The Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon Under 5s Service offers specialist treatment and consultation to both parents and professionals aimed at improving the wellbeing of children under five years old.

Many children will have difficulties as part of ordinary development, but if problems start to take over everyday life, or parents feel they are not enjoying parenting, or struggling to parent their child, then they may find it helpful to speak to someone from the Under 5s Service.

The team consists of therapists who usually meet with families in Children’s Centres and Family Wellbeing Centres within Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon. Families can also be seen in their local CAMHS clinic if this is more convenient for them.  

The service is for families, parents and carers in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon whose children may experience the following issues: 

  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Separation trouble, for example being overly clingy
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Bed wetting or soiling
  • Behavioural difficulties for example excessive tantrums
  • Eating issues
  • Changes in mood and behaviour 
  • Being withdrawn or non-communicative  
  • Disruptive thoughts and worries 
  • Experiences of loss 
  • Traumatic events in the family
  • Non medically explained physical symptoms 
  • Adjustment to new stages of family life; such as feeling connected to your new baby, managing your toddlers move to independence and getting ready for nursery or school
  • Difficulties feeling connected to your child or baby, and understanding how to communicate with them and what they may be communicating with you

Consultation for parents or professionals: 

A space to think how to support the emotional development of under five year olds.

Parent-child sessions:

Joint sessions with parents and their child to support positive relationships, help parents understand how the world appears from their child’s perspective, or address any other concerns parents may have.


Helping parents to access other services that could be helpful

Referral forms can be requested from:

You can also get in touch with us by emailing or by contacting your local CAMHS and asking for a member of the Under 5s team: 

  • Brent CAMHS 
    • Tel: 020 3317 5050
  • Harrow CAMHS 
    • Tel: 020 8869 4500
  • Hillingdon CAMHS 
    • Tel: 01895 256521 

The service is available in Children's Centres and Family Wellbeing Hubs in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon as well as local CAMHS clinics. 

If you need help in a crisis, please do the following

  • Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
  • If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
  • If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.

Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.