Support for Young People

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has left lots of young people feeling worried and upset. If someone you know has been affected, either directly or indirectly, there are lots of services available to help.

NHS help to support young people

The NHS has produced two leaflets to help support children and young people affected by the Grenfell tragedy. One is about Trauma Clinic services the other is practical advice for supporting children.

Someone to talk to

Call Childline 0800 1111 to speak confidentially to a counsellor, day or night. Or you can chat online, one-to-one.

Health information

NHS Go provides health information for young people under 25, including advice on coping with stress after a major incident.

If you are a parent, relative, friend or teacher of a child affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, you may have questions about how to support them. We’ve produced a leaflet containing advice on what to expect and how you can help.

Supporting children after a frightening event – frequently asked questions

Special educational needs or disabilities

To find out more about support for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) please see the Council’s SEND local offer website.

Mental health support for children and young people

Since June 2017, NHS teams have worked closely with schools and families to provide mental health support to children and young people.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) accept referrals  from health professionals (including GPs), schools and colleges, but also from families or carers. You can also ask for the service by calling: 0800 0234 650.