Children’s mental health services

Looking after the mental health and wellbeing of our children and young people is a key priority for us in north east London. There is some great information and support available from Young Minds, a UK charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Our services are as follows:

  • Kooth: an online service for all 11-19 year olds in north east London
  • Crisis Lines: emergency contacts for children and young people of any age
  • Local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): for children and young people up to 18 years old

Kooth: an online service for all 11-19 year olds in north east London

Kooth is an online service that gives children and young people, aged 11-19 years, immediate access to a community of peers and a team of experienced, accredited counsellors. 

Access is free of the typical barriers to support – no waiting times, no referrals, no thresholds to meet and complete anonymity. The service is open for support 365 days per year, between 12pm-10pm on weekdays, and 6pm-10pm on weekends and holidays. 

Kooth is available for all children and young people in north east London via kooth.com

Crisis Lines: emergency contacts for children and young people of any age

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000.

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

Call the City & Hackney crisis helpline on freephone 0800 073 0006.

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000.

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

Call the Newham Mental Health Crisis Line on freephone 0800 073 0066.

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000.

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

Call the Tower Hamlets Mental Health Crisis Line on freephone 0800 073 0003. 

Call Mental Health Direct on 0300 555 1000. 

(Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.)

Local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS):

In addition to the above, we provide local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – known as CAMHS for short.

You can access these services directly without needing to see your doctor, or you may wish to speak to your doctor first, who can then put you in touch with the right service for you.

Please use the contact details below depending on which area you live in.

Call The Child and Family Centre on 0300 300 1751 or visit nelft.nhs.uk/barking-and-dagenham-camhs.

Address: The Child and Family Centre, 79 Axe Street, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LZ

Call Children & Young People Centre (Homerton) on 020 3222 5600 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) or visit camhs.elft.nhs.uk/service_detail.aspx?ID=32.

Address: Children & Young People Centre (Homerton) 15 Homerton Row, Hackney, London, E9 6ED

Call Havering CAMHS on 0300 300 1888 or visit nelft.nhs.uk/havering-camhs.

Address: Havering CAMHS, The Acorn Centre, 306 London Rd, Romford, RM7 9NH

Contact Newham CAMHS on 020 8430 9000 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) or visit camhs.elft.nhs.uk/service_detail.aspx?ID=48.

Address: York House, 411 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13 8AL

Call Redbridge CAMHS on 0300 300 1618 (option: CAMHS) or visit nelft.nhs.uk/redbridge-camhs.

Address: Redbridge CAMHS, The Grove, Grove Road, Romford RM6 4XH

Call Tower Hamlets CAMHS on 020 7426 2375 or visit camhs.elft.nhs.uk/service_detail.aspx?ID=36.

Address: 18 Greatorex Street, Whitechapel, E1 5NF (Open 9am-7pm, every Wednesday)

Address: The Emmanuel Miller Centre, 11 Gill Street, Isle of Dogs, E14 8H (Open 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday)

Call Waltham Forest CAMHS on 0300 555 1247 or visit nelft.nhs.uk/waltham-forest-camhs.

Address: Waltham Forest CAMHS, Child and Family Consultation Service, Wood Street Health Centre, 6 Linford Road, Walthamstow, E17 3LA

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