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Crisis Emergency Care Services (CECS)

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) help young people who are experiencing mental health issues.

These services are provided in community locations as well as in our inpatient wards (Aquarius, Wisteria and Corner House) based at Springfield Hospital

Video with Dr Diana Cassell, Clinical Director CAMHS

Crisis Emergency Care Service CECS

The CAMHS Emergency Care Service (CECS) is a team of specialist nurses who provide assessment and management plans for young people up to age 18 who come to accident and emergency and children's wards having a mental health crisis.

The CECS also provide urgent 7 day follow ups for young people who are registered with a GP in one of the Trust's five boroughs and who have been seen at local and non-local hospitals.

CAHMS - Page #5 (swlstg.nhs.uk)

Referral criteria and process

Referrals to the service can be made by any healthcare professional working in the ED or wards across the 4 local hospitals.

To make a referral please complete a CECS referral form and email to CAMHSEmergencyCare@SWLSTG.nhs.uk and  please call 07870917114 to confirm receipt. Once a referral is accepted a member of the team will travel to the hospital and begin the assessment. During the assessment the nurse will talk with the young person and family to gain an understanding of their current situation, health, family and social history. If a referral does not meet criteria for the CECS we will provide advice and liaison on next steps.

 

Referral Criteria – The young people suitable for referral to CECS include those who have presented to the ED with:

  • an episode of self-harm
  • serious intent or risk of suicide attempt
  • acute onset of psychosis
  • acute deterioration in mental health

CECS also provide urgent 5 working day follow ups for young people who are registered with a GP in one of the trusts 5 boroughs and who have presented to local and non-local hospitals.

Contingency/ provision out of hours:

Out of hours CAMHS assessments at St Georges Hospital are covered by the Liaison Psychiatry Service, a CAMHS SPR is also available for support via the SWLSTG switchboard on 020 3513 5000. CECS will provide follow up appointments within 5 working days for young people who are assessed and discharged out of hours and can make contact with those young people and families on the day of referral.

Specialist Learning Disabilities CAMHS

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) help young people who are experiencing mental health issues.

These services are provided in community locations as well as in our inpatient wards (Aquarius, Wisteria and Corner House) based at Springfield Hospital.

Video with Dr Diana Cassell, Clinical Director CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Learning Disability Service

CAMHS Learning Disability service is a Tier 3 service providing specialist assessment and treatment for Children and Young People who have moderate to profound Learning Disability and present with mental health needs and/or challenging behaviour.

CAMHS Learning Disability service offers a range of treatments and assessments for children and young people experiencing mental and physical health problems or presenting with behaviour that challenges those around them. Where appropriate, combinations of approaches are used within a multi-disciplinary framework, in line with the young person's needs and goals as agreed with the family through a care planning approach.

The service has been providing a service to children and young people in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Sutton and Merton and are developing to cover the boroughs of Kingston and Richmond.

Referrals are received from health, social and educational providers. All referrals should be sent to Camhsldreferrals@swlstg.nhs.uk on our team referral form

Referral form

 

Where to find us:

Springfield University Hospital

Building 1 Entrance 1

61 Glenburnie Road

Tooting

London

SW17 7DJ

Telephone: 020 3513 4650/5000

Email: camhsldreferrals@swlstg.nhs.uk

 

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00

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Neuro-developmental Team

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) help young people who are experiencing mental health issues.

These services are provided in community locations as well as in our inpatient wards (Aquarius, Wisteria and Corner House) based at Springfield Hospital.

Video with Dr Diana Cassell, Clinical Director CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Neuro-Developmental Team (NDT)

Who are we?

The Neuro-Developmental Team is a specialist child and adolescent assessment service for children and young people. We offer assessments to determine whether a child or young person has a neurodevelopmental presentation, that meets the criteria for neuro-diverse conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Our team is made up of CAMHS professionals from a range of different backgrounds who work together to provide a multi-disciplinary assessment. This includes Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses and Speech and Language Therapists.

 

Who is the service for?

We accept referrals for Children and Young People up to 18 years old living in one of the five boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton and Kingston and Richmond.

What you can expect

A Neuro-developmental assessment can help us formulate whether your Child/Young Person's presentation is consistent with a diagnosis such as ASD/ASC or ADHD.

As part of this assessment we will require current information from your child's school and any other professionals involved in their care, such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Paediatricians.

The assessment process usually consists of two appointments, whatever the age of the child. 

The first appointment will be a parental interview where a clinician will meet with you to gather information on your child's developmental history and to discuss symptoms and concerns. This will typically last 2 hours.

The second appointment will be a play-based assessment (taking into account ability) which will include an observation of your Child/Young Person in our outpatient clinic. This typically lasts 60 minutes. You do not need to do anything to prepare for this appointment.

Following the play-based assessment, the clinician leading this will meet with you to provide feedback and inform you of the preliminary findings. 

Our job is to promote emotional wellbeing and provide treatment to children and young people with mental health problems living in the London Borough of Richmond

Richmond Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Richmond CAMHS offers assessment and treatment to children and young people with a range of moderate to severe mental health problems. Where appropriate a combination of approaches is used in line with the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.  This service is for children, young people under 18 and their families who have a Richmond GP.

Details for Richmond CAMHS

Conditions we treat

The CAMHS teams treat children and young people presenting with enduring and moderate to severe mental health disorders which impact significantly on daily functioning.

Richmond CAMHS is a Tier 3 service and offers assessment and treatment to children and young people with a range of moderate to severe mental health problems. Where appropriate a combination of approaches is used in line with the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.

This service is for children, young people under 18 and their families who have a Richmond GP.

Waiting Times

It can be difficult waiting for support after being referred to services. Whilst we do our best to see all Children and young people as soon as possible, our waiting times are longer that we would like. We are committed to providing open and clear information around current expected waiting times. The following table explains average waits, as well as number of people waiting and likely time you will wait from a referral to initial assessment. Please note these are average waits and therefore you may find yourself seen sooner or slightly longer than estimated. 

To support you during your wait we have provided some useful tools and information which you can use to support you during this time. These can be found under resources tab.

RTT (Referral to Treatment) - this is from the time we receive your referral to your second clinical appointment.

Average wait - this is taken from the average time people waited during the previous month. It is counted from the time you are added to the waiting list until the time you start your first therapy appointment.

Number of people waiting - this number is taken from the end of the previous month.


RTT  (Referral to Treatment) waits:

Team Name Average weeks wait Number of people waiting
Richmond CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA)    
Richmond CAMHS Tier 3    

 

Tier 3 Therapy Waits:

Tier 3 is also referred to as 'Getting More Help' and is for moderate to severe/complex mental health needs

Team Name Average weeks wait Number of people waiting
Tier 3 ADHD Medication review     
Tier 3 Family Therapy    
Tier 3 Individual Therapy     
Tier 3 Psychiatry    

What you can expect at Richmond CAMHS

The CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) team screen all referrals to ensure that the child/young person is directed to the most appropriate service, including completing telephone screenings with the family and/or relevant professionals, or Face-to-Face assessments as deemed appropriate.   We cannot offer assessments for all referrals, so request that referrers please complete all referral questions on the form, including demographics and risk details.

The referral may be accepted to one of the South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust Tier 3 CAMHS services, or for the Emotional Health Service (Tier 2 CAMHS Services) within Achieving for Children. We also accept referrals on behalf of local youth counselling services and may signpost young people and their families to other local support services and resources.

Services offered include:

  • Assessment of moderate to severe mental health conditions, formulation/diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
  • Safety risk assessment and risk management plans to support children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group Sessions
  • Family therapy
  • Psychoeducation and parent work
  • Medication advice, prescribing, and monitoring
  • Consultations and network meetings with other professionals

Referrals

Professionals, parents, carers and children and young people can make a referral to the CAMHS SPA.

All other professional referrers or parent/family to refer directly to our CAMHS SPA by downloading the referral form and emailing this into our Kingston & Richmond CAMHS SPA Referrals inbox: krcamhsreferrals@swlstg.nhs.uk

GP Practices should send referrals via the Electronic Referral Service (e-RS). 

If you would like to make an enquiry prior to making a referral you can call the CAMHS SPA on 020 8547 6171, 9am – 5pm on weekdays

If you are concerned that a child/young person may have an eating disorder, it is recommended to make a direct referral to the SWLSTG CAMHS Eating Disorder Service. 

Please note, if you are already open to one of our CAMHS services, please contact the appropriate team with any concerns or queries rather than make a new referral to CAMHS SPA.

The local services contact details are:

Tier 3 CAMHS

  • Kingston Family, Adolescent & Child Team (FACT): 0203 513 5183
    Richmond Child & Family Consultation Centre (CFCC): 0203 513 3238

Referrals for children and young people presenting for assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties (ASD/ADHD) will be screened initially by the Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA) assessment team. If the SPA team find that the child or young person should undergo a more comprehensive assessment, they will refer on to the specialist Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service.

Referrals for children and young people presenting with eating difficulties will be screened initially by the Single Point of Access (SPA) assessment team. If the SPA team find that the child or young person should undergo a more comprehensive assessment, they will refer on to the specialist Children and Young People Community Eating Disorders Service.

Facilities at Richmond

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Where to find us

Richmond CAMHS, Child and Family Consultation Clinic
Barnes Hospital
Barnes
SW14 8SU

Telephone: 020 3513 3238

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

If you, or your parent/carer is concerned about your deteriorating mental health, and you think you would benefit from crisis support, advice, and guidance, you can call:

0203 228 5980 (Monday - Friday: 5pm - 11pm) and (Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays: 9am - 11pm)

This help line is staffed by CAMHS Crisis Practitioners, to help you or the young person you're caring for through a period of crisis or significant distress

 

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