Lavender Walk Adolescent Mental Health Unit

Lavender Walk Adolescent Unit
1 Nightingale Place

London, SW10 9NG
United Kingdom

020 3317 3753

Lavender Walk is a dedicated unit for young people with mental health difficulties aged 13 up to their 18th birthday. We offer inpatient care for up to twelve young people and a day programme for four people. 

Lavender Walk entrance

Lavender Walk entrance

Young people may be admitted under difficult circumstances and we appreciate that this can be a challenging time for everyone involved. We will support you, your child and your family through this transition by providing as much information before and during the young person’s treatment with us.

We are available to answer any questions you may have about your child’s admission and treatment.

The following health professionals will be involved in your child's care:

Staff at Lavender Walk

Staff at Lavender Walk

  • Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Ward Manager
  • Teachers
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 
  • Family Therapist
  • Art Therapist

For more information, please download the patient information leaflet and the parent information leaflet.

You can also take a look at Lavender Walk using the virtual tour below:

A short film explains more about local services for children with mental health difficulties and how to make a referral. Watch it below:

CNWL – How can CAMHS help? from CNWL NHS Foundation Trust on Vimeo.

Who can be referred to the service?

The service will accept referrals of people who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged between 13 and 18 years old, who are resident in the north west London boroughs this includes Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Harrow, and Hillingdon, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow).  (There may be rare cases of 12 year olds being admitted). We may consider referrals from other boroughs
  • Who may require detention under the Mental Health Act although the latter is not a pre-requisite
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness and which does not exclude young people with a mild learning disability, drug and alcohol problems or those with social care problems as secondary needs.
  • Severe and complex needs that cannot be safely managed within Tier 3 CAMHS.

For more information about the referral process, please refer to GP factsheet.

Transport information

Tube: Fulham Broadway (0.8 miles); South Kensington Station (0.9miles)

Rail: West Bromtpon (0.9 miles)

Bus: 14, 211, 414

Parking: There is limited off street parking nearby and pay and display car park at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

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