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.
What we do
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
- Sleep disturbance
- Nightmares and flashbacks
- Intrusive thoughts
How to access our service
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.
Please contact your GP, teacher or social care worker to request support for a child or young person. More information is available on our Making a request for support web page.
If you have any questions about a child or young person’s mental health, call Access and Advice (previously CAMHS Single Point of Access) on 0300 222 5755.
- Epsom and Ewell
- Mole Valley
- Reigate and Banstead
- Surrey Heath
- and 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.
We only accept requests for support from health and social care professionals.
- Social workers making a request for support for looked after children should complete this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the electronic referral system - GPs only
- Visit the secure Riviam web portal - GPs, schools and other professionals
Please make your request for support on Google Chrome
- Call Access and Advice on 0300 222 5755
We are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm Saturday. The service is not open on bank holidays.
- 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.