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National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

Trauma, Anxiety and Depression (TAD) Clinic

Maudsley Hospital

Contact information: 

Michael Rutter Centre

De Crespigny Park

Call: 020 3228 2657



Referrals are accepted from:
 psychiatrists, paediatricians, psychologists, mental health professionals

Key areas: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex bereavement, adjustment disorder and other stress-related psychopathology, generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia and other phobic disorders, health anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), unipolar depression.


The national specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Trauma, Anxiety and Depression (TAD) Clinic is a tier-4, multi-disciplinary team working with young people, families, and mental health practitioners across the UK and internationally. We primarily offer assessment and treatment to children and adolescents who experience severe and/or treatment-resistant forms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders and unipolar depression - including second opinion on diagnosis and specialist advice on treatment of these conditions.

We also offer an extensive range of clinical training and clinical supervision to CAMHS teams and schools. Finally, we work with the UK government and local commissioning groups to set up and manage public health initiatives related to disasters and emergencies.

Our clinical and training activities are informed by academic work at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London, where we study the causes, assessment, and treatment of emotional disorders in children and young people. We also train numerous professionals from various backgrounds in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD.

The referrals process

Families, GPs, and referrers are welcome to contact us for information. Formal referrals should come from the local Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) team and may be subject to authorisation from the local clinical commissioning group (CCG). We are unable to accept GP referrals without support from the local CAMHS team. We also accept private referrals.