CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
Please read this guide for helpful information about CAMHS – Guide to CAMHS
A referral to CAMHS can be made by the school SENCO (Danielle Stone/Madeleine Bendell) or via your GP. Each local authority has their own CAMHS services (some are now grouped together) but the one you access is dependent on which local authority your registered GP is in.
Please note that every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crises line for people of all ages which is free to call and can provide advice to those in crises – follow this link for the telephone numbers for London: 24/7 crises lines
Local Authorities for NWLJDS families:
Additional Support (separate to CAMHS)
WEST – Brent Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team – for children attending NWLJDS with a Brent GP – Brent Council – Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team (WEST)
BICS – Barnet Integrated Clinical Services – for children attending NWLJDS with a Barnet GP – https://www.barnet.gov.uk/children-and-families/support-parents-and-carers/barnet-integrated-clinical-services-bics