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. 24/7 Emergency mental health crisis care is available by calling the following numbers:

  • If you live in City & Hackney call 020 8432 8020
  • If you live in Luton call NHS 111
  • If you live in Newham call 020 7771 5888
  • If you live in Tower Hamlets call 020 7771 5807
  • If you live in Bedfordshire call NHS 111

If necessary, the crisis line contacts above can divert young people to be seen by CAMHS nurses outside of A&E between 9am-9pm Monday to Friday (East London & Bedfordshire / Luton) and 8am-8pm (East London) and 10am-8pm (Bedfordshire / Luton) on weekends and public holidays. Outside these hours the crisis telephone staff will offer advice and arrange an urgent assessment if needed.

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