Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - Bexley Bexley

If you are a parent and you have concerns about your child’s mental health, please contact 0203 260 5200 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Please contact the SLP crisis line on 020 3228 5980 Monday to Friday 5pm-10pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 10pm.

For all other times please contact the Oxleas Urgent Advice line on 0800 330 8590. Please also note that support is available via Kooth

Provides mental health assessment and treatment services to children, young people and their families/carers living in the borough of Bexley.

It also provides advice, consultation and support to the other individuals and agencies involved in children's care. The service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and with some additional early morning and evening clinics.

Oxleas Patient Experience survey

The Oxleas Patient Experience survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on the care and treatment you have received. We also encourage your friends, family and carers to also provide feedback. Hearing your views gives us a better understanding of the needs of our patients, families and carers which helps us to make sure that we are providing a good standard of care. 

The short survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can provide a written comment explaining what you think is working well and what is not. The Patient Experience team will collect the results of the surveys and these are shared with the relevant departments and management teams. This helps us to shape our services to continually improve the quality of the care and treatment we provide.

GP referral information

Phone number for GPs:

020 3260 5242

Fax number:

020 3260 5273

Referrals can be made by any professional working with the child/young person. Routine and urgent referrals should be made in writing by fax or post using the referral form. Emergency referrals should be made by telephone and confirmed in writing by fax.

Referrals are checked on a daily basis and action is taken as required. If we are the most appropriate service to meet the child's needs we will confirm this in writing within 10 working days. 

Consent to referral
Consent should be obtained from either someone with Parental Responsibility (the child’s birth/adoptive parents, the local authority - where there is a Care or Emergency Protection Order) or the young person (where they are deemed competent to give consent).

Eligibility criteria
Children and young people can be referred to the specialist CAMHS service when their difficulties:

  • Relate to their mental health (rather than other difficulties such as parenting or education)
  • Their emotional or mental health difficulties should be significant, complex and/or enduring

And

  • They have received intervention(s) from Tier 1/2 services which have failed to alleviate the problems
  • Are of a significant degree, such that they require treatment from mental health trained professionals eg psychologists, psychiatrists, (rather than interventions provided at Tiers 1/2 such as parent training or school counselling)

Categories

  • Mental health services: Child and adolescent (CAMHS)

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Address:

Bexley CAMHS
Erith Hospital
Park Crescent
Northumberland Heath
Erith

DA8 3EE

Public phone number:

020 3260 5200