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Crisis Support: 
Mental health resources and helplines

Contact your GP or Care Coordinator if you have one. They are your first port of call if you are feeling worse, both physically and mentally, or if you feel you require medication or need to change your medication.  Ask for an urgent/emergency appointment if necessary. 


South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust Crisis Support 

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line - 0800 028 8000.  

For a child or young person contact the SLP CAMHS Crisis Line on 0203 228 5980, Monday to Friday 5pm – 11pm, and Saturday, Sunday, and BHs 9am – 11pm. 

Link to their website here. 


If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe, if you have harmed yourself, or you feel you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or others, ring 999 for an ambulance or go to A&E (Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Galsworthy Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7QB).   


Other Services 

Local Recovery Cafes

Recovery cafes support people in reducing immediate distress, anxiety, or crisis and to safely plan how to manage future difficulties. 

966 Garratt Lane, Tooting, SW17 0ND.  Tel: 07794 394 920.


296 Kingston Road, SW20 8LX.  Tel: 07908 436 617.



The Maytree

The Maytree is a London based charity that supports people through suicidal period, offering a one-off 4 night/5 day stay.

020 7263 7070 10am-6pm daily. 

Link to website here         


Richmond Mind   

Richmond Mind offer face-to-face crisis support in the evenings for Kingston and Richmond residents at Journey Recovery Hubs. To self-refer please complete the self-referral form here or get in touch on 020 3137 9755 or 


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (6-10pm), Saturday (2-10pm) at the Alfriston Centre, 3 Berrylands Road, Surbiton, KT5 8RB.  

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (6-10pm), Sunday (2-8pm) at 32 Hampton Road, Twickenham, TW2 5QB.  



Papyrus for children and young people aged under 35 years old, a confidential support and advice service for those concerned about someone who is feeling suicidal and for those thinking about suicide.

Link to website here.  

Call: 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860 039 967 




A 24/7 text support service.

Text Shout to 85258 

Link to website here



Saneline offers specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health difficulties, including family, friends and carers. 

Tel: 0845 767 8000 (every evening, 6pm – 11pm) Email support:  

Support forum: 

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