The Beacon Centre

Welcome to the Beacon Centre!              

Established in 2013 The Beacon Centre is a 16 bed acute adolescent mental health ward. The unit cares for young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Why might a young person be admitted to the Beacon Centre?

Young people are admitted to the Beacon Centre following the onset of an acute mental health difficulty. On admission young people might be struggling with such health problems as depression, self-harm, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, suicidal thoughts or psychosis. Beacon's team work in conjunction with families, schools and community services to ensure each young person's care is individualised to them.

Beacon's entrance

Young people's Beacon webpage.                          


Parents and carer's Beacon webpage


Contact Details

The Beacon Centre
Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak

Telephone Numbers

Beacon Reception:     
0208 702 4475
(Staffed from 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday)

Nursing Office:         
0208 702 4235 (Day office)
0208 702 6861 (Night office)

Twitter: @BeaconCAMHS


How to find us

By Bus

Edgware Community Hospital is served by bus numbers
32 (Edgware to Kilburn Park)
142 (Brent Cross Shopping Centre to Watford Junction)
251 (Arnos Grove to Edgware)
204 (Edgware to Sudbury Town)
288 (Broadfields to Queensbury)
292 (Borehamwood to Colindale)
303 (Colindale to Edgware)
614 (Hatfield to Queensbury) - requires cash only payment

The best place to find details of bus services is (you can enter the details of where you are coming from and enter the venue postcode as the destination).

By Tube
Underground stations closest to the site are both on the Northern Line, either Burnt Oak (Zone 4) or Edgware (Zone 5). Both are within walking distance (approx. 15-20 mins) or bus.

By Train
There is a British Rail Thames Link Station at Mill Hill Broadway. From there you take the 303 bus to Deansbrook Road or the 251 to the hospital main entrance.
Train times and routes can be obtained from National Rail enquiries on 0845 7484950 or

By Car
From outside of London access is easiest from the M1 and A1.
Pay and Display parking is available on site, parking bays and pay machines are in front of and adjacent to the main hospital building. The good news is there is free parking on the local streets. We also have a Drop Off Bay you may use.
Further information is available at

Beacon Map

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