Access Child and Youth Mental Health Service, also known as CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Single Point of Access, screens referrals for young people aged 5 to 18 years, who present with difficulties related to their emotional wellbeing/mental health.
- Base: Springfield University Hospital
- Service Type: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- Service Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Service Category: Community
- Disabled access: Yes
- Address: Trinity Building, Springfield University Hospital, 15 Springfield Drive, London, SW17 0YF
- Reception hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
- Reception phone number: 020 3513 6631
About our care
Access Child and Youth Mental Health Service screens referrals for young people aged 5-18 years, who present with difficulties related to their emotional wellbeing/mental health.
The team also screens referrals querying neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASC (Autism Spectrum Conditions) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Calls are offered to young people/carers to understand their concerns, assess risk and offer advice and support.
Longer mental health screening assessments with young people/families can be arranged as needed. These are usually 90 minute appointments held either in person or via video call or phone.
Following triage calls/assessments, young people and their families will be signposted to other services for further interventions and support if needed. The team also includes a family consultancy service, which is a local authority service that offers brief interventions for families.
Who is this service for?
Young people aged 5-18 years, who present with difficulties related to their emotional wellbeing/mental health.
The family consultancy team accepts referrals for young people who present with low level/specific difficulties and low risk, for example children presenting with anger, tantrums, sleep difficulties, adjustment following parental separation or relocation. Parents/carers are committed to addressing the issues using a systemic approach to seek solutions and improve family relationships and wellbeing.
Referrals and access
Referrals from professionals are made via the Electronic Referral Service (e-RS) to the Wandsworth Single Point of Access (SPA) or by emailing email@example.com. The team can also be contacted on 0203 513 6631.