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Advice and consultation for professionals
Advice and consultation for professionals
Advice and consultation for professionals
Advice and consultation for professionals
We provide the most comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) services in England and Wales with the most diverse range of specialist outpatient services for children, young people and their families.

Some issues that we can help with:
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attachment disorders
  • Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioural or conduct problems
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Depression and low mood
  • Difficulties at home, with friends, or problems at school
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Issues with food and eating such as anorexia, bulimia, or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Neuro-psychiatric conditions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis - hearing voices or seeing things

This list is not an exhaustive one; please contact us if you are unsure about whether we can help with a child or young person's issues.

Interventions offered for professionals

  • Consultation with the professional network
  • Training courses for staff
  • Intervention in schools – see our schools section for more information

How to make a referral to us

Referrals can be sent to us by email, or post. We can accept referrals from:
  • GPs
  • Schools
  • Social services
  • Other CAMHS services
  • Mental health professionals
  • Educational psychologists
  • Special educational needs co-ordinators

In order to help us process your referral, please try to provide us with as much detail as possible, including:
  • Current concerns or difficulties
  • Risks to the young person, family, or others
  • Severity of problems, and the impact on the family
  • Any relevant family history
  • Past CAMHS
  • Details of any other agencies involved
Please make sure that the young person and family are aware of the referral, and consent to it before sending anything to us.

Get in contact

For further details about how to refer a child or young person to us, please go to our CAMHS services page to find our teams' contact information.

The main contact numbers for our services are listed below:

Croydon CAMHS

Phone: 020 3228 0000
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Lambeth CAMHS

Phone: 020 3228 7370
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Lewisham CAMHS

Phone: 020 7138 1250
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Southwark CAMHS

Phone: 020 3228 7777
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

National and Specialist CAMHS

Phone: 020 3228 3381
When: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Referral information and criteria for our national and specialist teams can be found on the national and specialist services website.

Our borough community services operate a duty rota during normal working hours. This means that there will be someone available to answer telephone queries and concerns from young people, parents, carers, and professionals.

The duty worker will review your referral to screen for risks to the child or young person. If we do have any concerns about any immediate risks to the safety and wellbeing of a child or young person, or we do not have enough information, we will contact the referrer, and any other professionals involved. 

All of our referrals are reviewed at service meetings. We will contact the referrer, and family to inform them of the outcome of the referral.