SEND emotional wellbeing and mental health

Recognising and managing feelings of anxiety, stress or depression is hard for anyone but especially difficult for children and young people as they grow up and learn about themselves and the world around them. 

Children and young people up to 18 years

Bromley Y is the single point of access (SPA) for all referrals to mental health and emotional wellbeing services in Bromley for children and young people up to 18 years old.

The SPA will assess whether individual children and young people should be referred to specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) either at initial triage or following an assessment at Bromley Y.

Referrals to Bromley Y can be made directly from any child, young person or family/carer or agency involved in working with children and young people, including GPs, social care, education, acute and community paediatricians and voluntary sector organisations.

Tel: 0203 770 8848 or complete their referral form.

The Signpost is a new text chat support service from Bromley-Y where children and young people aged 11 and over can send texts to a dedicated helpful advice and support service and get a reply within 24hrs.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS work with children and young people up to the age of 18 in Bromley. 

Bromley specialist community CAMHS (Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust) provides specialist mental health consultation, assessment and treatment to children and young people aged 0-18 with severe and enduring emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties, and their families/carers

Referrals to CAMHS are through Bromley Y.

CAMHS is based at two locations:,

Stepping Stones House and the Phoenix Centre.

Watch the CAMHS information video for young people

CAMHS Ready - An online tool to help young people and their families that makes sure that they get the most out of their first visit to a CAMHS service.

The Bromley mental health and wellbeing toolkit (this document is not accessible to people using screen readers) has been developed as a comprehensive local resource for parents and professionals.

Adult mental health services (working age adults)

The Bromley Locality Mental Health Service is located at the Beckenham Beacon Hospital and in Orpington.

When you are referred to mental health services by your GP (and you are aged between 18 and 64), the locality team will accept the referral and a team member will carry out an assessment of your needs. They will then decide with you which part of the service will best meet your needs. 

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs)

Together with the Oxleas NHS Trust we provide an integrated service for people who have serious mental health problems, and their carers. Services are provided through Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) based in Penge, Bromley and Orpington. The teams aim to treat mental illness and provide support to enable service users to live independently in the community. Find out more about the Community Mental Health Teams

Bromley Well

Supports those finding it hard to cope, feeling anxious, stressed or low. They offer tailored short term support to those with low mental wellbeing to realise and work towards personal goals. Find out more about the Bromley Well service. 

Need more help?

The information, advice and support service (IASS) provides confidential and impartial advice and information to support parents or carers and children and young people who have, or may have, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 – 25.