If you are struggling with your mental health, domestic violence or need emotional support, you are not alone. There are a number of services available which can provide confidential advice and support to you.

Get support if you are experiencing gender-based violence and abuse

Gaia Centre

Survivors of domestic abuse may feel particularly alone & at risk during self-isolation. If you’re in Lambeth the Gaia Centre can help. Confidential advice & support by phone, text or email – whatever’s safest.

Find more information about domestic violence support.

Respeito

One-to-one support by telephone for Portuguese speakers, women victims and survivors of domestic abuse, vulnerable individuals and families and identity needs. They provide moral and practical support, interpreting and translation and referring callers to specialist organisations. * Telephone: 07533 168 1908

Support for LGBT+ residents - Switchboard LGBT+ helpline:

Here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off-limits, they understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone. Get in contact with Switchboard or call 0300 330 0630.

Support for people with long-term health conditions and their carers

Alzheimer’s Society - Dementia Connect

Dementia Connect, Alzheimer's Society's new personalised support service, means you're only one click or call away from the dementia support you need. Get personalised information, support and advice.

  • Opening times: Monday to Wednesday 9 to 8pm, Thursday to Friday 9 to 5pm, Saturday to Sunday 10 to 4pm
  • Telephone: 0333 150 3456

Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia develop innovative arts workshop programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. They're running range of online and remote access events.

Carers' Hub Lambeth

A local charity offering support to unpaid carers living in Lambeth, or caring for someone living in the Borough. We work with carers from the age of 5 upwards. Find out more

Adult Carers and general enquiries:

  • 0207 501 8970 or email connect@carershub.org.uk.

Lambeth Young Carers:

  • 0207 501 8972 or email youngcarers@carershub.org.uk

Lambeth Living Well Network

Lambeth’s Single Point of Access to mental health services for adults * Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm *Telephone: 0800 090 2456

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

24-hour mental health crisis line * Telephone: 0800 731 2864 (Option 1)

Talking Point

Online Forum to connect online with other people affected by dementia

Social isolation and mental health crisis

Connect Lambeth

Connect Lambeth can arrange for welfare and support calls as well as virtual or telephone phone events for people who are experiencing social isolation. They can also help with welfare advice and support. Contact if you are worried about yourself or others (not emergency health related).

  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 10 to 4pm.
  • Email: mycommunity@ageuklambeth.org
  • Telephone: 0333 360 3700

Mind Support Line Information about mental health problems, treatment options and where to get help

  • Telephone: 0300 123 3393 from 9 to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Text: 86463

SLAM crisis line offer urgent mental health support over the phone to anyone in Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Lewisham.

  • Telephone: 0800 731 2864

The Samaritans provide urgent mental health support over the telephone and email.

The Listening Place For anyone who, for whatever reason feels life is no longer worth living, can find a place with a warm and open listener who will give them time * Opening hours: 9am to 9pm * Telephone: 0203 906 7676

Narcotics Anonymous Non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. * Opening hours: 10am to midnight everyday * Telephone: 0300 1212

Lambeth drug and alcohol treatment service Treatment, recovery, advice and other support is available by phone and online sessions. Call if you need to talk to someone about you or a family member or friend. * Telephone: 020 3228 1500 (to access treatment) or 020 7095 1980 (for recovery support)

Useful links

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person If you've received an NHS letter or are caring for someone who has, you can register for support online or call the government’s new dedicated helpline * Telephone 0800 028 8327

Planning for emergencies To assist you and those you care for during this difficult time, Carers UK have put together some guidance on emergency contingency planning.

Cruse Bereavement Care During the global coronavirus pandemic we are facing a tragic loss of life, often under very difficult circumstances. Cruse have put together some resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected.