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Haringey NHS outpatient CAMHS (child and mental health services) are made up of the following teams. You will need to be referred by a professional – your GP, school, social worker, etc. The most straightforward way is to go to your GP.

CAMHS Generic Team Haringey

This is a multi-disciplinary out-patient service which provides assessments and treatments for children and young people aged 0-17 who are experiencing serious mental health problems or marked emotional and behavioural problems which are complex and enduring and have a significant impact on the child or young person’s functioning.
Website:CAHMS website

Haringey Adolescent Outreach Team (AOT)

A multi-disciplinary, community-based, outreach service working with young people from 12 years old up to 18 years, where there are marked concerns about the mental health and emotional well-being. AOT provides an acute emergency response service and works with young people presenting with serious mental health needs such as severe depression, repeated deliberate self-harm and attempted suicide.
Website:Haringey Adolescent Outreach Team (AOT)

CAMHS Learning Disabilities Team

This is a Tier 3 specialist service for the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems in the context of severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), complex neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic syndromes. For example Down’s Syndrome, Smith Magenis, Prader Willi, Fragile X, chromosomal deletions and physical and learning disabilities (such as children with cerebral palsy, neurometabolic syndromes).
Website:Haringey CAMHS – Learning Difficulties


You can self-refer to CHOICES. They offer support to children, young people up to the age of 17 and families in Haringey who are worried about their emotional wellbeing. You can request support for the team to see you for over a brief period of time where we will help you work out what services and support are available for you. All parents/carers are welcome to contact CHOICES even if your child is not willing to meet with the team. Professionals can also make a referral.

Let’s Talk IAPT

A free NHS psychological therapy service offering support for a range of common mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety, OCD, PTSD and more.
The service is for anyone over the age of 16 who lives, or is registered with a GP, in the London Borough of Haringey
Website:Let’s Talk

The most straightforward way of accessing these services is via your GP.
Website:Adult Mental Health Services.


Cruse volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help you make sense of how you’re feeling right now. You can also have chat and access to one-to-one support via grief specialists.  
Call 0808 808 1677. Website Cruse

Grief Encounter

Supporting bereaved children & young people. Call 0808 802 0111. Website: Grief Encounter

The Bereavement Project at Mind in Haringey

Free to access for anyone in Haringey with lived experience of bereavement. Has a range of projects depending on your need.  Call 0208 340 2474 9032. Website: Mind in Haringey

Haringey Bereavement Service

The Haringey Bereavement Service is provided by St Joseph’s Hospice in partnership with the Haringey Palliative Care Service. If you are 18+ years of age, live in the borough of Haringey and have been bereaved, they can help. Call 0208 525 3230 . Website: Haringey Bereavement Service


An online community providing professional counselling and peer support for 11-25 year olds

On My Mind:

Digital resources to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing
Website:On My Mind

Young Minds:

Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis
Text YM to 85258
Website: Young Minds

Family Lives:

Provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. Call 0808 800 2222. Website: Familylives


A free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Text the word Shout to 85258. Website: Shout

Good Thinking:

Digital Mental Wellbeing for London – with wellbeing apps available free to Londoners. Website: Good Thinking

The Mix:

Digital support for under 25s from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Call 0808 808 4994. Website: The Mix

Talk to Frank

Information and advice about drug use
Call 0300 123 6600. Website Frank

Insight Platform

Provides information, advice and help to children and young people up to the age of 21 who are living with or affected by drug or alcohol issues. Call 020 8493 8525. Website: Insight Platform

The Grove

Provides a wide range of treatment services to people aged 18 and over experiencing problems with drugs misuse in Haringey. The Grove accepts referrals from individuals, family members and friends experiencing problems with substance misuse. Call 020 8702 6220 or 020 8365 9032. Website: The Grove

HAGA – Haringey Action on Alcohol

Works with and on behalf of people, families and communities affected by alcohol. Visit HAGA to book an online drink coach appointment, call 020 8801 3999 or email harccg.haga@nhs.net

Stop Smoking London

Helpline 0300 123 1044

For information about free sexual health, contraception and pregnancy services for young people in Haringey click on this link.


Eating Disorder Charity
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Webchat: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/supportservices/helplines/one-to-one
Online support groups: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/supportservices/online-groups

SEND Haringey Local Offer: Support and Services

Website: SEND Local Offer
Phone: 020 8489 1913
Email: sen@haringey.gov.uk


Offers a wide range of support to disabled children, young people and their families
Website: Markfield
Phone: 020 8800 4134
Email: enquiries@markfield.org.uk

SENDIASS based at Markfield

A free, impartial and confidential service funded by Haringey Council and provided by Markfield, an independent charity. Offers advice, information and support to parents/ carers and young people from 16 – 25 years old in Haringey with SEND.
Telephone for free advice 0208 802 2611
Opening Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-5pm, Wednesdays 9am-7pm, Thursdays 9am-6pm

Actually Haringey Autism Hub

New service delivering early help provision to address the needs of autistic adults and those approaching adulthood and their support networks
Website: Haringey Autism Hub
General email address: autismhub@haringey.gov.uk

Kith & Kids

Supports families who have an autistic child with autism, learning disability, physical or sensory disability to overcome their social isolation
Website: Kith and Kids
Email: projects@kithandkids.org.uk
General enquiries: 02088017432

LGBTQI+ Switchboard provides a safe space for anyone to discuss anything including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. They offer support on the phone, by email and instant messaging services. Call their helpline on 0300 330 0630 (open 10am-10pm everyday).

Website:  LGBT+ Switchboard

The Anna Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment centre. Read their booklet on LGBTQI+ Mental Health.

Domestic Abuse: How to get help

Website: Domestic Abuse

Refuge National Domestic Violence Helpline

Freephone 24 hour Call 0808 2000 247 or contact online at Domestic Violence Helpline


Emotional and practical support for anyone who experiences domestic abuse in Haringey
Website: Hearthstone
Tel: 020 8888 5362
Email: hearthstone.domesticviolence@homesforharingey.org

Solace Women’s Aid

Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by violence and abuse
Call 0808 802 5565 or email advice@solacewomensaid.org
Website: Solace Woman’s Aid

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Call 0800 999 5428
Website: Galop

Men’s Advice Line

Help and support for male victims of domestic violence
Call 0808 801 0327 or email info@mensadviceline.org.uk
Website: Mens Advice Line

The Havens

Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted
Call 020 3299 1599 (9-5pm) or 020 3299 6900 (out of hours)

The Lighthouse

Support for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse
Call 0808 169 8112 or email thelighthouse.ask@nhs.net
Website: The Lighthouse London

Solace Women’s Aid

Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by violence and abuse
Call 0808 802 5565 or email advice@solacewomensaid.org
Website: Solace Woman’s Aid

Safer London

Safer London supports young men and women aged 15 to 24, who are at significant risk of harm of violence in the community, at risk to themselves, or who pose a risk of harm to others They also work with families, parents and carers even if the young person will not engage themselves.
Website: Safer London

Haringey Community Gold

Offers a wide range of support and activities to young people which aims to prevent serious youth violence in the borough by reducing the risk of young people getting caught up in crime. A partnership of youth organisations offer outreach and engagement, employment support, sports and play, mentoring, mental health support and leadership training.

Website: Youthspace

Victim Support

Call: 0808 168 9111
Website: Victim Support

Connected Communities

is a programme designed to improve access to council and voluntary support in Haringey and can help with a number of issues including housing, finance, education, childcare, etc. Website: Connected Communities or email ConnectedCommunities@Haringey.gov.uk

New Horizons

Provides support to 16–24 year olds with finding accommodation as well as hot food, showers and laundry when they have nowhere else to turn
Call 020 8388 5580. Website: New Horizons


Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. Call free on 0808 800 0661 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm)

HALS: Haringey Adult Learning Service

Free courses for adults aged 19+
Website: HALS

Haringey Wellbeing Network

– a mental health and wellbeing community support service for the London Borough of Haringey. The network is made up of three specialist mental health organisations and is the single point of entry for all community mental health support needs in Haringey. The service is free to all Haringey residents who can self-refer.
Website: Haringey Wellbeing Network | Mind in Haringey or call 0208 340 2474 (option 1)

Sister System

Based in Tottenham, Sister System works with care-affected girls and young women offering therapeutic mentoring and educational programmes/ courses, ‘the sisterhood’ for care leavers.
Website: Sister System for referral information (self-referrals taken).

Family Lives

Family Lives website provides parenting advice on how to cope practically and emotionally during this time and has a helpline (0808 800 2222) open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.  Website: Family Lives

Young Minds

Helpline for parents (0808 802 5544) available Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm.  Website: Young Minds

Refugee Council

Website: Refugee Council

Phoenix Community Care

A Tottenham based foster care agency that support 16-18 year olds with accommodation. They specialise in working with asylum seekers and refugees who arrive in London alone. Telephone 020 8887 6888 or email info@phoenixcommunity.co.uk

The Bridge Renewal Trust

is the umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Haringey. You can contact them for advice about other organisations that may be able to help.
Contact details:Bridge Renewal Trust