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Wandsworth ACCESS Child and Youth Mental Health - Single Point of Access

Wandsworth ACCESS Child and Youth Mental Health is a single point of referral providing access to help for children and young people in Wandsworth up to the age of 18 years, who may be experiencing psychological and mental health difficulties.

The service is made up of experienced mental health professionals and aims to be responsive and accessible to families, as well as those professionals who are working with, or are concerned about a child or young person. Please note - we take routine and urgent referrals but are not an emergency service. If there are any significant risks regarding children and young people that require an urgent response, it is advised to attend local accident and emergency (A&E) or contact local safeguarding services.

The service will accept referrals from GPs, schools, and other professionals working with children and young people:

  • of children and young people up to their 18th birthday
  • who are registered with a Wandsworth GP and
  • who are experiencing psychological and mental health difficulties
  • who require screening for ADHD (over 11 yrs) and/or ASD (over 8 yrs)

We accept self referrals from young people aged 16 and 17 years

The principles of the Service are to offer each referred child or young person a service through carrying out an assessment and conversations with those who know the child or young person best such as parents/carers. This Service may offer face to face appointments in Springfield Hospital as well as e-consultations by video or telephone.

In consultation with families and young people, clinicians in ACCESS may refer and signpost to professionals in other services that are provided in the community by a range of other providers for further interventions and support if needed. These may include services within the NHS, local authority and the voluntary sector.

Some young people with more severe mental health difficulties may be referred for specialist treatment with Wandsworth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 

Families may be offered a Telephone Consultation or a Family Consultation meeting with the Brief Family Consultancy Service or intervention with Talking Families to develop their ideas or a plan of action around a specific difficulty or dilemma.

Any queries about referrals can be directed to 020 3513 6631.

Please send referrals to the Access Team email:

This service is provided by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust and Wandsworth Council.

Who to contact

Parent Organisation
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Where to go

(From 15th March) Trinity Building
Springfield University Hospital
15 Springfield Drive
SW17 0YF
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm


This is a free service provided by the NHS


Age Ranges
up to 18 years
Referral required
Referral Details

To use this service a professional such as a General Practitioner (GP), Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo), or Social Worker can make a referral.

Clinician/Professional referral:

Parents, carers, young people from 16 up

Note: For support out of hours at weekends and evenings we recommend contacting 111 or the Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000

The Wandsworth Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub can be contacted on 020 8771 6622 (9am-5pm) or 020 8871 6000 (out of hours)

Any same day or out of hours emergencies should be directed to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department where an assessment of risk will by made by a CAMHS emergency clinician. 

Other notes

Complaints: Initially these should be addressed to the clinicians involved. In the case of any complaints that cannot be resolved in this way, these should be directed to the Team Manager on 020 3513 6631.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you:

  • can refer yourself or your child; or
  • you could be referred by your doctor (GP) or other health practitioner.

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2023