Adolescent 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.
Conditions we treat
We cover the following conditions:Anxiety disorders in children
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Where to find us
Springfield University Hospital
Elizabeth Newton Way
Telephone: 020 3513 5000
Our opening hours
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Who you might see / our staff
We have Specialist Nurses, Senior Support Workers, Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologist, OT and Family Therapist.
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 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