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Off Centre - Counselling, Advice and Information Service for Young People

Unit 7,
The Textile Building,
2a Belsham Street,
E8 6NG
Telephone: 020 8986 4016
Fax: 020 8150 5657
Website: Off Centre


Who we are:

Off Centre is a counselling, art therapy, advocacy, advice and psychosocial service for young people aged between 11 and 25 who live, work or study in Hackney.

We are dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of young people in Hackney through providing the support they need.

What we do:

We support young people move towards more positive futures and to have greater control over their lives by providing support and advice on emotional and practical issues that including:

  • Sexuality
  • Bereavement
  • Violence
  • Depression
  • Accommodation
  • College
  • stress
  • abuse
  • family breakdown
  • self-harm
  • anger
  • neglect
  • identity  and more
  • homelessness
  • benefits
  • education
  • employment
  • general advice
  • LGBTQ social support group


Where to get help when we are closed:

  • If it is an emergency and you need urgent help call 999 or go to A&E at Homerton Hospital
  • If it is not an emergency but you feel like you need to talk to someone you can contact The Mix either via their one to one online chat at or call for FREE on 0808 808 4994
  • Alternatively you can call the City & Hackney 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line on 0208 432 8020
  • You can also contact ChildLine for FREE on 0800 1111 or Samaritans for FREE on 116 123

Record Last Updated on: 23/05/2018

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm -6:00 pm
LGBTQ Group - Thursdays 6-8pm

Other Details



Referral Details

Our services are for young people aged 11-25 who live, work or study in Hackney.

Self-refer and make an appointment by:

  • Dropping in to see us
  • Phone us
  • e- mail or 
  • write to us

What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you like or are not happy with, then talk about it with the worker or the manager so they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you are still not happy, ask for the complaints procedure.

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

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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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