Growing Minds

Growing Minds is a service that aims to improve African, Caribbean and mixed heritage children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing in City & Hackney, during the important transition years from primary to secondary school and adolescence to adulthood.

Growing Minds is a partnership bringing together frontline African and Caribbean organisations in Hackney with Off Centre at Family Action.

The project provides culturally aware counselling, emotional and practical support for African, Caribbean and mixed heritage children, young people and their families. Staff working on this project are of African, Caribbean and mixed heritage and so will have an awareness of some of the issues you may be facing.


Growing Minds works to support children and young people aged 9 to 25 of African, Caribbean and mixed heritage (ACH), as well as their families. Children, young people, young adults and parents/carers can self-refer or be referred by Children’s and Adult Social Care, CAMHS, a GP, education providers, or the Voluntary and Community Sector.

Access the referral form here.


Growing Minds