Mental health and wellbeing

Support for mental health, including help with a mental health crisis or emergency.

Support for your mental health

Seeking help is the first step towards improving your mental health and wellbeing, but it can be daunting. Do not try to handle things on your own if you are struggling to cope, it is always okay to ask for help.

Who you can turn to

There are many organisations that are available to help you in Croydon, some may be more suitable for you. Different things work for different people at different times. 

Your GP is there to help you with your mental health as well as your physical health. There are also many national and local services and charities which can help. For example, you could refer yourself to Croydon Talking Therapies or contact South London and Maudsley (SLaM) Mental Health Trust  on their 24-hour helpline 0800 731 2864.

Support services

Other services to seek help include:

Anxiety UK

Telephone: 03444 775 774

Text: 07537 416 905



Telephone: 0300 123 3393

No Panic

Telephone: 0844 967 4848

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network
This is the UK’s largest independent organisation specialising in working psychologically with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. Their website provides a list of free resources and services for people of minority backgrounds seeking help.

The Switchboard LGBT+ helpline

Open daily from 10am to 10pm

Telephone: on 0300 330 0630