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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Open Door is still here for you

Open Door is now offering face-to-face appointments at our services in Crouch End, Tottenham as well as in our secondary schools service. We are continuing to offer sessions by phone and video for those who would prefer to do so or when there are not sufficient face-to-face slots available

What to expect

You will be asked to;

  • Not arrive early in order to minimise use of the waiting room. 
  • Use the hand sanitiser in the entrance hall and help yourselves to a mask from the table. We asking everyone to wear these in parts of the building where social distancing is not possible (staircases and landings). (You will not have to wear masks in your session unless you wish to do so). 
  • Go into the waiting room. The receptionist will greet you through the window and let you know which room to go to. Your therapist will greet you at the door of the therapy room. Chairs are at least 2 metres apart and windows will be open. 
  • After the session, wear a mask as you go down the stairs.  
  • Use the hand sanitiser before exiting and dispose of your mask in the bin if you wish.  
  • If you need to use the bathroom please use the one through the waiting room on the right. 

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

You can also email us at appointments@opendooronline.org and we will call you back to take the referral or answer any other queries. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm.

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/

Supporting Your Child’s Return to School 2020 | Wednesday 19th August 2020: https://opendooronline.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/edited-poster-v5-pdf-edited-version-w.pdf

Free and confidential help for young people in Haringey

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/

If you need urgent support contact Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line on 0300 0200 500 

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.

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We 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.