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'Open Minded', Camden Council's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

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. 

Age UK Camden: counselling, psychotherapy and group therapy services

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 - Asperger London Area Group

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.

Alone in London, part of Depaul UK

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

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.

Brandon Centre & 'Brandon Reach': counselling & psychotherapy for young people

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.

Calthorpe Project - a green oasis in Kings's Cross

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

Camden Advice Partnership

Camden Advice is a group of independent advice agencies in Camden providing free, confidential, unbiased advice and information on a range of issues affecting people living in the borough such as welfare benefits, housing, employment and debt and money management.
 
We are here to explain the various benefits, grants and services that are available, and direct you towards the right support depending on your circumstances.

Camden Alcohol Service

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. 

Camden Carers Service

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-19:00

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.