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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS): Enfield

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Enfield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is the child and adolescent mental health service in the London Borough of Enfield, providing multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The Enfield CAMHS manager is Michael Salfrias. To find out more about making a referral to Enfield CAMHS, please visit their website via the below link.

Enfield CAMHS includes the following teams and services:

Generic CAMHS (including CAMHS Access)

CAMHS Access provides a central point of referral for professionals to refer young people with mental health concerns. These referrals may then be discussed with the young person, their family, or the referrer in order for the Access team to gather all the relevant information and send the referral to the most appropriate team as quickly as possible, or for signposting for other support in the borough. 

Generic CAMHS is an integrated service offered by Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Services NHS Trust and the London Borough of Enfield’s Schools, Children’s Services and Leisure Department to support children/young people and their families where there is concern about emotional or behavioural difficulties. Assessment and therapy are provided to children/young people and families and a consultation service to other professionals.

CAMHS works closely with colleagues in the Educational Psychology Service. CAMHS professional staff includes:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists
  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapists
  • CAMHS Practitioners
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Specialist Nurse Therapists
  • Educational Psychologists

CAMHS offers help to children, young people and their families/carers living within the London Borough of Enfield. The age range is from birth up to their 18th birthday or leaving school. There are two Generic teams: Enfield North and South CAMHS.

Service for Adolescents and Families in Enfield (SAFE)

SAFE is a service to provide rapid, community-based intervention to young people between the ages of 13 to 18 who are in need of crisis mental health support. This includes young people who have harmed themselves or who are at risk of suicide.

In addition, SAFE offers specialist assessment and intervention to teenagers who may be experiencing severe mental health difficulties, such as emerging psychosis. A&E psychiatric liaison teams and paediatric wards at local hospitals can refer directly to SAFE where urgent CAMHS assessment is required.

Service for Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAN)

SCAN sees children/young people with severe learning disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders, who attend specials schools, where the degree of impairment is significant and coupled with mental health problems including for example, severe challenging behaviour.

Referrals are primarily taken from CAMHS, SAFE, paediatricians, Special Schools and Cheviots (Enfield Children’s Social Services). The service works closely with the Child Development Team.

Children’s Centres Therapeutic Team (CCTT)

This is a service provided by CAMHS and the Educational Psychology Service to help children under five. This service can help with parent and child issues which may be affecting their relationship and concerns around a child’s emotional/behavioural development. Clinicians offer up to five sessions of brief therapeutic support which can be accessed in local Enfield Children’s Centres.

HEART Team (Health, Education, Access and Resource Team)

This is a specialist service which offers a range of services to improve the emotional wellbeing of looked after children. These include assessments and treatments for mental health disorders, group and individual consultations for carers and professional staff, support for a therapeutic fostering project (IN-STEP) and a mental health screening project (EBH).


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Enfield patients aged 0 - 18 years old.

How to refer

CAMHS Crisis Line Information

Residents of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden or Islington aged between 0 and 18 years old, or who care for someone who is, can now access a crisis line if in need of urgent mental health support or advice.

This line operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

Please search for the CAMHS referral form on the Enfield Global Library


Locations

Enfield CAMHS HEART Team

SAFE: Service for Adolescents and Families in Enfield

Generic and Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS)

SCAN: Service for Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

CAMHS Crisis Line Information

Residents of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Camden or Islington aged between 0 and 18 years old, or who care for someone who is, can now access a crisis line if in need of urgent mental health support or advice. This line operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Review date: Thursday, 26 January 2023