Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when immediate assistance is required Text "SHOUT" to 85258. For more information, visit the Shout Crisis Text Line website.

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person. Call: 0800 068 4141 or Text: 07860 039967 (opening hours 9am to midnight – 365 days a year)

Beat provide support to help young people who may be struggling with an eating problem or an eating disorder. Call the Youthline (under 18’s) 0808 801 0711 or Studentline 0808 801 0811 (9am – 8pm during the week and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays)

WANDSWORTH LIBRARIES - A CHANCE TO TALK

Wandsworth Libraries are running a free service for anyone to call and talk for 20 minutes with a librarian. These services are available for anyone dealing with loneliness or isolation in Wandsworth. To take part, email patrick.malone@gll.org or call 02087801945 and ask to speak to Patrick, who will be happy to arrange a session. Calls will take place between 10:00 and 15:30 on Tuesday. Wednesday, and Friday.

COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH

Resources for dealing with mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic are available through the Rethink Mental Illness website, as well as through Mind.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

There are a number of local mental health services which you can access without needing to speak to a GP. Please follow the links for more information about each service. 

If you need to speak to a GP urgently regarding your mental health, please call us on 02087883252 and we will always be happy to help. In an emergency, always call 999.

The St. George's Health Trust help line is available on 0800 028 8000 for 24/7 for mental health support.

You can also call Chartfield Surgery on 020 8788 3252 during opening hours. Please use the 111 service out of hours.

In an emergency, always dial 999

St. George's Trust provides mental health support for South West London, with a range of services available. Click here to view the Advice and Support page, or call on 0800 028 8000 for 24/7 mental health support. St. George's also hosts a Recovery College service which can provide training and support for those recovering from mental health problems.  

Thrive LDN is a charity providing resources to help Londoners with their mental wellbeing. Visit their website for mental health and wellbeing resources. 

Visit the Getting It On... hub for sexual and mental health, drugs, alcohol and relationship advice for 13-19 year-olds in SW London.

For access to psychological therapies services such as CBT, you can refer yourself through the NHS Psychological Therapies service.

Kooth is a mental health and wellbeing service for young people. Kooth provides an app, a message board, a magazine, and a team who are available to chat about mental health issues. 

RECOVERY CAFES - MERTON AND WANDSWORTH

Recovery cafes are run from Hestia Cafe in Wandsworth and Sunshine Cafe in Merton. The cafes provide a supportive space for adults who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. Recovery Cafes are open 6-11pm Monday to Friday and 12 noon to 11pm Saturday, Sunday and every bank holiday. Please phone ahead to check availability and holiday opening times.

  • Hestia’s Recovery Café, 996 Garratt Lane, Tooting, SW17 0ND, 07794 394 920

  • Sunshine Recovery Café, 296a Kingston Road, SW20 8LX, 07908 436 617

Metro Charity offers free counselling for LGBTQ youth. You can refer yourself by email at counselling@metrocharity.org.uk, or by phone on 020 8305 5009. Please visit their website for more information through the link above.