Understanding children's mental health & emotional wellbeing


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Statutory mental health services for children and young people aged 0-18.  This team includes Child and Adolescent psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, Nurses and Primary Mental Health workers. http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/CAMHS.html

Counselling Services

Brent Mind.  Brent Mind’s Counselling service, offers one to one counselling. http://www.brentmind.org.uk/

Brent Child and Family Clinic. Offers a service to all children from ages 0-18 (or those still in full-time education) who live in Brent or have a Brent GP. The type of difficulties dealt with by the team include emotional and behavioural. http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/

Drug/Alcohol Support Services

The Junction Service. The Junction Service in Brent is a partnership with Turning Point providing a range of specialist clinical treatment services for people with problem drug use. http://brent.mind.org.uk

Brent Alcohol Counselling Service (BACS). The service offers advice and information on alcohol issues. This includes assessment, individual counselling and group work, detox services, GP/nurse advice and family support services. http://www.brent.gov.uk/cdirectory.nsf/Pages/lbb-1?OpenDocument&id=CG-434

Brent Children’s Information Service

The service provides information on the full range of childcare, early years of education and play facilities for children 0-14 provided in Brent. http://www.brent.gov.uk/childcare

Disability Support Services

Brent Mencap. Exists to help people with learning disabilities in Brent, live as independent life as possible. http://www.brent.mind.org.uk

Brent Learning Disability Partnership. Provides statutory learning disability services in Brent.  http://www.brentmencap.org.uk

Domestic Violence Support Services

Advance.  A Women’s charity based in West London, specialising in Domestic violence and Crisis Intervention. http://www.advanceadvocacyproject.org.uk

Bereavement Support Services

Brent Bereavement Service. A Counselling service for bereaved children and young people. http://www.bbsonline.org.uk

Young Carers

Brent Carers Centre Offers support for young Carers between 8 and 18 years old. Providing opportunities to meet with other young people, advice and fun activities.  http://www.brentcarerscentre.org.uk/