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