Understanding children's mental health & emotional wellbeing


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

City and Hackney Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provide services for children and young people with mental health problems. http://www.cityandhackneycamhs.org.uk/

Drug/Alcohol Support Services

Hackney Council provides a drug advisory service that gives advice and support to those who are affected by illegal and/or prescribed drugs. Our Substance Misuse Team run a friendly, confidential service that gives help to those who feel they can’t be drug free and those who choose abstinence as an aim. http://www.hackneydaat.org.uk/hackney-drug-a-alcohol-action-team

Children’s Information Services

Hackney Children’s Information Service. Support and advice services for children and young people, and their families and carers, including fostering and adoption services and support groups. http://www.learningtrust.co.uk/childrens_centres/

Disability Support Services

The Hackney ARK. Provide teams who assess, treat and support children with additional needs and disabilities.  http://apps.hackney.gov.uk/servapps/CommunityDirectories/Details.aspx?OrgID=2368

Domestic Violence Support Services

Domestic Violence Team. The Domestic Violence and Hate Crime Team provides advice, information and counselling to victims of domestic violence, racial harassment and homophobic crime. http://www.hackney.gov.uk/safer-communities-domestic-violence-support.htm

Bereavement Support Services

Hackney Bereavement Service. Provides a free and confidential one to one bereavement counselling support service for Hackney residents aged 50 and over, suffering a significant loss in their lives. Online counselling is also available. http://www.hackneybereavement.org/v2/index.php?section_uid=11

Young Carers

Hackney Young Carers. Work with young people who care for a member of their family – whether it’s a parent with a long-term illness, someone who’s elderly or suffering from mental ill health, or dealing with the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/