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Off Centre services

Counselling, therapy, advice & info for young people 

Off Centre is a Hackney based counselling, therapy, advice and psycho-social service for young people aged between 11 and 25 years old. Our services are free, confidential and aimed at supporting 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





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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