our services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Southwark CAMHS

We provide a service to children, young people and families that live in the London borough of Southwark. Our services are based at several sites within the community across the borough.

Find out more about our teams.

Our teams in Southwark

Southwark CAMHS Adolescent Service

Support for young people between the ages of 12 to 18 years old, who have significant emotional or mental health difficulties.

Southwark CAMHS Child Wellbeing Practitioner Team

Low-intensity mental health service to young people who may not meet the threshold for mainstream CAMHS teams.

Southwark CAMHS Family Early Help Service

Short-term help for children and young people experiencing mental health issues.

Southwark CAMHS Liaison Service (King's College Hospital)

Help for children and young people who present at Kings College Hospital in crisis.

Southwark CAMHS Outreach Team

A specialist team for adolescents 13 to 18 years old. This service aims is to reduce the number of times young people in crisis visit A&E, and to intervene in order to prevent a hospital admission.

Southwark Child and Adolescent Carelink Service

Help for children and young people who are in the care of Southwark local authority.

Southwark Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service

Assessment and treatment for children and young people, who have a severe developmental disability and complex mental health problems.

Southwark Child and Family Service

Specialist assessment and treatment to children and young people, up to 12 years old, who have complex mental health issues.

Southwark Parental Mental Health Team

Support for families who have children under five years old where there is some form of mental distress being experienced by one or both parents.

Southwark CAMHS Crisis Service


Maudsley Hosptial,

1st Floor Mapother House,

DeCrespigny Park Road,



Treatment in crisis:

CBT informed work, Systemic interventions, Cognitive Analytical Therapy, Drama and Art Therapy informed work.



As an assertive outreach team when fully staffed we responded within 2 working days for offering urgent assessments. We had started a project with the Harris Academies in Southwark. We offered telephone consultation and advice about whether a young person can be seen by us via an urgent slot or going to A&E.


Child and Adolescent Paediatric Liason Service (King's College Hosptial A&E)


Child and Adolescent Paediatric Liason Service,

Belgrave Department,

King's College Hospital,

Denmark Hill,




Treatment in crisis:

CBT, CBT for psychosis, SDP, DBT informed intervention (formal training awaited), systemic interventions, psychodynamic therapy, behavioural work, mindfulness, duel diagnosis Psychoeducation, psychiatric assessment and pharmacological management.



The Paediatric Liaison Service provides a mental health liaison service for children and adolescents up to the age of 18 at King's College Hospital. The service sees children and young people who self -harm or have a mental health emergency which may or may not be related to a physical illness. The team also provides mental health assessment and treatment in the context of chronic and acute medical conditions and symptoms with a team incl a band 6 nurse, band 7 nurse, CT 1 – 3, CAMHS ST4 - 6 and CAMHS consultants. Each day, two on-call workers and one on-call consultant.

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