CAMHS’ Covid-19 update

For CAMHS’ Covid-19 offer in the City of London and Hackney from April 2020 and up until further notice, please click here.

Coronavirus is a constantly changing picture affecting health services. We are reducing our face-to-face contacts with patients following NHS policy. This information is correct as of 5th May 2020.

Please do not arrive for an appointment with our service until you have spoken to a clinician first. We will continue to offer support to families by telephone and video sessions wherever possible. Please call us if you have a question relating to your next appointment.

We will update this information regularly. Please also see our events page for any cancellations. Thank you.

Update on the services: 5th May 2020

All services are operating a duty system and you are able to contact a professional within working hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Please see list of contact numbers below.

There is also a crisis line open 24/7 available to young people, families and professionals and you can speak with a mental health professional anytime about your concerns: 020 8432 8020

Routine referrals are open for all CAMHS services. However, CAMHS Disability will still be only prioritising referrals which present with risk at least for the next two weeks.  

Self-referrals from young people and families are not being accepted, only referral forms completed by a professional (referral form).

Neurodevelopmental assessments (ADHD / ASD) will reopen for under 14’s from the 4th of May to SCAC at Hackney ARK, and for 14 years and over from the 11th of May at Specialist CAMHS.

Contact numbers for all services

  • 24h Crisis Line: 020 8432 8020
  • First Steps Community CAMHS: 0207 014 7135
  • CAMHS Disability: 0207 014 7071
  • Specialist CAMHS: 0203 222 5600
  • Off Centre (16-25 yo): 020 8986 4016
  • Children & Family Services Clinical Service: 0208 356 5000 (Out of hours: 0208 356 5000)

Think Ninja

ThinkNinja is an app which has been updated with specific COVID-19 support, and brings self-help skills to young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during this time.

Guided Self Help for parents supporting children’s anxiety due to Covid-19

BBC Bitesize self-help guide for parents supporting children’s anxiety due to Covid-19. BBC’s Bitesize in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre have devised helpful step-by-step advice about how to support children who are feeling anxious during the pandemic. ​

Hackney Local Offer

Hackney Local Offer is hosting lots of information, resources, support and advice related to Covid-19 and self-isolation for parents of children with SEN, from some of the services in Hackney.

Date May 29, 2020 9:12 am Category Corporate Author City & Hackney CAMHS