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North and South Camden community CAMHS


Children, Families, Young people

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What we do

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. We specialise in providing help and treatment for children and young people (0-18 years) with emotional health and wellbeing needs.

We do this by offering a variety of interventions which we work with young people and families to agree.

We work with other teams and services in Camden to support and help young people and their families.

What to expect

We carefully consider what the main concerns are, understanding what the young person and families wishes are and appreciating any other information that has been shared (e.g. from the GP or school). We know that many young people and families are resilient and have a lot of strengths in coping with challenges around emotional wellbeing and so we are keen to understand what might be already working and helping at the same time as understanding any areas that may need additional support.

We work very closely with partnering agencies, these can be in NHS, local authority or the voluntary sector settings. Lots of these services are very experienced in supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and we always think of these partners throughout a young person’s journey in CAMHS, so from the start of referral, at assessment, during any therapy work and at the conclusion of CAMHS also.

We aim to work with young people and families using the i-THRIVE framework, this is an integrated, person-centred and needs-led approach to delivering mental health services for children, young people and families.  This means that mental health needs are defined by children, young people and families, alongside professionals, through shared decision making.

How to access this service

We accept self-referrals.

We also accept referrals from GPs and other professionals such as health visitors and school nurses.

NHS e-Referral Service

To locate the service on the NHS e-Referral Service, enter the following in the search fields:

  • Service name: Children, Young Adults and Family – Tavistock & Portman NHSFT
  • Priority: Routine
  • Speciality: Mental Health – Child and Adolescent
  • Clinic Type: Not Otherwise Specified
  • Organisation of Site Name field: Tavistock and Portman