Understanding children's mental health & emotional wellbeing

Kensington and Chelsea

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Child and Family Consultation Service. CFCS is a multidisciplinary, Tier 2 clinical service for children, adolescents and their families where there are concerns about behavioural and emotional problems, or family relationship difficulties. http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/CAMHS.html

Family Resource Project. This is a multi-agency project. Staff include social workers, primary mental health workers, health visitors, clinical and educational psychologists, play therapists and child psychotherapists. They offer a range of services to meet children’s needs. The age range covered by the service is 0-18 years. http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/Child_Kensington_Family_Resource_Project.html

Parkside Clinic Child, Family and Young People’s Service. The Child, Family and Young People’s service at Parkside Clinic offers assessment and treatment for children or young people suffering from emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/parkside-clinic/

Counselling Services

Catholic Children’s Society

A charity providing counselling, play therapy and child and adolescent psychotherapy services for children. It also provides training for education professionals. http://www.cathchild.org.uk/

MIND ( K&C ). Mind works to improve the lives of people suffering from mental distress.  They work to raise awareness about mental health issues, challenge discrimination, dispel myths, reduce stigma and promote good mental health for the benefit of all members of society. http://www.kcmind.org.uk

Drug/Alcohol Support Services

Insight is a confidential support service for young people under 25, living with or affected by drug and alcohol issues, in Kensington & Chelsea. They work with young people who are facing drug or alcohol issues.  We provide advice and information on harm reduction and prevention, as well as therapeutic interventions to complement the needs of young people accessing the service. http://www.blenheimcdp.org.uk/pages/insight.html

Children’s Information Services

Family Information Service. The Family Information Service (FIS) produces the Family Service Directory with up-to-date family information on Early Years, Play, Childcare, Financial Support and other family support services. http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/educationandlearning/familyinformationservice.aspx

Disability Support Services

The National Autistic Society. The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Aspergers syndrome) and their families. Providing information, support and pioneering services, and campaigning for a better world for people with autism. http://www.autism.org.uk/

Equal People. Supports people with learning disabilities and their families. http://www.equalpeoplemencap.org.uk/

Action Disability. ADKC works to enhance opportunities for disabled people (with physical, sensory and hidden impairments), living or working in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. htttp://www.adkc.org.uk

Domestic Violence Support Services

Woman’s Trust. Woman’s Trust is a mental health and support service for women affected by Domestic Violence. They offer support, one-to-one counselling, weekly support groups and self-development workshops for women. http://www.womanstrust.org.uk

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

Bereavement Support Services

Kensington & Chelsea Cruse Bereavement Care. Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss, regardless of age, religion, disability, gender or sexual preference. The organisation provides support through volunteers. http://www.kc-cruse.org.uk/

Young Carers

Kensington and Chelsea Young Carers. Through a range of services, Family Action is able to plug the gap through which families with complex needs often fall; keeping children safe whilst addressing their long term needs. http://www.family-action.org.uk/