Urgent Care Team

Contact details

How to make a referral:

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) all referrals should be made by telephone to your local CAMHS team.

After 5pm on weekdays and on weekends, please call the CAMHS Gateway on 020 3028 8475 to make a referral.

The Urgent Care Team provides rapid response, prompt assessment and, where appropriate, intensive time limited interventions for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing an acute mental health or emotional crisis. The team work closely with the local CAMHS teams.

Reasons for urgent referral include:

  • Following an overdose
  • Following an incident of deliberate or threat of self- harm
  • Acute anxiety
  • A dramatic and unexplained change in mood or behaviour.