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Siblings Club – CAMHS Disability

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


Who we are: 

The Siblings Clubs are run through the CAMHS Disability team and usually take place during school holidays.

These clubs are for siblings of children who access services at Hackney Ark (i.e. siblings of children who have additional needs).

What we do:

There are two clubs;

  • The Younger Siblings Workshop is for primary aged children (6 to 11 years).
  • The Adolescent Siblings Club is for secondary aged young people (12- 19 years)

The clubs aim to provide a fun and supportive place for young people to share their experiences and connect with other siblings of children with additional needs.

A video made by siblings to highlight the benefits of the club can be found on the CAMHS stand alone website.

You can watch the video here:  CAMHS Siblings Group Video

Time / Date Details

Session Information

These are confirmed ahead of a group
but often over school holidays (i.e. half term
summer break)

Other Details

Referral required?


Referral Details

These are only for siblings of children who access services at the ARK (i.e. siblings of children with autism, learning disabilities, physical health difficulties).

  • The Younger Siblings Workshop is for primary aged children (6 to 11 years).
  • The Adolescent Siblings Club is for secondary aged young people (12- 19 years).

Families can speak to other professionals from the Hackney ARK about the Sibling Clubs or speak to the team directly. 

Professionals can make referrals and parents can self-refer by calling our CAMHS team on: 020 7014 7071

What to do if you have a complaint

If you are unhappy with the service or wish to make a formal complaint you can contact PALS (Patients Advice Liaison Service) Department.

Call 020 8510 7315 or email:

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 243, 276, 488

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.

Consideration may be given to the use of hospital transport in very exceptional circumstances only.

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