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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being Strategy for Children & Young People

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CAMHS Infrastructure

Lewisham CAMHS is Tier 3 Service offering therapeutic interventions to children and young people up to the age of 18 who experience enduring moderate to serious/complex mental health concerns that impact on daily living. Professions represented within CAMHS include:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Family Therapists
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapeutic Social Workers

Lewisham CAMHS Services Summary and Contact Information

Services are located across three sites within the Lewisham Borough:

1. Kaleidoscope:  Lewisham Centre for Children & Young People, 32 Rushey Green, Catford. SE6 4JF, Tel: 020 7138 1250

Generic team & Crisis Team

Children & young people up to the age of 18 living in Lewisham with a serious and enduring mental health problem, including presentations at Lewisham Hospital A&E

Neuro-Developmental Teams (NDT)

Children & young people up to the age of 18 with a diagnosed significant neurological condition including Autism Spectrum Disorder or moderate to more severe learning disability with a severe and enduring mental health problem.

Paediatric Liason Team

Children & young people with a medical condition, such as diabetes, where psychological support or treatment for the condition is required, physical complaints have been thoroughly investigated and there is continuing report of symptoms of illness 

2. Lewisham Park: 78 Lewisham Park, London SE13 6QJ Tel: 020 3228 1000

Young people up to the age of 18 with acute mental health difficulties.

SYMBOL Team (Looked After Children)

Children and young people with serious and enduring mental health difficulties who are:

  • looked after by the Lewisham Local Authority
  • Looked after by other authorities but placed in Lewisham
  • Adopted children / Children on Special Guardianship Orders

Functional Family Therapy Team (FFT)

Intensive outreach family therapy for young people and their families where the young person has persistent and significant conduct problems at home, school or in the community. 

The Lewisham Functional Family Therapy team takes referrals from Lewisham CAMHS, Lewisham YOS, the Pupil Referral Units, plus Sedgehill and Prendergast Ladywell Schools.

3. Holbeach: 9 Holbeach, Catford, London SE6 4TW, Tel: 020 8314 9742

Adolescent Resource and Therapy Service (ART’S)

Young people up to the age of 18 who have offended or are at risk of offending and have serious and enduring mental health difficulties.


Please refer to the CAMHS Referral Criteria for full information on services and referrals.

When making a referral to Lewisham CAMHS please use our CAMHS Referral Form.

Non urgent referrals for CAMHS teams based at Kaleidoscope can be emailed to: LewishamCAMHSAdmin@slam.nhs.uk

If you have any urgent concerns about a child or young person’s mental health or a referral query please contact the CAMHS Duty Team at Kaleidoscope Tel: 020 7138 1250 (available Monday to Friday 9-5 excluding bank holidays)

Out of hours: Please advise the Parent/Carer to contact the child/young person’s G.P, or in an emergency, if it is felt that the child/young person is not able to be kept safe, send them to their local A&E.

South London and Maudsley NHS – Crisis Support Line Tel: 0800 731 2864 is available 24 hours a day if you need urgent help or advice.

Lewisham CAMHS Safeguarding Children Infrastructure and Contact Information:

Sophie Roberts is the Lead Nurse Safeguarding Children Lewisham CAMHS


Telephone: 0203 0491293 Lewisham CAMHS, Kaleidoscope, 32 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6 4JF

Wendy Geraghty is the Lead Doctor Safeguarding Children Lewisham CAMHS


Telephone: 0203 2281000

Lewisham CAMHS, 78 Lewisham Park, London SE13 6QJ

Mark Perry is Service Manager Lewisham CAMHS


Telephone: 0207 138 1250

Lewisham CAMHS, Kaleidoscope, 32 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6 4JF

Useful links

Child & Adolescent Mental Health – Young Minds

Royal College of Psychiatrists


Kooth - free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people

MindEd - free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for adults


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