Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (0-18)

CAMHS offer a range of Targeted and Specialist Community Assessment and Treatment for families where children and young people have Emotional, Behavioural or Mental Health Difficulties.

The service comprises of multi-disciplinary teams of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Family Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech and Language Therapists) based in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster.

The types of problems CAMHS can help with include:

  • Violent or angry behaviour
  • Depression
  • Eating difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Self-harm behaviour
  • The effects of abuse or traumatic events
  • Additional services for young people with learning disabilities or neurodevelopment difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder

CAMHS can also diagnose and treat Serious Mental Health problems such as:

  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anorexia nervosa

The Parkside Clinic (North RBKC)

The Parkside Clinic provides Community Mental Health Services to children, young people with Complex Mental Health Difficulties, and their families in a range of different ways depending on their needs.

Their Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and Therapists provide assessment and treatment packages for children and young people and their families. Treatment may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Individual and Group Psychotherapy. Medication is also used when appropriate and carefully monitored by the doctors.

Contact Information:

63-65 Lancaster Road,
W11 1QG

Telephone: 020 8383 6123 / 020 8383 6124

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (South RBKC)

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service offers Assessment and Treatment for children and young people suffering Mental Health Difficulties.

Their Consultants are experienced in Psychiatry, Family Psychotherapy and Child Psychotherapy and work closely with a Paediatric Social Worker to provide services for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Emergency Department and Children’s Wards, Local Schools and Community Social Services.

The team assesses each child and a Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan is offered for those requiring care on one of their Children’s Wards. They maintain close links with Children’s Social Services to ensure children are supported at home and in the community.

Contact Information

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Service
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

T: 020 3315 8617