Services for minority ethnicities – Asian Family Counselling Service
Offers support groups with marital and family counselling to people from an Asian background.
Telephone: 020 8813 9714
For further information please visit their website at www.asianfamilycounselling.org
EACH Counselling and Support
Offers a counselling service for Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities facing alcohol, drug, mental health and domestic violence concerns. The support includes one-to-one counselling, group and family therapy, advice and home detox.
Telephone: 020 8577 6059 / 020 8579 4529
For further information please visit their website at www.eachcounselling.org.uk
Directories of Mental Health resources – People First: Mental Health
Looking after your mental health – your mood and emotional wellbeing – is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Keeping the mind active and having strategies to cope during difficult times in your life can help you to feel more positive and make good decisions for the future.
Mental health conditions are very common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of a year, and for some people they can be long-term or recurring problems.
If you are worried about your mental health, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s important to take care of your mental health, and seek help and support just as you would for a physical health condition – whether that means going to see your GP, finding a support group, or trying some self-help strategies.
Go4 Mental Health
This website is for anyone affected by mental illness or wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing. It was set up in 2007 and is run by people with lived experience of mental illness and has links and advice for all ages, and on a huge range of topics.
The Counselling Directory
This only lists professional registered counsellors and psychotherapists, you can use it to find one in your area.
General Support – voluntary sector services – Hammersmith & Fulham Mind
MIND work to promote good mental health and seek to support and empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community. they can help with advice, advocacy, counselling, day and drop-in services, employment and housing issues and have volunteer opportunities.
309 Lille Road, SW6 7LL
Telephone: 0207 471 0580
This UK mental health charity works to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. 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, the help line is available every day of the year from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.
Telephone Helpline: 0300 304 7000
This service aims to give carers and those they care for, a voice in every aspect of mental health provision.
Telephone: 020 8567 0101
Services for children and young people – CAMHS
Hammersmith & Fulham child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) provides mental health assessment and treatment for children, young people (aged 0-18) and their families. They promote emotional wellbeing and offer talking therapies and medication, as well as advice, consultation and support to schools and other organisations that work with young people.
48 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith, W6 0LS
Telephone: 020 8483 1979
Community centres and drop-in – The Community Activities Project (CAPE)
Offers advice, advocacy drop in and outreach services. Group activities devised to increase confidence and gain, including therapeutic vocation and wellbeing.
Telephone: 020 8896 2552
Fir further information please visit their website at www.//c-a-p-e.co.uk
The Solace Centre
This is a daily out-of-hours mental health resource centre. The service offers a safe, accepting and inclusive for people with mental health problems (and dual diagnosis) who live in the London Borough of Ealing. The centre is open 365 days a year and is for people aged 20 and over.
The Solace Centre, 58 Bowmans Close, West Ealing, W13 9YT
Telephone: 020 8567 6189
Counselling and Psychotherapy – Back on Track (IAPT)
This is a free NHS service. It is part of the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT). They provide treatment for anxiety and depression, as well as a range of workshops for stress, poor sleep or emotional problems. Treatment is confidential and you can book to see them without needing to be referred by your GP.
Telephone: 0300 123 1156
Ealing Abbey Counselling Service
Offers confidential, professional counselling help and support.
Telephone: 020 8998 3361
For further information please visit their website at www.eacs.org.uk
Crisis – Emergency help and support – The Single Point of Access (SPA)
Also known as the 24/7 Helpline, is a telephone based service which manages all adult mental health referrals as well as providing telephone support to patients and carers.
The SPA helps to provide the right out-of-hours care for people in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When someone feels unsafe, at risk or unable to cope without professional advice, trained mental health advisors and clinicians will work with people to enable them to manage their difficulties without having to access other services.
Telephone: 0300 1234 244
The Samaritans offer a 24 hour emotional support helpline (Free to call), a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
Call free at any time, from any phone on 116 123
Anorexia and Bulimia Care
This is a national UK eating disorders organisation. They provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. They also increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders through talks, training and campaigns for change.
Telephone helpline: 03000 11 12 13
Provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Telephone helpline: 0808 801 0677
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
Anxiety, stress and not coping – The Big White Wall
This 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.
Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.
The Silver Line (free helpline for older people)
Operates a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The specially-trained helpline team:
- Offer information, friendship and advice
- Link callers to local groups and services
- Offer regular friendship calls
- Protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect
Telephone helpline: 0800 470 8090
This is a free service from Bishop Creighton House for older, isolated people aged 60 plus, providing a telephone befriending service on a daily or weekly basis, visits from a volunteer for a social chat and help with practical tasks such as filling out forms and posting letters.
Homeline has a caseworker who can help out with other problems such as contacting medical and social services and putting you in touch with other support organisations, including projects. There are regular events for Homeline members, including visits to places of interest, lunches and coffee mornings.
Telephone: 020 7385 9689
Torture Victims – Freedom From Torture
This charity provides therapy and support to torture survivors living in the UK, and protects and promote torture survivors’ rights.
111 Isledon Road, Islington, N7 7JW
Telephone: 0207 697 7777
This service works with adult mental health service users (aged 18 and over) within the community. This service provides independent advocacy according to your individual needs. The advocates work in partnership with you to access the information and support you need to speak up for yourself, or speak on your behalf in a variety of issues.
Advocacy for people detained under the Mental Capacity Act.
Telephone: 0300 456 2370
Website: www.pohwer.net/ hammersmith-and-fulham
Time to Change
This is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.
Ealing out-of-hours resource centre
The Solace Centre is a daily out-of-hours mental health resource centre. The service offers a safe, accepting and inclusive for people with mental health problems (and dual diagnosis) who live in the London Borough of Ealing. The centre is open 365 days a year and is for people aged 20 and over.
Employment and well being services for people with Mental Health problems.
Telephone: 03300 083 808
Barons Court Project
Information and advice for people with Mental Health problems.
Telephone: 020 7603 5232