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CAMHS Disability - CAMHS Cafe 2019

Downs Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 020 7014 7071


Who we are: 

CAMHS Cafe is an emotional support group for parents and carers of children with special needs/ learning disabilities who DO NOT have autism but are known to CAMHS. 

Sessions are held at Hackney Ark. 

What we do: 

The group is a chance to meet other parents of children with special needs.

  • At each session there will be a chance to share experiences with and hear from other parents.
  • Think about and discuss strategies to use at home.
  • Speak with a Play Specialist will also be available to support play development and offer activities from the Toy Library for the children. 

There will also be an opportunity to meet with a CAMHS clinician individually for 20 minutes to discuss anything specific that’s on your mind about your child.

During busy periods we will offer these 20 minutes slots on a first come first served basis.

CAMHS Cafe is held on the last Monday of the month. Dates for 2019:

Monday January 28th

Monday February 25th 

Monday March 25th 

Monday April 29th 

Monday May 27th 

Monday June 24th 

Monday July 29th 

No session in August

Monday September 30th

Monday October 28th

Monday November 25th

No session in December

Please call the CAMHS Team to find out more:  0207 014 7071


NOTE: This group is for parents/carers of children and young people with a Learning Disability

If you have a child or young person who is autistic please search Hackney's Local Offer using the search term autism to find groups that are available for you. 

Find out more: Hackney Local Offer - autism 

No creche is available but children are welcome to join their parents for these informal meetings. 

Record Last Updated on: 15/02/2019

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Last Monday of the month 10am - 12pm

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 276,

Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs

Parking: The car park has 10 car spaces including two spaces for disabled drivers along with motorcycle and bicycle spaces. Parking is restricted to clients and service users only.

Service users will need to use the entry-phone to alert main reception of their arrival and be permitted to enter the car park.  Anyone using the car park does so at their own risk.

There are on street parking bays opposite the building.

Transport to Service? For some children & young people depending on their mobility needs.

Reception can ring for cabs for patients.

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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