Open Minded Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs): Camden

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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

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • over 18

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Please complete the referral form called Referral to the Child, Young Adult and Family Services - Tavistock & Portman and refer via e-RS.

To locate the service on e-RS, enter the following in the search fields:

  • Service name: Children, Young Adults and Family – Tavistock & Portman NHSFT
  • Priority: Routine
  • Speciality: Mental Health – Child and Adolescent
  • Clinic Type: Not Otherwise Specified
  • Organisation of Site Name field: Tavistock and Portman

Where to find the form

  • For Template Manager practices: Camden EMIS Forms page         
  • For Resource Publisher practices:  Within your practice’s EMIS system (no import/action needed)

 

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Please complete the referral form called Referral to the Child, Young Adult and Family Services - Tavistock & Portman and refer via e-RS.

To locate the service on e-RS, enter the following in the search fields:

  • Service name: Children, Young Adults and Family – Tavistock & Portman NHSFT
  • Priority: Routine
  • Speciality: Mental Health – Child and Adolescent
  • Clinic Type: Not Otherwise Specified
  • Organisation of Site Name field: Tavistock and Portman
Letter

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.

e: tpn-tr.cyaf-intake@nhs.net

Self-referral Patient Leaflet

Via Joint Intake Referral Service.


t: 020 8938 2241

e: tpn-tr.cyaf-intake@nhs.net


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Last updated: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Review date: Friday, 07 April 2023