A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – King’s College Hospital

If you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.  Book in at the Reception Desk and wait to be assessed. A team of mental health professionals based at King’s College Hospital (KCH) Emergency Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care…

Adolescent At-risk and Forensic Service (AAFS)

The Adolescent At-Risk & Forensic Service (AAFS) is a flexible and responsive service offering evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment for young people who are engaged in, or present significant risk of offending behaviour. This can include, but is not limited to, serious violence, fire-setting and/or sexually harmful behaviour. Young people who present significant risk of…

Al-Anon Family Groups

Based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous, runs self-help group meetings for partners, families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they are still drinking or not. Confidential helpline offers understanding, support and information. Literature, books and leaflets available. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people 12-17 years of age affected by someone…

Alateen

Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon. Alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone in the family. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each…

ASHA Projects

A service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer secure, temporary accommodation. Refuges Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who come to us stay in…

Association of Child Psychotherapists

Professional membership organisation monitoring training standards for child psychotherapists. Can provide details of child psychotherapists in your area – both private and NHS. Also details of workshops and seminars run by other organisations for relevant professionals. Find a therapist: http://www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk/fat Referral/how to contact: Phone, email or write.    

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Works with over 200,000 children, young people and families.  Over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering…

Baytree Centre

Their vision is to create supportive pathways towards social inclusion for inner city families. This happens through integrated educational and training programmes for women and girls that generate solutions which consider the unity of the whole person. They offer training, education, skills and opportunities for professional and personal development to women and young people at their centre on Brixton…

BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s only nationwide organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf. They are also the world’s largest eating disorders charity. Their activities are designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders; to provide support, help and information to people directly affected; and to increase…

Beormund Community Centre

The Beormund is a charitable organisation and multi-use community centre providing a wide range of educational, training, social & cultural programmes and activities for the residents of Southwark, but particularly for people living in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. The Beormund Centre is a safe, welcoming and accessible place with community facilties to meet the needs of…

Bipolar UK – Youth Service (18-25)

A group of young people aged 18 to 25 years with bipolar who meet once a month to  share experiences and coping strategies. See entry for Bipolar UK for contact information.    

Brook Brixton

Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.  The charity works with young people to provide free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  Also outreach and education work. All services are free. All sessions are…

Brook Southwark

Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.  The charity works with young people to provide free and confidential sexual health information, good sex, relationships, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  Also outreach and education work. All services are free….

Centrepoint

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. They provide Housing, Mental and Physical Health Support, Academical Support and a chance to Move On. Homeless young people, aged 16-25, stay with Centrepoint for up to two years, but they are supported for another six months to make sure they can live independently. Centrepoint provides more than…

Child & Adolescent Community Service (Lambeth)

Lambeth CACS is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). We provide assessment, treatment and care for young people, aged 0-18, who have moderate to severe mental health difficulties which impact on their functioning. We also will see young people and their families where substance misuse is co-occurring with a mental health…

Child & Adolescent Early Intervention Service (Lambeth)

Early Intervention is a Tier 2 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). We provide assessment, care and short-term therapeutic treatment of up to six months, for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have mental health problems. – We care for children and young people who are registered with a…

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Lambeth)

The Team is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).  They provide psychological assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. A Tier 3 CAMHS is provided by a team of specialists in a community mental health clinic…

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Southwark)

The Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based in the Sunshine House, Southwark Child and Young People’s Development  Centre. They provide assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have a severe developmental disability and complex mental health problems. They…

Child and Adolescent Forensic Service (Maudsley Hospital)

Psychiatric team providing assessment and consultation service for professionals, young people and their families. They provide NHS care and treatment for young people with mental health problems. They also provide services for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol as well as serving the communities of South London. This is a specialist service, available to…

Child Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Service

Offers assessment, and a variety of treatment options, including group treatment and individually based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for children and young people with stress reactions arising from exposure to a traumatic event or loss. The emphasis is on building up effective coping skills. Conducts research into the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood post…

Child Looked After Mental Health Service (Lambeth)

Children Looked After Mental Health Service (CLAMHS) is a multidisciplinary team that works with children and young people who are looked after by Lambeth Social Services and are between the ages of  0-18 years. They offer:- 1. Care Planning Service (CPS) As children and young people enter the care of Lambeth Social Services, they are eligible to receive…

ChildLine

Free, 24 hour, national, confidential helpline service for children and young people (up to 19 years) about anything worrying them or if they are in any kind of danger or distress. Offers telephone listening, comfort and protection. Trained counsellors provide support and advice and can refer children in danger to appropriate helping agencies.  Useful information available…

Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card

The Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card is a voluntary register of the children and young people aged 0-18 years with a disability who live in the borough of Lambeth.  The Liberty card will allow the card-holder to receive discounted admissions, queue jumps etc to venues locally and across the UK;  it is…

Creation Trust

Creation Trust is dedicated to making sure that residents living on the Aylesbury estate in Southwark receive the benefits of the regeneration of the area. These benefits are not just new homes, schools, community facilities and a much improved park and open spaces, but the social and economic benefits of regeneration, such as employment, education…

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

They run services for men who have been violent to their partner, and for women who have suffered domestic violence.  They support parents and children affected by domestic violence.  They work with people across London, from all walks of life. With nearly 20 years of experience, they aim to help people end the cycle of…

Early Intervention Service (Southwark)

The Early Intervention Team supports people, aged 14-35, when they first begin to develop the symptoms of mental illness and before they reach ‘crisis point’.  They provide assistance to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. Their team includes health and social care professionals. They work with people to help manage their mental…

Faces in Focus

Faces in Focus is a young people’s Counselling Service for 11 – 25 year olds who mainly live, study or work in Southwark and Lambeth. Young people can refer themselves or be referred by another organisation or agency. Young people can get help with issues such as: education, training and employment housing welfare benefits money…

Functional Family Therapy Service (Southwark)

For Southwark Families with children 10 to 17 years of age. The Families’ First team are a team of family therapists trained in the Functional Family Therapy model (FFT). FFT is an evidence based family therapy approach to working with young people and their families where the adolescent in the family presents ‘externalising behaviours’ and…

Hope Again

Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care’s website for young people.  Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. They also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. How Cruse can help Cruse offers a range of services, including support…

Insight Southwark – Drug & Alcohol Service

At Insight Southwark we offer a fantastic, vibrant service for children and young people who require support and information about their own or a parent’s substance misuse problems. We are open to children and young people up to the age of 24 who are living in Southwark or attending school in the borough. We have…

Integrated Psychological Therapy Team

This is a specialist psychological therapy service (secondary care) that provides assessment, care and treatment for people aged 18-65 who have a severe mental illness and live in the London borough of Lambeth.  Referrals are accepted by mental health professionals from IAPT and CMHT’s. The service provides a range of individual and group psychological therapies within six…

Jewish Care

Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, they give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. They provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who care for others who have…

Kidscape

Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace , and comes in many different forms. Kidscape exists to equip young people, parents and professionals with the knowledge and skills to tackle bullying and…

Kings College Hospital

Assessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require…

Lambeth College

Offers a wide range of general courses, some vocational and many leading to qualifications. Phone for details or a prospectus or visit their website.  Offers a Learning Support Service for people with mental health needs if they request it. Also runs ‘Return to Learning’ course especially for mental health service users. This offers a choice…

LEO (Lambeth Early Onset) Community Team

The Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Community Team is part of the LEO Service, which includes the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) and inpatient Unit.  Also known as the Early Intervention Service. LEO Community Team supports younger people, aged 16-35, who are experiencing mental illness for the first time. We provide care in the community for people…

Lewisham Southwark College

Lewisham Southwark College is a further education college, with three campuses across south east London with easy access from the tube/DLR, buses and trains. The college passionately believes in encouraging talent in a friendly and supportive environment and deliver a range of exciting, vocational courses. The College welcomes teenage and adult learners – creating employable…

METRO Youth Services

METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. METRO promotes health, wellbeing, equality & participation through youth services, mental health & wellbeing services, sexual & reproductive health & HIV services and community participation & involvement. METRO Youth provides…

Netmums

Netmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and enjoy their children • Bring…

NYAS

The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults. NYAS provides advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them. The children and young people NYAS work with might be in care, have…

OASIS Outreach and Support (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham & Croydon)

OASIS is a health service for young people aged 14-35, who are experiencing psychological distress. These experiences might include: • Struggling to cope at school, college or work • Preferring to spend time alone, away from family and friends • Feeling anxious, irritable or depressed • Changes in sleeping and eating patterns • Confused or…

OCD UK

OCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their…

PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide

Every year over 1600 young people take their own lives in the UK. Many thousands more contemplate suicide; many harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. Papyrus works to prevent suicide in people aged 15-35 years and to give young people hope. They provide confidential support and advice to young…

Positive Parenting & Children

Positive Parenting and Children is the UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Since 1987 PPC has worked with hundreds of families, providing practical support to parents and children in their own homes and in their local communities. Qualified social workers and family support workers from Positive Parenting and Children…

Project Dare – Body Adoration

Project DARE! is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We run Drama and Art courses entitled “The DARE! Sessions” which helps people feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. They also work with individuals, within mental health bodies, public health arenas and educational settings. They support people as an early intervention and preventative measure to low…

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

National Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9999 12:00 – 14:30 daily 19:00 – 21:30 daily 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and support for women, girls and who have been raped or sexually abused.  Can give information on court and police procedures, child protection, and organisations offering counselling…

Runaway Helpline

Advice to young people aged 11 to 17 years who have run away from home/care or been forced to leave. Can pass on messages to family or carers. Can make referrals to other organisations and can help find a place of safety. This service is free and confidential and cannot be traced, you do not…

SANE

SANE’s vision is to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness. SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes: to raise awareness and combat stigma about…

Saneline

Saneline – Mental Health Helpline SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations,…

Self Injury Support

Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity to support women in emotional distress.  They particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. Aims To offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who…

Southwark Mediation Centre (SMC)

Mediation is confidential and voluntary, a process where the people involved can work towards realistic and practical solutions, as easy or as short as people want to make it and a positive way of sorting things out. The services at SMC are aimed at Family mediation.  The Centre encourage the use of mediation amongst families…

Southwark Works

The Southwark Works Programme has been successfully working with local residents for over 10 years.  The programme provides tailored support that is based on individual client needs. They have built up significant experience of working holistically to support people and improve their quality of life, as well as their employment prospects. Southwark Works is a…

St Mungo’s – Putting Down Roots Gardening

Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We work in hostel grounds, public parks and on our own allotment, developing gardening skills, growing organic vegetables and carrying out hard landscaping and building projects. We have…

The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Pyschotherapy Services

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and  they provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy, psychiatry and coaching. They work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Their philosophy offers an holistic overview of many different approaches to therapy  supporting the diverse community of London.  They have a team…

The Curly Hair Project

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) causes difficulty ‘reading’ others and understanding social interaction. Most work so far is on the male presentation – the different challenges for females are just starting to be explored. The curly hair project (CHP) is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting females with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and other autism spectrum disorders….

The Gaia Centre, Lambeth

The Gaia Centre provides confidential, non-judgmental and independent support for anyone experiencing gender violence in the London Borough of Lambeth.  Their services support women and girls aged 14+ and their children, and men aged 16+. Gender violence occurs when an individual or group of individuals exert power and control over someone else. Types of gender violence include: Domestic…

Welcare

Welcare  works with children and families across South London and East Surrey. They help parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children.  They provide practical help and support to families, empowering them to rebuild their lives and access opportunities to ensure their children have a happy, confident childhood and future. …

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN became a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic response to women who had…

Young Lambeth Directory

The Young Lambeth Directory provides an online directory of services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth up to the age of 19 or 25 for young people with disabilities.

YoungMinds

National Charity committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people aged 0-25 years. The YoungMinds resources library is full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people’s mental health. YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people but there is a helpline service is for…

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS).  They work with young people aged 11 – 25 years. YIACS provide a holistic response to young people’s social, emotional and mental health needs through a range of services provided ‘under one roof’, including social welfare advice, advocacy,…

Youth Offending Service (Lambeth)

The Lambeth Youth Offending Service (LYOS) works with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. Help young people at the police station if they’re arrested Help young people and their families at court Supervise young people…

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