Category Archives: WCC Directory of Services HEY

Westminster Directory of Services Index: Healthy Early Years

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, and Safety

Healthy Eating, Oral Health and Physical Activity


The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service


Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0330 303 8080

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham

Provision Summary:

The Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service offers substance misuse services within the three London Boroughs: Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea. We have a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, wellbeing workers, support workers, peer mentors, counsellors and volunteers who offer support, knowledge and encouragement to help you achieve your recovery, whatever that means for you. The service supports local people as well as their families, friends, employers and the community to make positive changes to any issues they may be having around drugs and alcohol.

Target Group:  Staff, Parents/carers

Cost Implication: No

Westminster Happier Healthier Families Parenting Programmes

Contact: Bridie Collins

Job Title: Parenting Development Manager


Email Address:

Telephone Number: 020 7641 3090

Borough: Westminster

Provision Summary:

The council run many parenting courses from helping with teenagers or very young children to giving your child a sense of their community. The council are committed to helping parents be the best they can be. For more information on courses available please visit our website.

Target Group: Parents with children aged 0-18 years.

Cost Implication: Free

The Alcohol Service

Address: 66 Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3EQ


Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0800 014 7440

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster

Provision Summary:

A free confidential alcohol service. Whether you’re looking to stop drinking or just cut down, we’re here to help you make changes. If you have issues with the drinking behavior of someone else close to you, we can support you.

Target Group: Adults in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster

Cost Implication : No

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service


Westminster, The Medical Centre

  • 7E Woodfield Road, London W9 3XZ
  • Phone: 020 7266 8803
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Bessborough Street Clinic

  • 1 Bessborough Street, London SW1V 2JD
  • Phone: 020 8102 3501 (early years team)
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

  • Cheyne Child Development Service, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH


Telephone Number:  020 7266 8803


Borough:  Westminster

Provision Summary:

The SLT service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and young people whose difficulties have a significant impact on their functional, everyday communication skills.

The aim is to make sure that children and young people reach their speech, language and communication potential, whatever their level of ability and preferred communication method.

The service is delivered on the principle that all children and young people’s communication skills are best developed through interaction with the people who are most familiar with the children and young people, and in their everyday situations and environments. There is also a strong focus on early identification and intervention.

Team members work collaboratively with parents and carers, as well as education, early years, and health colleagues. They provide training and advice for parents/carers and key staff, and work alongside others in the children’s workforce to create communication supportive environments and to support individual children. This is to ensure a whole system approach to meeting speech, language and communication needs.

Early Years Referrals:

SLT services run an open referral system for pre-school age children, so anyone can refer a child to the Early Years’ Service if there is a concern about their speech, language, communication, or swallowing. To make a referral, please complete a referral form and email it to Referral forms can be found on the website:

Children under 5 are usually seen within 8 weeks for initial assessment. Following initial assessment all parents / carers are invited to a SLT information session which gives the opportunity to explain what SLT is and how parents / carers can support their children’s communication.

Early Years’ Service

This service is available to preschool children (0 – 5 years), who have problems with their speech, language and communication, or with eating and drinking. All children who live in Hammersmith and Fulham or have a GP in the borough can access this service.

The service mostly takes place in clinics, children’s centres, nurseries and nursery classes attached to schools. Support provided includes assessment of needs, group and individual therapy for children, and training and collaborating with parents, carers, and staff involved in the child’s care. The focus in early years is on prevention of communication concerns and on early identification and support of needs.

Therapists run drop-in sessions at children’s centres, for parents/carers to find out more about speech and language needs and the SLT service, and to discuss any concerns they have with their child’s speech, language, and communication development. Details of the drop-in sessions, including upcoming dates and times, can be found on the website.

In addition, therapists support early year’s practitioners to ensure that children’s centres and nurseries/schools can also help develop children’s speech, language and communication. This is achieved by training staff, sharing resources such as language enriching activities, and ensuring the child’s environment promotes language and communication.

The SLT team have developed a new telephone advice service for practioners who would like any advice from an early years SLT; such as on interaction strategies, accessing training, creating communication supportive environments, and referrals. Further details, including dates and times when the service is taking place can be found here.

A specialist feeding service is available to assess and support children who face difficulties with eating and drinking. When a feeding referral is received the Therapist will contact the family within two weeks. Support consists of advice and a programme, which is reviewed regularly.

Target Group: All children who live in Kensington and Chelsea, or Westminster or have a GP in the borough can access this service.

Cost Implication: No

Reach Out Westminster


Telephone Number: 030 3333 0000 / 020 7535 8330

Borough: Westminster

Provision Summary:

We offer talking therapies to adults aged 18 years and over who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression, including panice and specific phobias. Both cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and counselling are available.

Target Group: This service is available to Westminster residents and people who are registered with a GP in the area.

One You Westminster


Email Address:

Telephone Number: 020 3434 2500

Borough: Westminster

Provision Summary:

Making better choices can have a big impact of your health. One You is here is help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support on the following topics:

  • Eating well
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Moving and Physical Activity
  • Drinking Less
  • Health Checks

One You also offer free training for healthcare professionals, service managers and frontline staff. Including:

  • Making Every Contact Count
  • Level 1 Stop Smoking

Target Group:

  • Early Years Practitioners
  • School staff
  • Parents / Carers

Cost Implication: No