24/7 Emergency crisis care

The coronavirus pandemic is placing extra mental health strain on children, young people and their families. We have fully trained professionals to support you for this or any other mental health concern you may have.

We have CAMHS professionals available in three A&E hospital departments in east London every day from 9am - 9pm, seven days a week. Outside of these hours professional staff will still be available to speak to on site also. Addresses are below.

24/7 Emergency mental health crisis care is available by calling the following numbers. All numbers are free to call, you won't be charged: 

  • If you live in City & Hackney call  0800 073 0006
  • If you live in Luton call NHS 111 & ask for 'Option 2' 
  • If you live in Newham call 0800 073 0066
  • If you live in Tower Hamlets call 0800 073 0003
  • If you live in Bedfordshire call NHS 111& ask for 'Option 2' 

If you do not live or work in any of our three east London boroughs, or Bedfordshire & Luton, you can call NHS  111 and choose Option 2 for mental health crisis support.  

There is also a search engine for nationwide NHS CAMHS services available here:

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A&E Departments

Help is also available at the following Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments if you need medical treatment or are struggling to keep yourself safe in the present moment:

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road



Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Kempston Road


MK42 9DJ


City & Hackney A&E

City and Hackney Accident and Emergency Services

Homerton University Hospital

Homerton Row


E9 6SP



Newham A&E

Newham Accident and Emergency Services

Newham University Hospital

Glen Road



E13 8SL


Tower Hamlets A&E

Tower Hamlets Accident and Emergency Services

The Royal London Hospital Accident and Emergency service (A&E)

Whitechapel Road


London E1 1BB

24 hour service including a dedicated children's A&E department


Located on the ground floor of North Tower, access from Whitechapel Road along East Mount Street

Tel A&E reception: 020 3594 0004

Tel Children's A&E reception: 020 3594 0005