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Wandsworth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Learning Disability Service (CAMHLDS)

This service provides a comprehensive range of services for children and young people who have emotional and behavioural problems, and to their families.

The service is available to children and young people up to 18 years of age who have a severe learning disability and mental health problem/s.

If you want a referral to CAMHLDS, you need to contact the ACCESS Child and Youth Mental Health Service who are the 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.

ACCESS and Wandsworth CAMHLDS are not emergency services.  If you have a child or young person who requires emergency assistance, then contact the child’s GP or go to the A&E Department at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London SW17.


This service offers a wide range of assessments including psychiatric evaluation, psychometric testing, speech and language assessment and behavioural and family assessments. Once the assessment has been completed the team is able to offer a wide range of therapies to help children overcome the problems they face, including:

  • speech and language therapy;
  • behaviour therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT);
  • staff consultation;
  • family therapy and family work; and
  • liaison with other services and professionals

Enquiries are welcome by telephone and fax.

Who to contact

Telephone
Website
www.stgeorges.nhs.uk
Parent Organisation
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Where to go

Name
Entrance 2, Joan Bicknell Centre
Address
South West London & St. Georges Mental Health Nhs Trust, Springfield Hospital, 61
Glenburnie Road
London
Postcode
SW17 7DJ
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Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 years to 18 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals to the team should be made in writing to the Team Administrator at the address below. To enable a referral to proceed promptly, applicants should provide:

  • an indication that the referral had been discussed with the client and family;
  • a detailed reason for the referral;
  • full name, status and contact details of referrer;
  • full name of the child and of the parent(s) or guardian(s);
  • address, including full postcode and contact telephone number;
  • date of birth;
  • name, address and telephone number of General Practitioner (if not the referrer);
  • ethnicity of the child;
  • accommodation status;
  • first language of the parent or guardian if not English; and 
  • school and education status.

Local Offer

Description

Parents can ask for a referral from their: Doctor (GP); school; social worker; or any other health professional who knows their child.

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you need to ask for a referral from:

  • Your doctor (GP) or other health practitioner, or
  • Your social worker, or
  • Your child's Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO), or
  • to be referred by a professional using the Early Help Assessment

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