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. You can find local mental health and well-being services at:

  • 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 community, available to all Southwark residents aged 16+, providing 24/7 peer and professional support, trained counsellors are online at all times and you can also find a range of wellbeing tools to help you self-manage; if you'd like to get support, simply enter your Southwark postcode when prompted
  • 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 this service directly to get help or ask your GP for a referral; this service is open, although support is currently provided online or over the phone (this service also offers online support groups including Life and the Pandemic, Bereavement, Ethnic Minority Empowerment group and LGBTQ Wellbeing group - find more information on the Talking Therapies’ website)
  • Southwark’s Wellbeing Hub provides information and support to anyone living in Southwark, who is worried about their wellbeing, or that of someone close to them; call the Hub on 0203 751 9684 or email them, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Mind in Lambeth and Southwark has a range of services, including support groups for people struggling with low mood, stress and anxiety
  • Children and young people Kooth is a new online counselling service for children and young people aged 11 to 25 years old to get free, anonymous mental health and emotional wellbeing support
  • Qwell is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from qualified professionals for anyone over the age of 26 - Qwell is free and there's no waiting list; if you're under 26, try Kooth, a new online counselling service offering free and anonymous mental health and emotional wellbeing support to young people

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). You can also find out more about this service on the SLaM NHS website.  

In an emergency always call 999

Page last updated: 12 February 2021

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