Enfield CAMHS

Enfield CAMHS is the child and adolescent mental health service in the London Borough of Enfield, providing multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment for children and young people with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. To find out more about making a referral to Enfield CAMHS, please click here.

The Enfield CAMHS manager is Natalija Lytrides.

Enfield CAMHS includes the following teams and services:

Generic CAMHS (including CAMHS Access)

CAMHS Access provides a central point of referral for professionals to refer children and young people with mental health concerns. These referrals may then be discussed with the young person, their family, or the referrer in order for the Access team to gather all the relevant information and send the referral to the most appropriate team as quickly as possible, or for signposting for other support in the borough. 

Generic CAMHS is an integrated service offered by Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Services NHS Trust and the London Borough of Enfield’s Schools, Children’s Services and Leisure Department to support children/young people and their families where there is concern about emotional or behavioural difficulties. Assessment and therapy are provided to children/young people and their families as well as offering a consultation service to other professionals. CAMHS works closely with colleagues in the Educational Psychology Service. CAMHS professional staff include: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, Family and Systemic Psychotherapists, CAMHS Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Specialist Nurse Therapists and Educational Psychologists. CAMHS offers help to children, young people and their families/carers who are registered with GP in the London Borough of Enfield. The age range is from birth up to their 18th birthday or leaving school.

Service for Adolescents and Families in Enfield (SAFE)

SAFE is a service providing rapid, community-based intervention to young people between the ages of 13 to 18 who are in need of crisis mental health support. This includes young people who have harmed themselves or who are at risk of suicide. In addition SAFE offers specialist assessment and intervention to teenagers who may be experiencing severe mental health difficulties, such as emerging psychosis. A&E psychiatric liaison teams and paediatric wards at local hospitals can refer directly to SAFE where urgent CAMHS assessment is required.

The Service for Children & Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental disorders (SCAN)

SCAN sees children/young people with severe learning disabilities and neuro-developmental disorders, who attend specials schools, where the degree of impairment is significant and coupled with mental health problems such as severe challenging behaviour. Referrals are primarily taken from Generic CAMHS, SAFE, paediatricians, Special Schools and Cheviots (Enfield Children’s Social Services). The Service works closely with the Child Development Team.

Children’s Centres Therapeutic Team (CCTT)

This is a service provided by CAMHS and the Educational Psychology Service to help children under the age of 5. This service aims to help with parent and child issues which may be affecting their relationship as well as focusing on concerns around a child’s emotional/ behavioural development. Clinicians offer up to 5 sessions of brief therapeutic support which can be accessed in local Enfield Children’s Centres.

HEART Team (Health, Education, Access and Resource Team)

HEART is a specialist service which offers a range of services to improve the emotional wellbeing of looked after children. These include assessments and treatments for mental health disorders, group and individual consultations for carers and professional staff, support for a therapeutic fostering project (IN-STEP) and a mental health screening project (EBH).

Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust Specialist Eating Disorders Service

Provides outpatient, outreach and inpatient treatment for young people with eating disorders. An innovative intensive service has been developed to promote faster recovery and reduce relapse rates.