Kingston and Richmond Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - single point of access (SPA)
Who we are
We are the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) for new referrals for young people The team at Kingston and Richmond CAMHS Single Point of Access receive all new referrals for children and young people with a range of mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns within the Kingston & Richmond boroughs.
Who is the service for
We screen referral for children / young people under the age of 18 who either:
- live in Kingston or a have Kingston GP
- or live in Richmond or a have Richmond GP.
Where to find us
Red Lion Road
Telephone: 020 3513 5000
Our opening hours
Monday – Friday: 09:00 - 17.00
Email: CAMHSSPAADMIN@Swlstg.nhs.uk – for referral queries only
Who you might see / our staff
- Service Manager: Peter Maasdorp
- Professional Lead / Clinical Psychologist: Dr. Rachel Mahoney
- Consultant Psychiatrist: Dr. Alex Doig
- Clinical Psychologist: Dr. Tania Al-Atassi
- Clinical Psychologist: Dr. Helen Albon
- Clinical Psychologist: Dr. Joana Pinhel
- Clinical Nurse Specialist: Isobel Britton
- Assistant Psychologists: Flora Buer and Bhavisha Jaiprakash
- We have a trainee clinical psychologist and a Psychology undergraduate placement student on rotation with us.
- We also have locum clinicians working with our service
- Lead Administrator: Ruth Bolton
- Administrator: Jen Strong
- Administrator: Kirsten Wyeth
- Administrator: Terri Eastop
What you can expect
The CAMHS 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.
How to contact us
CAMHS SPA can be contacted for queries 9am-5pm Monday to Friday on: 020 8547 6171.
Please note that we do not accept telephone referrals. Formal referrals must be made using the online referral form as detailed below.
From the 1 April all GP’s are advised to make any CAMHS referrals via the Electronic Referral System (eRS).
From 2 May we are asking 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
However, there will be a 3 months transition period during which any referrals received via the children’s services Single Point of Access will continue to be processed.
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
Tier 2 CAMHS - The Emotional Health Service (EHS)
- Kingston EHS: 0208 547 6269
- Richmond EHS: 0208 487 5470
These phones are staffed 9am – 5pm on weekdays
Other useful information
- Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 – 0800 028 8000
Please contact the South West London & St Georges Mental Health Trust 24 hours mental Health Support Line. Anyone can use this line even if you open to a CAMHS service. The crisis line is supported by trained mental health advisors 24/7, 365 days a year.
CAMHS SPA Resources – please click to download:
- Please see Richmond and Kingston Local Offer and the Emotional Health Service resource hub websites below for further information of Mental health support available locally:
- SEND support through Achieving for Children
Other services you may wish to refer to:
- CAMHS Eating Disorder Service – they can accept direct referrals where an eating disorder is suspected
- Community Paediatrics - for neurodevelopmental queries for children under the age of 5
- Occupational Therapy - for queries about motor skills or possible Dyspraxia.
- Speech & Language Therapy:
- Educational Psychology - for queries about learning, progress in school or possible Dyslexia. Parents should speak with their schools SENCo about their concerns, the SENCo can then seek a consultation with their allocated EP.
- Education Inclusion Support Service (EISS) through Achieving for Children - https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/education/education-services/education-inclusion-support-service-eiss
- Social Care SPA - for safeguarding referrals or referrals for Early Help.
- Parenting services - You can find more information on the Kingston and Richmond Achieving for Children (AfC) parenting page which has links to information, other agencies and online parenting courses:
Or families can contact Karen Williams, Parenting Officer in Kingston & Richmond, for more information about available courses and what might be the most suitable parenting provision for them.
Telephone: 0208 547 6965
- Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in schools - https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/health-services/emotional-health-service/mental-health-support-teams-mhst
- Counselling services:
- Kooth is a free, anonymous counselling and wellbeing platform for young people - www.Kooth.com (Kingston & Richmond)
- Relate “Real Talk” - www.relate.org.uk (Richmond only)
- Off the Record - www.otrtwickenham.com (Richmond only)
- Richmond and Kingston School Health Service
The School Health Service provides confidential advice and support to young people attending a school or being home schooled in Richmond or Kingston, to help promote physical and mental wellbeing. Contact them on:
Richmond: 0208 917 4220 or CLCHT.email@example.com
Kingston: 0208 549 6323 or KU19@yourhealthcare.org