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Community services

Our services offers a range of assessments and treatments for children and young people with mental health issues which impact significantly on day to day life.

We have community services in five locations across south west London. They provide assessment and treatment for a range of common problems. There is one in each of the five boroughs covered by the Trust

Sutton

We provides mental health assessments and treatment for children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families living in the London Borough of Sutton

In Sutton we are part of the Sutton Alliance which includes NHS services and local organisations such as Jumpstart, a youth counselling service.

We offer a number of effective therapies based on the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.

Services offered include:
  • Assessment of moderate to severe mental health problems
  • Safety planning
  • Psycho-education and support to the family
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Brief/interpersonal therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • Parent work around the child's needs

The treatment options will be fully explained and discussed before you start treatment. We also provide advice, consultation and support to schools and other organisations that work with young people.

Merton

We provide mental health assessments and treatment for children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families living in the London Borough of Merton.

We offer a number of effective therapies based on the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.

Services offered include:
  • Assessment of moderate to severe mental health problems
  • Safety planning
  • Psycho-education and support to the family
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Brief/interpersonal therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • Parent work around the child's needs

The treatment options will be fully explained and discussed before you start treatment. We also provide advice, consultation and support to schools and other organisations that work with young people.

Wandsworth

We provide mental health assessments and treatment for children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families living in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

We offer a number of effective therapies based on the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.

Services offered include:
  • Assessment of moderate to severe mental health problems
  • Safety planning
  • Psycho-education and support to the family
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Brief/interpersonal therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • Parent work around the child's needs

The treatment options will be fully explained and discussed before you start treatment. We also provide advice, consultation and support to schools and other organisations that work with young people.

Kingston

We provide mental health assessments and treatment for children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families living in the London Borough of Kingston.

We offer a number of effective therapies based on the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.

Services offered include:
  • Assessment of moderate to severe mental health problems
  • Safety planning
  • Psycho-education and support to the family
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Brief/interpersonal therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • Parent work around the child's needs

The treatment options will be fully explained and discussed before you start treatment. We also provide advice, consultation and support to schools and other organisations that work with young people.

Richmond

We provide mental health assessments and treatment for children and young people (aged 5-18) and their families living in the London Borough of Richmond.

We offer a number of effective therapies based on the young person's needs and as agreed with the family through care planning.

Services offered include:
  • Assessment of moderate to severe mental health problems
  • Safety planning
  • Psycho-education and support to the family
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Brief/interpersonal therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication
  • Parent work around the child's needs
  • Consultations and network meetings with other professionals

There are also four specialist community teams, which cover all the boroughs and one specialist community team, which works in Wandsworth only.

 

Neurodevelopmental assessment service

This service offers assessment where the Single point of access/Single point of referral or local team have identified a clear need for assessment of possible ASD/ADHD. The assessment will be comprehensive leading to a diagnostic report with care plan/recommendations.

Complex Learning Disabilities service

This is a dedicated service offered to Wandsworth patients. This team provides a range of services for children and young people aged up to 18 and their families and/or carers experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

Eating Disorder service

The EDS is an ‘end to end’ service for the treatment of eating disorders based at Springfield Hospital.

The service has strong links with local children's services at St George's Hospital. Local teams manage eating problems that are secondary or related to other disorders, such as depression.

Multisystemic therapy service (MST)

This service provides an intensive community-based intervention to young people aged 11-17, at risk of out-of-home placement (in care, residential school or secure setting) due to antisocial or delinquent behaviours and/or youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

The team is integrated within CAMHS despite having a different referral criteria as described below:

  • Young people at risk of entering care or custody
  • Young people at risk of entering residential school
  • Young people who are offending or who are at risk of offending / ‘On Community Orders’:
  • Young people who are physically aggressive at home, at school or in the community, and/or are at risk of school exclusion / antisocial behaviour
  • Young people at risk of absconding or are vulnerable to sexual exploitation
  • Substance abuse in the context of other behavioural difficulties listed above
  • Verbal aggression, verbal threats or harm to others

Emergency care service

The CAMHS Emergency Care Service (CECS) is a team of specialist nurses who provide assessment and management plans for young people up to age 18 who come to accident and emergency and children's wards having a mental health crisis.

The CECS also provide urgent 7 day follow ups for young people who are registered with a GP in one of the Trust's five boroughs and who have been seen at local and non-local hospitals.

 

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Resources

Here are some online resources that are designed to help you understand mental illness and its treatment.

 Young Minds

Information for young people about emotional and mental health issues.

Young Minds

The Hideout

Offers support to young people living with domestic abuse

The Hideout

ChildLine

A free and confidential support service for children

Tel: 0800 1111

Childline

Connexions

Information and advice for young people aged 13 to 19

Tel: 080 800 13219

Text: 07766 413219

www.merton.gov.uk/living/somethingincommon

Ask Frank

Open and honest information about drugs and where to get support.

Ask Frank

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

A helpline for children and young people who need advice about how to make a situation better

Tel: 0808 800 5000

NSPCC Child Protection

Samaritans

A 24-hour service offering confidential emotional support to anyone who is in crisis

Helpline: 08457 90 90 90

Samaritans

RU OK?

Self-help for teenagers developed by professionals

RU OK?

Contact a family

Information for families with disabled children

www.cafamily.org.uk

Living with ADHD

Website providing information for families and young people living with ADHD

Living with ADHD

 

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