admission. We have developed a national and international reputation for innovation and pioneered the introduction of a comprehensive, all-hours emergency admission service.

    The majority of the young people we treat are emergency admissions, however planned admissions can also be arranged. Admissions are accepted 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and can be accepted under the Mental Health Act.

    Around half of the young people admitted to our unit have psychosis. Others have problems relating to their mood, often posing a risk to themselves. We are also able to admit young people with a variety of other psychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders, or where there is uncertainty about diagnosis.

    As we are an open unit, we are unable to admit young people who pose a level of risk that is not consistent with being cared for in such an environment. This judgement is always based on individual risk assessment rather than applying absolute exclusion criteria, and is reviewed regularly. People requiring care in a more secure setting can be admitted to the unit if the risk has altered.

    We provide a broad range of interventions, which are delivered by a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, teachers, occupational therapists, social workers and other therapists.

    We maintain close links with the person's referring team to ensure they experience a smooth transition back to the community. Day treatment is often used as a step-down service and can sometimes be used to avoid admission altogether.

    Mapother House...

    Address: Mapother House,  Maudsley Hospital,  Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ

    Category: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (National and Specialist)

  6. Social Inclusion and Recovery Service

    Social Inclusion and Recovery Service (SIRS) provides person-centred support with the aim of enabling people to explore their goals and ambitions, to become more independent, to stay well, and to feel part of their community.

    SIRS can support people to make choices about accessing the support they need now and in the future.

    SIRS offers a 12 week service working with people to assess their needs and develop individually-tailored Support plans. This may include:

    ¥ Support to manage day to day living
    ¥ Advice and support to access/retain employment, voluntary work, training and education
    ¥ Assessment of independent living skills
    ¥ Establishment of routines and social network
    ¥ Development of leisure and creative interests
    ¥ Signposting to a range of community resources
    ¥ Support on being discharged from hospital
    ¥ Help to develop a healthy lifestyle to improve/maintain mental health and wellbeing
    ¥ Advice regarding eligibility to access a 'Personal Budget'
    ¥ Maximisation of Welfare Benefits for those receiving a service from SIRS

    Restrictions due to Covid:

    • Only essential face to face contact
    • Telephone/online assessments being completed
    • Telephone/online intervention support where possible
    • Resources for clients being circulated via email/post
    • SIRS will continue to review the current delivery of its intervention in line with Trust and government COVID-19 guidelines

    Address: 32-34 Watson Street
    Deptford, London, SE8 4AU

    Category: Adult Mental Health Service (Local)

  7. South East Living Well Centre

    This is a Living Well Network Alliance service.The centres contain teams made up of psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, social workers, voluntary and community workers. These people are experienced in dealing with a wide range of mental health conditions. Some of them will have experienced such conditions themselves.

    Living Well Centres will offer:

    • Short-term support for those with low to moderate needs from our combined team of clinicians, social workers and support workers
    • Moderate to high support from our joined-up, focused support team for those with greater need.

    Address: 312 Brixton Road
    Lambeth, London, SW9 7AA

  8. South London Community Forensic CAMHS

    FCAMHS is a Specialist Forensic Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for young people and their families working with professionals in South London. We provide advice, consultation, assessment and some limited short-term interventions. The service can also provide training for local professionals.

    We are a multi-disciplinary service including Consultant Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrists and Psychologists.

    W e accept r eferrals from:

    • CAMHS Tier 3 and Tier 2 services
    • Local Authorities (Children's Social Care)
    • Youth Offending Teams
    • CAMHS Inpatient Facilities
    • Youth Justice services
    • Education

    If the referrer is not from a local CAMHS team and the referral is accepted for further input after an initial discussion, we usually discuss the referral with the young person's local CAMHS team. This will facilitate a clear joint approach to the referral from relevant mental health providers and, wherever possible, joint assessment and working would be undertaken.

    Other information
    As part of the NHS England evaluation we will be collecting written feedback. We also welcome verbal feedback from professionals and young people.

    Community FCAMHS...

    Address: South London Forensic CAMHS,  Michael Rutter Centre,  Maudsley Hospital, De Crespigny Park,  Denmark Hill,  London, SE5 8AZ

    Category: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (South London Partnership)

  9. Southwark CAMHS Adolescent Service

    The Southwark Adolescent Service is part of Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We offer a service to young people between the ages of 12 to 18 years old, who have significant emotional or mental health difficulties. Our service is available to young people that live in the London Borough of Southwark.

    Treatment with us ranges from short to long term, and may involve face to face sessions, and indirect work with the parent, carer or professional from another agency.

    We also provide guidance and consultation to professionals to discuss prospective referrals and other mental health matters.

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

    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.

    Southwark Adolescent Service...

    Address: Mapother House
    Maudsley Hospital
    De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AZ

  10. Southwark CAMHS Child Wellbeing Practitioner Team

    The Southwark Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) Team provides a mental health service to young people who may not meet the threshold for Croydon Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

    The team provides short-term, low intensity, evidence-based, guided self-help interventions for children, young people and their parents or carers. We see children and young people that are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, low mood, or mild behavioural difficulties.

    Young people and their parents or carers will be offered up to eight sessions of guided self-help which will involve of a mixture of face to face and phone, or Skype appointments. Sometimes we may ask parents or carers to attend on their own depending on the age of the young person.

    Address: 1st Floor
    Mapother House
    De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AZ

  11. Southwark CAMHS Family Early Help Service

    The Southwark CAMHS Family Early Help Serviceis part of Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We offer short-term help for children and young people, age of 18 years old, who live in the London borough of Southwark.

    We offer advice, consultation, assessment and treatment for children and young people with mental health difficulties and disorders. We can offer up to 12 therapy sessions, and work with children and families to set goals and will regularly review their progress.

    Our team provides a safe, effective, responsive service where staff involve and treat children, young people and their families with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

    Services we offer include:

    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), and for PTSD
    • Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB IPT)
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    • Systemic Family Practice (SFP)
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Mentalisation Based Treatment for Adolescents (MBT-A)
    • Parent training (group and individual)
    • Psycho-education, and mindfulness interventions

    Our team members
    The Family Early Help CAMHS team is made up of a range of experienced clinicians from different backgrounds. This may include social workers, nurses, art therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and clinical psychologists.

    All of our clinicians are trained and fully embedded in Southwark Council's ÔFamilies Matter' approach.

    Where we are based
    Our service is available at multiple sites across Southwark. We may be able to see you at the following locations:

    Southwark Social Care
    132-134 Queen's Road
    London
    SE15 2HP

    South Bermondsey's Children's Centre
    Tenda Road
    London
    SE16 3PN

    Southwark CAMHS
    First floor, Mapother House
    Maudsley Hospital
    Denmark Hill
    London
    SE5 8AZ

    Address: First Floor
    Lister Primary Care Centre
    101 Peckham Road
    Peckham, London, SE15 5LJ

  12. Southwark CAMHS Liaison Service

    The Southwark CAMHS Liaison Service works with children and young people, up to the age of 18, who present at Kings College 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 Kings College 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.

    Address: Child and Adolescent Paediatric Liaison Service
    Belgrave Department
    King's College Hospital
    Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

  13. Southwark CAMHS Outreach Team

    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.

    Address: Mapother House
    Maudsley Hospital
    De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AZ

  14. Southwark CAMHS Parental Mental Health Team

    The Southwark Parental Mental Health Team is part of Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We work with families who have children under five years old where there is some form of mental distress being experienced by one or both parents.

    We work in partnership with adult mental health services, CAMHS, social care, Children's Centres, and other health and social care providers.

    How we can help
    We work with families to help parents access mental health services, if needed, and also services within Children's Centres.

    We help parents where there are issues at home relating to bonding and attachment, mental health and the impact upon the family, relationships, and social isolation.

    If required, we can also help with practical concerns such as vocational training, housing, immigration and finance, and signposting to other services.

    Help and advice for professionals
    We provide advice and consultation to Children's Centre Staff if there are concerns regarding a parent's mental health. Out team also offer training to Children's Centre staff on the subject of mental health awareness.
     

    Address: Chaucer Resource Centre
    13 Ann Moss Way, London, SE16 2TH

    Category: Southwark CAMHS

  15. Southwark Child and Adolescent Carelink Service

    This service is part of Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We offer help to children and young people, up to the age of 18, who are in the care of Southwark local authority.

    We provide a service for children and young people under the care of Southwark local authority. If a young person is placed outside of the borough by Southwark we can also provide assessment and treatment of their mental health and emotional wellbeing needs.

    Our team works closely with Southwark Children's Social Care. Referrals can be made to our team from the child or young person's social worker. We will also accept referrals from other health and social care professionals.

    We are unable to see children who are not expected to remain looked after long term, or those who are in care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO). Children and young people in short term care, or on an SGO may be referred to another community CAMHS team.

    Address: First Floor
    Lister Primary Care Centre
    101 Peckham Road
    Peckham, London, SE15 5LJ

    Category: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (Local)

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