Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

This service gives assessment, advice, information and treatment in respect of  children and young people whose behaviour suggests they have psychological, developmental or mental health difficulties affecting their wellbeing.

Services can be categorised as targeted services or specialist services. Sutton CAMHS has a single point of assessment which ensures children and young people will be set to the right part of the services

Targeted services include short term therapy services such as cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and psychology posts supporting social care teams. Specialist services support children and young people with complex and enduring mental health needs as  well as support through specialist teams such as the eating disorder service.


This service is for children and young people up to the age of 18 registered with a Sutton GP, their families and/or carers across the borough.

Sutton CAMHS is not an emergency service. If you have a child or young person who requires emergency assistance, then contact the child or young person's GP or go to the A&E Department at St Helier Hospital.

CAMHS Team members include child and adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, clinical psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, child psychotherapists, occupational therapists and other therapists.

Referrals can be made by GP’s, other healthcare professionals, schools, and others via the single point of referral to SuttonCAMHSReferrals@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk.  This ensures referring to CAMHS in Sutton is easier and more efficient with a single point of referral; screening the nature of the referral and assertively signposting it to the appropriate service. Tel: 0203 513 3800