Services with this logo are funded or provided by Islington 


Youth Counselling @ Terrence Higgins Trust


Counselling for any issues that young people may be experiencing including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bullying, sexual pressures, discrimination, family/relationship issues, self-harm, exam pressures and more. Can be offered at school or at THT office in King's Cross.

Contact: Tiago Brandao

Tel: 020 7812 1809

Text: 07537 432409

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Kooth Online Counselling



Free online counselling and emotional well-being support service providing young people aged 11-18 years with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support from a professional team of qualified counsellors. Young people can access this service anonymously by signing onto the Kooth site. The site provides unique, out of office hours’ provision and is open 7 days per week, 365 days a year (from 12noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on weekends). 

Contact: Boris Rupnik

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Primary Secondary Parents

All Islington schools have a named Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) worker.  Each worker can provide supoprt to individual pupils, staff consultation and may be able to contribute to PSHEE lessons on mental health to raise awareness of the service.  School staff should discuss their individual needs with their named worker.

Contact your school’s CAMHS worker through your school pastoral team.


The Direct Action Project

FREEPrimary Secondary Parents

Works with young people and parent groups in Islington to increase awareness about general mental health issues and how to access free help and support in Islington. They deliver short, informal and interactive awareness sessions and art programmes. The work complements that of organisations such as CAMHS and iCope, who they promote and liaise with.

Contact: Emma Charlton 

Tel: 020 7837 6082


TYS (Targeted Youth Support) Youth Counselling Service

Secondary Parents

Provides individual counselling sessions, onsite crisis counselling drop ins, anger management and emotional wellbeing presentations to young people aged 12 – 21yrs who live, study or work in Islington.
Can also provide informal introductory sessions and go into schools to promote emotional wellbeing and counselling and answer any questions about how counselling works and how it can benefit young people. Work closely with other agencies and can offer onward referrals where appropriate.

Contact: Afra Bell

Tel: 078 2509 8200 / 0207 527 5013

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Rethink: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Youth MHFA

Primary Secondary Parents

These two courses are free and give attendees the chance to learn about mental health problems and how to get help for someone they know, when needed. 

Tel: 020 7840 3069



Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWT)

Primary Secondary Parents

Mental health training for staff and talks for pupils and parents.  
Staff training can be run for small or large groups and can last from an hour to several days, depending on requirements.  Schools should liaise with CWT and their CAMHS clinician when arranging training.

Contact: Ian Macdonald

Tel: 01635 869754 / 077 2585 6710

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New Beginnings


New beginnings is a free self-management course for people living with, or in recovery from, a mental health problem. The course introduces many topics and activities to enable individuals to manage and adapt to the problems they may encounter in daily living.

Tel: 020 7527 1189 / 020 7527 1209


Healthy Minds leaflet FREE


Leaflet to accompany the Healthy Minds teaching resource, with a range of local and national sources of support around mental health for young people.

 Healthy Minds leaflet