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Early Intervention Psychological Therapies Service (CAMHS)

The Early Intervention Psychological Therapies Service provides early help for children with mild to severe psychological difficulties, offering information, advice, assessment and treatment. The team provides training, consultation and therapies, working in partnership with parents, carers and young people. It develops care plans with parents and their children’s school, as well as offering various forms of therapy, and referrals to the specialist adolescent mental health service.

Who to contact

Contact Name
David Levy
Contact Position
Clinical Team Manager
Telephone
E-mail
David.levy@oxleas.nhs.uk
Website
oxleas.nhs.uk/.../Local_offer_early_intervention_psychological_therapies.pdf

Where to go

Address
Millennium Village Health Centre
School Bank Road
London
Postcode
SE10 0QN

Other Details

Availability

Referral Details

Through your child’s school or GP.

Local Offer

Description

Eligibility Criteria:

The service provides early help for all children with mild to severe psychological difficulties (emotional and behavioural problems). It includes children and young people with special needs, learning difficulties and learning disabilities. The team offers a range of community based services including training, consultation and a variety of evidence based therapies. We are committed to working in partnership with parents, carers and young people and in developing innovative and integrated models of working with other agencies including the voluntary sector. The team also provides a care pathway to specialist child and adolescent mental health services for children and young people with more serious complex difficulties who require multidisciplinary extended assessment and treatments including psychiatry and the consideration of medication.

How to Complain:

The Early Intervention Psychological Therapies Team actively seeks your views and experience of the service. Any concerns should be raised with your child’s therapist or, if this not appropriate, you should speak with the Clinical Team Manager. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has a formal complaints procedure and the Clinical Team Manager can guide you to either the Complaints Department or Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) as you wish.

Universal Support:

Learning/curriculum support:

Training and consultation on emotional wellbeing and child and adolescent mental health is available for all school staff. Training includes attention to children with special needs, diagnosis, learning difficulties and learning disabilities.

Physical and emotional well-being:

Training and consultation on emotional wellbeing and child and adolescent mental health is provided to all school staff, evidence based parent training is also available.

Access and inclusion resources:

Handouts and leaflets are provided to both parents and school staff to help understand and manage your child.

School based training:

As above in the 'learning/curriculum support' section. This includes an introduction to child and adolescent mental health, attachment and the learning task, assessing children and young people, working with parents. Bespoke training available on request.

Support for families:

We provide an in-school consultation service to parents/carers and school staff together to ensure consistent understanding and management across home/school settings.

Targeted Services:

Learning/curriculum support:

If schools have undertaken basic CAMHS training, further specific and advanced trainings can be offered alongside bespoke ongoing consultation.

Physical and emotional well-being:

Where children and young people have identified emotional or behavioural difficulties attached to a special need or diagnosis, consultations (including advice giving) are offered to parents and school staff together.

Access and inclusion resources:

Handouts and leaflets are provided to both parents and school staff to help understand and manage your child.

School based training:

As above in the 'learning/curriculum support' section. This includes an introduction to child and adolescent mental health, attachment and the learning task, assessing children and young people, working with parents. Bespoke training available on request. School based training also provided for parents.

Support for families:

Evidence based therapeutic work can be provided for your family either within the school or within a community based clinic. If required we will work alongside the Music Therapy Service to offer integrated packages of care.

Specialist Services:

Learning/curriculum support:

If children and young people are being worked with in the early intervention clinical service for children with moderate to severe psychological difficulties or in the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health service for severe difficulties we can develop a care plan in partnership with you and your child’s school.

Physical and emotional well-being:

Where brief in-school interventions do not prove sufficient, a range of evidence based psychological therapies can be offered including behavioural work, cognitive behavioural therapy, psycho-dynamic therapy, art therapy, family therapy and work with parents. If required and with your consent we will assess your child for the specialist adolescent mental health service who offer a range of services for severe difficulties.

Access and inclusion resources:

Handouts and leaflets are provided to both parents and school staff to help understand and manage your child.

School based training:

As above in the 'learning/curriculum support' section. This includes an introduction to child and adolescent mental health, attachment and the learning task, assessing children and young people, working with parents. Bespoke training can de designed on request. Where specialist child and adolescent mental health services are involved, case based support can and will be offered.

Support for families:

A range of evidence based therapeutic work can be provided from within the community based clinic if your child’s difficulties have not responded to brief in-school work. With your permission and if required, we can refer onto the specialist Tier 3 CAMH service for multidisciplinary extended assessment and treatment.

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