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Urgent support

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time. If you have an existing mental health condition and an assigned care team or care worker, then it’s important to contact them.


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NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can call for:

  • 24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Alternatively, when life is tough the Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult.
  • Call free on 116 123

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
  • Text "SHOUT" to 85258

The bereavement care charity Cruse is helping families affected by coronavirus.
  • Call free on 0808 808 1677

Select a an option below to find additional support that may be useful.

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NHS psychological treatments

Get access to NHS talking therapies, or psychological therapies, services which provide evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety.

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Debt Free London

Join the 250,000 people who have already benefited from free debt advice from dedicated staff across our partnership of FCA regulated charities throughout London.

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Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you.

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Good Thinking

Find online from London’s digital wellbeing service

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