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Helping Families Team

Phone number:
0203 228 2837
Hospital site:
Maudsley Hospital
Address:
Michael Rutter Centre
Maudsley Hospital
De Crespigny Park
London
SE5 8AZ
Disabled access:
  • Wheelchair accessible building
  • Ground floor therapy rooms
  • Accessible toilets on all levels
  • Lift access to the 1stfloor.
Directorate or department:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Care pathway:
Service type:
Treatment mode:
Training and service delivery
This service is for people who live in:
National (Child and Adolescent services)
Summary:
The Helping Families Team is an innovative community-based team that is working to improve outcomes for families in which parents are affected by mental health difficulties.
We aim to bridge the gaps between CAMHS, adult mental health, education, and children’s services by providing:

  • Early intervention and support in collaboration with alongside existing services
  • Specialist parenting assessment and intervention to parents with mental health difficulties and complex psychosocial needs
  • Specialist advice, consultation, and training

Our team uses a proactive outreach and therapeutic approach to positively engage families. The team primarily works with parents, however, we do also work directly with children and young people, where appropriate.

The Team’s work uses a whole-family approach that:

  • Improves the life chances of children, builds family resilience, and reduces risk
  • Recognises the inter-related needs of children, parents, and the family as a whole
  • Uses partnership-based and family focused approaches that share and enhance the knowledge and expertise of the family and professional network
  • Tailors effective invention, care, and support to meet the needs of the family.

The Helping Families team is a programme developed by the Centre for Parent and Child Support (CPCS). We work in partnership with other programmes developed by CPCS:

  • Empowering Parents Empowering Communities
  • Family Partnership Model
Further Information:

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