Children and young people

Children and young people can and do often experience trauma, emotional conflict, and mental distress following an incident like a fire.

There are a range of services and support options available through the NHS, and through voluntary and community organisations.

Children and Young Peoples Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service 

Child and Adolescent Mental Helath Service (CAMHS) is a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. They include the statutory, voluntary or school-based sector, like CNWL, local authority, school or charitable organisation.

CNWL provides the Specialist child and adolescent mental health service - for children, young people and families whose social, emotional and behavioural needs are not met by universal services - for children aged 0-18, and their families, experiencing mental health problems and the team includes, amongst others, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and support workers.

We have a specialist inpatient service for children aged five to 13 and other services are provided in the community at various locations.

Contact details

During the day (8am – 5pm, Mon – Friday): Children and Young Peoples Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service on 020 8637 6279 or by e-mail

After 5pm and at weekends: If a child or a young person up to the age of 18 years of age needs help or anyone else has a concern they should call the CAMHS Gateway Service on 020 3028 8475.

​​People are also able to call the Samaritans on 116 123. This is a free, confidential 24-hour service. If you need urgent help at any time please call 999.

You can also find out more about CAMHS here.