Who are we?
The Clinical Service is the Specialist CAMHS integrated within Hackney Children and Young People’s Services (CYPS).
What do we do?
It offers direct support to children and families, as well as clinical consultation, supervision and training. The Clinical Service works with children and families across CYPS; including Children’s Social Care, Young Hackney, Youth Justice and Family Support. We work jointly with other CAMHS providers where needed and are part of the City and Hackney CAMHS Alliance Partnership.
How do we do it?
Our Clinicians work directly with children and families, at home or in the community, when there are concerns about a child’s emotional wellbeing, behaviour, development or mental health. Our work is mostly with children, young people and families where there are also family and community stressors: including educational difficulties, offending behaviours, abuse and neglect, trauma, attachment difficulties, parenting difficulties, self-harm and substance-misuse problems. Clinicians within the service come from a range of professional backgrounds including Systemic Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Forensic Psychology. Referrals are taken from professionals across CYPS.