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No one should face mental health issues on his/her own: support is widely available. Scroll down for information on how to access mental health support in London and the UK.


Accessing mental health support in the UK

If you live anywhere in the United Kingdom, your GP is your best point of contact for accessing general mental health support. Your GP can put you in contact with the most relevant mental health service in your local area.

If you are unsure who or where your GP is please click here.


Accessing help in a crisis: speak to someone right now

Is your life in danger? Do you feel like life is not worth living?

We should all take someone saying they do not want to live seriously. If you are worried about yourself or someone else, go to your nearest A&E service. If you or someone else has harmed themselves, call 999 and request an ambulance. For non-urgent medical advice help, call 111.

Want to talk to someone now? Samaritans provide 24-hour online and phone support to people experiencing mental distress. Call: 116 123.


Support for distressing or unusual experiences
in South London

We work closely with the Outreach and Support in South London (OASIS) specialist NHS service. OASIS offers up to 2 years of confidential psychological, medical and practical support to young people (aged 14-35) who experience distressing unusual experiences - such as hearing voices or feeling paranoid - and live in the South London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon.

I was amazed at the resources available within OASIS: they have doctors, social workers, mental health nurses, psychologists. I was guided through the process of getting the best help I needed.

Service user at OASIS

Find out more about OASIS at meandmymind.nhs.uk


YoungSpace support

Do you provide clinical care?

At YoungSpace, our primary goal is to conduct mental health research. We are not providers of mental health treatment. However, if a mental health issue is detected as part of a research assessment, you and your GP will be notified.

We work in close collaboration with clinical services within the South London and Maudsley, King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.