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 Richmond

Richmond Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Richmond services offer 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 Richmond GP.

Services we offer

Services we offer

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
  • Family therapy 
  • 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 other professional referrers or parent/family to refer directly to our CAMHS SPA by downloading our referral form  and emailing this into our Kingston & Richmond CAMHS SPA Referrals inbox:

GP Practices should send referrals via the Electronic Referral Service (e-RS). 

If you would like to make an enquiry prior to making a referral you can call the CAMHS SPA on 020 8547 6171. The lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm 

If you are concerned that a child or young person may have an eating disorder, it is recommended to make a direct referral to the CAMHS Eating Disorder Service. 

Please note, if you are already open to one of our CAMHS services, please contact the appropriate team with any concerns or queries rather than make a new referral to CAMHS SPA.

All our referrals can be found under A-Z of services.