Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Southwark)
The Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based in the Sunshine House, Southwark Child and Young People’s Development Centre. They provide assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have a severe developmental disability and complex mental health problems. They care for children and young people whose needs cannot be met in mainstream CAMHS.
Tier 3 CAMHS have a team of specialists in a community mental health clinic or a hospital outpatient clinic. This level of service is for children and young people with severe and complex problems which they have had for some time. Team members are likely to include child and adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, clinical psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, child psychotherapists, occupational therapists, art, music and drama therapists.
They provide a range of treatments and care, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), parenting support, and group work for parents, children and siblings. CBT is a talking treatment that can help people overcome upsetting and unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving. It helps people to be clearer about these patterns and helps to work out a way of changing them.
The mental health problems they most frequently provide help with include autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and mood disorders.
020 3049 8269
Sunshine House, 27 Peckham Road, Peckham, London SE5 8UH
NHS free service.
Run by the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) which is part of the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM).
16th July 2021