There are services in the local area offering advice and support to children, young people and adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties. If you would like any further guidance or advice about the following local services and organisations, please get in touch with us.
You should contact your GP if you (or your parent/carer) are concerned about your mental health. It is important to talk about your feelings and to seek help when you feel worried. It's not just your GP who can help, there are also other services and organizations you can contact if you are experiencing mental health difficulties:
Kooth is an online wellbeing community. Children and young people can access advice, guidance and information from trained counsellors on the app. It is free and private and recommended by schools and colleges. Check out Kooth here.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Westminster CAMHS provides mental health services to children, young people up to the age of 18 and their families in a range of different ways, depending on their needs. Once a young person turns 18, they will have a transition meeting with their mental health practitioner to discuss the pathway to adult mental health services and alternative support available to them.
7a Woodfield Road
London W9 2NW
Telephone: 020 3317 5999
Referrals to CAMHS are usually made by your GP or another health professional. You can contact CAMHS to ask for more referral information.
Adult Mental Health Services in Westminster (18+)
Adult mental health services are split into North and South locality teams. These services provide treatment and care for those with short-term mental health issues who can benefit from specialist interventions and also for people with more complex and long-term needs. For new referrals please contact your GP, for returning support please contact the team in your area directly.
North Westminster Community Mental Health Team - Click here for more information
South Westminster Community Mental Health Team - Click here for more information
A variety of services and support for people living in Westminster with mental health problems. Including:
BEST - Building Employment Skills and Training -
Providing support for people in Westminster, who have had experience of mental health problems, to find and engage in paid work, voluntary work, education or training, or any meaningful activity that improves their quality of life. Free service that can be accessed by anyone with common or severe mental health problems. Anyone can apply directly or be referred by a professional supporting them.
This service teams up befrienders with people who often find it hard to cope, to manage day to day matters or to take an active part in community life. We support people with mental health problems to connect to the services and support their need to manage independently and to build social and community networks and activities in order to foster social inclusion and improve quality of life. Personal Budget required.
Full list of support services from Westminster Mind available here.
Westminster Befriend a Family
This service aims to match trained befriending volunteers with local families in need, to provide them with practical and emotional support in the challenges they face.
- Mentoring (Broadening Horizons)
Broadening Horizons is our exciting mentoring project which aims to empower young people to achieve their goals in life. We match a trained mentor to a young person aged 13-18.
For more information please visit the Westminster Befriend a Family website
Click here to access the referral forms.
Other organizations that may help:
MindEd for Families has advice and information for parents/carers who are concerned about their child's mental health. Trusted experts will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.
A UK mental health charity. Click here to visit the website and enter your postcode and see services available in your area
The UK charity 'YoungMinds', provide valuable guidance and help to chindren and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and also their families.
The Anna Freud Centre provides information, guidance and advice about mental health problems. Including professionals, schools, young people and parents/carers. Visit their Advice for Young People page.
Westminster Local Offer
For information on mental health services available in the local area please click here .