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CAMHS Alliance - Hackney


COVID service updates

This short leaflet helpfully identifies sources of support for a those experiencing different levels of difficulty and includes current contact numbers for a range of eventualities. 

City and Hackney Child and Adolescent Mental Health Support Pathways during COVID-19 restrictions 

CAMHS have put together the following documents to update and help families and young people know how to manage their well-being and mental health, with support if needed, during the current pandemic related restrictions. 

City  Hackney CAMHS - Getting Help during COVID-19 restrictions (information, resources and links)

Who are we? 

City and Hackney is firmly committed to whole system joined up working between organisations. To develop better ways of partners and organisations working together to deliver care services that can reach more children, young people, families, schools and the wider community the CAMHS Alliance was created in 2015.

What do we do? 

Different teams have staff with different skills to meet the different needs of different people. Working together means the right service can be involved whether there are concerns about emotional well-being or behaviour and mental health.

The different services in the CAMHS Alliance deal with a range of issues from common worries that get in the way of everyday life to more serious difficulties that might last or have lasted longer. 

All staff in the teams understand that friendly, non-judgemental support is important and can listen, talk and think together with you, about what is going on and what might help.

You can find out about what individual teams involved in the CAMHS Alliance offer below and in the City and Hackney CAMHS Alliance - Directory here (Pdf) 

CAMHS Alliance Projects running in Hackney  

Which services are involved in the CAMHS Alliance?

First Steps is an NHS psychology service for children and young people aged 0 – 18 years and their families. The aim of the service is to offer early help with any difficulties related to behaviour, emotions and relationships before they become more complicated or difficult to address. This service is a City and Hackney CAMHS service and works in partnership with other CAMHS services.

CAMHS Disability Service works with children and young people with moderate to profound learning disabilities. They meet with children, young people and families to understand them better think together about concerns and work on agreed goals for positive change. CAMHS Disability service works with other professionals to join up strategies and approaches

Specialist CAMHS offers assessment and help to children, young people and their families with significant emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. 

Children and Families Clinical Service works with children and young people and their parents and carers who are receiving support from Children's Social Care, Young Hackney, the Family Support Service and the Youth Offending Team. The service offers a full range of CAMHS support including specialist clinical assessments and individual, family and group therapy. 

Off Centre - counselling, advice and information psycho-social service for young people aged between 11 and 25 who live, work or study in Hackney.

Family Action provide practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation.

Record Last Updated on: 22/04/2022

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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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