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 aged 12-24 who live in Haringey. Our dedicated, highly-trained therapists are here to support you.

We can also see you if you are under 18 and have a Haringey GP.

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.

Service update:

Due to lack of funding we currently and regretfully are unable to take new referrals for young adults aged 18-24 years unless they fit  the criteria below.

We can currently accept referrals in this age group for:  Haringey Care Leavers, young adults referred by Sister System and young adults accessing the Autism Hub. Please call if you would like to know more about these projects.

We are very sorry and are doing our best to raise the funds we need, and hope this will be temporary. If you would like to speak to our member of our team to see if you are able to refer please call us on 0208 348 5947.

If you are 18 or over, we recommend that you contact your GP for advice about further services. You can also self-refer to Lets Talk Haringey (0203 074 2280) and Mind in Haringey for other mental health and wellbeing support (0208 340 2474). Please see the crisis options on this website if you need immediate support by following the ‘need help now’ button at the top of each page.

If you would like to share your concerns about this please could we ask that you put it in writing, and we will pass your feedback on to local commissioners to help get the funding reviewed.

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 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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