Camden Council coordinates all of the community mental health services available to children and young people in the borough under the name Open Minded. There are a wide range of different ways to help children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, including advice and support for parents, a range of types of counselling and therapy for children, and therapeutic work with the family as a whole. Occasionally, if needed, medication can be prescribed.
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Abbey Community Centre - CHAPS offers group fitness and sport activities for men over 50 including:
- time banking.
They also offer a Cocaine Anonymous support group.
Free and confidential time-limited individual and group psychotherapy/counselling to people 55 and over who are registered with a GP surgery in Camden. The services are open to people of all ethnic and cultural groups, and those who identify as LGBT. Home visits can be arranged for people with limited mobility. Counselling is also offered to people with dementia in the early stages or with memory issues. Weekly regular sessions can provide valuable and confidential support where people can begin to explore any difficult feelings or concerns they may have.
ALAG is a community organisation working in partnership with local authorities and the voluntary sector to highlight the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). We provide valuable social support to high functioning but vulnerable adults on the autism spectrum across London. This includes providing information, advice and guidance to our members and supporting them to access services and engage in their community.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people's lives.
We provide a range of services to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our services include developing young people's skills and providing the resources they need to secure sustainable and safe housing.
Our work includes advice, family mediation, first contact and schools work - complementing the work of Depaul's Nightstop programme which provides a bed for a night for a young person in crisis.
Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity offering assistance with finding barristers. They match members of the public who need help, with barristers who are willing to donate their time and expertise in deserving cases for those who are unable to obtain legal aid and cannot afford to pay.
The Bengali Workers Association is a community centre offering a range of individual and group activities as well as support for the Bengalese community.
Drop in or book an activity using the contact details below.
Bipolar UK Camden Support Group offers support to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers. The group is run by Bipolar UK and our volunteer co-facilitators (who are affected by bipolar themselves) lead the meetings.
Black Women's Rape Action Project - or BWRAP - offer fortnightly self-help services for women and girls seeking asylum from rape and other abuse. In-depth support service is available by appointment only.
Borderline is the only organisation specifically helping homeless Scots in London, and our vision is that every Scot in London will have a home and receive the support they need to lead a healthy, independent life. Our primary objectives are:
We offer free and confidential help and advice for young people aged 12 to 24, and their parents and carers. Our work includes counselling and psychotherapy, multisystemic therapy and parenting programmes for parents and carers of 12 to 16-year-olds with difficult behaviour.
The Brandon Reach project service is for those who have lost their child through special guardianship or adoption and we offer individual therapy, group work, collective action, supportive counselling and signposting and linking to other services.
The British Red Cross Camden Reablement service provides short-term practical and emotional support to vulnerable and isolated people at home. Read about the Red Cross's work in London and its Support at Home service in Camden.
If you are a health and social care commissioner, please look at our information for commissioners.
We help refugees and asylum seekers access essential services and adapt to life in a new country. We offer short-term emergency support, advice, provisions and English classes.
We provide a community centre and garden which enable local people to mix, socialise and improve their quality of life. The Centre has a thriving programme which includes: Community Gardening, where you can grow some veg to take home or share with other volunteers and friends; a ‘Living Lab’, with food grown on-site for the Centre’s café; Gardening for Older People, which takes place every Friday; and a Bangladeshi Women’s Garden
We provide key work sessions, group work and complementary therapies. We can plan detoxification and funded treatments. We provide support and assistance in achieving your own personal goals. Individuals can self-refer. The service is confidential and operates an equal opportunities policy.
We are a bereavement service that offers counselling for people living in Camden, the City, Islington and Westminster.
Camden Carers Service offers advice, support and activities for family and upaid carers across the borough.
Services include advice, advocacy, training, an older carers project, a younger adult carers project (18-25), counselling, health checks and workshops, social outings and groups.