Who these services are for
We provide a culturally sensitive service to refugees and asylum seeking people in Camden and other London boroughs. We work closely with cultural advocates and interpreters. We have good links with local schools and children's centres and run parenting workshops, children's groups and other community initiatives throughout Camden.
We offer help for families who include at least one child under 18 years, teenagers who are unaccompanied or wish to be seen without their parents, and young people in the transitional period as they leave care. We are happy to see parents without their children, and to see families outside the clinic - at home, in schools, children's centres and other venues.
We offer consultation to professionals and professional networks working with refugees, asylum seekers and emerging communities extensively in the last decade.
Why refer to these services?
We have considerable experience and resources in this field, gained from working with refugees, asylum seekers and emerging communities extensively in the last decade.
Kinds of treatment offered
The following interventions may be offered singly or in combination after an initial assessment with families (or where relevant, professionals):
- family therapy
- individual therapeutic work with children/young people, alongside work with parents and carers
- group work
- parenting groups
- liaision with schools and social services
- EMDR and other trauma-focused work
- narrative therapies, including 'tree of life'
- outreach, consultation and training to teams or groups
- medical-legal reports.
How to refer
Any social services, health or education professional can refer a child, young person or parent to us.
To ensure that you can access the right service we pass all enquiries through a central coordinator who can direct you to the most appropriate service. Please call our coordinator on 020 8938 2241 for more information, or write to: Intake Coordinator, Child and Family Directorate, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA.