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National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Corner House

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


Corner House Welcome video

How we help

Corner House is part of the National Deaf Children and Young People's Service at South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust. Corner House is an inpatient unit providing Tier 4 care to Children and Young People from the UK, age 5-17 years.

Corner House manages the risk whilst the Child/Young Person's mental state is assessed, treated and stabilised during which a planned returned to their community, offering therapeutic support and education is formalised. Corner House provides 24 hour care to meet the needs of the Child/Young person and their families/carers following assessment by members of the Corner House Team.

We work with specialist professionals and teams, such as those listed below, to provide you with the highest possible quality of care in British Sign Language (BSL) so that you can achieve the best outcomes from the treatments we offer for Deaf Children and Young People and their family's communication profile, deaf identity, and language.

Neuro-Development Team
Adolescent Outreach Team (AOT)
CAMHS Learning Disabilities
Crisis Emergency Care Services (CECS)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service
National Deaf CAMHS Outpatient (London, Cambridge & Kent)
Community Eating Disorders Team

National Deaf CAMHS service

Corner House provides a range of comprehensive mental health services for Deaf children, young people and their families or carers.

We are committed to:

  • The employment of deaf service users and carer involvement in all aspects of care
  • Respect and promotion of Deaf culture and British Sign Language

National Deaf CAMHS, Corner House

Corner House provides a Mental Health Service for Deaf Children and their families. The Service comprises of a 6 bedded inpatient unit. All of the Children/Young people admitted are Deaf and are likely to use a variety of communication means, including British Sign Language (BSL) and Sign Supported English (SSE).

Corner House implements a Therapeutic Community approach where intense psychotherapy input is adopted in both clinical and educational settings. The unit adopts a variety of structured and unstructured activities maintaining a safe and containing environment, offering physical and emotional support and ensuring a collective involvement of the children, young people and their families.

The service works closely with families, carers and other professionals involved in the young persons' life, as appropriate. The service has both Deaf and hearing staff. All staff have Deaf awareness and study BSL. BSL interpreters are always available where required.


We cover the following conditions:


Referrals can be made by a range of services including CAMHS, Community Paediatricians, Audiologists, Social Services, Schools for the Deaf, Hearing Impaired units, GPs and National Deaf Child and Family outreach services.

We encourage use of range of accessible point of video calls, for Deaf professionals and families, in order to discuss potential referrals.

Following this a referral form is completed and sent to the address at the top of the form.

Referrals can be made by letter, phone, email and fax. Our referral form is then sent to the referrer and family of the child. A written copy of the current mental state assessment, risk assessment, zone, and multi-agency care plan should accompany the written referral form. Supplementary information may accompany the referral but cannot be used instead of a written referral. Social history where available will also be required.

A child referred to inpatient psychiatric services may be deemed to be a Child in Need and as such prior to admission a CAF should be completed with the consent of the family if the young person is not already open to social services. This also facilitates arrangement of transport to and from Corner House which falls outside the Commissioning of the unit


Corner House

South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Springfield Hospital,
61 Glenburnie Road,
London SW17 7DJ

Tel: 0208 513 5802


Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)

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

Video with Dr Diana Cassell, Clinical Director CAMHS

Adolescent Outreach Team (AOT)

The Adolescent Outreach Team is a multidisciplinary community team, working across South West London, with the aim of helping young people to avoid inpatient mental health care by working more intensively with them in the community during a period of mental health crisis. Once the presentation has stabilised their care is transferred back to their local CAMHS team.

This service is for Young People aged 12-18 years who are experiencing an acute crisis in their mental health and who might be at risk of needing an inpatient admission owing to the severity of their illness or risk.

We have Specialist Nurses, Senior Support Workers, Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Family Therapist.

A young person will have a key worker allocated and other staff will become involved according to the interventions/treatment required.

We see Young People at least once per week and this can be in their home, school, CAMHS clinic or other community venues. We also work with parents/carers to provide information, support and advice and to share risk management. We liaise with school and other services within the Young Person's support network, as appropriate. Owing to the nature of the presentations, we do not operate a waiting list and, if a referral is accepted, we will usually offer an assessment within a few days.


Referrals are only accepted from Tier 3 CAMHS Services and need to be supported by a Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist.

Referrals are accepted on a 'Form 1' emailed to

We are unable to accept self referrals.

Springfield University Hospital
1st Floor Newton Building, Building 3
61 Glenburnie Road
SW17 7DJ

Telephone: 020 3513 5000

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)

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


Video with Dr Diana Cassell, Clinical Director CAMHS

Aquarius Ward

Aquarius Ward is a 12-bed mixed gender inpatient service for Young People aged 12-18 experiencing a mental health crisis, requiring short term crisis intervention in hospital.

Depending on your needs you will see a variety of people including Nurses, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Social Workers or other Mental Health Practitioners. 

If you use our services, you will receive an assessment of your mental health needs and a care plan detailing the support you will receive.

Aquarius Ward is a friendly, peaceful environment. However, things can get noisier at times! The staff are easy to get along with and will do all they can to help you. We aim to ensure effective intervention to support transition back into the community and Tier 3/local services.

During the day there are activities, groups and school.

Young People will be allocated a named nurse and named doctor who will be the main points of contact for Young People and their parents/carers.

Conditions we treat

Young people who use our services get an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. You will also have one named person who co-ordinates your care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person will be your main point of contact and you can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.

We cover the following conditions:

Anxiety disorders in children

Bipolar disorder


Obsessive compulsive disorder


Referrals are accepted from Tier 3 and Tier 4 CAMHS services. We cannot accept self referrals.

All referrals go through the South London Partnership Bed Management team.

Referrals can be made by a range of services including CAMHS, Paediatricians, Social Services, Schools, GP's and National Deaf Outreach Service.

We encourage telephone contact to discuss potential referrals. Following this a referral form is completed and sent via post / fax or secure e-mail to the unit. The unit is commissioned by NHS England and referrals are accepted from within the UK. For referrals outside England, funding will need to be agreed with the local team prior to admission.


Telephone: 020 3513 5421

Building 5 (Newton Building)

Entrance 8

Springfield University Hospital

Glenburnie Road


SW17 7DJ


Our opening hours

24 hours

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Waiting Times

It can be difficult waiting for support after being referred to services. We are committed to seeing Children and Young people as soon as possible. We endeavour to keep our waiting times to a minimum however these can depend on the demand for services and staffing. We are committed to providing open and clear information about this depending on which part of CAMHS you are waiting to access. The following detail 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 waits we have provided some useful tools and information which you can use to support you during this time. These can be found under the resources tab above.

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

Average wait - This is the average time people waited for this therapy during the previous month. It is counted from the time you are added to the waiting list until 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
CAMHS Complex Learning Disabilities  4.3
CAMHS Eating Disorders  2 14 
CAMHS Neuro Development Team (Diagnostic Service)  14.2 129 
Adolescence Assertive Outreach Team  1.5
Deaf Community CAMHS Services  8.3 46 
CAMHS Emergency Care Service     1


Tier 3/Getting More Help Therapy Waits:

Tier 3 services are for Children and Young People who require help with moderate to severe mental health needs. We sometimes call these services 'Getting More Help'.

Team Name Average weeks wait Number of people waiting
Kingston Tier 3 ADHD Titration  34.3  36
Kingston Tier 3  Family Therapy   11 
Kingston Tier 3 Individual Therapy  19.3 59 
Kingston Tier 3 Psychiatry  25.3 16 
Merton Tier 3 ADHD Titration  20.3 28 
Merton Tier 3 Family Therapy  63.9  19
Merton Tier 3 Individual Therapy  17.3
Merton Tier 3 Psychiatry  13  10
Richmond Tier 3 ADHD Titration    18
Richmond Tier 3 Family Therapy  48  26
Richmond Tier 3 Individual Therapy  25.6  80
Richmond Tier 3 Psychiatry    10
Sutton Tier 3 ADHD medication review  12.1  4
Sutton Tier 3 Family Therapy  3.6  3
Sutton Tier 3 Individual Therapy   6.1  12
Wandsworth Tier 3 ADHD medication review     
Wandsworth Tier 3 Family Therapy  17.1  10
Wandsworth Tier 3 Individual Therapy  15.3  57
Wandsworth Tier 3 Psychiatry  22.6 11



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