Young Hackney

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We provide a broad range of individual support that always considers family and peers, within home,school, and community settings including at our youth hubs. Young Hackney positively and pro-activelyengage young people, and establish helpful relationships with trusted adults to support the achievement of positive outcomes.

Young Hackney also offers specialist substance misuse services for young people aged 6-25 years and has a dedicated Health and Well-being team offering high quality PSHE and health interventions.

Eligibility criteria


We run universal services such as youth, sports, play and citizenship activities, combined with offering individual help for those children and young people who need additional support, such as:

  • Those at risk of exclusion from school or young people not in education, training or employment
  • Young people who offend, are at risk of offending or who are victims or perpetrators of violence
  • Young people who are at risk of sexual or other types of exploitation
  • Young people expressing concerning sexual attitudes or displaying harmful sexual behavior
  • Those young people who are experiencing physical or emotional health and wellbeing difficulties
  • Young people who need support to develop healthy friendships or peer relationships
  • Young people with additional needs or have caring responsibilities
  • Young people who have experienced or been impacted by inequality and/ or discrimination

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, Professionals can make a referral for a young person by sending an email


There is no wrong way to access support. Young people can visit their local Young Hackney youth hubs to get involved in activities, or access support. There are four hubs in the Borough (The Edge, Forest Road, Concorde and Stoke Newington) you can find information about each Youth Hub on our website.

If you have a question about the service, contact us by phone, email or visit us in one of our hubs. You can also send us your question through the ‘Ask us anything’ contact form on our website.

Young Hackney Substance Misuse Advice and Referral line 0208 356 7377 open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm