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

Provides mental health services to children and their families living in the borough of Bromley. It also provides advice, consultation and support to other individuals and agencies involved in providing services to children and young people.

The Bromley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is based at two sites, Stepping Stones House and the Phoenix Centre.

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  • Mental health services: Child and adolescent (CAMHS)

5 Comments

I am absolutely shocked at the lack of care given by this organisation
There is nowhere to turn
You ask for desperate help and it seems that these people aren’t even interested to give a diagnosis
No wonder this country is in such a state
It takes half an hour to see someone rather than months trying to get an appointment and then being rejected
Obviously people wouldnt be being referred if there wasn’t a problem
You need to start helping people

My son has been unwell for years and waiting 9 months (told it will be 12months+ for an appointment even under pressure from GOSH. CAMHS are patently under-resourced. I today received a call from someone who shall remain nameless, telling me I owned the problems. Well that wasn't news to me. She was very defensive, but no doubt the service is inadequate. Cheaper to pay for a clever, confident spokespeople like her, that to treat patients in desperate need. Well done Bromley!

Hi my question is do you recognise pathological demand avoidance many thanks

Dear Maria

Oxleas CAMHS works within the CYP IAPT framework; follows NICE guidance for best evidence and uses the International diagnostic framework (ICD 10).

The latter does not include Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) as a recognised diagnostic entity, however, PDA is acknowledged by the National Autistic Society as a sub-type of the Autism Spectrum.

Although we do not make the diagnosis and we do not offer tailor made treatment plans for PDA we will treat a young person within the framework of any other young person with autism.

Kind Regards

Jacqui Pointon
Interim Operational Manager- Bromley CAMHS

I am currently under cognitive behavioural therapy with CAMHS in Bromley and I am physically appalled by the mistreatment that I have personally encountered. Last June I was referred by my previous therapist and GP to Camhs. I eventually got a therapist with Camhs in February. I had a total of 3 sessions before my therapist, *** fell ill and hasn't returned. It is now July and I have heard nothing since late March. I am severely struggling with my mental illness to the extent where my medication has been increased by a total of 20mg. I was told via phone call that I would hear something 'soon' in regards to having a new therapist in the time *** was unavailable. The lack of communication has left me feeling desperate and alone. I was pushed through to child counselling even though I was 18 because I was considered an 'emergency case'. I am physically and emotionally drained constantly with no outlet. I have been left with nothing and nobody. I have contacted my Local GP as a last resort for this scenario as I feel as though I have been freely abandoned with nothing else to fall back on.

Dear Jordan

We're really concerned to hear this, and are very sorry that you have had this experience with us. We wanted to let you know that we are investigating your situation, and we will be in touch with you today to resolve this as soon as possible.

best wishes

Carrie Sykes
Operational Manager
Bromley CAMHS

I am an A-Level student currently studying psychology at AS Level at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace.
I am very interested in gaining as much experience as I can before I head of to university and have a passion for Psychology.
My school have recently allocated a date in which I should be participating in work experience, the dates are as following: 14th July 2015 to 17th July 2015.
Although this week would be best, I am very enthusiastic about gaining experience in this field of work and looking forward to understanding more about psychology, so am always available if this is short notice and will be willing to continue to volunteer after the placement.
I will be happy to assist in/with pretty much anything, and can work in situations under pressure while being organised.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Elsa Geyer

Hi Elsa,
Thank you for your email regarding the possibility of work experience. We are really sorry but we are unable to offer a placement due to issues around patient confidentiality.
However, we wish you good luck in finding an opportunity.
Sarah Hawes
Communications Manager

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