Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) services provide support for children and young people up to the age of 18 who live in Croydon and are registered with a Croydon GP.
All EWMH referrals are screened by Social Care as well as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) practitioners. This means that families might be contacted by another service too - like NHS Mental Health Services, voluntary sector counselling or early help.
Getting a referral
Referrals are managed through the Single Point of Contact (SPOC). This helps to make joint decisions about the best service that a child or young person needs, at the right time.
If you are a child, young person or family, you cannot make a referral yourself. Professionals such as GPs, Children's Social Care, schools, health providers and voluntary organisations can make referrals. Before making a referral, they have to get consent from the parent, carer or young person (if they're over 16). The only time consent wouldn't be needed is if the child or young person is at immediate risk of harm.
Additional support and self-referrals
While you cannot self refer to EWMHS, CAMHS practitioners work closely with partners Off the Record and Croydon Drop In, who do accept self-referrals.
You can also find support by visiting the external links on this page.