Taking care of your mind
Mental health and wellbeing support services
If you need help and support
If you're struggling, it’s important to know that support is available.
- your GP will be able to provide advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk about available treatment; call your GP and make an appointment to discuss your mental health
- Togetherall is a free online 24/7 online community of anonymous mental health support for Southwark residents aged 16+, provided by trained counsellors and peers (select ‘my area is registered’ and add your postcode to register for the first time)
- the NHS in Southwark provides a talking therapy service to support people struggling with low mood, stress and anxiety; if you're registered with a Southwark GP, contact the talking therapy service directly to get help or ask your GP to refer you
- Southwark’s Wellbeing Hub provides support to anyone living in Southwark, who is worried about their wellbeing, or that of someone close to them. Call the Hub on 020 3751 9684 or email the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
- Lambeth and Southwark Mind has a range of services, including support groups for people struggling with low mood, stress and anxiety
- The Lambeth and Southwark Mind Telephone Befriending Service is available for those feeling isolated, lonely and in need of someone to chat with
- Kooth is an online counselling service for children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old to get free, anonymous mental health and emotional wellbeing support
If you don’t have anyone to talk to and need a friendly chat, call the Samaritans for free at any time, day or night on 116 123.
Try Southwark’s digital health and wellbeing coach
The Southwark digital health and wellbeing coach can help you consider ways you can make a positive change and take care of your mind.
The digital coach will never tell you what to do. Instead, it supports you to think about how you might want to make positive changes to your life.
The digital coach has been created by health experts and locals living in the borough who want to make improvements to their health and wellbeing. Try it today.
If you're in a mental health crisis
Southwark’s NHS 24-hour mental health telephone support line is available for people who are experiencing mental distress in Southwark on 0800 731 2864 (Option 1). Find out more about the mental health crisis service from the NHS South London and Maudsley Hospital
In an emergency always call 999.
Page last updated: 15 December 2022