Mental health and emotional wellbeing for children, young people and families
Services for children and young people
School-based mental health support
Place2Be provides school-based mental health support (including one-to-one counselling, group sessions and drop-ins) and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
Lewisham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS is a specialised multi-disciplinary service. It provides mental health interventions for children and young people aged up to 18 (or 21 if the child is leaving care) who have more complex or persistent mental health disorders.
If you have concerns about your child’s mental health, speak to your child’s GP or school, who will make a referral to CAMHS, if appropriate.
Young people's health and wellbeing service
If you are worried about a young person's health, resilience or emotional wellbeing and they are aged 10–19 (or up to 25 if they have additional needs) you can contact the young people's health and wellbeing service at Compass Lewisham.
Free online counselling
Kooth is a free and anonymous online mental health service for children and young people where they can speak to a counsellor for advice and support.
Services for parents
Lewisham Mindful Mums
Lewisham Mindful Mums groups help pregnant women and new mums learn how to stay emotionally well, develop confidence and social connections during pregnancy and in the first year after birth.
Trained volunteers lead the groups, which are free to attend and take place at children and family centres across the borough.