Understanding children's mental health & emotional wellbeing


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

The aim of Islington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is to provide high-quality specialist and multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment and treatment services for children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties or suffering psychiatric disorders. http://directory.islington.gov.uk/kb5/islington/enterprise/service.page?id=fn59QqIjbsM&youthchannel=4-3

Drug/Alcohol Support Services

NHS Islington commissions a range of local Adult Drug and Alcohol services to provide advice, information and treatment to Islington residents who would like help and support around their own drug or alcohol use. Islington residents who are concerned about a friend, family member or significant other’s drug or alcohol use. http://www.islington.gov.uk/services/policing-safety/how/drugs/Pages/iypdas.aspx

Children’s Information Services

Islington Family Information Service (FIS) gives free, impartial information, advice and guidance about services for children, young people and families in Islington. http://www.islington.gov.uk/services/children-families/familyinformationservice/Pages/default.aspx

Disability Support Services

Disability Action in Islington (DAII) an organisation run by and for disabled people, whose aims are to support disabled people. http://www.daii.org/

Domestic Violence Support Services

Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service – IDVAS. Supports an integrated and co-ordinated response to domestic violence in Islington by providing front line workers with information and advice, and by providing a premier service to survivors at high risk of harm. http://www.islington.gov.uk/services/policing-safety/how/domesticviolence/Pages/default.aspx

Bereavement Support Services

Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service. Is a registered charity, that relies on public support, and which exists to provide free bereavement counselling help for any adult living within the boroughs of Camden and Islington and the city of Westminster, and living or working within the City of London. http://www.bereavement-counselling.org/

 Young Carers

The Islington Young Carers Service provides support for young people and children up to 25 years in Islington, who have significant caring responsibility for a family member. Support is provided through group-work, one-to-one or casework. http://www.family-action.org.uk/