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Richmond Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Who we are

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.

Who is the service for

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

Where to find us

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

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

Our opening hours

Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00 

Who you might see / our staff

  • Service Manager: Peter Maasdorp
  • Lead Admin: Pat Cann
  • Admin: Amanda Lowell
  • Consultant: Dr Martin Newman
  • Consultant: Dr Alex Doig
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist: Federica Alberton
  • Psychotherapist: Andrea Obholzer 

What you can expect

Anyone who uses our services first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also have one named person who will be the main point of contact regarding their care and support from the Tier 3 service. This person will be called a named professional.  You can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.

We welcome feedback regarding the service we provide as this enable us to improve and develop the service to young people with mental health difficulties and their families.

How to contact us

Referrals

Professional referrals are made via the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) by competing the SPA online referral form, following the “Start my Referral” link accessed here: -

Professionals, parents, carers and children and young people can make a referral to the CAMHS SPA, details about how to make a referral can be found here.

Other useful information

If you feel unsafe, or there is an emergency, you should:

1. Contact your CAMHS – Richmond CAMHS – 0203 513 3238 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

Out of hours – 0800 028 8000

2. Book an emergency GP appointment

3. Visit A&E – call 999 if you need and ambulance

Useful links

See Richmond and Kingston Local Offer website for further information of Mental health support available in Richmond.

https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/assessment-and-education-health-and-care-planning/golden-binder-needs-assessment-education-health-and-care-plans-ehcp-processes-guidance-forms-and-templates

https://www.sendlocaloffer.org/kingston-upon-thames/

www.kooth.com (Kooth is a free online counselling and well-being platform for young people in Kingston)

www.childline.org.uk    (ChildLine 0800 1111)

www.samaritans.org or jo@samaritans.org  (SAMARITANS 116 123)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health 24 hour support line: 0800 028 8000

0203 2285980 – SLP CAMHS CRISIS line

www.papyrus-uk.org or pat@papyrus-uk.org  (Hopeline UK 0800 068 4141, confidential support service got young people having thoughts of suicide)

YoungMinds (text to 85258)