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Facilities:

We see young people and their families and carers at home, school, CAMHS clinic or other community venues.

Adolescent Assertive Outreach Team

Who we are

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

Who is the service for

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.

Where to find us

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

Telephone: 020 3513 5000
Email: AOTAdmin@swlstg.nhs.uk

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Who you might see / our staff

We have 2 specialist nurses, 2 senior support workers, 2 Consultant Psychiatrists, a Clinical Psychologist and a DBT Practitioner.

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

What you can expect

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 and we liaise with school and other services within the young person’s support network, as appropriate. We do not operate a waiting list and, if a referral is accepted, we will usually offer an assessment within a few days.

Referrals

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

Referrals accepted on a form 1 emailed to AOTAdmin@swlstg.nhs.uk