Mental Health Information

Our Community Wellbeing team exists to ensure that you can get the advice and support you need, so we’ve collected together a list of local and online mental health services and information sites. If you have a specific query email us on

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If you need urgent support please call 999 or go to your nerest A and E.

Contact the Crisis Team on 020 3317 6333 (if you are aleardy cared for by Camden and Islington mental health services) or on 020 3317 6777 (if you are not under the care of mental health services). These numbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Samaritans can help you get emotional support 24 hours a day if you are experiencing thoughts of suicide. Email: or phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day, everyday)

Maytree Respite Centre offers help and a place to stay if you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide. You can self-refer or refer someone you are concerned about. Email: or phone: 020 7263 7070.

Help over the Christmas period

We are Islington Helpline

If you or someone you know needs support, then help is available. Islington Council, voluntary sector and mutual aid groups are working together to provide support. This could include help with getting food or medicine, online group activities, legal advice or a friendly conversation. You can contact organisations directly or call the We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222. You can also email: Minicom: 020 7527 1900. Open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Brickworks Community Centre

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm. Providing the following services: Internet access, Food bank, Free books. Help for anyone who requires support, access during these difficult times. Food bank - Food Parcel deliveries on Tuesday to Thursday and drop-in Monday to Thursday 12pm to 3pm.

Advice and support by telephoning or emailing to organise hospital appointments, signposting and helping people contact their utility suppliers, social workers etc. In the New Year there will be a Debt Kiosk. Access to computer and internet. Drop in or contact us by phone. Not open on Christmas Day 2021.

Brickworks Community Centre, 42 Crouch Hill, London, N4 4BY. 020 7263 1067. email:

Caravan drop-in and phone counselling service

The Caravan face-to-face service has now reopened for drop-in counselling and emotional support with our volunteer therapists. The Caravan drop-in and counselling service can be accessed in-person in the little green caravan in the courtyard of St. James’s Church, Piccadilly.Open Mon-Sun 10am-4pm. Christmas Opening Times: The Caravan Shepherds Hut, in the gardens of St James’s Church, will be open until 4pm on Christmas Eve, it will then close and reopen on Tuesday 4th January at 10am for in-person counselling. The counselling phone line will be open for the whole of December from 11am to 7pm each day. The phone line will also be open on Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day 10-7pm. The phone service continues on 0207 183 1802.

Their aim is to break the cycle of deprivation experienced by generation after generation of Scots in London. 22 City Road, London EC1Y 2AJ. Telephone: Clients: 0800 652 2989. General: 0207 240 3718.

Free helplines

There are free helplines where you can speak to someone when you are feeling down or desperate. Unless it says otherwise, they are open 24 hours a day, every day.
Samaritans – for everyone. Call 116 123 (24 hours per day) or email (reply within 24 hours) contact:  
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men
Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
Accredited confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through a webchat service, also open from 5pm to midnight, 365 days per/year.
Papyrus – HOPELINEUK is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141. Text: 07860 039 967. Email:

Childline – for children and young people under 19
You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Call on 0800 1111 or chat online. Calls to Childline will not show up on your phone bill. There's a slightly different service between midnight and 7.30am. When you get through to a counsellor at night you can still talk about anything. But your 1-2-1 chat might only last up to 15 minutes. This helps make sure everyone gets a chance to talk.

0808 801 0677 (adult helpline). 0808 801 0711 (youthline). 0808 801 0811 (studentline). Offers information on eating disorders and runs a supportive online community. The Helpline is open throughout the entire Christmas period. From 24th December to 3rd January, the Helpline is open from 4pm - Midnight daily.

Support with Depression, Anxiety and Wellbeing

iCope can give you free, confidential support in Islington such as talking therapy or group support. Call 0203 317 7252 or look on

Islington Mind can help you take control of your mental health through therapy and support groups. Email or call 020 3301 9850.

Many GP surgeries in Islington now have a Practice-based Mental Health Team for more complex issues that may involve medication and longer-term support. Book an appointment with your GP for mental health advice and referrals to the practice-based mental health team.

Stuart Low Trust is a lifeline which brings people living with or recovering from mental health issues together, through out-of-hours activities. Find out about their activities here.

Islington Bereavement Service  based at St Joseph’s Hospice this peer support service provides 1-to-1 bereavement support for 10-20 weekly sessions through matching bereaved adults to trained volunteers. The bereavement can have occurred at any point in time, and is not restricted to 'recent bereavements'.

Office: 0203 317 5774, referral number: 0300 303 0400, email:  

Camden City Islington Westminster Bereavement Service (CCIWBS) is a Bereavement Counselling service based in Kentish Town provided by professionally trained volunteer counsellors. Their service can be offered for up to 1-2 years, and is counselling rather than peer support. Email: or phone: 020 7284 0090 (office hours)

Caris Islington Bereavement Service offers bereavement counselling through trained volunteer counsellors for up to 1-2 years.  Telephone 0207 281 5200. Email

Support during the pandemic

Are you struggling with your mental health and drinking too much alcohol during the pandemic? Rehab 4 Addiction has put together a resource with advice on stopping drinking and improving your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find this resource here.

Useful information

A round-up of mental health helplines.

Mental Health Foundation has some useful information.

Rethink provides mental health first aid training and useful information.

Direct Action Project at The Peel delivers mental health workshops and a creative programme with groups of young people and parents.

Anxiety UK can help if anxiety is affecting your life, from information about medication, to meeting new people or accessing the therapy that’s right for you.

Depression Alliance have lots of useful information about depression and how to get help.

Time to Change have lots of great information for looking after your mental wellbeing and how to beat stigma and discrimination.

Hillside Clubhouse  is a resource for people with mental health problems that makes social inclusion and participation in everyday life a reality

Hypnotherapy Directory was launched to connect individuals with qualified professionals in the UK

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help.

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