Mental health and wellbeing

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


Getting support 

Samaritans Offering 24 hour support. Call: 116 123 (free to call) Email:

Shout Offering free, 24 hour support. Text the word ‘Shout’ to 85258

South London and Maudsley (SLaM) Mental Health Trust Telephone: 0800 731 2864 24-hour helpline

Croydon Talking Therapies Telephone: 0203 228 4040

The Mental Health Crisis Telephone: 0800 915 4644

Mind Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Anxiety UK Telephone: 03444 775 774 Text: 07537 416 905 Email:

CALM (emotional support for suicidal men) Telephone: 0800 58 58 58

No Panic Telephone: 0844 967 4848

South West London Health and Care Partnership Download their suicide prevention toolkit from the resources and support page.

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

For LGBTQ+ Londoners: The Switchboard LGBT+ helpline is open daily from 10am-10pm on 0300 330 0630 or email 

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Croydon's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Wellbeing Service provides free, confidential face-to-face and online therapy for people experiencing low to moderate depression or anxiety. 

You can self-refer for help to deal with a range of difficulties such as low mood, stress, sleep problems, health anxiety, and general depression or anxiety.  The service also offers support and guidance to help people adjust to a diagnosis for a physical long-term condition, manage their health condition better, and to deal with related anxiety or low mood.

If you wish to self-refer to this service, call 020 3228 4040, or visit

You can also access information about online therapy without any waiting time at