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Wandsworth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - single point of access

Wandsworth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - single point of access, 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 have mental health needs.

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.

The service will accept referrals:

  • of children and young people up to their 18th birthday
  • who are registered with a Wandsworth GP and
  • who are experiencing mental health difficulties and/or
  • who present with psychological and well-being needs.

The principles of the Service are to offer each child or young person a service which provides earlier intervention and detection of difficulties, through direct assessments and conversations with those who know the child or young person best.

This Service may be able to help by seeing young people at community locations, but if the service cannot help directly it will refer and signpost to professionals that can in consultation with families and young people. This includes Wandsworth  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The service can provide consultancy to professionals in relation to young people with whom they are working.

This service is for young people who may be:

  • experiencing difficulties with Mood or worries finding it hard to cope
  • struggling with their behaviour,
  • having thoughts and feelings that affect their sense of well-being.

Any queries about referrals can be directed to 020 3513 6631. Referrers are welcome to speak to a member of the Administration Team or the professional on duty who can help to think through what the most helpful next step will be.

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

All referrals are confidential and will be treated with complete discretion.

Who to contact


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

Where to go

Harewood House (Building 1)
Springfield University Hospital,
61 Glenburnie Road
SW17 7DJ
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Session Information
Appointments are usually held at 10.30am or 1.30pm


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:  Written referrals from GPs and other primary care professionals are accepted. Referrals should be faxed or sent to Joan Bicknell Centre, Building 19, Springfield University Hospital, SW17 7DJ. 
  • Parents, carers, young people from 16 up and professionals can send referrals by fax to 020 8672 0831 or by letter or should call 020 3513 6631 for advice.

Note: Any same day, or out of hours emergencies should be directed to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department where an assessment of risk will be made by an out of hours liaison service.

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 Ross Truscott, 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: 11 Apr 2022