The Grenfell Tower fire has left lots of young people feeling worried and upset. If someone you know has been affected, either directly or indirectly, there are lots of services available to help.
Someone to talk to
Call Childline 0800 1111 to speak confidentially to a counsellor, day or night. Or you can chat online, one-to-one.
NHS Go provides health information for young people under 25, including advice on coping with stress after a major incident.
If you are a parent, relative, friend or teacher of a child affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, you may have questions about how to support them. We’ve produced a leaflet containing advice on what to expect and how you can help.
Activities for young people
Young people can take part in art therapy throughout the summer at Henry Dickens, Venture and Al-Manaar. Contact Susan Rudnik at email@example.com or call 07932 054 834 for details.
The Big House is providing fun and high energy drama workshops at local venues this summer. It’s a safe space for young people to explore their feelings. Contact Dawn Howley at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Schools, youth clubs, play centres and children’s centres
One-to-one counselling for pupils and support for families, is available in affected schools. To find out what’s available, speak to the school nurse or a member of staff.
Children’s centres, local community organisations and youth clubs are also able to offer advice and support for families, including help accessing counselling services. Visit RBKC Local Offer for more details.
Support for disabled children and children with learning difficulties
Counselling to support parents with disabled children is available at weekends from St Quintin Children’s Centre who are also offering a series of short breaks across summer.
Childcare is available for children of all ages at:
- Clare Gardens, Westbourne Park Road, W11 1EG
- St Quintin, 90 Highlever Road, W10 6PN
- Cheyne, 10 Thorndike Close, SW10 OST
There is also a creche at The Curve Assistance Centre. Call the centre on 0333 005 0442 for details.
Grenfell Nursery has reopened in the Ilys Booker site on Clarendon Road. The council is looking for larger premises for the nursery to reopen at full capacity from September.
The Grenfell Nursery staff team will also be opening a ‘Stay and Play’ at the Lancaster West Resource Centre shortly.
For help with childcare and supporting families through this difficult time, please contact Busola.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Family Information Service on 0845 313 3933.