CAMHS in schools
We work with parents and school staff in Camden to understand and address children’s emotional needs.
CAMHS stands for child and adolescent mental health services.
We can address a range of issues including:
- loss and trauma
- emotional and social concerns
- behaviour difficulties
- sleep, eating and toileting issues
- family breakdown
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- problems on the autism spectrum
We can help schools by:
- taking and working with referrals, through meeting with children and their families and school staff
- liaising with other agencies and professionals
- providing staff training and consultation on mental health themes
This service is free to all primary schools in Camden for up to one day a month. Some schools have purchased additional support.
Evidence suggests that working in this way in the community provides better access to mental health support to all families.
We are a multidisciplinary team. This means we have experts from different specialties who work together to assess and treat our patients. We are highly trained mental health professionals with a range of both assessment and therapeutic skills. We have worked in Camden primary schools since September 2011.
Children who attend primary school in Camden and their families.
We accept self-referrals. Please contact us for more information.
Parents with concerns can also talk to their child’s teacher or special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) to find out how to access our service.
When a child’s teacher thinks that child and adolescent mental health services may be helpful and wants to consult with us, they ask parents first and we then contact them.
Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2BX