Young people’s support

Life as a young person can be really challenging. There are so many pressures and emotions to deal with that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and that you have nowhere to turn. But you do. At Open Door we understand, we care and we’re here to help. We provide a confidential space for you to think, talk and be heard.

How can we help?

We offer a range of free psychological therapies for young people. If you’re aged 12-24 and live in Haringey or have a Haringey GP, our dedicated, highly-trained therapists are here to support you.

We know that taking the first step and opening up about what’s worrying you can be hard. But whatever the problem, big or small, we are here to listen, without judgment.

One size doesn’t ‘fix’ all, so we offer different types of therapy to help you find a way through whatever’s holding you back. You can read more about our therapies here.

Our therapists will offer ways to help you understand the issues that are worrying you and help you make choices or changes that can transform the way you feel.

What problems can we help with?

Everyone is different, but here are just some of the issues we can help with:

  • Problems at home, school, college or work
  • Difficulties with family and friends
  • Depression, unhappiness and anxiety

  • Self-harming

  • Feeling suicidal
  • Gender Identity issues
  • Difficulties with anger or violence
  • Bullying

  • Drug or alcohol problems

  • Sexual, physical or emotional abuse

  • Eating problems

  • Feeling isolated or lonely

  • Issues relating to disability and neurodiversity

Getting an appointment

You don’t need a referral to access our services. Just call 020 8348 5947 or email us with your phone number at appointments@opendooronline.org. We’ll call you back and take some details about your situation and availability.

How long will you have to wait?

Within four to six weeks you’ll be invited to an initial assessment with a therapist to understand more about your situation and how we can help. It will take some time before regular therapy can begin, but we’ll keep in touch with you and we have other resources that can support you while you’re waiting.

Where and when will you be seen?

We offer face-to-face sessions in comfortable and fully accessible therapy spaces in Crouch End and Tottenham. Or you can have appointments by video or phone if you prefer. We offer appointments Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and 9am to 6pm on Fridays. You can come to appointments on your own or with a parent or carer, whatever feels right.

Open Door does not offer an emergency service so if you need urgent help, talk to your GP, or go to the A&E department of your local hospital. If you need help now, click here.

How will it help?

Just by calling us you’ll have taken a big step on a journey that we hope will transform your mental health and wellbeing and potentially many other aspects of your life. Getting you to a better place may take a couple of sessions, a few months or longer. Whatever is right for you.

We know from those we’ve already helped that talking to our experienced therapists in a confidential, safe space can really make a difference.

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