Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service


CAMHS Crisis Line

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Crisis line for young patients can be accessed while they await referral. The line operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
t: 0800 151 0023

If you think a child or young person is in crisis and needs same-day CAMHS input, call the NCL CAMHS senior on-call advice line on 020 3758 2056. This is staffed from 9am-midnight over seven-day weeks (access for professionals only). 

This may avoid an unneeded long wait in A&E as some cases can be seen in a CAMHS crisis hub or managed remotely by their crisis team. 

Enfield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS provided multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties in the London Borough of Enfield.

CAMHS clinical professional staff include:

  • Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists
  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapists
  • Parent Infant Psychotherapists
  • Clinical and other specialist Psychologists
  • Specialist Nurse Practitioners and Therapists
  • Specialist Social Work Therapists
  • Specialist Health Visitor
  • CAMHS Practitioners
  • Systemic Practitioners
  • Clinical Associate Psychologists
  • Assistant Psychologists

The Enfield CAMHS Service Lead is Michael Salfrais. To find out more about making a referral to Enfield CAMHS, visit the website via the below link.

Enfield CAMHS includes the following teams and services:

BEH CAMHS Single Point of Access

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH) offer a Single Point of Access for children and young people with a local GP.

This service 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.

BEH CAMHS 0-5 Service

BEH offers a Tri-Borough 0-5 service combining the Enfield Parent Infant Partnership (EPIP) team who work together with parents and their babies up to the age of two and the Children's Centre Therapeutic Team that work with children aged 2-5.

The 0-5's team is a multi-disciplinary team set up with the intention of providing a service to babies and young children, together with their parents, where the concerns or worries include:

  • Parents/carers who are stressed, depressed or and anxious and they find that this is impacting on how they want to parent and may be affecting the relationship they are having with their baby or young child.
  • Parents with other mental health concerns and presentations that are struggling with their attachment to their babies and have lack of confidence in their abilities to parent. 
  • A child or babies emotional, social, developmental and behavioural presentation that is affecting them and their relationships at home and with others.
  • Parents who have had a difficult beginning to their parenting and/or have experienced trauma which is affecting their parenting capacity or their bonding experiences with their babies.
  • Babies and children that present with temperaments that challenge and concern parents and may need some support with these challenges.
  • Parents who may need some additional support to help with understanding and thinking about their babies or young children's developmental and emotional needs and experiences.
  • Parents who have had difficulties, tensions or conflicts in their past or current relationships and may need some additional support in enhancing their relationship with their babies and young children. 
  • New parents struggling with the transition to parenthood and all the complexities that may present because of these new responsibilities and expectations, including some new and unexpected feelings, which could be impacting on the experiences they are having with their babies or young children.

My Young Mind Enfield (MYME)

MYME provides the Mental Health Support Teams in schools (MHSTs). This service is open to any young person up to the age of 18 years old who attend one of the Enfield schools the service work in. As the service develops and grows, more schools will receive this service.

They seek to increase access to mental health provision by offering early intervention and prevention and working closely with schools.

The three main functions of the team, as set out by the government are:

  • To provide evidence-based support for children and young people presenting with mild-to-moderate mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety/low mood/behaviour), and their parents.
  • To work closely with the senior mental health leads in schools to promote their whole school approaches to mental health.
  • To work closely with senior mental health leads in schools to signpost children, young people and families to access the right support at the right time and increase awareness of community services through consultation and signposting.

Generic CAMHS (including Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDS)

Generic CAMHS support children/young people and their families where there is concern about emotional or behavioural difficulties. Assessment and therapy can be provided to children/young people and families, where appropriate CAMHS clinicians consult with other professionals.

Assessment and therapy are provided to children/young people and families and a consultation service to other professionals.

CAMHS offers help to children, young people and their families/carers living within the London Borough of Enfield with a local GP. The age range is from birth up to their 18th birthday or leaving school.

Service for Adolescents and Families in Enfield (SAFE)

The Service for Adolescents and Families in Enfield (SAFE) is a Children and Young People's Mental Health Service for young people between ages 13 and 18 who experience very overwhelming stresses and difficulties.  

SAFE is a multidisciplinary team which offers mental health support to young people and families within Enfield where the young person may experience a range of difficulties, including low mood, anxiety and traumatic events which negatively impact their lives and interpersonal relationships.

SAFE offers a range of interventions to support young people and families to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing. We also work alongside social care, schools and other community services.

SAFE is a service to provide urgent community-based intervention to young people between the ages of 13-18 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) and Strengthening the Team Around You (STAY)

The SCAN service supports children and 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 difficulties including severe challenging behaviour. SCAN works closely with the Cheviots (Enfield Children's Social Services), Paediatricians, and Special Schools.

The STAY project works with young people with special needs and behaviour challenges and for whom there is a risk of home or special school breakdown and admission to hospital or residential school/placement.

Referrals are primarily taken from Paediatricians, Special Schools and Cheviots (Enfield Children's Social Services).

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 and Care Leavers up to the age of 25 years old. The team is co-located within the Local Authority offering consultation to social care staff before considering a referral to the team.

The LAC CAMHS offer diagnostic mental health assessments to 0-18 years old with the Psychiatry department being part of the under 18 service. Hence, the under-18 service works for mid-severe clinical presentations.

The service offers a range of treatments for mental health disorders such as Psychiatry, CBT, EMDR, Systemic therapy and individual Psychotherapy (Psychodynamic /integrative) to individual and foster families.

North Central London CAMHS Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Service

DBT is a form of psychological therapy that can successfully help young people aged 13-17 experiencing a wide variety of emotional difficulties, stresses, and problems.

The DBT service for Enfield is provided by Whittington Health - see the service download for more information.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Enfield residents up to 18 years old

How to Refer

BEH single point of access, for triage and intake across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey

Introduced in October 2023 for referrals

BEH single point of access, for triage and intake across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey

Introduced in October 2023 for referrals.

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the relevant CAMHS service referral form on EMIS and send to

Where to find the form

  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > CAMHS


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.

Enfield CAMHS

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Review date: Wednesday, 19 February 2025