CAMHS Community Mental Health - Barnet

We provide assessment, treatment and support of the mental health, behavioural and emotional well-being needs of children and young people aged from 0-18 years.

Contact details

CAMHS East team

Oak Lane Children's Centre,
Oak Lane,
East Finchley,
Barnet N2

Tel: 020 8702 3300
Fax: 020 8702 3323

Manager: Linda McCann

CAMHS West team

Holly Oak,
Edgware Community Hospital,
Burnt Oak Broadway,
Edgware HA8 0AD

Tel: 020 8702 4500
Fax: 020 8732 6686

Manager: Dr Stephanie Vergnaud

Who we are

We are a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals, and work closely with other childrens services (schools, Social Care, youth centres, Youth Offending and Safeguarding teams and community groups) to support children and young people.

What we offer

Assessment of children and young people’s mental health, behavioural and emotional well-being needs.

  • A range of treatment, from medication prescribing and monitoring to therapeutic support and counselling provided by a range of professionals, such as child psychotherapists, Family Therapists and Clinical Psychologists.
  • Consultation, advice and support to professionals from a wide range of childrens services, parents and carers.
  • Specialist teams providing assessment, support and treatment to children and young people with combined mental health problems and learning disability.
  • Specialist, borough based adolescent teams working with young people aged between 12 and 18 with severe and complex mental health difficulties.
  • Support to hospital based paediatric services.

Who is the service for

The service is for children and young people aged from 0-18 years and their families. This may include babies, children and young people with a wide range of mental health problems, disorders and illnesses, who require the help of a multi-disciplinary mental health service.

The types of problems we help with include:

  • Emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and school refusal
  • Behavioural problems such as aggression, delinquency, unmanageable behaviour and hyperactivity
  • Eating and feeding disorders
  • Severe psychiatric illness such as psychosis
  • Self harm or risk of self harm (please note that all those who have taken overdoses should be taken to the local A& E department)
  • Trauma including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma following abuse
  • Sleeping, feeding and behavioural difficulties in under 5's that result in severe disruption of family life and development

How you can access our service

Referrals are accepted from schools, social care services, youth centres, youth offending, GPs and other health and social care professionals.

Barnet CAMHS referral form

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