Over 18's borough guides

Waltham Forest

Alcohol & Drugs free, friendly and confidential service that offers help and support to children and young people up to the age of 19. 722 offers support to young people experiencing mental health or emotional trauma.

BRIDGE is part of Waltham Forest's Gangs Prevention Programme. Social and academic education support through homework clubs and 1-2-1 support. Multi-sports/outdoor pursuits Workshops on issues such as PREVENT/Citizenship, sexual health, volunteering and street safety.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

Coping Through Football is a transformational project that demonstrates how two sporting charities can work with the NHS to produce a sustainable recovery model approach to engage with and improve the wellbeing of adults and young people who have enduring mental illness.

Phone
07538 101450
Referral
Self and Professional

E-Flow is part of Waltham Forest's Gangs Prevention Programme and runs activities such as: Weekly indoor Parkour/Free Running training sessions using professional Parkour Athletes & Coaches to teach basic foundation techniques, strengthening and conditioning. Weekly outdoor Parkour/Free Running training sessions.

Phone
0208 527 5332
Referral
Self

Integrated service for 14-35 year olds

Phone
0300 555 1214
Referral
Health Professionals or self referral through the Access & Assessment Team
Website
n/a
Email

Holistic lesbian and gay centre that offers a range of social, emotional and support services to LGBT communities, and our core services include counselling and young people’s services.

Phone
020 8509 3898
Referral
Self

Initial assessment, intervention & signposting service 18+ years

Phone
0300 555 1242
Referral
Health Professionals
Website
n/a
Email
WFAA.Team@nhs.net

Forest YMCA provides Services and Facilities for local people. In particular services are provided for families and young adults from 18 to 30 years to develop their potential in body, mind and spirit. Services include youth activities that encourage personal development.

Phone
020 8509 4625
Referral
Self

Youth Bi-Polar support group. Provides help and support through Group discussions, social activities, guidance on how to manage mood swings, support around feelings of isolation.

Phone
0208 5207909
Referral
Self

Services for 16-65 year olds with severe mental health crises

Phone
0300 555 1275 Out of hours: 0300 555 1027
Referral
Health Professionals
Website
http://www.nelft.nhs.uk
Email

Leyton Youth Centre offers lots of activities. The Targeted Youth Support Service offers young people open door sessions to use the facilities with trained Youth Support Staff.

For anyone aged 16-24 who is gang-involved or gang-affiliated to get support to exit

Phone
0207 021 0301
Referral
Self Professional

Provides a core course of 12 two-hour sessions designed to teach the key elements of entrepreneurship, which will involve guest speakers, and include a practical project leading to the fabrication of a garment collection. They provide three follow up sessions in the four months after the termination of the core course, in order to support those course members who want to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions further.

Leytonstone Youth Matters (formally known as Leytonstone Youth Cafe Community Initiative) works with young people age 11-19 offering a safe social place.1-2-1 sessions with young people who the school has identified as benefitting from additional support. Mentoring is part of Waltham Forest's Gangs Prevention Programme and runs activities.
Provide additional training to suitable mentors to specialise working with young people at risk of violent extremism.

Phone
020 8558 1273 or 07731 465 665
Referral
Self

NELFT Mental Health Direct is a telephone helpline service available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Covering, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, or Havering. Mental health help and advice anytime of the day or night. Speak with a mental health professional and get the support.

Phone
0300 555 1000
Referral
Self - Telephone advice line 24hrs a day

24 hour, 365 days confidential emotional support for distressed or suicidal people.

Phone
020 8520 9191. Alternative telephone: 08457 909 090
Referral
Self

Reformed gang members divert young people away from gangs by supporting them to develop positive relationships with their families and steer them away from negative influences.

Phone
020 7708 8000
Referral
Self

24hour a day, 7 days a week service, helping people that have been raped or sexually assaulted. Confidential medical and support service. Based in Tower Hamlets but serving other boroughs.

Phone
020 3299 1599
Referral
Self

This is a user-led peer support group where you can share your experiences. The group explores coping strategies, including the use of medication, and how best to access the expertise of mental health professionals.

Phone
07554 545107
Referral
Self

Runs activity youth groups and events in the community. Offers support around various issues, works with young people and those at risk of gangs and social exclusion. Runs groups for adults.

Phone
020 8558 6811 or 07507 354 470
Referral
Self

ACF Outreach aims to help crime vulnerable and socially disengaged young people become responsible citizens by using adventurous and challenging activities to raise their self-esteem, build confidence and broaden their perspective about what they can achieve with their lives.

Phone
020 8524 5434
Referral
Self

For people age 14 – 25 years who are experiencing depression, isolation and emotional distress.

Phone
0300 500 0927
Referral
Self

CBHA run 4 youth projects during summer, Easter and Christmas programmes providing workshops and offsite trips including residential, football and drama group.
Youth Projects, After school club and Holiday programs.

Phone
020 7922 8500
Referral
Self

Worth Unlimited. Mobile Youth Venue is part of Waltham Forest's Gangs Prevention Programme. Worth Unlimited is a Christian Youth Group that use various interventions which support young people. Programs designed to help young people with where they are at in their life.

Phone
020 8090 5045
Referral
Self