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A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – King’s College Hospital

If you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.  Book in at the Reception Desk and wait to be assessed. A team of mental health professionals based at King’s College Hospital (KCH) Emergency Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care…

A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – St Thomas’ Hospital

If you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. They are a team of mental health professionals based at St Thomas’ Hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care and treatment, and refer them to clinical services.As…

A4e Independent Living Service

The A4e Independent Living Service provides assistance and support to individuals in receipt of Direct Payments from London Borough of Southwark.  They offer support services to people with mental health needs who require support, advice, information or guidance in relation to managing their care and support needs. Their key objective is supporting others to live a more independent, inclusive life with freedom to choose. They offer…

Africa Advocacy Foundation

Africa Advocacy Foundation works with communities both in the UK and overseas who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. We provide information, advocacy, advice, practical support and training through our a range of projects and partnership activities. Please visit their programme…

Anxiety Alliance

Anxiety Alliance is an organisation run by people with experience of anxiety, which offers support to those who have anxiety disorders, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder, together with those who wish to withdraw from tranquilliser and anti-depressants. They offer factsheets, self-help booklets, relaxation audio tapes and CDs, books as well as a helpline service,…

Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)

Most people today have heard the term ‘baby blues’ used to describe a mild, short, period of depression which many women experience after childbirth.  Fewer people are aware that as many as 10% of all recently delivered women develop postnatal depression. You are not alone in suffering.  The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading…

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. Southwark residents going through a tough time or struggling with mental health issues can now get free online support. The service is designed to…

Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN)

The Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) is a group of researchers and research participants in the UK undertaking a major study aimed at investigating the underlying causes of bipolar disorder. The study is funded by two of the world’s leading research charities, the Wellcome Trust and the Stanley Medical Research Institute. Working with our collaborators…

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals, their families and carers of those who have the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar. They provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives Each year they reach out to and support over 65,000 individuals via the…

Bipolar UK – Youth Service (18-25)

A group of young people aged 18 to 25 years with bipolar who meet once a month to  share experiences and coping strategies. See entry for Bipolar UK for contact information.    

Central & Cecil Housing Trust

Offers supported housing, person-centered care and support to vulnerable people, including: • frail older people who require personal care or care with nursing • people living with dementia • active older people living in sheltered and extra care housing • people with mental health support needs C&C strives to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people living in their…

Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health seeks a fairer chance in life for people facing or living with mental ill health. We find ways of improving people’s life chances and breaking down barriers by putting high quality research into policy and practice. Changing Policy.  We have been changing and influencing mental health policy for 30 years and…

Child Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Service

Offers assessment, and a variety of treatment options, including group treatment and individually based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for children and young people with stress reactions arising from exposure to a traumatic event or loss. The emphasis is on building up effective coping skills. Conducts research into the causes, treatment and prevention of childhood post…

Chipmunkapublishing

Mental health books give a voice to writers with mental illness around the world. At Chipmunkapublishing we raise awareness of mental health and the stigma surrounding mental health problems by encouraging society to listen. We are documenting mental health literature as a genre so history does not forget the survivors and carers of people with…

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – Lambeth

The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults (Lambeth) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems and younger people with a formal diagnosis of dementia. The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational…

Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – Southwark

The community Mental Health Team for older adults (Southwark) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems and younger people with a diagnosis of dementia. They are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists who specialise in older adult mental health…

Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance merged with Mind on 1st August 2016 so use the Mind website for further information on depression. For almost 40 years, Depression Alliance has been bringing people together to end the loneliness and isolation that can come with depression.  Raising awareness and campaigning to improve attitudes towards depression has been central to Depression…

Depression UK

Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. The charity is run by a team of  volunteers.  Depression UK does not have a local group network within their own organisation, they are just one large national group, but with the obvious benefits that go with that. Offer mutual support and encourage…

Deptford Hearing Voices Service

Hearing Voices Service primarily is for people who hear voices, their carers and for voluntary and professional workers. The Hearing Voices Website is an independent website which has no formal relationship to any NHS Trusts, local government or other organisations. The Deptford Hearing Voices Service provides a service that enables the ‘voice hearer’ to speak with…

Disability Advice Service Lambeth

The Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) is a Disabled People’s Organisation which works with disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers, mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth. DASL has a specialist Advice Service for people with mental health support needs. They also try to assist other disabled adults and…

DMC Chadwick Road

Our practice nurses can help you with everything from long-term management of chronic diseases to health promotion and mental health. Email: SOUCCG.dmccr@nhs.net

Early Intervention Service (Southwark)

The Early Intervention Team supports people, aged 14-35, when they first begin to develop the symptoms of mental illness and before they reach ‘crisis point’.  They provide assistance to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. Their team includes health and social care professionals. They work with people to help manage their mental…

ECT Anonymous UK

Information and advice on all issues surrounding the use of Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT). Send a large SAE with any correspondence. Information booklet available by sending £2.50. Well-established campaigning organisation. Involved in occasional demos, meetings etc. To contact Write or phone/leave message. Run by/type of organisation  Voluntary organisation.

Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. They have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through over 130 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants…

First Person Plural

First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of those affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) (sometimes called multiple personality disorder – MPD) or the similar childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative disorder unhelpfully known as type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS). We offer…

Forensic High Support & Recovery (Southwark)

The Forensic and General High Support Team is a community mental health team (CMHT).  They provide intensive support, monitoring, rehabilitation and advice for people, aged 18-65, who have severe and ongoing mental health problems and learning disabilities, and a history of offending.  They provide care for people with complex forensic needs that require 24 hour…

Forest Hill Group Practice

Counselling Service : The practice has counsellors on site several days of the week. You will need to see one of the GPs for referral to the counselling team. Mental Health Service: The practice has a mental health worker who can see patients with common mental health problems such as anxiety, mild to moderate depression,…

Freedom Pass

A Freedom Pass entitles the holder to 24-hour free travel across Transport for London’s networks, except for some river boats where travel is half price. Travel is free for Freedom Pass holders on London Underground, Overground, DLR and all bus services 24 hours a day. Travel on rail services is also free but on some…

Functional Family Therapy Service (Southwark)

For Southwark Families with children 10 to 17 years of age. The Families’ First team are a team of family therapists trained in the Functional Family Therapy model (FFT). FFT is an evidence based family therapy approach to working with young people and their families where the adolescent in the family presents ‘externalising behaviours’ and…

Hearing Voices Network

Hearing Voices is a national organisation involved in supporting self-help groups for people to explore their voice-hearing experiences in a safe and confidential way, and to develop non-medical approaches to understanding and dealing with voices. Provides helpline, information, newsletter, publications, also involved in hosting conferences and training.  It co-ordinates a network of over 180 local…

Help For Hoarders

This website provides information, support and advice and creates awareness about this secretive condition, for hoarders and their loved ones.  It also has information about local support groups. The purpose of the website is not to judge or cure, but that with the tools available here, hoarding will become better understood by both sufferers and…

Homeless Outreach Team (START) – Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark

Homeless Outreach (START) is a small multi-disciplinary assessment team for street homeless people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Their role is to engage and assess homeless people with severe mental health problems and to refer them on to local mainstream services.  They do not provide care co-ordination and they are not a housing team. The…

Hopeway Ministries International

Hopeway Ministries International is the community development department and outreach arm of of Hopeway Church, a young and vibrant group based in Southwark council London with about 80 percent membership of young people. Hopeway, is driven with the passion to change lives and continues to achieve this by offering it’s weekly free coffee and get…

Ingeus Work Choice

Ingeus was founded on the core belief that work is good for the individual, good for the economy and good for society. They believe that everyone has potential and that, given the right guidance, support and training; every individual can progress and flourish.  Ingeus take pride in delivering services that make a genuine difference to…

Intervoice – The International Hearing Voices Network

Web-based network of groups and individuals interested in developing practical approaches to hearing voices which recognise the value of individual experience and challenging the stigma associated with mental health diagnoses. Website provides online forum, news and information. They are also in conjunction with Hearing Voices Network. It an international organisation but they provide services across…

Kings College Hospital

Assessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is available to people who require…

Lambeth Living Well Network Hub

Living Well Network  The Lambeth Living Well Network Hub is the front door to community based support for people’s mental health and wellbeing. We work alongside GP’s to ensure that people can gain access to personalised support that enables them to: Stay well and experience sustainable recovery Have choice and control in all their decisions Participate in the community…

Memory Service (Lambeth & Southwark)

The Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Memory Service (SLIMS) offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and support options to anyone over the age of 18 with mild to moderate memory problems likely to indicate dementia. Its multidisciplinary team work in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society. They offer a comprehensive assessment package based on the principles of recovery and…

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, covering England and Wales, provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future. It sets out who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they…

Mental Health Care

The Mental Health Care website contains information about psychosis. It was created specifically for family 
members and friends of people 
who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, 
bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or another illness 
that may result in the symptoms 
of psychosis.  People who have experienced psychosis, GPs and other health professionals may also find the…

Mind (The National Association for Mental Health)

Mind provides advice, information and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Supports around 200 local, independent affiliated Mind associations across the UK. Organises campaigns, conferences and training courses. Extensive range of books, leaflets, reports, factsheets and other publications available. Publishes a quarterly Mind Membership…

Music Support

Music Support is a registered charity providing help and support for individuals in any area of the UK music industry suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues. Music Support believes that those in music industry susceptible to emotional and mental health issues, stress, alcoholism, substance misuse and many other addictions, are particularly vulnerable due to…

My Health Locker

Myhealthlocker is an online resource for you to access your health records and take a more active role in your recovery.  Alongside related information, interactive tools and advice, myhealthlocker will empower you in the management of your care and help to improve wellbeing through instant access to your information. You can access your care plan from the…

No Panic

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OASIS Outreach and Support (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham & Croydon)

OASIS is a health service for young people aged 14-35, who are experiencing psychological distress. These experiences might include: • Struggling to cope at school, college or work • Preferring to spend time alone, away from family and friends • Feeling anxious, irritable or depressed • Changes in sleeping and eating patterns • Confused or…

OCD Action

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) . They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. They are a dedicated charity with…

OCD UK

OCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their…

Optima Mood Disorder Service

This new service provides a Group Psychoeducation Programme for people with a Bipolar Disorder.  It is an interactive, learning and skills based group for people who want to better understand and manage their mood disorder. Groups are made up of between 6 and 10 people and take place weekly for 13 weeks.  The four main…

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) is a national project set up in 2010 as part of the charity START (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust) PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality by informing and supporting. They can help direct survivors towards a ‘dissociation-friendly therapist’ by means of their register, which lists…

Princess Street Group Practice

They have counsellors and psychologists based at the practice who provide support for people with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues GP’s refer patients for an assessment by one of the mental health team who will arrange an appropriate course of treatment. The team also provides advice about self help, computer based programmes and books…

Psychiatric Liaison Services

See A&E PSYCHIATRIC LIAISON SERVICES – KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL and ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL

Psychology & Psychotherapy for Older Adults (Lambeth & Southwark)

The team offers a range of specialist, evidence based, psychological interventions to people aged 65 and over who are experiencing moderate or severe mental health difficulties or dementia. They also see younger people who are experiencing memory or other cognitive problems. They work with families and others caring for people with these difficulties. Services offered…

Psychology in Hostels Project (Lambeth)

They provide a flexible and responsive psychology service to adults (18 years+) with complex needs in the Lambeth homeless hostel network. Such people may have severe mental health problems, histories of complex trauma and drug and alcohol use. The service is provided by two psychologists, who are based in the Thamesreach Stamford Street Hostel which provides…

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark Central (CMHT)

The Psychosis Community Service (Southwark Central) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark and already receive treatment for mental illness…

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark North East (CMHT)

The team provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark (North East) who already receive care and treatment for mental…

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark North West (CMHT)

Psychosis Community Service (North West) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark (North West) who already receive care…

Psychosis Community Service – Southwark South (CMHT)

Psychosis Community Service  (South Southwark) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark who already receive care and treatment for…

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth Central (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults aged 18-65 years who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available for people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from one…

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth North East (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults aged 18-65 years who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available for people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from one…

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth North West (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults aged 18-65 years who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available for people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from one…

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth South (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provide care for adults aged 18 – 65 who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available to people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from…

Railton Road Centre – Lambeth Peer Support Network

Lambeth Peer Support Network helps people with mental health needs to support each other to stay well. They are part of Certitude.  They offer: Learning and development programmes Employment and training opportunities A range of social events and a space to meet. All network workshops and events are open to people interested in or engaged in…

Reablement Service (Southwark)

The Reablement Service – Southwark offers a skills development programme to support adult Southwark residents who are attending the adult community mental health teams and the Maudsley Inpatient Units, where health may restrict or inhibit daily living. They offer skills development in the following Adult Social Care domains: Meal Preparation; Personal Hygiene; Managing Toileting Needs;…

Recover Your Life

RecoverYourLife is one of the biggest Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although they are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, they also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with Abuse, and many more! They do not condone any pro-activity or encourage anyone to…

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity which helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is a selection about what they do. They support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy…

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professional and educational organisation for psychiatrists in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  Provides a series of free leaflets and patient factsheets on common mental health problems and treatments.

SANE

SANE’s vision is to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness. SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes: to raise awareness and combat stigma about…

Saneline

Saneline – Mental Health Helpline SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations,…

Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that tests the effectiveness of services and treatments from the perspective of people with mental health problems and their carers. The unit champions service user involvement in all aspects of research. SURE is established on the premise that the research priorities and perspectives of service users are different from…

Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP)

SHARP provides a range of effective, time-limited, evidence based therapeutic interventions for people in Lambeth with mental health needs, particularly a psychosis. These are aimed to develop coping skills, resilience and confidence and to help people to get on with their lives. They are involved in researching and developing novel and innovative therapies and ways of…

Southwark Wellbeing Hub

The Southwark Wellbeing Hub is  delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing and joint funded by Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Council.  They provide information and support to people with mental health and wellbeing issues living in Southwark.  They offer Information, Navigation – information about local services, Support, Peer support and Wellbeing workshops. They also support family,…

SupportLine

SupportLine provides confidential, emotional support for children, young adults and adults.  They offer support by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support…

Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health. They do this through providing co-workers (the name they give to their beneficiaries) an opportunity to take part in one of our four main projects, along with many supplementary…

The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities (TCTC)

The TCTC is a membership charity for all those connected with, interested or involved in the delivery of relationship-based support and treatment across the entire human lifespan. Their website is for people wanting to know more about therapeutic communities (TCs) and therapeutic environments. It describes the different types of TCs, what they do and who might benefit…

The Doctors’ Support Network

As doctors we are used to supporting patients’ health and well being, but we often neglect our own. Doctors have among the highest rate of mental health problems of any profession, but often feel isolated and unsupported. The Doctors’ Support Network aims to provide support, reduce stigma, and campaign for better services for doctors with…

The Gardens Surgery

The practice is in the process of seeing changes within the Counselling and Psychology services. Please ask a doctor for a referral.

The Survivors History Group

The Survivors History Group was founded in 2005 to value and celebrate the contribution that mental health service users/survivors have made and are making to history. It is working towards a comprehensive history on this website and in a book. It will also preserve historical material in digital form on this website, and in printed and…

Traumatic Stress Service – Maudsley Hospital

At the Traumatic Stress Service TSS (Maudsley Hospital) they provide assessment and treatment for people, aged 18-65, throughout the United Kingdom. They are based at the Maudsley Hospital.  They aim to reduce the level of distress experienced by people who suffer psychological difficulties following a traumatic experience, often known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The TSS…

Traumatic Stress Service – Springfield Hospital

The Traumatic Stress Service (TSS) is national specialist service which works with people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associated conditions. They offer assessment, psychological treatment and consultation for people with PTSD. This can include victims of rape and sexual assault; victims of serious physical assaults; victims of serious road traffic accidents; and victims…

Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)

TOP (Triumph Over Phobia) is a national network of self-help groups offering help and support to people who experience phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder or other related anxiety.  Self-help manual available. Local groups available in Lambeth and Southwark as well as nationwide which use structured self-help methods in a supportive group environment. User involvement  The…

UK Survivors Group

Online discussion group for mental health users/survivors in the UK, disabled people and allies to debate and get/give support and network together. Join group and further information at website given below. Group Settings This is a public group Attachments are permitted Members cannot hide email address Listed in Yahoo Groups directory Membership does not require approval…

Upper Norwood Library Hub

The Library Hub in Crystal Palace is a contemporary community learning and cultural hub.  It provides access to activities, events, learning materials and programmes, literature, information and education to residents in Crystal palace and surrounding areas. The range of activities includes: Acting / Drama Energy bill switching and energy advice Children’s activities and events Courses…

Vietnamese Mental Health Services

The VMHS is a registered charity, serving the mental health needs of people from Vietnam in the UK, services provided are: Working in partnership with mainstream health/social care to provide treatment, care and support to Vietnamese users and their families Outreach and counselling services Drop-in Day centres. Support for carers and children of mentally ill parents…

YoungMinds

National Charity committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people aged 0-25 years. The YoungMinds resources library is full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people’s mental health. YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people but there is a helpline service is for…

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