Mental Health

DIRECTORY OF LOCAL AND NATIONAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Organisation Contact details

1. SKYLINE AND SKYCAST - online counselling service SkyLine is a free and friendly online counselling service for young people in Sutton. A safe online space to help young people talk about difficult things they might be facing. An allocated trained counsellor will listen and support the young person. Skycast is a free online group workshops. They offer practical tips and info about issues young people might be struggling with as well as the opportunity to meet other young people and share ideas in a safe, secure and confidential chat room. Past Skycasts are available online for young people to access. Website: www.skylinesupport.org

2. JUMP START Jump start offer one-to-one counselling sessions for young people aged 11-25 in Sutton. The sessions focus on feelings, beliefs and experiences with the support of a skilled listener. Professionals can refer children aged 11 – 17. Children 14 – 25 are able to self-refer. Tel: 020 8680 8899 Email: info@jumpstartsutton.org Website: www.talkofftherecord.org

3. SUTTON CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – helps to promote emotional wellbeing and provide treatment to children and young people with mental health problems and disorders which impact significantly on daily functioning. Tel: 0203 513 3800 Email: ssg-tr.suttoncamhs@nhs.net

4. SUTTON COUNSELLING Counselling for 16’s and above. Clients can self-refer or through their GP who may be offered local Sutton & Merton IAPT Service. (Fee’s Tel: 020 8661 7869)

NATIONAL HELPLINES AND RESOURCES 

Samaritans - The Samaritans are a 24 hour confidential, listening service providing emotional support to anyone in crisis. Calls to their crisis line do not appear on phone bills.  Website: https://www.samaritans.org

Young Minds Young Minds provide advice for children and teens suffering with mental health on where they can do for support. They also have specific projects including “no harm done” To reassure those affected by self-harm that things can and do get better. They provide resources for young people, parents and professionals.  Parents helpline 0808 802 5544 Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/what-wedo/our-projects/no-harm-done

NSPCC The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. They have put together a self-harm webpage to provide information including why children self-harm, how to spot the signs and where to go to get help.  http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/self-harm

HOPELineUK is a national confidential support service for any young people (under 35) at risk of suicide, or anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide. The helpline is open 10am-10pm Monday-Friday, Weekends 2pm-10pm, and Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm. Tel: 0800 068 41 41 SMS: 07786 209697 Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

Am I depressed? How can I feel less stressed? Why am I so anxious?

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is a website which may help

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-stress-anxiety.aspx

It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

 

Do you need urgent mental health help now?

See your GP if:

  • you've been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks
  • your anxiety is affecting your daily life

If you want to talk to someone right away, the mental health helpline page has a list of organisations you can call for immediate help:

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/mental-health-helplines.aspx

The Samaritans helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123 (free).

If you've had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone you can trust immediately, such as your GP, or a friend or relative.

See below for list of organisations you can call for immediate help: