Our job is to promote emotional wellbeing and provide treatment to children and young people with mental health needs living in the London Borough of Kingston
Kingston Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)/Woodroffe Family Adolescent and Child team (FACT)
Kingston CAMHS 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. This service is for children, young people under 18 and their families who have a Kingston GP.
The CAMHS SPA team screen all referrals to ensure that the child or young person is directed to the most appropriate service, including completing telephone screenings with the family and/or relevant professionals. We also offer face-to-face assessments as appropriate. We cannot offer assessments for all referrals, so request that referrers complete all referral questions on the form, including demographics and risk details.
The referral may be accepted to one of the South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust Tier 3 CAMHS services, or for the Emotional Health Service (Tier 2 CAMHS Services) within Achieving for Children. We also accept referrals on behalf of local youth counselling services and may signpost young people and their families to other local support services and resources.
Services offered include:
Assessment of moderate to severe mental health/conditions, formulation/diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
Safety risk assessment and risk management plans to support children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group Sessions
Psychoeducation and parent work
Medication advice, prescribing and monitoring
Consultations and network meetings with other professionals
Professionals, parents, carers and children and young people can make a referral to the CAMHS SPA.
All GPs are advised to make any CAMHS referrals via the Electronic Referral System (eRS).
All other professional referrers or parent/family should refer directly to our CAMHS SPA by downloading the K&R CAMHS referral form and emailing this into our Kingston & Richmond CAMHS SPA referrals inbox: email@example.com
If you would like to make an enquiry prior to making a referral you can call the CAMHS SPA on 020 8547 6171, 9am 5pm on weekdays.
Referrals for children and young people presenting for assessment of neurodevelopmental difficulties (ASD/ADHD) will be screened initially by the Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA) assessment team. If the SPA team find that the child or young person should undergo a more comprehensive assessment, they will refer on to the specialist Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service.
Referrals for children and young people presenting with eating difficulties will be screened initially by the Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA) assessment team. If the SPA team find that the child or young person should undergo a more comprehensive assessment, they will refer on to the specialist Children and Young People Community Eating Disorders Service.
For mild to moderate mental health presentations (Tier 2), Achieving for Children provide assessment and intervention (which is a non-Trust service). Please follow this link for more information: https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/community-information/information-and-advice/emotional-health-service