Paul Stemman

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Specialist children's services

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) normally see children who have a mental health problem. There are CAMHS teams throughout the country.

 

For deaf children there is now a Deaf CAMHS which works across the country. The Service works in partnership with local CAMHS teams.

 

The Deaf CAMH Service works with young deaf people (under 18) who have any kind of emotional, behavioural or mental health problem. The team can see the young person at home, in school or at a clinic. After an assessment, the team may then work with the child and family. A wide range of interventions are possible, including counselling, psychotherapy and medical treatment.

 

If the problem is severe, then the child could be admitted to the in-patient unit, based in London. This allows staff to make a thorough assessment and offer intensive treatment.

 

The Deaf CAMH Service also support local CAMHS or schools, if they are working with a deaf person. The team can offer advice and support to the professionals involved. Referrals to Deaf CAMHS must come from a professional, e.g. child's social worker, doctor, teacher.

 

 

Contact the Service

National Deaf Services

South West London and St George's

Mental Health Services NHS Trust

Springfield University Hospital

61 Glenburnie Road

London

SW17 7DJ

Telephone number: 020 3513 6860

Mobile: 07717 571857

Minicom: 020 3513 6950

Fax: 020 3513 6992

Email: ndcamhs@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

 

 

In-patient service

Ellis Ward

Building 14B

South West London and St George's Mental Health Services NHS Trust

Springfield University Hospital

61 Glenburnie Road

London

SW17 7DJ

Telephone number: 020 3513 6860

Mobile: 07595 414 692

Minicom number: 020 3513 6909

Fax: 020 3513 6992

Email address: ndcamhs@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

More information visit the Deaf Child & Family page.