CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
Parents, carers and young people can receive direct support through CAMHS.
Children and young people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives. Parents and carers may also need help and advice to deal with behavioural or other problems their child is experiencing.
The team offers a range of assessments and treatments. Where appropriate a combination of approaches will be used and in line with the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning. Services offered include:
The team hosts a Tier 3 Substance misuse worker to facilitate co-working around these young people.
The service covers a range of child mental health services in line with specific commission requirement providing a range of tier 2 and tier 3 specialised assessments and treatments to young people from Richmond and the surrounding areas.
The service currently accepts referrals from:
Referrals to Richmond CAMHS service are handled by the Single Point of Access (SPA). Call 020 8547 5008 or make a referral online.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) transformation plan sets out the local vision, strategy and key actions to support improvements in children and young people's mental health and wellbeing in the borough of Richmond. It was developed with children, young people, professionals and partners who have been working locally to deal with the challenging issues of mental health and wellbeing.
The key areas of transformation within our plans are to:
Read the CAMHS Transformation Plan 2015-20.
Updated: 23 September 2020