North Street Medical Care

Romford Site: 274 North Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 4QJ. Tel: 01708 629733
Chadwell Heath Site: Chadwell Heath Health Centre, Ashton Gardens, RM6 6RT

Useful Contacts

Register a birth, marriage or death

Follow the link below to register all new births, marriages and deaths.


Mental health services

Mental Health Direct (24 hours a day, 7 days a week): 0300 555 1000
Havering Access & Assessment Team (AAT) Psychiatry:  03003001570
Drugs & Alcohol – Havering WDP:  01708747614
Find out more about mental health conditions, treatments and medications:


If you feel you just need to talk to someone, call Samaritans on
Telephone No: 08457 90 90 90

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice centres can offer help on a range of things including benefits, housing issues, services and legal matters:  01708 763531
For Citizens Advice help face-to-face, you will need to attend one of the centres below:
Romford Public Advice & Service Centre
(Above Liberty Shopping Centre, ROMFORD, RM1 3SL).
Opening times:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  10:00am – 2:00pm
(Wheelchair and pushchair access available as well as a Children’s Corner).
Hornchurch Library
(44 North Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1TB)
Opening times:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  10:00am – 2:00pm
(Wheelchair and pushchair access available)
Harold Hill Library
(Hilldene Avenue, Harold Hill. RM3 8JD)
Opening times:  Monday.  10:00am – 2:00pm
(Wheelchair and pushchair access available)
South Hornchurch Library
(Rainham Road, Rainham. RM13 7RD)
Opening times:  Every other Tuesday.  10:00am – 2:00pm)


Self help

In Havering there are a range of self-help books available in all libraries. You will need to be a library member to use the books, but if you are not already a member you can join FREE of charge, by taking two forms of identification – one with you address and another with your signature, to one of the libraries listed below:
  • Overcoming Insomnia & sleep problems (Robinson, 2006) Colin Espie. ISBN: 1845290704
  • How To Stop Worrying (Sheldon, 1990) Frank Tallis ISBN: 085969130
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger, 2000) Davis et al. ISBN: 1572242140
  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway(vermillion, 2007) Susan JeffersISBN: 0091907071
  • Managing Stress: Teach Yourself(Teach yourself books, 2003)
  • Manage Your Mind: The mental fitness guide (Oxford University Press, 2007) Butler & Hope ISBN: 0198527721

The Living Life to the Full course is a life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills. May help those suffering from depression/anxiety or distress.

The course has been written by a psychiatrist who has many years of experience using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach and also in helping people use these skills in everyday life. During the development phase of the course, each module has been used by a wide range of health care practitioners and members of the public.


Library address details

  • Central Library: St Edwards Way, RM1 3AR
  • Harold Wood: Arundel Road RM3 ORX
  • Collier Row: 45 Collier Row Road, RM5 3NR
  • Hornchurch: 44 High Street,RM11 1TB
  • Elm Park: St Nicholas Avenue, RM12 4PT
  • Rainham: 7-11 The Braodway, RM13 9YW
  • Gidea Park: Balgores Lane, RM2 6BS
  • South Hornchurch: Rainham Road, RM13 7RD
  • Harold Hill: Hilldene Avenue, RM3 8DJ
  • Upminster: 26 Corbetts Tey Road, RM14 2BB
Contact Tel. No: 01708 432389



Havering Council Tel: 01708 432824

Other organisations that can help with housing:

  • Family Mosaics Tel: 01708 776770
  • Relationship problems:Relate Tel: 01708 441722 Langtons House/Billet Lane, Hornchurch. RM11 1XJ
Please be aware that some of these organisations may charge for their services


Local Services

Havering Care Point

Age Concern Havering

The Colin Dove Practice – Osteopaths in Romford

Community Services, eg district nurses, podiatry

First Stop, for alcohol and drugs support

Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service

Havering Council for social services etc

Havering MIND – advice about mental health problems

Havering Therapy Centre – private physio and complimentary therapies

Queens and King George’s Hospitals

St Francis Hospice

Preferred Priorities for Care

Havering Clinical Commissioning Group

Alzheimer’s Society

MacMillan Cancer Care

Havering Council Learning Disabilities

Continence Service

Maternity Services at BHR Hospitals

Havering Social Services 01708432000
Barking & Dagenham Social Services 020 8227 2915
Havering Volunteers ( befriending service) 01708432321
Peabody Trust ( housing and financial ) Havering 01708776770
Age UK ( access activities and home help) 08006781602
Carers Hub ( support for carers) B&D 02085934422 Havering 01708961111
Dementia UK 03332547442
Orangeline ( bereaved) 01708758649

Abortion Service – Patients can call directly on 0345 300 8090 to access Abortion services. The telephone line is open 24/7 and is free to use.