Growing Hope


Growing Hope provides free therapy for children and young people with additional needs. Additional needs are wide ranging and could include a physical disability, a cognitive disability, a mental health problem or undiagnosed need that impacts participation in everyday activities. We aim to grow hope for children, hope for families and hope in Jesus. Growing Hope is motivated by the Christian faith and runs clinics in partnership with local churches. (Our services are open to everyone of any faith background).


Please allow one working week for your referral to be processed. If your referral has been successful, you will be sent a confirmation email with a date and time for your child’s assessment. If we have a waiting list in place at the time you make a referral, we will let you know.


Your child or young person will attend an initial assessment. Following this, you will receive a short report detailing your child’s needs and making recommendations for intervention and support, if required. If your child requires intervention, you will be offered a block of six weeks of therapy.


It is essential that you attend both the assessment and therapy with your child as the primary aim of sessions will be to work on goals set between yourself, your child and the therapist. The therapist will explain and teach therapy strategies to the adult who attends the session so that these can be carried out at home.


One-to-one therapy sessions will last around 45 minutes and will include time in which the therapist will ask if there is anything that they can pray for you or your child. It is OK to refuse this prayer if you would like to.


Sometimes one-to-one sessions will not be necessary for your child and they may be invited to a group alongside other children who have similar needs instead.

0 -18 years

  • Anyone can make a referral to our services on behalf of a child or young person age 0-18.


  • We currently only accept referrals for children and young people living in Islington and Camden (Growing Hope King’s Cross), Lewisham and Southwark (Growing Hope Brockley)


  • A responsible adult must be able to attend both assessment and intervention sessions with the child or young person.


  • Individual referral criteria will depend on the healthcare professionals working at the Growing Hope clinic.


Please note that although Growing Hope is founded on Christian belief, we accept referrals for anyone irrespective of their beliefs.

Anyone can make a referral.  See website for details and referral form

The service is free to children and young people living Southwark and Lewisham

Charity and donations

This is a confidential service.

We provide training for parents, carers and schools.  You can find further details here  

Telephone: 07704 427632 (Brockley) / 07519 965585 (phone hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm).




Address: St Peter’s Brockley, Wickham Rd, London, SE4 1LT