Find mental health and wellbeing support
- If you, or someone you know, is in a mental health crisis, contact the NHS South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 24-hour mental health telephone support line on 080 0731 2864 (option 1).
- Samaritans is a confidential support service for anyone experiencing distress or despair - call 116 123 for free
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) has a helpline for anyone who needs help - call 0800 58 58 for free (from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year)
- Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support when you need immediate help - text “SHOUT” to 85258
If the increased cost of living is affecting your mental health, or the mental health of someone close to you, help is available from Southwark Council. You can:
- search for local mental health and wellbeing resources on the Southwark Wellbeing Hub website; call 0203 751 9684 or email the Southwark Wellbeing Hub (Hub working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm but the search is available 24/7)
- read our guidance on how to take care of your mental health, which includes a list of mental health services and specific advice on family mental health and advice and information for young people
- contact our Community Support Alliance for help with wellbeing and money if you or your family are struggling (visit the Community Alliance webpage for more information on the help the Community Support Alliance can provide). The Community Support Alliance can offer help with translation into other languages.
- find money advice based on your circumstances
- Southwark Council Cost of Living Fund (SCOLF) is a scheme to provide financial support to families on a low-income in the borough.
- your GP can give advice on how to manage and treat your mental heath
- find guidance on managing mental health and money worries from NHS Every Mind Matters
- visit the Mental Health & Money Advice service website for help with mental health and money problems.
Page last updated: 12 January 2023