We accept Self-referrals from young people and parents over the phone. Please give First Steps a call on 0207 014 7135 (please note: we may not have a clinician available immediately to take the call, but will call you back shortly).
Referrals can also be made by a professional supporting you such as your GP, Family Support Practitioner, Health Visitor or School Staff. Please ask the professional to complete a referral form on your behalf.
First Steps are unable to work with families who are currently working with Children’s Social Care. If you have concerns about your child’s emotions, behaviour or relationships, please discuss these with your Social Worker and they will be able to organise support for you.
We work in partnership with other services and in order to ensure that your child reaches the most suitable service, we may share information within the other Hackney & City CAMHS teams. We will try and keep you informed and up to date if these discussion do arise.
For more info on the referral process please click here.