Where can young people find information and support around mental health?

We want you to have access to the information you need to make informed choices for your mental health, and to have easy access to great mental health services.
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Where to start?

  1. The Nest Peckham provides free & confidential mental wellbeing advice and support for young people aged 11 – 25 in Southwark. They can also help you access other services. Find out more and contact them here. They are also open for pre-booked and walk-in appointments from 12pm-6pm Mon-Fri.
  2. Speak to your GP. You can make and attend an appointment with your doctor alone, or with a family member or carer. Find out more about what to expect at the appointment here. You should be able to find the number for your GP online or if you need to find a GP to register with, you can look here. 
  3. Speak to someone at your school, college or university. They might be able to help you get support at school or elsewhere.

You can also find help here:

  • Faces in Focus is an equality and diversity counselling charity offering low cost counselling to 11-25 year olds in London. Find out more here.
  • Kooth is a free online counselling service. Visit their website here.
  • Young Minds: Text YM to 85258 (all texts are free). You can get information on how to find help here.

  • Lambeth and Southwark Mind: Get further information here.

  • OASIS supports people aged 14-35 who are experiencing psychological distress or symptoms of psychosis. Call them on 020 3228 7200 or email: OASISReferrals@slam.nhs.uk. You can see more details here.
  • SLaM Eating Disorder Service: Call them on 020 3228 2545, or visit their website here.
  • On My Mind is an online hub with lots of resources and information created by young people, for young people. Find out more here.

I need help now

If you need to talk to someone straight away, here are some organisations that run advice lines:

  • ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours).

  • Samaritans: volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do. Phone 116 123. Calls are free at any time.
  • FRANK provides confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s substance misuse. Phone 0300 123 6600 (24 hour service, free if you call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers).
  • B-EAT youth helpline provides information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders. Phone 0808 801 0711 for the YouthLine or 0808 801 0811 for the StudentLine. (Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm - 4.30pm) or email fyp@b-eat.co.uk.
  • Anxiety UK provides information and support on anxiety. Phone 03444 775 774, (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm, except bank holidays).
  • Shout provides free mental health text support 24/7. Text 'Shout' to 85258.

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