From 30 September 2019, Islington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services will be part of the new multi-agency Central Point of Access for all Social, Emotional and Mental Health referrals across Islington.
The Central Point of Access is based at the Children's Services Contact Team (CSCT) 222 Upper Street, Islington. This new model will enable greater access and choice of services and reduce the waiting times for children and young people to be supported in emotional wellbeing and mental health provision.
The move follows an extensive period of engagement, collaborating with local young people, families and local partners about how we can provide them with greater access and choice to social, emotional and mental health services.
What this means for referrals into social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) services
All referrals into CAMHS and wider SEMH services will receive safeguarding screening by Children's Services Contact Team Managers before being passed on to the relevant service, via a wider partnership intake team.
These services include:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provided by the Whittington Health NHS Trust
- The Brandon Centre
- Targeted Youth Support Counselling Service
And Early Help Services including;
How to make a referral
Contact the Children's Services Contact Team on 020 7527 7400 or complete their request for service form.