Child and adolescent mental health services

Overview

The Royal Free London child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) seeks to improve the emotional and psychological well-being of children and adolescents aged 0-18. Royal Free London CAMHS is unique in its scope and range of expertise. We are a large, experienced, multi-disciplinary team, who work effectively together to offer a range of specialist services. Please browse the links below to find out more.

All CAMHS appointments are currently offered at the Royal Free Hospital. We are keen to offer appointments at other Royal Free London hospitals in the future to improve accessibility.

Patient services

Additional information

Contact

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Find your ward

  • CAMHS

    Ground floor
    Royal Free Hospital
    Pond Street
    London NW3 2QG

    Tel: 020 7830 2931
    Fax: 020 7830 2810

    We are on the ground floor and have step-free access.

Referrals

Referral details

We accept referrals in writing from GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists and other CAMHS professionals, for children and adolescents aged 0-18 with GPs in the following boroughs:

  • Eating disorders – Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.
  • Complex disorders clinic – Barnet and Camden
  • ADHD service – Camden
  • General CAMHS – Barnet N3 and NW2 postcodes

If you are a young person or parent and would like to be seen in our service, please ask to be referred by one of the professionals above.

If you are a professional and potential referrer, we are always happy to discuss possible referrals in advance. If you are unable to call, then we would suggest that whenever in doubt please refer. We do not have a referral form. A simple letter is fine.

Telephone: 020 7830 2931
Fax: 020 7830 2810

We would advise you to always call us if you are concerned about possible emergencies, especially where young people may be at risk of significant harm or are having eating difficulties associated with rapid and significant weight loss.

We do not have a waiting list for eating disorder assessments and can see emergencies the same day and urgent referrals within a week. Early treatment of eating disorders, like most CAMHS conditions, leads to better outcomes.

We aim to see all routine referrals in the service within 4-6 weeks. Following receipt of written referrals we will always contact you to inform you of the outcome.

For useful information to include in eating disorders referrals, please see our eating disorder service pages.

The Team