Your mental health
As many as one in four people will experience some form of mental illness at some point in their lives.
If you are experiencing mental health problems it is important to know that you are not alone and there is plenty of help out there to improve your mental well-being.
Mental health services in Southwark
The first place to get help is your GP. They are best placed to offer you initial advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk to you about available treatments and support services in your area.
Southwark Wellbeing Hub
When you’re worried about your mental wellbeing, it can be hard to know where to start. It can be difficult to know exactly what kind of support you might need, where to find it, and how to go about accessing it. Southwark Wellbeing Hub is there to take the stress out of finding, choosing and receiving support.
The Hub is available to all Southwark residents over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental illness including friends, families and carers. It offers advice on housing, welfare and advocacy, peer support, understanding a mental health diagnosis, understanding personal budgets, crisis support, carers support, enhancing friendship circles and healthy living.
The Hub is based at the Employment Academy in Peckham and will have pop-up locations across Southwark. It is open every day of the week with flexible access over evenings and weekends. You can drop-in or staff can arrange to meet you at a convenient location.
The Hub has also developed an online directory to help people find relevant services and support across Southwark.
Southwark Wellbeing Hub contact details
Call: 020 3751 9684
Text: ‘HUB1’ and your query to 82727
The CCG and Southwark Council have invested nearly half a million pounds into the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, which is being delivered by experienced mental health provider and leading national charity, Together for mental wellbeing.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
The main provider of mental health care in Southwark is South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). SLaM's telephone information line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A member of staff will be available to help advise you how to get help. The number is 0800 731 2864.
SLaM also deliver talking therapy services in Southwark. Find out more about the service, including how to self refer.
Emergency mental health services
In an emergency, if your GP surgery is closed, go to a hospital’s A&E desk and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.
A 24-hour mental health telephone support line is available for people who are experiencing mental distress. The helpline can be used by patients, carers and anyone who needs advice, help and assistance while in crisis or facing difficulties dealing with mental illness. The freephone number is 0800 731 2864 and this is a single point of contact for people living in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon. Find out more about the 24 hour free helpline.
Other mental health services in Southwark
There is a full directory of mental health services and support available in Southwark on the Lambeth and Southwark MIND website. Whether you are suffering from mental health difficulties yourself, or you have a friend or family member who is struggling, you can use this directory to find support. You can search alphabetically, by category or by target group.