Community Adolescent Service

Main Address

  • Community Adolescent Service
    Thrid Floor
    Northern Health Centre
    580 Holloway Rd
    London N7 6LB


The Community Adolescent Service (CAS) provides a community-based mental health service for troubled and distressed young people (and their families) aged 11-18. The service aims to be accessible, flexible and responsive. The service uses a brief, focused approach to working with young people and meets with them for between one and six sessions.

Client groups
The service is designed for use by adolescents and their families, where the adolescent is experiencing a mild or moderate mental health problem, of relatively recent onset. Usually the young person and their family are not experiencing multiple mental health or social problems.

CAS will also meet with a parent even if the young person chooses not to attend the service. Examples of difficulties the service aims to help are: reactions to life events such as parental separation, bereavement; or family relationship problems; stress responses to specific triggers such as exam stress, bullying; eating problems or school difficulties, mild depression and anxiety, temper control.

Locations and hours
Monday afternoon:

164 Holloway Road
London N7 5DD

Ritchie Street Group Practice
34 Ritchie Street
London N1 0DG

Tuesday morning & Tuesday afternoon:

Hornsey Rise Health Centre
Hornsey Rise
London N19 3YU

Wednesday morning & Thursday afternoon:

Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
London N5 2QB

How to refer
The service accepts referrals from young people and their families; professionals working with young people such as GPs, Educational Psychologists, Social Workers, Education Welfare Officers and Specialist Education Welfare Officers, Teachers, Special Needs Co-ordinators and School Nurses.

To make a referral write to the service at the address below, or suggest the young person/family contact the service directly by telephoning our administrator on 020 7445 8154, and she will arrange an appointment at whichever clinic is most convenient.

Further information
Community Adolescent Service
Thrid Floor
Northern Health Centre
580 Holloway Rd
N7 6LB