It’s never too late – get your first, second or booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at local walk-in clinics.
If a young person or child's life is at risk and needs urgent medical assistance, you should call 999 or go to an A&E department.
Alternatively, you can contact your local police on 101 at any time.
If you're concerned about a child's wellbeing, due to emotional cruelty, neglect, physical or sexual abuse, our child protection section has advice.
Waltham Forest CAMHS also has an emergency line which is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday: 0300 555 1247.
Outside of these hours, you can call Mental Health Direct for crisis support: 0300 5551000.
If you have concerns about a child that don't require immediate attention, contact the Waltham Forest Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team: 020 8496 2310 or email: MASHrequests@walthamforest.gov.uk
Waltham Forest CAMHS provides specialist services for children, young people and families in need of urgent help. This includes due to or at risk of self-harm, suicidal feelings or severe psychiatric illness and psychosis.
Referrals to CAMHS are accepted from schools, GPs, social care services, youth centres, youth offending organisations and other health and social care professionals.
If a child or young person is at risk of permanent exclusion, see our school exclusions pages for help and advice.
Our Youth Offending Service also offers help and support to young offenders and their families.