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 nearest A and E.

Contact the Crisis Team

If you are already cared for by mental health services provided by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust: during working hours you should contact the team that coordinates your mental health care on a long-term basis. If you need urgent mental health support outside of that team’s working hours then you should contact the Crisis Single Point of access on Freephone 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are not under the care of mental health services: first contact your GP and ask for an urgent appointment. This will allow you to discuss your experiences and situation with someone who can help you to identify what might be happening to you and organise further help for you if you need it. If you do not feel that you can wait to see your GP then please contact the C&I Crisis Single Point of Access on Freephone 0800 917 3333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 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  is open 365 days a year. We offer a free four-night, five-day stay for adults, with the opportunity to be heard in complete confidence, in a caring, safe environment.  You can self-refer or refer someone you are concerned about. Email: or phone: 020 7263 7070.

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)

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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