Child Traumatic Stress Service

Location: Maudsley Hospital
Mode: Outpatient
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, mental health professionals, GPs, schools and school counsellors, GP consortia, consultant paediatricians

Key areas: Bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-traumatic reactions, trauma


Our service is for young people with difficulties arising from exposure to traumatic and severely stressful events. We offer specialist diagnostic assessments to identify post-traumatic stress responses, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complicated bereavement reactions, and other anxiety and depressive conditions.

Where post-traumatic symptoms are present and require treatment, we offer consultation on treatment, traumafocused CBT, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy.

Our research leads the way in improving and disseminating evidence-based treatments for traumatised young people and their families. People seen in our clinic are often invited to participate in ongoing research projects.

We also provide professional training in the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic responses in young people and families.

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