Services for Islington Young Parents
Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and county lines. They provide frontline services for young women aged up to 25 and training for professionals who work with them. Young women, supported by Abianda are also empowered to co-facilitate training for professionals Abianda was set up to address the gap in services for gang-affected young women and to change the way services are delivered to them.
Baby Buddy app
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Offers personalised daily information to both mums and dads on their pregnancy and parenting journey.
Give your child the best beginning with Baby Buddy! Developed by UK charity Best Beginnings in collaboration with parents.
Body and Soul
A programme for 16–25-year-old Islington residents who have recently attempted suicide.
At Body & Soul we use a whole-person approach with the people who register with us.
Self-referrals accepted. To refer to the service or discuss whether the service is suitable for your patient, please call 0207 923 6880
This is a National Service.
CoppaFeel! exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their boobs isn’t only fun, it could save their life.
We speak to young people in their natural habitat. From festivals, Instagram, community settings
This is a National Service
The Doula Access Fund provides free support during pregnancy, labour and after the birth of a baby to those experiencing disadvantage and financial hardship. Each applicant is referred to us by a health care professional, social worker, or charitable partner.
Drug and Alcohol Services
Better Lives is an integrated adult substance misuse service delivered by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with WDP and Blenheim. We offer a free and confidential support service for individuals and their families affected by drug and alcohol problems.
You can refer yourself by attending our open access drop – in sessions, or by contacting us by phone or email. You will be able to talk to one of our team who will help you decide which service best meets your needs. Our team will then work with you to create a care plan which will be reviewed regularly.
They have a specialist worker for young people
Family Rights Group
This is a National Service
Advice service for young parents in safeguarding proceedings
Support to understand SG legal language and proceedings, how best to work with your social worker or how family and friends can be involved to support you and your child.
Families need Fathers
A UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex.
We seek to obtain the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children; enough for the children to realise that both parents are fully involved in their lives
National Helpline 0300 0300363
Independent Futures works with all young people who have been looked after by Islington (Islington care leavers) aged 16-21 who are in the process of making the transition from the care system to independent living. Independent Futures also continues to work with Islington care leavers after the age of 21 if they are on a planned program of education or training. Initial referrals must come via Children's Social Care. Young people aged over 21 can self-refer if returning to education.
For young parents and parents-to-be aged 13-25. Creative projects and personal development activities. Sessions run in person every Friday 11am to 3pm. Referral not required
Contact Name: Rachel
Contact position: Projects Manager
Telephone: 020 7689 4646 / 07904 328864
Islington youth offending, parents’ worker
Islington’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with youth justice services and specialists from partner agencies such as the police, schools, health and probation services and voluntary organisations. The team support young people who are subject to court orders, provides preventative work with Targeted Youth Support (TYS) and supports parents and victims of youth offenders, and works with 10–17-year-olds who are at risk of offending or have offended. YOS referrals come directly from the Police or Courts.
They have a specialist worker for young parents
Contact name: Curtis Ashton, Head of Targeted Youth Support and Offending Service
Telephone 020 7527 7050 - TYS/YOS reception
Kooth is a free, safe, and anonymous online counselling and emotional well-being platform available to all children and young people attending Islington secondary schools and up to the age of 25. Kooth has been commissioned to ensure that young people have access to a range of mental health and wellbeing services.
The service provides online support and can be accessed through mobile, tablet and desktop.
Kooth operates out of hours service weekdays from 12 to 10 pm and the weekend from 6-10 pm 365 days a year.
Contact number: 02039849337
This is a National Service.
A social network exclusively for young parents
The Lullaby Trust 11 Belgrave Road London SW1V 1RB
Telephone (general enquiries): 020 7802 3200
SHP's Islington Young Person's Floating Housing Support Service works with individuals aged 16-24 who are experiencing issues around their housing situation and/or at risk of homelessness. Opening times Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.
Referral form: https://www.shp.org.uk/forms/ete-referral-form
Solace Women's aid works closely with women and children who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence. Solace runs a range of services to meet different needs in a holistic and empowering way so that you can live an independent life free from domestic and sexual violence.
They have a specialist worker for young women
Solihull antenatal and new baby self-directed online courses
These free online courses for parents and carers are based on the Solihull Approach to parenting which promotes emotional health and well-being by supporting relationships.
Four courses are on offer and can be completed at your own pace and time, enabling dads, mums, dads and mums-to-be and carers to get advice and information to support them in their parenting roles from pre-birth to 18 years.
Referral not required
Stalking helpline service
You can get advice from the National Stalking Helpline.
Telephone: 0808 802 0300 Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4pm (except Wednesday 9:30am to 8pm)
You can also contact:
Use the Victim and Witness Information website to find support in your local area.
The Parent House
We offer a warm welcome and a programme of support and training for local parents and carers that suits individual needs. This service is for Islington parents only, if you live, work, or have a child in an Islington School. You can be a Parent/Carer/Grandparent.
You can self-refer by speaking to any member of staff or dropping in to find out more about what’s on offer and what is suited to you.
Opening times 9am-3:30pm, term time only
This free confidential service has been set up by Islington Council to provide help and support to young people aged 12-21 who live, study or work in Islington.
Counselling will give you the chance to talk to a trained person in private who will listen to how you feel and try to help you to see if there are any changes you might want to make in your life. You will not be judged or told what to do.
Up to 12 one-to-one sessions can be arranged to this welcoming, relaxed, and friendly programme.
Contact Name: Afra Bell
Contact Numbers: 02075275013 OR 07825098200
Last updated23 Sep 2022