Mental health support for you or someone you care about

Where to find the right support for you or someone you care about in South West London.  

Non-urgent – I need mental health support   

  • Self-refer to Talking Therapies  for anxiety and depression. You can also see referral and access information on the A-Z of our other services
  • Contact your GP for mental health advice and guidance, including make a referral.
  • Find tips, guides, tools and activities to support and improve mental health on the Every Mind Matters website.
  • Find further information and advice about getting support for your mental health on the NHS website.

Urgent – I need urgent mental health support now    

  • Contact the team providing your care if you are already a patient with us  
  • Call our Mental Health Crisis Line and speak to a mental health professional on 0800 028 8000 , 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  If you are a child or young person, or a parent/carer concerned about a young person’s mental health, you can contact the SLP CAMHS Crisis Line on 0203 228 5980
  • Visit one of our Recovery Cafés who can help adults (18 years+) with mental health issues  
  • Find practical tools to help yourself cope in a crisis on the Mind website.
  • Call 999 or go to A&E if someone's life is at risk - for example they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose , or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

Below you will find more information about the services listed above as well as some other services and organisations offering help and support.

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 028 8000

If you live in any of the five of our London boroughs:  Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth  and you need mental health support in a crisis  you can call our 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000 .

The team will help you or the person you care for to get help and support quickly and in the right place.  

The Crisis Line can help:  

  • Direct you to the right service for your mental health.
  • Provide helpful information and advice to help yourself or the person you care for manage during a crisis.  
  • Help you to get seen by a professional if you need an urgent assessment and arrange further support if needed.

The crisis line is for adults and children of all ages, and to people who haven’t  previously accessed mental health services. If you are Deaf, you can call the crisis line using Sign Live.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Crisis Line 0203 228 5980

If you are a child or young person, or a parent/carer concerned about a young person’s mental health, you can contact the SLP CAMHS Crisis Line on 0203 228 5980, Monday to Friday 5pm – 11pm. Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays 9am – 11pm.

Recovery Cafés and Hubs

If you are  struggling with how you are feeling or feel at risk of going into crisis, your local Recovery Café/Hub can help. Recovery Cafés/Hubs are a free walk-in out of hours service where you can talk to people who will understand and help you.  

You don’t need a referral or an appointment to visit. You can ring ahead if you need any support getting there or would like to speak with a member of staff first.  

Please note that the cafés/hubs do not provide accommodation and are not designed to support young people under the age of 18 or those under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Tooting (Hestia) Recovery Café, 966 Garratt Lane, SW17 0ND 
    Tel: 07794 394 920 
    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 12noon-11pm 
  • Sunshine Recovery Café, 296a Kingston Road, SW20 8LX 
    Tel: 07908 436 617 
    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 12noon-11pm 
  • Journey Recovery Hub (Twickenham), 32 Hampton Road, TW2 5QB* 
    Tel: 020 3137 9755 
    Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (6-10pm) and Sunday (2-8pm) including bank holidays 
  • Journey Recovery Hub (Kingston), Alfriston Centre, 3 Berrylands Road, KT5 8RB* 
    Tel: call 020 3137 9755  
    Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (6-10pm) and Saturday (2-10pm) including bank holidays 

*The Journey Recovery Hubs operate a drop-in service, or you can self-refer by completing their self-referral form or contacting 020 3137 9755 / 

  • Sutton Crisis Café, 63 Downs Road, Belmont, Sutton, SM2 5NR 
    Tel: 020 8770 0172. 
    Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 6.30pm to 11pm (last admission 10.30pm), including bank holidays 


EMHIP health and wellbeing hubs 

The EMHIP (Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project) health and wellbeing hubs offer a safe space where community mental health workers will work with you to identify the help and support you need. The hubs provide mental health first aid, wellbeing workshops and individual and group therapies. There are two EMHIP hubs in South West London: 

  • New Testament Assembly (side access), 7 Beechcroft Road, Tooting Bec, SW17 7BU 
  • Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Rd, SW17 7EW 

The hubs are open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm. You can drop in to either hub at any time during their opening hours, no appointment is necessary. 

NHS Talking Therapies

We provide free confidential psychological and wellbeing interventions for common mental health problems (anxiety disorders or depression).

Referrals are accepted from people aged 18 years and over. Referrals from CAMHS can be considered for young people who are age 17 and 6 months with full transfer of the young person’s care to be completed by 17 years and 9 months. Referrals for young people from GPs will be accepted when client is age 17 and 9 months.

Visit our Talking Therapy page for more information.

Our Medicines Helpline 020 3513 6829

O ur patients/carers with questions or concerns about their medicines can call our Medicines Helpline on 020 3513 6829 to speak to one of our specialist mental health pharmacists.  

The helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am — 5pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message and the team will call you back. YOU can also email the helpline on 

Our MindMeds app can help you to log and keep track of your medication. Download it today on Adroid or Apple

Other organisations that can help

If you just need to talk, any time of day or night, these services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:  


If you are under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to  Childline  or  chat to one of their counsellors online . The number will not appear on your phone bill.  


Other useful contacts:  

  • Beat  
    Beat support people who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others affected, such as friends and family members. Visit Beat’s website to find out more about their online and telephone support services. 
  • Crisis Tools  
    Crisis Tools helps you support young people in crisis. Short accessible video guides and text resources are available for free here
  • Every Mind Matters  
    Every Mind Matters offers expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. 
  • Good Thinking  
    Good Thinking is London’s digital wellbeing service and provides a range of resources for people to help improve mental wellbeing including free NHS-approved apps. 
  • Hub of Hope  
    The Hub of Hope is a mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHSmental health support and services together in one place. 
  • Papyrus  
    Papyrus provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person. Call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860 039967. The line is open 24 hours every day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays. 
  • The Mix  
    The Mix provides free, confidential support for young people under 25. You can get one-to-one focused support by phone, webchat or email. Find more information on their website here: Get Support - The Mix 
  • Kooth  
    Kooth offers free, confidential and anonymous online support and counselling for 11-23 year olds. Their team will be available to provide mental wellbeing support over the festive period.