24/7 mental health support line
If you need mental health and wellbeing support in a crisis you can call the South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust 24/7 Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000. The Mental Health Support Line offers emotional support and advice to people who are affected by urgent mental health issues, at any time of the day or night. It is open to everyone: both children and adults of all ages, and to people who haven’t previously accessed mental health services.
Please only attend A&E if you have an emergency with your physical health. The Mental Health Support Line can help and direct you to the right service for your mental health needs.
Children and young people's mental health support services
A single point of access is available for the Wandsworth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Visit the Wandsworth Family Information Service. Visit the https://fis.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/home.page
Good Thinking is a digital, free mental wellbeing service provided by Thrive London, Public Health England and the NHS. It promotes proactive self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties and stress. Use the clinically validated self-assessment tool to get a better understanding of what you're going through, helpful resources and if necessary, relevant treatment options. Find out more here https://www.good-thinking.uk/
A safe online community where people support each other anonymously.
Talk Wandsworth offers free confidential talking therapies for stress, worry and low mood. You can refer yourself or be referred by your GP.
Telephone: 020 3513 6264
Samaritans provides a freephone helpline 24 hours a day to support people going through difficult times. Phone 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website https://www.samaritans.org/
Mind in Brent, Wandsworth Westminster provides community-based mental health support, advice and information to anyone who may be experiencing a mental health problem.
Other sources of help in Wandsworth
The Silver Line is a helpline for older people providing information, friendship and advice. It is open 24 hours a day and you can call on 0800 470 80 90
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It is a place to go if you are struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258
Support and advice
Citizens Advice Wandsworth provides specialist advice on a range of issues such as claiming benefits, employment issues, housing, immigration, debt, tax, advice for EU citizens etc. They offer hardship grants on behalf of other local funders and food vouchers.
Telephone: 0808 278 7833
Age UK Wandsworth
Age UK Wandsworth provides specialist welfare benefits and financial support service for older people; advising them on the types of benefits and grants available to them, support to fill out the applications and making applications on their behalf if necessary. Home visits offered, if needed.
Telephone: 020 8877 8940
Thinking Works manages the Winter Warmth service for Wandsworth borough providing home visits and telephone advice.
Telephone: 0800 118 23 27
Text: 07928 394 482
Our libraries act as 'heatbanks' in colder weather and are free to visit all day long. Working or studying at a library can also help reduce your own electric, gas and water usage, as well as commuting costs. Find out more about what our libraries are offering, including the range of free activities available https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/cost-of-living-libraries/
South West London Law Centres
South West London Law Centres offer free and independent legal advice on social welfare issues including housing, debt, immigration and employment.
Telephone: 0208 767 2777
Step Change is a national debt charity offering comprehensive non-judgemental debt advice helping people who have debt problems take back control of their finances. Whatever the situation, they look for practical solutions that help to improve it.
Helpline: 0800138 1111 (open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm)
Tenancy support services
Find out more about the services available in Wandsworth https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/housing/council-tenants-and-leaseholders/tenancy-support-services/
Domestic abuse and violence
If you are experience domestic violence or abuse, find out about what support is available, including emergency accommodation. Find out more here https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/community-safety/domestic-abuse/
Wandsworth Carers Centre
Wandsworth Carers Centre provides support for unpaid carers, including help with applying for benefits, housing and advocacy. Find out more information here https://carerswandsworth.org.uk/