Mental Health

Many people get very low at some point in their lives. There is however a lot of support available. If you feel like this, please tell your doctor, family or a friend. When the surgery is closed you can call 111 for advice or 999 if very distressed. You can attend A&E in a crisis if unable to find the help you need elsewhere. There are a lot of other support options for you and some of these are listed below. There are also a wide variety of mental health apps available, a few have fees but most of which are free and can be found here

Self Help Resources

Mind - A self care mental health resource

ICope - iCope offers a range of effective treatments for anxiety symptoms and depression in Kingston

MINDSPACE APP – download to your smartphone

MoodGym – Electronic CBT therapy -

Good Thinking -

SLEEPIO - A resource to help you sleep, and deal with sleeping difficulties

NHS Choices -

Books on Prescription

Self Help Leaflets

Crisis Help

Samaritans: contactable by telephone and email, available 24 hours a day. They offer anonymous support and are predominantly a listening service. 08457 909090

Saneline: An out of hours telephone helpline, available 6-11pm 0300 304 7000

Big White Wall A 24 hour staffed, online community of support for people in psychological distress. App available too.

C.A.L.M Helpline (for men) A national helpline open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, and callers can talk through any issue 0800 585858

HOPELineUK A telephone, text and email based charity, particularly geared towards suicide prevention in young people up to the age of 35. 0800 068 4141

Maytree Respite Centre A non-medical organisation that befriends people and may offer a temporary sanctuary for those in a suicidal crisis 020 7263 7070

Nightline A telephone, text, email and skype based charity run by students for students, a listening and information service 020 7631 0101

Survivors UK Offers a range of support services for male rape and sexual abuse victims 020 3598 3898

NAPAC Supports sufferers of child abuse through a support line and support groups 020 8801 0331

Refuge Supports women who are abused, harassed or who suffer gender violence, both practically and emotionally including a 24 hour helpline 020 8200 0247

Counselling and Therapy

Claremont Medical Centre has its own In-house counselling service. To access this please speak to your GP.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP Counselling, Short or Long-Term affordable counselling in the local area

New Malden Counselling Associates Offer approximately 12 sessions of affordable counselling 020 8287 0900

Kingston Women’s Centre Counselling service run by women for women for up to 2 years 020 8541 1941

The Guild of Psychotherapists provide affordable long-term psychotherapy 020 7401 3370

Other Practical Assistance

Money advice service: A free service set up by the government and includes further signposting for more specific financial issues. 0800 138 7777

National Debt line 0808 808 4000

Citizens Advice: A charity that offers free and independent advice on many problems, including legal and financial 020 8876 1513

The Department for Work and Pensions A website which helps people to find jobs, and also offers advice about benefit entitlements

National Careers Service: This government service seeks to help people choose or change career, undertake further training, and offers personalised careers advice 0800 100 900

Drinkline: National alcohol helpline, 0800 917 8282

Alcoholic anonymous 0845 796 755

Homeless person unit 0208 547 5460, Kingston churches homelessness Action. 0208 255 7400, shelter 0808 800 4444

Addiction support and care agency ASCA  -Volunteer service with counselling and support for alcohol and drug misuse 0208339 9899

Domestic violence one stop shop 0208 721 5857, National helpline 0808 2000 247

Victim support 0808 168 911

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