Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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Islington Community CAMHS provides a service to children from birth to eighteen and their families. The service also provides a clinical service to mothers during the antenatal and postnatal period if they are experiencing mental health problems that impact on their capacity to parent.

Community CAMHS works with colleagues in children’s social care, children’s centres, primary and secondary schools to train and support them in the identification of children with mental health problems.

Early identification enables CAMHS to offer the right intervention to children in the best location. Interventions include liaison with the network involved with the child and family and clinical interventions including parent work (individual and group), cognitive behaviour therapy, systemic family psychotherapy, psychotherapy and educational psychotherapy.

Families are required to opt in to the service and are then offered a Choice appointment to reach a joint formulation of the difficulties they are seeking help with and a clear agreed treatment plan.

Community CAMHS is delivered by a Priority One Team (for urgent assessments) two multidisciplinary teams that are organised geographically to meet the needs of all children in their area through integrated work with other providers including Family Support, Children’s Social Care, and Schools.

Five specialist teams within Community CAMHS also provide services to:-
  • Under fives
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDT)
  • Children out of mainstream schools in Pupil Referrral units (PRUs)
  • Adolescent outreach (AOT)
For more information please visit  our Islington CAMHS website 


020 3316 1824


Choice appointments last between an hour and an hour and a half at the Northern Health Centre and are arranged with the family to suit them. Subsequent appointments with a treating clinician will last 50 minutes to an hour and take place in local Health Centres. Appointments in schools are made directly by the clinician with the family


Referrals can be sent via post/fax/email or by telephone – by calling the Duty Line - 0203 316 1824

Out of Hours

Monday – Friday / 9am – 5pm

Useful resources

Islington CAMHS website

Simmons House website

Key staff

Dr Jane Jones

Dr Jane Jones

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Sue Storey

Dr Sue Storey

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Morris Zwi

Dr Morris Zwi

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Community Child Psychiatry