Additional support

Sometimes you may need additional support to help you keep on track. The organisations below offer free support services to young people living in Hackney.

Health and Wellbeing Team

The Health and Wellbeing Team delivers comprehensive Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). The team delivers in primary and secondary schools in the borough, further education colleges, youth clubs, and alternative education providers. The team also works with partners across the public and voluntary/community sector to meet the needs of communities and groups or address particular issues faced by children or young people.

Sessions suit all learning styles and abilities and involve a mix of presentations, films, discussions, and group work. Topics covered include sexual health and relationships, healthy eating, body image, smoking prevention, dental hygiene, cyberbullying, mental wellbeing and more.

For further information, please contact the team at

Young Hackney Substance Misuse Service

Young Hackney Substance Misuse Service provides factual information about alcohol and drugs. The service is open to anyone aged 8-19. It is free and completely confidential. The service is non-judgmental in its delivery but solution-focused to support understanding. They explain how drugs and alcohol affect you so you can make your own choices. Workers are also trained to offer one-to-one ongoing support if there are issues that you would like to explore further.

You can call the confidential advice line on 020 8356 7377 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm) or email or visit the Young Hackney website for more information.

Young Hackney provides you with advice if you have concerns about your health; if you have problems at home; or if you need help with other issues such as training, employment, personal finance or accommodation. If you need extra support, they'll make sure you can access the right services. For information on support services offered by Young Hackney visit


14-19 Education Office

020 8820 7328
This page was last modified on: 6 May 2021