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Off Centre services

Counselling, therapy, advice & info for young people 

Off Centre is a counselling, therapy, advice and psychosocial service for young people aged between 11 and 25 who are City and Hackney Residents. Our services are free, confidential and aimed at supporting City and Hackney’s young people to have greater control over their lives. We support people with all kinds of emotional and practical issues including:

sexuality  |  bereavement violence  |  depression  |  accommodation  |  college  |  stress
abuse  |  family breakdown  |  self-harm  |  anger  |  neglect  |  identity  and more


Off Centre's Christmas opening times 2018

Between Monday 24th Dec 2018 to Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019

Off Centre staff will be available from 10am-2pm on the following dates:

24th, 27th, 28th & 31st December 2018

Should you need support outside of these hours, please contact one of the following support services:

  • ·         City & Hackney 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Helpline     0208 432 8020
  • ·         The Mix – Support for Under 25’s     0808 808 4994
  • ·         Samaritans Free and confidential helpline 116 123 (UK) or Landline  0207 734 2800
  • ·         NSPCC Childline (18 or under) – Free and confidential  advice and support whatever your                      worries    0800 1111
  • ·         Or please visit your local GP or your A&E department

 Off Centre will be open for regular appointments again from   Wednesday 2nd January 2019

With all good wishes in the meantime                     

Off Centre Team




Our new address from 1st May 2018 is

Unit 7

The Textile Building

2a Belsham Street

Hackney E9 6NG


Off Centre has merged with Family Action on 1st May 2018.  This means that from 1st May Off Centre has become part of Family Action's existing portfolio of services.

All of Off Centre services continue to be delivered by existing Off Centre staff, who have transfered to Family Action. 




  • If it is an emergency and you need urgent help call 999 or go to A&E at Homerton Hospital
  • If it is not an emergency but you feel like you need to talk to someone while we are closed you can contact The Mix either via their one to one online chat at or call for FREE on 0808 808 4994
  • Alternatively you can call the City & Hackney 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line on 0208 432 8020
  • You can also contact ChildLine for FREE on 0800 1111 or Samaritans for FREE on 116 123





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