Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (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.

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



Our aim is to reduce the number of A&E attendances of young people in Southwark, and to intervene before they experience a crisis leading to A&E and hospital admission. 

We are working to promote greater accessibility to those who are hard to reach and do not use clinic-based interventions, and we are here to intervene before young people reach a crisis point.

We also offer timely intervention in partnership with the referring clinician, who will still hold the responsibility for case coordination, and the family during crisis points. In doing so we aim to avoid, or reduce, the number of inpatient admissions for young people with the goal of enabling the young person to engage with CAMHS services.


Treatment types offered for those in crisis:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed work
  • Systemic interventions
  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy
  • Drama and Art Therapy informed work


Child and Adolescent Paediatric Liason Service at King's College Hosptial

Belgrave Department
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill

Paediatric Liason Service: 020 3299 3219 or 020 3299 3220

Paediatric A&E: 020 3299 3938 or 020 3299 1881



The Paediatric Liaison Service provides a mental health crisis liaison service for children and adolescents up to the age of 18 at King's College Hospital.

The service provides mental health assessment and treatment of children and young people who present in crisis. For example, those who have self-harmed, have suicidal ideation or have a mental health emergency which may or may not be related to a physical illness.

The team includes a CAMHS consultant psychiatrist, band 8a team leader, band 7 nurse, band 6 nurses, CT1 – 3 and CAMHS ST4 - 6. Each day there are two on call clinicians and one on-call consultant.


Treatment offered by the Paediatric Liaison Service in crisis:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • CBT for psychosis
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) informed interventions
  • Systemic interventions
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Behavioural work
  • Mindfulness
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Pharmacological management