Open Minded (CAMHS)

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Set of services for children, young people (up to 18 years), their families, parents and carers who are experiencing emotional, behavioural and mental health problems.

  • advice and support for parents
  • counselling and therapy for children
  • therapeutic work with the whole family 

The average treatment length is six months to a year, working in schools, GP practices, health centres and the Tavistock Centre.

All referrals are managed through a single point of entry, with onward referrals to Anna Freud Centrethe Brandon Centre, MOSAIC, Royal Free CAMHS, and the Tavistock Centre and Portman Clinic.

Eligibility criteria


We see children and young people up the age of 18 who are looking for help with:

  • anxiety
  • panic
  • fears and phobias
  • difficulties adjusting to new situations
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • bereavement
  • aggression 
  • challenging behaviour
  • hyperactivity
  • eating problems
  • severe mental health problems, including psychosis


  • over 18

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs


Referral methods: Email

Please send a referral letter by email. Try to provide a patient’s story in a letter with contextual information, including family information and the name of their school.


Self-referral Patient Leaflet

Via Joint Intake Referral Service.

t: 020 8938 2241