How to get specialist help
Local specialist services
Barnet Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Barnet CAMHS is an NHS service and provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young
people (up to the age of 18) with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. All referrals to
Barnet CAMHS coming through a service called CAMHS Access.
For more information about CAMHS, please visit their website which you can access via this link Barnet CAMHS (beh-mht.nhs.uk)
Find out more about making a referral: Click here
CAMHS 24 hour crisis line
You can call 0800 151 0023 to get help or advice in a crisis from CAMHS trained mental health advisors and clinicians, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Helplines and online support
If you would like to talk through things with someone on a helpline, through text or an app, here are some useful ones.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday.
Here is a link to their website: Childline | Childline
You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is their website link: About Samaritans | Samaritans
Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help: Text 85258
To get urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online. Only available in mainland UK. For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.
Kooth is an online wellbeing platform that provides free, safe and anonymous support.
Have a look at what they offer at: Home - Kooth