A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – King’s College Hospital

If you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.  Book in at the Reception Desk and wait to be assessed. A team of mental health professionals based at King’s College Hospital (KCH) Emergency Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care more »

Al-Anon Family Groups

Based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous, runs self-help group meetings for partners, families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they are still drinking or not. Confidential helpline offers understanding, support and information. Literature, books and leaflets available. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people 12-17 years of age affected by someone more »


Alateen is part of Al-Anon and offers support to young people, 12 to 17 years, who have been affected by someone else’s drinking, usually that of a parent.  The members attend group meetings, in which they support each other and learn to focus on themselves.

ASHA Projects

A service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer secure, temporary accommodation. Refuges Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who come to us stay in more »

Association of Child Psychotherapists

Professional membership organisation monitoring training standards for child psychotherapists. Can provide details of child psychotherapists in your area – both private and NHS. Also details of workshops and seminars run by other organisations for relevant professionals. Find a therapist: http://www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk/fat Referral/how to contact: Phone, email or write.    


Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Works with over 200,000 children, young people and families.  Over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering more »

Baytree Centre

Their vision is to create supportive pathways towards social inclusion for inner city families. This happens through integrated educational and training programmes for women and girls that generate solutions which consider the unity of the whole person. They offer training, education, skills and opportunities for professional and personal development to women and young people at their centre on Brixton more »

BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s only nationwide organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf. They are also the world’s largest eating disorders charity. Their activities are designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders; to provide support, help and information to people directly affected; and to increase more »

Beormund Community Centre

The Beormund is a charitable organisation and multi-use community centre providing a wide range of educational, training, social & cultural programmes and activities for the residents of Southwark, but particularly for people living in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. The Beormund Centre is a safe, welcoming and accessible place with community facilties to meet the needs of more »

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals, their families and carers of those who have the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar. They provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives Each year they reach out to and support over 65,000 individuals via the more »

Bipolar UK – Youth Service (18-25)

A group of young people aged 18 to 25 years with bipolar who meet once a month to  share experiences and coping strategies. See entry for Bipolar UK for contact information.    

Blackfriars Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement is a registered charity providing services to the community. We work with people, creating opportunities for them to achieve their aspirations. We meet individual needs within our multi-purpose framework. Having difficulties with your mental health should not necessarily limit your chances in life. Blackfriars Settlement creates opportunities for those who are experiencing, or have more »

Brook Brixton

Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.  The charity works with young people to provide free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  Also outreach and education work. All services are free. All sessions are more »

Brook Southwark

Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.  The charity works with young people to provide free and confidential sexual health information, good sex, relationships, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  Also outreach and education work. All services are free. more »

Centrepoint – Head Office

Works with young homeless people, aged 16 to 25 years, aiming to ensure they are not at risk because they do not have a safe place to stay. Runs emergency shelters, hostels, flats and other accommodation schemes. Publishes research, information and publications on youth homelessness. Also works with local agencies offering consultancy, training and information more »

Child & Adolescent Community Service (Lambeth)

Lambeth CACS is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). We provide assessment, treatment and care for young people, aged 0-18, who have moderate to severe mental health difficulties which impact on their functioning. We also will see young people and their families where substance misuse is co-occurring with a mental health more »

Child & Adolescent Early Intervention Service (Lambeth)

Early Intervention is a Tier 2 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). We provide assessment, care and short-term therapeutic treatment of up to six months, for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have mental health problems. – We care for children and young people who are registered with a more »

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Lambeth)

The Team is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).  They provide psychological assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. A Tier 3 CAMHS is provided by a team of specialists in a community mental health clinic more »

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Southwark)

The Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based in the Sunshine House, Southwark Child and Young People’s Development  Centre. They provide assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have a severe developmental disability and complex mental health problems. They more »

Child & Adolescent Unit Looked After Service (Lambeth)

The Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). They provide assessment, care and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have complex mental health problems. They care for children and young people who are looked after by the London Borough of Lambeth. They care for more »

Child and Adolescent Forensic Service (Maudsley Hospital)

Psychiatric team providing assessment and consultation service for professionals, young people and their families. They provide NHS care and treatment for young people with mental health problems. They also provide services for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol as well as serving the communities of South London. This is a specialist service, available to more »

Child Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Service

Offers assessment, and a variety of treatment options, including group treatment and individually based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for children and young people with stress reactions arising from exposure to a traumatic event or loss. The emphasis is on building up effective coping skills. Conducts research into the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood post more »

Child Looked After Mental Health Service (CLAMHS)

Children Looked After Mental Health Service (CLAMHS) is a multidisciplinary team that works with children and young people who are looked after by Lambeth Social Services and are between the ages of  0-18 years. They offer:- 1. Care Planning Service (CPS) As children and young people enter the care of Lambeth Social Services, they are eligible to receive more »


Free, 24 hour, national, confidential helpline service for children and young people (up to 19 years) about anything worrying them or if they are in any kind of danger or distress. Offers telephone listening, comfort and protection. Trained counsellors provide support and advice and can refer children in danger to appropriate helping agencies.  Useful information available more »

Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card

The Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card is a voluntary register of the children and young people aged 0-18 years with a disability who live in the borough of Lambeth.  The Liberty card will allow the card-holder to receive discounted admissions, queue jumps etc to venues locally and across the UK;  it is more »

Creation Trust

Creation Trust is dedicated to making sure that residents living on the Aylesbury estate in Southwark receive the benefits of the regeneration of the area. These benefits are not just new homes, schools, community facilities and a much improved park and open spaces, but the social and economic benefits of regeneration, such as employment, education more »

Disability Advice Service Lambeth

DASL is an independent charity working with, and on behalf of, disabled people of all ages from all impairment groups including people with mental health problems. We also provide some of our services to carers, including parent carers, and older people. DASL’s Advice Service is mainly for people with mental health problems. They also try more »

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

They run services for men who have been violent to their partner, and for women who have suffered domestic violence.  They support parents and children affected by domestic violence.  They work with people across London, from all walks of life. With nearly 20 years of experience, they aim to help people end the cycle of more »

Drug & Alcohol Service (Lambeth)

The Drug and Alcohol Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems.  They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief intervention clinic, and a Tier more »

Early Intervention Service (Southwark)

The Early Intervention Team supports people, aged 14-35, when they first begin to develop the symptoms of mental illness and before they reach ‘crisis point’.  They provide assistance to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. Their team includes health and social care professionals. They work with people to help manage their mental more »

Faces in Focus

Faces in Focus is a young people’s Counselling Service for 11 – 25 year olds who mainly live, study or work in Southwark and Lambeth. Young people can refer themselves or be referred by another organisation or agency. Young people can get help with issues such as: education, training and employment housing welfare benefits money more »

Family Matters

 Family Matters works to help relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of abuse, including sexual abuse and rape, together with their non-abusing family members and partners, and thus help to: Break the cycle of abuse. Reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm amongst survivors. Reduce the pain, suffering more »

Functional Family Therapy Service (Southwark)

For Southwark Families with children 10 to 17 years of age. The Families’ First team are a team of family therapists trained in the Functional Family Therapy model (FFT). FFT is an evidence based family therapy approach to working with young people and their families where the adolescent in the family presents ‘externalising behaviours’ and more »

Insight Southwark – Drug & Alcohol Service

At Insight Southwark we offer a fantastic, vibrant service for children and young people who require support and information about their own or a parent’s substance misuse problems. We are open to children and young people up to the age of 24 who are living in Southwark or attending school in the borough. We have more »

Jewish Care

We are the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, we give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. We provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who care for others who more »


Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace , and comes in many different forms. We exist to equip young people, parents and professionals with the knowledge and skills to tackle bullying more »

Kings College Hospital

Assessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require more »

Lambeth College

Offers a wide range of general courses, some vocational and many leading to qualifications. Phone for details or a prospectus or visit their website.  Offers a Learning Support Service for people with mental health needs if they request it. Also runs ‘Return to Learning’ course especially for mental health service users. This offers a choice more »

LEO (Lambeth Early Onset) Community Team

The Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Community Team is part of the LEO Service, which includes the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) and inpatient Unit.  Also known as the Early Intervention Service. LEO Community Team supports younger people, aged 16-35, who are experiencing mental illness for the first time. We provide care in the community for people more »

Lewisham Southwark College

Lewisham Southwark College is a further education college, with three campuses across south east London with easy access from the tube/DLR, buses and trains. The college passionately believes in encouraging talent in a friendly and supportive environment and deliver a range of exciting, vocational courses. The College welcomes teenage and adult learners – creating employable more »

METRO Youth Services

METRO Youth Services METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. They run weekly youth groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBTQ) young people in Southwark and Lambeth. The SPARK group in Southwark is for LGBTQ more »


Netmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and enjoy their children • Bring more »


NYAS is a UK charity providing socio-legal services. We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers throughout England and Wales.  NYAS provides specialist legal advice and assistance. NYAS is a Legal Services Commission provider. Through these services NYAS provides more »

OASIS Outreach and Support (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham & Croydon)

OASIS is a health service for young people aged 14-35, who are experiencing psychological distress. These experiences might include: • Struggling to cope at school, college or work • Preferring to spend time alone, away from family and friends • Feeling anxious, irritable or depressed • Changes in sleeping and eating patterns • Confused or more »


OCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their more »

Ovalhouse Theatre

Ovalhouse is a lively theatre and arts centre on the Kennington Oval, opposite the famous cricket ground.  For the past 50 years, Ovalhouse has been part of the London fringe, providing development and performance space to experimental, radical and overlooked artists. Today Ovalhouse is known for theatre, performance and participation that speaks to a world beyond more »

PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide

Every year over 1600 young people take their own lives in the UK. Many thousands more contemplate suicide; many harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. Papyrus works to prevent suicide in people aged 15-35 years and to give young people hope. They provide confidential support and advice to young more »

Positive Parenting & Children

Positive Parenting and Children is the UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Since 1987 we have worked with hundreds of families, providing practical support to parents and children in their own homes and in their local communities. Qualified social workers and family support workers from Positive Parenting and Children more »

Project Dare – Body Adoration

Project DARE! is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We run Drama and Art courses entitled “The DARE! Sessions” which helps people feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. They also work with individuals, within mental health bodies, public health arenas and educational settings. They support people as an early intervention and preventative measure to low more »

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

National Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9999 12:00 – 14:30 daily 19:00 – 21:30 daily 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and support for women, girls and who have been raped or sexually abused.  Can give information on court and police procedures, child protection, and organisations offering counselling more »

Runaway Helpline

Advice to young people aged 11 to 17 years who have run away from home/care or been forced to leave. Can pass on messages to family or carers. Can make referrals to other organisations and can help find a place of safety. This service is free and confidential and cannot be traced, you do not more »


SANE’s vision is to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness. SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes: to raise awareness and combat stigma about more »


Saneline – Mental Health Helpline SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations, more »

Self Injury Support

Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity to support women in emotional distress.  They particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. Aims To offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who more »

Solas Anois – Irish Women’s Domestic Violence Project

Offers refuge for Irish women and children experiencing domestic violence. Telephone advice, counselling and group support. Provides advice and information on issues such as re-housing, welfare rights, children’s services, emotional support for residents.

Southwark Mediation Centre (SMC)

Mediation is confidential and voluntary, a process where the people involved can work towards realistic and practical solutions, as easy or as short as people want to make it and a positive way of sorting things out. The services at SMC are aimed at Family mediation.  The Centre encourage the use of mediation amongst families more »

Southwark Works

For people who need some extra support to find a job Southwark Works has a team of specialist employment advisers to help you. They provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for unemployed residents who are experiencing challenges or difficulties in securing a job. This includes: People affected by welfare reform Ex-offenders or people with criminal records Young more »

St Mungo’s – Putting Down Roots Gardening

Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We work in hostel grounds, public parks and on our own allotment, developing gardening skills, growing organic vegetables and carrying out hard landscaping and building projects. We have more »


SupportLine provides confidential, emotional support for children, young adults and adults.  They offer support by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support more »

The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Pyschotherapy Services

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and  they provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy, psychiatry and coaching. They work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Their philosophy offers an holistic overview of many different approaches to therapy  supporting the diverse community of London.  They have a team more »

The Curly Hair Project

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) causes difficulty ‘reading’ others and understanding social interaction. Most work so far is on the male presentation – the different challenges for females are just starting to be explored. The curly hair project (CHP) is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting females with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and other autism spectrum disorders. more »

The Gaia Centre, Lambeth

The Gaia Centre provides confidential, non-judgmental and independent support for anyone experiencing gender violence in the London Borough of Lambeth.  Our services support women and girls aged 14+ and their children, and men aged 16+. Gender violence occurs when an individual or group of individuals exert power and control over someone else. Types of gender violence include: Domestic more »

The Haven (South London)

Provides urgent and follow-up care to people who have been sexually assaulted or raped. Patients or clients may be women, men, adults or children. They offer: support, advice and counselling medical care, such as emergency contraception and infection prevention forensic examinations to collect evidence follow-up medical care, such as pregnancy tests and tests for sexually more »

Thrive Battersea Garden Project

National charity aiming to research, educate and promote the use and advantages of gardening for disabled people. Thrive’s horticultural therapists offer gardening programmes to over 200 Londoners in our three gardens in Battersea Park and through community based outreach projects. We have a fantastic space for gardeners, volunteers and staff in Battersea Park at our more »


Welcare  works with children and families across South London and East Surrey. They help parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children.  They provide practical help and support to families, empowering them to rebuild their lives and access opportunities to ensure their children have a happy, confident childhood and future.  more »

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN became a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic response to women who had more »

Young Lambeth Directory

The Young Lambeth Directory provides an online directory of services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth up to the age of 19 or 25 for young people with disabilities.


National Charity committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people aged 0-25 years. YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people – our helpline service is for parents or carers worried about a child or young person. YoungMinds can’t refer you to CAMHS services. To find your local CAMHS service: visit NHS Choices Child more »

Youth Access

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS). YIACS provide a holistic response to young people’s social, emotional and mental health needs through a range of services provided ‘under one roof’, including social welfare advice, advocacy, counselling, health clinics, community education and personal support. Our members more »

Youth Offending Service (Lambeth)

The Lambeth Youth Offending Service (LYOS) works with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. Help young people at the police station if they’re arrested Help young people and their families at court Supervise young people more »

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