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
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