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Child Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Service


Offers assessment, and a variety of treatment options, including group treatment and individually based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for children and young people with stress reactions arising from exposure to a traumatic event or loss. The emphasis is on building up effective coping skills.

Conducts research into the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), disseminates specialist CBT for PTSD and other traumatic reactions, and works with and supports relevant voluntary sector and international organisations.

Target groups  Children and young people aged 3-17 (though exceptions are made), and their families, presenting with fears, phobias, sleep problems, separation difficulties, prolonged bereavement reactions, depression, post traumatic stress, anxiety and related difficulties, who have been exposed to events such as accidents, violent crime, car crashes, emergencies and disasters.

Referrals accepted from GPs, health and social services, schools, solicitors.

Run by/type of organisation:  NHS. Part of the South London & Maudsley Foundation Trust.

Contact Details

020 3228 2657



Michael Rutter Centre for Children & Young People, Maudsley Hospital, De Crespigny Park (off Denmark Hill), London SE5 8AZ

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon-Thur 8.30am - 6pm Fri 9am - 5pm


Disabled Access:
Wheelchair accessible. Adapted toilets.

Tube: Elephant & Castle, then bus. Rail: Denmark Hill. Buses: 12, 35, 36, 40, 42, 45, 68, 171, 176, 185, 345, 468, 484, P15.

Other information:
Last updated September 10th, 2013.

Last updated:
8th May 2018