Local Support Services

South East London

Every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages - children, young people and adults.

These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. You can find the 24/7 crisis line numbers using the NHS Service Finder but the table provides all of the telephone numbers in London.

0800 731 2864

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Shout

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when immediate assistance is required.

Text "SHOUT" to 85258

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Samaritans

24/7 365 days a year - they are here to listen and provide support.

116 123

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Papyrus

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person.

0800 068 41 41

Text: 07860 039967 (opening hours 9am to midnight – 365 days a year)

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Childline

Childline confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.

0800 1111

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Good Thinking

Good Thinking is London’s digital wellbeing service and provides a range of resources for young people to help improve mental wellbeing including free NHS-approved apps.

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Beat

Beat provide support to help young people who may be struggling with an eating problem or an eating disorder.

Youth Line (under 18’s): 0808 801 0711

Student Line: 0808 801 0811 (9am – 8pm during the week and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Mind in Bexley

Mind in Bexley is a local charity providing quality services to make a positive difference to the Mental Health of people in Bexley.

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National Support Services

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

0300 123 3393

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. The goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.

0808 801 0525

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Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK was formed in 1970, by Katharine and Harold Fisher as a result of Katharine’s experience of agoraphobia and her desire to develop support for others similarly affected.

03444 775 774

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Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

116 123

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Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

0800 138 1619

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CALM (Campaign against living miserably)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

0800 58 58 58

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Young Minds

Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.

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Dementia UK

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

0800 888 6678

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