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 https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health

Self Help Resources

Mind - A self care mental health resource https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/self-care

ICope - iCope offers a range of effective treatments for anxiety symptoms and depression in Kingston https://kingston.icope.nhs.uk/

MINDSPACE APP – download to your smartphone

MoodGym – Electronic CBT therapy - https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/

Good Thinking - https://www.good-thinking.uk/

SLEEPIO - A resource to help you sleep, and deal with sleeping difficulties https://www.sleepio.com/

NHS Choices - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/self-help-therapies/#online-mental-health-services

Books on Prescription http://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/common-mental-health-conditions

Self Help Leaflets http://emis.webmentorlibrary.com/files/external_link.asp?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ntw.nhs.uk%2Fpic%2Fselfhelp

 


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 https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

Saneline: An out of hours telephone helpline, available 6-11pm 0300 304 7000 http://www.sane.org.uk/

Big White Wall A 24 hour staffed, online community of support for people in psychological distress. bigwhitewall.com. 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 https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

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 https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/about-hopelineuk

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 http://www.maytree.org.uk/

Nightline A telephone, text, email and skype based charity run by students for students, a listening and information service 020 7631 0101 https://www.nightline.ac.uk/

Survivors UK Offers a range of support services for male rape and sexual abuse victims 020 3598 3898 https://www.survivorsuk.org/

NAPAC Supports sufferers of child abuse through a support line and support groups 020 8801 0331 https://napac.org.uk/

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


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 bacp.co.uk

New Malden Counselling Associates Offer approximately 12 sessions of affordable counselling 020 8287 0900 https://www.newmaldencounsellingassociates.co.uk/

Kingston Women’s Centre Counselling service run by women for women for up to 2 years 020 8541 1941 https://kingstonwomenscentre.org.uk/

The Guild of Psychotherapists provide affordable long-term psychotherapy 020 7401 3370 http://guildofpsychotherapists.org.uk/

 


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 https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

National Debt line 0808 808 4000 http://nationaldebthelpline.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-p-n_cPx2wIVQbTtCh2TQQVHEAAYASAAEgJ7jvD_BwE

Citizens Advice: A charity that offers free and independent advice on many problems, including legal and financial 020 8876 1513 https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

The Department for Work and Pensions A website which helps people to find jobs, and also offers advice about benefit entitlements https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions

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 https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Drinkline: National alcohol helpline, 0800 917 8282 https://helplines.org/helplines/drinkline-2/

Alcoholic anonymous 0845 796 755 http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.co.uk/

Homeless person unit 0208 547 5460, Kingston churches homelessness Action. 0208 255 7400, shelter 0808 800 4444 https://www.kcah.org.uk/

Addiction support and care agency ASCA  -Volunteer service with counselling and support for alcohol and drug misuse 0208339 9899 https://www.addictionsupport.co.uk/

Domestic violence one stop shop 0208 721 5857, National helpline 0808 2000 247http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Victim support 0808 168 911 https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/



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