National support

 

Mind
Information for young people about mental health and wellbeing and how to find support.
Infoline: 0300 123 3393

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/for-young-people/

Elefriends
A supportive online community where you can be yourself. A safe space to listen, share, and be heard for people over 18. Managed by Mind.
https://www.elefriends.org.uk/

Samaritans
Free 24 hr helpline providing support to anyone in emotional distress.
116 123

http://www.samaritans.org/

Childline
Free 24 hr helpline, email service, online and phone counselling for children and young people under 19.
0800 1111

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Young Minds
Information for young people about mental health conditions and seeking help. Helpline for parents/carers. Information for young people, carers and professionals about mental health campaigns.
0808 802 5544

https://youngminds.org.uk/

Rethink Mental Illness
Advice and Information Service that offers practical help on a wide range of topics such as the Mental Health Act, living with mental illness and medication.
https://www.rethink.org/

Time to Change

Resources for campaigning about mental health in your community.

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

HopeLineUK
Advice and support to help anyone under 35 stay safe from suicide. Advice also available for anyone concerned that a young person might be thinking about suicide.
0800 068 4141, or text 07786 206967

https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/

The Mix
Helpline, email, live chat, telephone counselling service and crisis text line for anyone wanting support under 25. The Mix is here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
0800 808 4994

https://www.themix.org.uk/

Kooth
Free, safe and anonymous online counselling support for young people between 11 – 18. Counsellors available every day until 10pm. You can also get support from the online Kooth community, read articles written by young people and write in a daily journal.
https://www.kooth.com/index.html

Anxiety UK
Support for anyone diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
03444 775 774

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

BEAT
Helpline, webchat, information and online support groups for anyone under 18 with an eating disorder.
0808 801 0711

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

HopeAgain
Support for young people when someone dies. A safe place where you can learn from other young people how to cope with grief and feel less alone

0800 808 1677

https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

NHS Go
Confidential health advice and support for 16-25s. App available for iOS and Android.
https://nhsgo.uk/

Switchboard
Switchboard provides a listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging.
0300 330 0630

https://switchboard.lgbt/

CALM
The campaign against living miserably for men is leading a movement against suicide. Support available for men aged between 15-35.
0808 802 5858

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

OCD Action
Support for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
0845 390 6232

https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/

Bipolar UK
Support for people living with manic depression/bipolar disorder.
https://www.bipolaruk.org/

Safeline
Young people’s helpline supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
0808 800 5007

https://www.safeline.org.uk/

Students Against Depression
A website created for students offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
https://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/

Law Stuff
Free legal information for children and young people.
https://lawstuff.org.uk/

 

Local support

 

West London CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Mental health assessment and treatment for children, young people (0-18), and their families.
020 8483 1979

http://www.westlondoncamhs.nhs.uk/

Back on Track (IAPTS)
Talking therapy for people over 18 who are living or registered with a GP in Hammersmith & Fulham.
0300 123 1156

https://www.backontrack.nhs.uk/about-back-on-track/

The First team (Early Intervention in Psychosis Service)
Early intervention teams working with young people (14-35) experiencing their first episode of psychosis. 
020 7386 1160

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/community-recovery/early-intervention/

Hounslow Youth Counselling Service
Free one-to-one counselling for young people aged 11-25 who are living, working or studying in Hounslow.
0202 8568 1818

https://www.hycscounselling.co.uk/

Brent, Wandsworth & Westminster Mind
Mental health services and support for adults and young people in Brent, Wandsworth & Westminster.
020 7259 8100

https://www.bwwmind.org.uk/

Women & Girls Network
A free, female only service that supports women and girls who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence.
020 7610 4678

http://www.wgn.org.uk/

Insight KC
Drugs and alcohol support for young people in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.
020 8960 5510

https://www.talktofrank.com/treatment-centre/insight-kc

Hammersmith & Fulham Action On Disability
Youth service supporting young people (11-25) with disabilities. After school activities, holiday programs, youth clubs, volunteering and art projects.
https://actionondisability.org.uk/youth/

Hammersmith and Fulham Mencap
Support for children and adults with learning disabilities, and their carers and families. Advocacy, Youth Development Project, Children’s Play Services, Young People’s Transitions Practitioner.
020 8748 5168

https://hfmencap.org/

Octavia Foundation
Support for young people in West & Central London through inspirational projects. Young people’s program offers activities to keep boredom at bay. [email protected] arts and digital media youth club offers free and fun digital medial training sessions as well as holiday programs (ages 10-21, 25 for additional needs).
https://www.octaviafoundation.org.uk/our_work/young_people_children

West London Action for Children
Counselling and therapy for children, young people and families in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.
020 7352 1155

https://www.wlac.org.uk/

Young Ealing
Services to empower and inspire young people to make positive life choices. For young people ages 13-19 (up to 25 with additional needs) in Ealing.
https://www.youngealing.co.uk/

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