Forensic Mental Health Service
Location: Maudsley Hospital
Mode: CAMHS Outpatient
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, consultant paediatricians, GPs, youth justice, social services, solicitors, law courts, GP consortia, mental health professionals
Key areas: Aggressive behaviour, anger, anti-social behaviour, arson, behavioural disorders, fire setting, offending, sex offending, violence
We provide specialist forensic services, treating complex and high risk cases. Many of the young people we work with are vulnerable, and present with severe psychopathology.
Young people referred to us may be involved with the criminal justice system or be at high risk of being so in the future. They are likely to present with behavioural problems like violence and aggression towards others, harming themselves, fire setting or engaging in sexually inappropriate behaviour. We provide a fast-track service for cases requiring an urgent response because of the nature of the presenting problem or, in some cases, the time limits imposed by criminal proceedings. We conduct home and community assessments where appropriate.