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Useful phone numbers


NHS Talking Therapies: 0203 228 6747


Lambeth 24 hour helpline:

0800 731 2864


24 hour Samaritans:

116 123


NHS 111 Service:




Lambeth Resources:

IAPT Talking therapies. Free NHS counseling and psychological services that patients can self-refer online or by calling 02032286747.

Mosaic Clubhouse provides free support and opportunities to people living with a mental health condition. A drop in service (no appointment necessary) is available Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00 at 65 Effra Road, Brixton, London SW2 1BZ.

Tel: 020 7924 9657. Email:

Providing low-cost counselling and psychotherapy for more than 25 years.

Waterloo Community Counselling. Barley Mow Clinic, Greet House, Frazier Street. London SE1 7BD. Tel: 0207 928 3462. Email: A leading mental health charity.


4th Floor, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA. Tel. 020 7501 9203

Friends in Need is a free and supportive community (part of Mind charity) for everyone affected by depression, so you don’t have to go through it alone. You can find new friends in your local area and online. 34,000 members have joined.



Useful on-line information:


Royal College of Psychiatrists have produced youtube videos and patient information leaflets:

on most mental health conditions & in different languages. e.g.

A selection of NHS booklets also available in many other languages. A place where people can talk about mental health problems with others and trained advisors. Phone: 0300 304 7000. 6pm – 11pm daily A site dedicated to helping people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Phone 0845 390 6232. Email A site dedicated to helping people with panic attacks

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Phone: 0808 802 5858, available 5pm-midnight

Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. 

e-couch provides information about emotional problems - what causes them, how to prevent them and how to treat them. It includes exercises to help you understand yourself and others better.

Allows you to search for like-minded groups of people in your area. Give it your location and it will throw up a list of free groups to join from laughter yoga groups in Brixton to mental wellbeing groups.

Enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.


Reading material


How to Master Anxiety: All You Need to Know to Overcome Stress, Panic Attacks, Trauma, Phobias, Obsessions and More (Human Givens Approach) 2006 by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell.

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Free Apps


WellMind is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app. You can record and monitor your feelings and get advice on stress, anxiety and depression.

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