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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Open Door is still here for you

The Open Door office is temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but we’re continuing to offer our services remotely by phone, video and text messaging. If you are currently being seen at Open Door you will be offered appointments by phone, video or text messaging at your usual time. You will receive a text confirming this.

We are still accepting self-referrals by phone (tel: 020 8348 5947)

Please note that we are working with reduced admin capacity and will be available on our usual phone number 020 8348 5947 between 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm Monday-Thursday. You can leave a message on our answerphone outside of these times.

You can also email us at appointments@opendooronline.org and we will call you back to take the referral or answer any other queries.

Professional referrals should be made in the usual way (via CAMHS Access by fax to: 020 8442 7281 or by post to CAMHS Access, H Block, St. Ann’s Hospital, St. Ann’s Road, London N15 3TH or via CHOICES 0208 702 3405)

You may find the following resources helpful: 

KOOTH: https://www.kooth.com/

On My Mindhttps://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

Young Mindshttps://youngminds.org.uk/

Familylives: https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Connected Communities: If you are worried about the impact of coronavirus on your money, accessing essential items or accessing the support you need, please call the connected communities helpline on 020 8489 4431 (Monday-Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm). https://www.haringey.gov.uk/community/connected-communities

Latest NHS advicehttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please contact us if you want any advice or would like to speak to someone. 

Look after yourselves and stay well.

We are still here for you.

Open Door is a charity that offers free confidential counselling and psychotherapy to young people aged 12 up to age 24* living in Haringey. We provide a safe space for young people to talk through a range of issues including problems at home, school, college or work; difficulties with relationships; problems with drugs or alcohol; anger or aggression; depression or anxiety; self-harm or eating difficulties.

* For new referrals of 23-24 year olds, we are temporarily suspending our waiting list due to high demand and funding issues. This will not affect young adults already on the waiting list. We apologise for this and are working hard to ensure that our full service for young adults is restored as soon as possible.

We recognise that young people do not all experience emotional difficulties in the same way, nor do they all need or want the same kind of help. Open Door is committed to developing a service which offers a range of effective, evidence-based interventions to meet the needs of young people from early adolescence to young adulthood.

Photo of boyWe are able to offer:

  • Counselling
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A)
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Young people are offered anything from a one-off consultation to two years of weekly psychotherapy.

We also have a number of specialist services including:

  • A psychotherapy service for young people with special needs
  • A secondary school therapy service
  • The Parenting Teenagers Project for parents of young people aged 12-21

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We accept both self and professional referrals to all our services. All a young person or concerned parent / carer need do, is pick up a phone or send an e-mail.