CAMHS in focus

As part of our Child and Adolescent (CAMHS) focus we will be hosting a Tweet chat on Tuesday 23 July at 11am with Dr Yolanda Devine from our National and Specialist Forensic Mental Health Service. Dr Devine will be on hand to answer your questions about forensic mental health.

To take part in the discussion you can follow us on twitter @MaudsleyNHS using #SLaMstigma

Dr Yolanda Devine is a dual-trained Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist working with the Forensic Mental Health Service for Young People at the Maudsley Hospital. She has been a Consultant within SLaM since 2011 and prior to this worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Bluebird House secure in-patient adolescent unit in Southampton since 2007.


National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Service

Location: Maudsley Hospital

Mode: CAMHS Outpatient

Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, consultant paediatricians, GPs, youth justice, social services, solicitors, law courts, GP consortia, mental health professionals

Key areas: Aggressive behaviour, anger, anti-social behaviour, arson, behavioural disorders, fire setting, offending, sex offending, violence

We provide specialist forensic services, treating complex and high risk cases. Many of the young people we work with are vulnerable, and present with severe psychopathology.

Young people referred to us may be involved with the criminal justice system or be at high risk of being so in the future. They are likely to present with behavioural problems like violence and aggression towards others, harming themselves, fire setting or engaging in sexually inappropriate behaviour. We provide a fast-track service for cases requiring an urgent response because of the nature of the presenting problem or, in some cases, the time limits imposed by criminal proceedings. We conduct home and community assessments where appropriate.

Our team has excellent links and a strong working relationship with the Tier 4 National Specialist Secure In-patient Units across the NHS.

Forensic Mental Health Service
Michael Rutter Centre
Maudsley Hospital
De Crespigny Park
London SE5 8AZ

Tel: 020 3228 3841
Fax: 020 3228 5011

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