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Specialist CAMHS @ Homerton Row

Children and Young People Centre,
15 Homerton Row,
E9 6ED
Telephone: 0203 222 5600


Covid-19 and related government lockdown service update. 

CAMHS have put together the following documents to update and help families and young people know how to manage their well-being and mental health, with support if needed, during the current government enforced lockdown. 

COVID-19 resources for parents-carers CAMHS (information, resources and links)

Short leaflet that helpfully identifies sources of support for a those experiencing different levels of difficulty and includes current contact numbers for a range of eventualities. 

SEND services and teams updates during the crisis 

Who we are... 

Specialist CAMHS is a mental health service for children and young people who aged up to 18 years old and who and live in Hackney. 

The team consists of a mixed group of health professionals including:

  • consultant child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • clinical psychologists
  • child psychotherapists
  • systemic family therapists
  • clinical nurse specialists
  • junior doctors from the Great Ormond Street/Royal London child and adolescent mental health training scheme

What we do:  

This service assesses and treats children and young people who:

  • have symptoms of a serious mental health disorder or difficulty
  • are unable to live a normal life and /or be with other people because of the way they are thinking and feeling about themselves or other people
  • are experiencing serious risks to their emotional and psychological wellbeing and development because of the way they are thinking and feeling about themselves or other people
  • safeguarding concerns

Specialist CAMHS offers assessment and help to children, young people and their families with significant emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

This service also offers assessment and diagnosis for children and young people with autism or ADHD via referral.

CAMHS offers families and young people:

  • different kinds of talking therapies to help the child, young person and family either separately or together
  • advice to other services used by the child, young person and family
  • in agreement with the child, young person and family CAMHS may offer different kinds of medication treatments to help the child

CAMHS Autism support @ Homerton Row:

City and Hackney Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide services for children and young people with mental health problems.

If you think your child or young person with ASD has a co-existing mental health presentation such as anxiety or depression and the problems do not go away or they begin to seriously interfere with their everyday lives (e.g. not going to school, not eating or sleeping) a referral to the CAMHS team may be helpful to provide you and your family with professional help and advice.

You can be referred by a professional who knows your child e.g. GP or School SENCo.


“PEGASUS is a psychoeducation group for parents of children who have been recently diagnosed in Hackney with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Psycoeducation means education offered to individuals and their families to help empower them and deal with their condition in the best way. 

The 2 morning sessions are 3 hours long and aim to help parents understand more about ASD and learn ways of managing their child’s difficulties related to ASD.

To access these sessions you will be referred by the autism assessment team you received the diagnosis from  if it is the most appropriate group for you”.

ASD Parent Groups:

For parents of children and young people with ASD Hackney offers monthly parent groups which aim to offer professional advice and support parents with on-going difficulties they experience with their child with ASD. The groups are run between Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy and cover a different topic each month.  

Groups are held at CAMHS Homerton Row on the first Friday of the Month 9.30-11.30am  

CAMHS Alliance was created in April 2015,  to develop better ways of partners and organisations working together to deliver care services that can reach more children, young people, families, schools and the wider community.

CAMHS Alliance includes teams working with partner agencies to provide a service for specific groups of children and young people:

Coborn Adolescent Unit

This is an in-patient and day patient services for young people who have a serious psychiatric illness including psychosis. Young people from Hackney may attend or be admitted is their support needs are very significant. The unit is based at Newham General Hospital.

Find out more: Coborn Adolescent Unit

Record Last Updated on: 07/05/2020

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Other Details



Who is eligible?

To be able to use this service:

  • the suspected mental health difficulties must be urgent, persistent, complex,  or severe
  • the child or young person must be registered with a Hackney or City of London GP

Children, young people and their families where there is a high level of case complexity. This means a significant mental health problem AND Other problems affecting the family, for example:

  • child protection issues
  • risk of harm to the child or other people close to them, caused by the child or someone else
  • possibility of child needing to be looked after by the council because they can’t be cared for at home
  • violence
  • someone is very unwell or has a terminal illness
  • the family are asylum seekers or refugees
  • torture

Referral required?


Referral Details

What to do if you have a complaint

Specialist CAMHS welcomes all forms of feedback, to help inform and improve on the service.

To comment or complain about the service you recived please, begin by speaking to any member of staff. This may include your nurse, care coordinator, doctor or receptionist. 

Specialist CAMHS managers are available to discuss concerns or complaints and aim to resolve matters quickly where possible.

The Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust has a formal complaints procedure in place if further action is needed to reach a resolution.

Complaints can be made through the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

The service can be contacted on 020 8510 7315 or

How to Get Here

Buses: 236, 276, 308, 394, 425 , 488, W15

Train: Homerton, Hackney Central

Parking: limited parking. Disabled parking available on request

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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