Haringey CAMHS

The Haringey CYPS manager is Richmond Opoku

Haringey CYPS include the following teams and services:

Children and Young People Services (CYPS)

Haringey CYPS provide multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental ill-health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. Haringey CYPS is an NHS service consisting of five teams which work closely together.  

Service Manager: Richmond Opoku 

Address: L Block, Oak Building St Ann's Hospital,  

St Ann's Road, London, N15 3TH  

Tel: 02087023400 

CYPS Access Team

CYPS access provides a central point of referral for professionals to refer young people with mental health concerns. These referrals are then 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 Haringey. The team will offer assessments and some brief intervention where needed.  

Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service (HEWS)

HEWS is part of the single point of access team. This is an early intervention service commissioned to work in some GP surgeries, some schools and the youth offending service to provide short term interventions, consultation, advice and training to professionals in these settings. 

If the referral does not meet the requirements for this team, then the team would be signpost to at appropriate service in the community or recommend that person to a more suitable team.  

If the referral is accepted by Haringey CYPS access team, they would offer initial assessment and brief intervention sessions where needed. 

If they need further CYPS input, they would be transferred to the generic CYPS team for further interventions, including medication if needed. 

If the child or young person needs specialist interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT), family therapy or psychotherapy they referred clinicians within the Generic CYPS team. If they require specific dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), they would be referred to a specific team.  

Team Manager: Tonia Toussaint  

Tel: 02087023400 

Address: L Block, Oak Building St Ann's Hospital,  

St Ann's Road, London, N15 3TH  

Learning Disability/Autistic Spectrum Disorder (LD/ASD) Keyworker Service

The Learning Disability/Autistic Spectrum Disorder (LD/ASD) Keyworker Service forms part of the North Central London commitment to ensure that children/young people with Learning Disabilities and/or who are Autistic, with behaviours of concern and complex mental health needs, will have increased access to enhanced support and care, including intensive support/crisis services.

Currently all referrals to the service come through the Dynamic Support Register for the borough in which the young person resides. If you would like to discuss a referral, please refer to the team email address.  

The Keyworker Service works with children and young people with the most complex needs and their families and carers to make sure families are fully involved in their plans, feel listened to and informed, plans are personalised, and they have the support they need at the right time, in a co-ordinated way.

Keyworking should help families experience a reduction in stress, and uncertainty and an increase instability.

Service Manager: Sinclair Jenkins, available 09.00am - 05.00pm 
Tel: 020 8702 6850
Email: beh-tr.ldasdkeyworkerservice@nhs.net
Address: Orchard House, St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Rd, London N15 3TH

Child and Young People Services Generic Team

The CYPS Generic Team provides support to children and young people aged 0-18 years and their families for a range of mental health difficulties. The service offers a range of individual, family and group-based interventions. These services are provided by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust with a clinic based at St Ann’s HospitalCYPS give support to Haringey young people is also provided by the Tavistock clinic and by Royal Free NHS Foundation, particularly for young people with eating disorders. 


Team Manager: Thembi Magadlela 


Tel: 020 8702 3400  
Address:  L Block, Oak Building St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Road, London, N15 3TH


Child and Young Person Service (CYPS) - Learning Disability Team

Haringey learning disability team provides specialist assessment and intervention for children with moderate to severe learning disabilities, complex medical issues and high levels of challenging behaviour. 

Team Manager: Adwoa Boampong 

Tel: 020 8702 3400 

Address:  L Block, Oak Building St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Road, London, N15 3TH 


Adolescent Outreach Team (AOT)

The AOT are a multi-disciplinary, community-based, outreach service working with young people aged 12-18, where there are concerns about mental health and emotional well-being. 

The AOT is an urgent response service and work with young people presenting with serious mental health needs such as severe depression, repeated deliberate self-harm and attempted suicide. The service is also part of the Early Intervention Service (EIS) pathway for young people where there may be concerns about possible psychosis or other more enduring mental health concerns. The AOT provides self-harm assessments at the North Middlesex University Hospital. 

Service Manager: Jason Sefini 

Tel: 020 8702 3400 

Address:  L Block, Oak Building St Ann's Hospital,  

St Ann's Road, London, N15 3TH 

Haringey Trailblazers

Mental Health Support Teams are currently based in 36 schools in Haringey.  They have three core functions: 

  • To deliver evidence-based interventions for mild-to-moderate mental health needs 
  • To support the senior mental health lead (where established) in each school or college to introduce or develop whole school or college approach.  
  • To give timely advise to school and college staff and liaise with external specialist service to help children and young people to get the right support and stay in education. 

These teams work in close partnership with other partners in schools work as part of a ‘Trailblazer’ alliance, including the voluntary sector including: 


Haringey Neurodevelopment Pathway

Haringey CYPS provide attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment only. Referrals are from schools only. Children between 0-18 years can be referred for ADHD. However, we do not assess children for ADHD until they are 6-year-old. 

Referral to Access Team  

If a child under 6 is referred for ADHD, they will be under the Haringey CYPS 0-5 years project for parental work and for observation. They may be referred to Whittington Health to rule out other developmental problems.  

The referral is screened based on the information provided by school, parents, and the score from a screening questionnaire.  

If they meet the threshold for ADHD, they have initial assessment. Following assessment, they would be added to the waiting list for a full assessment that would be done by psychiatrist or experienced clinicians.  

If the child or young person requires medication, they will be on the medical waiting list. They will also receive psychoeducation. If medication is not required, they receive psychoeducation from CYPS, signpost and be discharged.  


Private neurodevelopmental assessments 

If parents decide to have a private ADHD assessment, instead of one provided by an NHS neurodevelopmental service, there are important issues to consider first. 

What to expect from a private service? 

You should check that the person completing the assessment is qualified to complete a specialist neurodevelopmental assessment and give a diagnosis. They could be: 

  • A child psychologist or consultant paediatrician registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) 
  • A specialist nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 
  • A psychologist, occupational therapist, or speech and language therapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) 

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance on neurodevelopmental assessments and diagnosis. You should ask the private service if the assessment, diagnosis, and assessment report will meet the NICE standards.  

This means the assessment will involve: 

  • Child being at the centre of the assessment and having their voice heard 
  • Reviewing information from more than one setting (usually home and school) 
  • A clinical observation 
  • The use of questionnaires or specialist standardised assessments 

Haringey CYPS cannot advise parent on which private service to use. 


Transferring from a private service to an NHS neurodevelopmental service 

Your child can get treatment from the NHS after having a private neurodevelopmental assessment and diagnosis. You will need to ask your child’s school to make a referral to Haringey CYPS.  

We will check that the private assessment report meets the standards in the NICE guidance. If the report does not comply with the NICE guidance, we will: 

  • Tell you what information is missing and ask you to get this information from the private service. 
  • Give you the option of an assessment with Haringey CYPS  

Autism Assessment 

Haringey CYPS are not commissioned to do Autism assessments.  

Children aged 0-11 would be referred to child development service at the Whittington Health Trust.  

 Young people aged 12 – 18 would go Tavistock and Portman Trust.