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Emotional and mental-health services

Changes to contacting the Single Point of Contact 

Updated 1.4.2020

The Single Point of Access, also known as SPA, has an emergency number if you need advice from a mental-health professional.

AfC Kingston and Richmond

During these exceptional times, there may be some delays to our service. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please email spa.referrals@achievingforchildren.org.uk

For the latest news and information visit our quick links page at AfCInfo

 

AfC RBWM

During these exceptional times, there may be some delays to our service. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please email MASH@achievingforchildren.org.uk

For the latest news and information visit our quick links page at AfCInfo

 

Advice about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 

Last updated December 2019

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are specialist NHS children and young people’s mental health services. They can offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

The types of problems CAMHS can help with include violent or angry behaviour, depression, eating difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, obsessions or compulsions, sleep problems, self-harming and the effects of abuse or traumatic events.

If you are worried that your child is in imminent danger of harming themselves, call 999 or go directly to A&E.

 

Kingston & Richmond

The Emotional Health Service (EHS) or specialist CAMHS, will work with children and young people depending on need and risk(s). 

The Emotional Health Service is a multi-disciplinary team of clinical specialists and mental health clinicians (clinical and counselling psychologists, systemic psychotherapists and art psychotherapists) who provide mental health support to children and young people in Kingston and Richmond.

Some of the team work in different areas of specialist expertise such as ASD and ADHD, children and young people with disabilities, looked after children and young offenders. The service provides evidence-based psychological and therapeutic interventions in line with the children’s and young people’s improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) principles promoted by the Department of Health. 

https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/our-services/find-a-service/service/richmond-camhs

https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/our-services/find-a-service/service/woodroffe-fact-kingston-camhs

Off the Record in Twickenham provides free, walk-in counselling, supported information and sexual health services to young people aged 11-24 who live, work and study in the borough of Richmond upon Thames: 

https://otrtwickenham.com/ 

 

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

The Berkshire Healthcare Mental Health Services (CAMHS) works with young people who are experiencing significant, severe and complex difficulties with their mental health in RBWM.
These difficulties range from feeling low a lot of the time and worrying about lots of things to finding and fitting in with friends, hearing voices, having significant difficulties around eating, self-harming and even considering killing themselves.

https://cypf.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/mental-health-services-camhs/

Phone: 0300 365 1234

ADHD new assessments: 0118 207 0930

Anxiety and Depression: 0118 378 8926

Eating Disorders:  01628 640 300