Service Description

We are a specialist multi-disciplinary team providing a dedicated mental health service for children and young people aged 0 - 18 who are in the care of Surrey Children’s Services and those placed in foster care/residential homes in Surrey by other local authorities. 

We want to promote wellbeing and help give children and young people in care the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in adulthood.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals including nurses, arts therapists, social workers, assistant psychologists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

We only work with children and young people living in foster care or in children’s homes. We understand that being in care can be really hard sometimes and that you may find it helpful to have some psychological support from someone outside of home or school. 

Some of the things we can help you with could include:

  • Worries about your mental health
  • Feeling low or anxious
  • Feeling really angry
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Nightmares and flashbacks
  • Intrusive thoughts

Support criteria

We accept requests for support for:

  • Any Surrey looked-after child up to 18 years old, living in Surrey or within 20 miles of the Surrey border, who has an emotional or mental health need
  • Any looked-after child up to 18 years placed in Surrey by another local authority, who has an emotional or mental health need.

Requests for support

We accept requests for support from health, social care or education practitioners such as a GP or teacher. This ensures that every child or young person we see is in contact with the right service and receives appropriate treatment and support. 

We only accept requests for support from health and social care professionals.

To access support from this service, a professional must create a request for support. If you are a professional, visit the request support page to find out more information on how to do this.

Areas covered

  • Elmbridge
  • Epsom and Ewell
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Waverley
  • Woking
  • Within 20 miles of the Surrey border (for Surrey looked-after children, not those placed by other authorities). 

Surrey looked after children living more than 20 miles from the Surrey border, who have emotional and mental health needs, should be referred to our service so that funding can be sought from Surrey CCG for their therapy. Once funding has been approved a referral is needed to children’s local mental health provider so that their mental health needs can be assessed, and a decision made as to the most appropriate type of intervention that is needed.  

Contact Details

Ramsay House
Richmond Crescent
Surrey, KT19 8PH

Telephone: 01372 203 096

Service manager: Emina Atic-Lee

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Out of hours contact

In the case of crisis please visit 24/7 Crisis Line.