We understand that waiting for professional support can be difficult and we would like to highlight some resources you may wish to make use of whilst you are waiting. There are many available online and in the community to support you. Some of these are outlined below and more can be found on our useful resources page. You will also find on this page the approximate current wait times for the different types of treatment we offer.
Our Wellbeing Navigators facilitate a range of wellbeing focused workshops including Coping with Stress, Relaxation and Self Care, Maintaining Your Wellbeing, and Self-Confidence and Assertiveness. The workshops are designed to enable you to learn techniques and strategies to support you in maintaining your overall wellbeing. They are based in various community locations around the borough. Further information about our Wellbeing workshops and the dates they are running can be found here.
If you would be interested in attending one of our wellbeing focused workshops, please call 0203 513 6264 and we will be happy to arrange this for you
We can arrange for you to have access to SilverCloud. This is an online platform allowing you access to self-help materials that can support you to begin to work towards your recovery while you wait. Please contact the service on 0203 513 6264 if you do not already have access to SilverCloud, or if you have lost your PIN code to enter the platform. Further information about SilverCloud can be found here.
Good Thinking is a free online service that supports Londoners to look after their mental health and wellbeing in a way that works for them. Since its launch in 2017, over 700,000 people have used the digital service to tackle anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep problems, grief and other concerns. Good Thinking is available 24/7 on any device and is completely anonymous. It provides a range of resources all of which have been reviewed and approved by a clinical specialist including :
- Free NHS-approved apps
- Advice articles
- Blogs and personal stories
- Podcasts, videos and webinars
- Clinically validated self-assessments powered by DoctorLink
- Quick quizzes to give tailored recommendations
- Printable workbooks and guides
To access Good Thinking, please click here.
The Recovery College run by South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust was the UK's first mental health recovery study and training college. It provides a range of courses and resources for patients, families, friends, carers and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self-care and wellbeing. The courses are run by peer trainers (people with lived experience of mental health challenges) and mental health professionals. The courses vary in length from a single three-hour session to an eight-week course. They are delivered both online and in person. To find out more about the Recovery College, the courses it offers and to enrol, please click here.
The Recovery Cafés offer a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for those who are struggling to cope. You do not need to book and can just turn up to get some support. They are open 6:00pm and 11:00pm Monday – Friday and noon to 11:00pm Saturday, Sunday and every bank holiday.
Hestia’s Recovery Café, 996 Garratt Lane, Tooting, SW17 0ND, 07794 394 920
Sunshine Recovery Café, 296a Kingston Road, SW20 8LX, 07908 436 617
If you need urgent support, please click here
Centre For Clinical Interventions (CCI)
Website: www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources (workbooks section).
The resources provided on CCI's website aim to provide general information about various mental health problems, as well as techniques that focus on a cognitive behavioural approach to managing difficulties.
An innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.
Living life to the full
Living Life to the Full is an online course aimed at adults, providing easy access to CBT skills. It aims to empower users to tackle low mood, stress and distress through improving their understanding of why they feel as they do and teaching key life skills that will challenge these feelings. The course offers 10 modules based on Chris Williams’ Five Areas model and is in a self-help format, supported by workbooks to be used between sessions. Sound, text and video clips are used throughout to guide users through the programme. Users must register to access the course. It is free.
Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre website has a list of self-help booklets for a variety of mental health difficulties.
Please find below our approximate waiting times so you can keep updated about how long you are likely to be waiting.
|Current approximate waiting time from assessment
|No wait. Book directly via website here
|Step 2 Psychoeducational Courses
|Step 2 Guided Self Help
|Step 2 Silvercloud Online CBT
|Step 3 Individual Treatments (CBT, IPT, EMDR, DIT)
|Step 3 Group Treatments