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Child Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health

See Downloads for NCL children and young people (CYP) mental health contacts and for the NCL CYP crisis pathway.

Contact the NCL CAMHS crisis line via e: rf.nclcamhsooh@nhs.net or t: 020 3758 2056

The Good Thinking website offers online mental health support and wellbeing resources for children and young people.

See the Healthy London website for a list of London CYP crisis telephone lines.

Disordered eating in children and young people

Healthy London Partnership released comprehensive guidance in September 2022 to support health and care professionals to better meet the needs of young people with disordered eating who do not have a diagnosable eating disorder, such as anorexia or avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), but who might have other mental health difficulties and psychosocial challenges.

Area specific guidance for Islington

From 30 September 2019, it has been possible for Islington GPs to refer all social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) CYP referrals to a central point of access that sits within the Children’s Services Contact Team (CSCT) at Islington Council.

All referrals to the SEMH service will first receive safeguarding screening by the CSCT. The multi-agency intake team will find the most appropriate service for the individual, as long as they have a school, home or GP in Islington.

For services included, see the SEMH service page.

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