16+ Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

Advantage: West Ham Mentoring

Advantage Programme West Ham United Mentoring

  • Advantage is a 6 month mentoring programme for young people (14-21) with mild to moderate mental health concerns who may not meet CAMHS threshold or want a typical NHS intervention.
  • The mentoring happens with staff from the West Ham United Foundation in a setting that is more suitable for young people. The programme is Goals Based and can be centred on whatever the young person wants to achieve.

For more information please visit Advantage Mentoring Programme

For all enquiries please email: info@advantagementoring.co.uk

Chat Health NHS

Chat Health - NHS 

Confidential help and advice

It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name.

Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.

Please visit Home Page - ChatHealth for more information.

Community Links

Community Links is a community charity providing support and opportunities to people in Newham. Its mission is to support people in coming together, overcoming barriers, building purpose, and making the most of the place they live in. It offers development programmes for minorities, support for YP aged 18-24 to find employment, education, or training, and community activities, including the chance to volunteer at a community hub and receive professional development and training opportunities. 

Links Media College

Links Media College is a free college in Newham, East London providing fully accredited and recognised qualifications in Music Technology, English and Maths for 16 to 19 year olds (14-16 if elective home educated and up to 25 with an Education Health Care Plan). Community Links combine theirr students learning with a focus on employability and personal development to support young people to thrive. They are proud to be part of Catch22’s Vocational Training and Skills Programmes.

Find Community Links at

105 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E16 4HQ

Please email info@community-links.org or call on 020 7473 2270 for any further enquiries.

More information can be found at Community Links.

Good Thinking

Good Thinking has collaborated with members of London’s Muslim community to create mental wellbeing resources that align with the beliefs and teachings of Islam.

With the support of members of London’s Muslim communities, NHS North East London and Newham Council, Good Thinking has produced a range of guides and videos to help Muslims across London to boost their wellbeing and cope with losing a loved one. Some of these resources are available in various languages.

For more information please visit Islam | Good Thinking (good-thinking.uk)

Kooth - Your Online Mental Wellbeing Community

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online platform providing digital mental health and wellbeing advice, support, and guidance to all young people in Newham aged 10-18 (up to 19th birthday). You can reach qualified practitioners through mobile, tablets and computer by joining. Join at https://www.kooth.com

The Charlie Waller Trust

The Charlie Waller Trust

The Charlie Waller Trust helps young people to understand their own mental health, to equip them to support themselves and those around them, and to empower them to talk more openly about the subject. Much of their work takes place in partnership with those with responsibility for young people - families, schools, colleges, universities, and employers.

Find out more here about their origins, their purpose, the work they do, how they go about it and the impact it has.

For Charlie Waller Event please visit Events at Charlie Waller Trust , and for Mental Health Resources please visit Mental Health Resources Library For Young People

UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (iLAC)

Based in central Stratford, UCL iLAC offers members of the local East London community free face to face legal advice on all aspects of social welfare law including specialist advice and casework on welfare benefits, housing, community care and education law. 

Get Involved

Please click here to view the current opportunities UCL iLAC offer for students.

Emergency Contacts

Newham Homelessness or Social Services Emergency (out of hours contact): 020 8430 2000

Newham Mental Health Crisis Line/Crisis Support (Open 24 Hours): 0800 073 0066

You can contact UCL iLAC by emailing them at legalclinic@ucl.ac.uk, or by calling on 020 3108 8499. Opening Hours are from 10:00am - 17:00pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information please visit UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic


Working to create positive futures for Young People

XLP is about creating positive futures for young people growing up on inner-city communities in London.

The young people we work with may struggle daily with issues such as family breakdown, unemployment and educational failure, and living in areas that experience high levels of anti-social behaviour and gang violence.​

Every year we help thousands of young people recognise their full potential. We believe positive, long-term relationships can restore a young person’s trust in people, nurture the belief that things can change, encourage them to set positive goals, and work hard to achieve​ them.

Hear what impact XLP have had from the voice of a Young Person

For more information please visit XLP - Home


Last updated: 21/08/2023

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