Mental Health Support
Mental Health is a concept related to the social and emotional wellbeing of an individual. Sometimes, maintaining our mental health and wellbeing can be difficult due to different life stressors. The organisations below can help you navigate any concerns you might have and offer suitable support. The Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space, based in the Whitgift Centre offers a drop-in service where support is given to complete referrals to the services cited below.
Anxiety UK support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding.
Infoline: 08444 775 774
Text Service: 07537 416 905
Bipolar UK host free support groups for anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers.
Support Line: 0333 323 3880
Croydon CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) offer therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents who have a serious mental health disorder or psychological difficulties, and to their families.
CALM offer support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via helpline, webchat and website
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Change, grow, live are a social care and health charity that supports adults, young people and families whose lives are affected by substance misuse, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, domestic abuse, mental health issues and offending.
COAST provides care for people, aged 18-65 years, who live in the London Borough of Croydon, and help people when they first begin to develop the symptoms of mental illness.
COAST provide prompt assessment, treatment and advice to help people to maintain their health and to prevent them reaching a crisis point.
COAST Early Intervention Service
Croydon IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) are a free and confidential NHS service provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Croydon IAPT offer a range of psychological therapies to adults 18 years and over, who are registered with a Croydon GP.
The NHS 24 Hour Mental Health Helpline is a free telephone line to support anyone in
Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon experiencing mental distress.
Helpline: 0800 731 2864
No Panic helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up tranquillizers.
No Panic specialises in self-help recovery, providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives.
Youthline: 0330 606 1174
Helpline: 0844 967 4848
OCD Action 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.
OCD UK supports children and adults affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
OCD Youth is a community for under 25s with OCD run by young people with OCD, for young people with OCD.
OCD Youth organise trips and outings, run online meet-ups, take part in campaigning activities, manage a youth website and social media channels, write articles and awareness resources, produce videos and media, and much more.
Rethink provide expert, accredited and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Hear Us is Croydon’s mental health service user group which acts as a coordinating body to facilitate, and ensure service users involvement in, the planning, delivery and monitoring of mental health services in Croydon.
Hear Us Guide to Croydon’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Services is a comprehensive guide to services and support in the borough.
Hestia’s Recovery Café provides a safe space for people who feel they are moving towards or are experiencing a mental health crisis. People aged 18+, from South West London (Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth) can self-present at the Café.
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 6pm – 11pm. Saturday, Sunday and every Bank Holiday, 12 noon – 11pm
Call: 07794 394 920
The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre offer a free 4-night/5-day stay for people experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Mental Health Foundation the UK’s charity for mental health.
Mental Health Foundation produce reports about mental health and influence policymakers and advocate for change.
Mind is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaign to improve services.
Mind in Croydon offer support services for residents of the London Borough of Croydon including: Active Minds, advocacy, benefits help, counselling and employment support.
Infoline: 0208 688 2210
Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, every single day of the year, to provide confidential
emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal
Helpline: 116 121
SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0300 304 7000
stem4 is a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.
Young Minds provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through the Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
Off the Record (OTR) provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon, Merton and Sutton area. Further areas of work including BME mental health work; a young carers service offering support to young people under 26 who are caring for a parent or sibling; a specialist counselling service for young refugees; online counselling and workshops; and our young people’s counselling service in the boroughs of Sutton and Merton.
Telephone: 020 8251 0251 (main office)
On my Mind is a new website which aims empower young people to make informed choices about the mental health support they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.
Services and Support in London Borough Of Croydon
Young people services
Croydon Council Services -Housing, Council tax, social services children and adult care
0208 726 6000
Safeguarding Children concerned about a child in Croydon-
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or out of hours 24hrs- 0208 726 6400 – 020 8255 2888
Safer Croydon – Report crime and anti social behaviour
Family Justice Centre Croydon –
Domestic Abuse Support – 020 8688 0100
National Domestic Violence Abuse
Helpline 24 hrs – 0808 200 0247
Rape & Sexual Abuse Support – 0808 802 9999
Age Uk Croydon
0208 683 7100
Services and advice for the elderly in the community
National – 0800 678 1602
8am-7pm 365 days week
Croydon Youth Offending Team
51-55 South End
CR0 1BF020 8404 5800
Pan London –https://www.gov.uk/guidance/youth-offending-teams-london
CAYSH Housing Project – Support for young people experiencing homelessness and general advice
0208 760 5530 / email@example.com
Elevating Lives – Supports anyone over aged 21 yrs old those fleeing domestic violence, those suffering from mental health problems, ex offenders and those with learning difficulties.
If you haveany questions or concerns contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07923957262 -24hrs support line
P4YE – Project Four Youth Empowerment – Holistic approach to current issues affecting disenfranchised young people. Offering parent support, helping young people not in education back into education, training or employment – 07415 785 email@example.com
Gloves Not Guns – Aim is divert young people from crime, antisocial behaviour by using sports as a tool to engage
Young Croydon- Youth Engagement Team – Choose Your Future – unites Croydon against serious youth violence and supports young people to make positive choices and be successful
07729 445 983 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Skye Alexandra house – Providing services for vulnerable young girls and women affected by child exploitation offering 1-2-1 mentoring, counselling, family support and return home interviews
07944 480 782 /email@example.com
Support for children with Special Education Needs – Advice and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and their carers
NSPCC Helpline Support/Advise/training for Prevention of cruelty to children –
National -0808 800 5000 /
Childline– Anyone under 19yrs old with any issue
Call- 0800 1111/
Samaritans – Providing Emotional Support/ struggling or risk of suicide Call – 116 123
email -firstname.lastname@example.org / www.samaritans.org
Papyrus– Young Suicide- Support for Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are
experiencing thoughts of suicide – www.papyrus-uk.org
Hopeline UK – Call – 08000684141
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, emotional support and support after suicide –
MIND –Croydon –Mental health Resource for residents in the London Borough of Croydon
020 8668 2210