The Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) provide a comprehensive range of targeted and specialist community mental health assessments and treatments that are compliant with NICE guidance and other evidence based assessment and treatments.
The service comprises of multi-disciplinary teams of child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychotherapists, family therapists, clinical psychologists, nurses and allied health professionals based in Kensington Chelsea and Westminster. The service provides:
- Targeted services (Tier 2) to promote capacity of non CAMHS specialist, community services to support the emotional and mental health of children and young people. Provision includes training, consultation, assessment and short term treatment with a focus on early recognition and intervention for children and young people with emerging mental health difficulties.
- Specialist services (Tier 3) which assesses and treats children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties (including mental illness) and ADHD using evidenced-based treatments that are consistent with guidance and best practice.
- Additional commissioned services for looked after children (LAC) and support to young people with learning disabilities or neurodevelopment difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Behaviour Family and Support Team (BFST). Services for Youth offending are also available.