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Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)

The community based Havering child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) offers help to young people from birth up to the age of 18 who are experiencing emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

The Havering CAMHS team is based in a local clinic and offers various support such as assessment of development problems, autism, hyperactivity, depression, and early onset psychosis and brief interventions. The team also offers support to families and carers.

During a child or young person’s development, there may be periods when they or their family’s ability to cope with difficult emotions or behaviour can put extreme pressures on relationships. We work with children and young people as early on as possible during these difficulties to turn the situation around.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)
Telephone
0300 300 1888
E-mail
havering.camhs@nelft.nhs.uk

Where to go

Address
Acorn Specialist Children’s Centre, 306
London Road
Romford
Postcode
RM7 9NH

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referrals are accepted from professionals in health care, education and social services, and the voluntary sector via a single referral system. All referrals are triaged through a central referral management system to ensure that the child is referred to all of the health services needed to meet the child/young person's needs. Referrals are to be sent digitally to ReferralsAcornCentre@nelft.nhs.uk or posted to:

The Acorn Centre
306 London Road
Romford
RM7 9NH

If a parent is concerned about the their child's physical development, we advise that the family approach their health visitor.

Criteria: Aged 0 to 18. Must be experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

Exclusions: Only accept disabilities with a mental health/emotional wellbeing aspect.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
16-25 years
5-11 years
11-16 years
Needs Level
High
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Universal
Targeted
Specialist
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