Mental Health Support: Mind in Bexley
Are you feeling low in mood, anxious, worried or depressed?
Mind in Bexley IAPT team offers:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Counselling for Depression
- Therapy for parents in the perinatal period (and parents of babies under 1 year)
- EMDR for trauma
- Online therapy
- Bereavement support
- Mental health support for Long Term conditions
Click here to complete the online form to register for support
Please note, you must be registered with a Bexley GP and be aged 18 or over.
If you are stressed, worried or feeling down right now you can call the MIND in Bexley Wellbeing Line on 0808 196 3806
Open Monday-Friday, 10 am to 3pm
You can also phone the Counselling Matters helpline which is staffed by counsellors and open 9am to 9pm 7 days a week: 0800 047 26000
Community Connect is a service supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with activities, support and services in the community.
Community Wellbeing Co-ordinators can help you to find support for issues outside of the usual care that your GP or nurse may be able to provide.
If you are facing any of the issues below they will be able to connect you to the help you need:
- Debt and money advice
- Loneliness and isolation
- Stress and anxiety
- Social or welfare needs
- Weight management
- Substance/alcohol dependency
- Managing health conditions
- Being a Carer
- Domestic abuse
- Problem gambling
Tel: 01322 524682 option 1 (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm)
Or self refer here: www.communityconnectbexley.co.uk
If you feel unable to keep yourself safe please call 999 or attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich or Darent Valley Hospital)
At other times of crisis please contact:
The Albion Surgery 0208 304 8334 Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm
If you need to speak to someone about how you are feeling, the Oxleas Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 330 8590 is a 24hr telephone service for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis line provides an opportunity to talk to a mental health professional about your mental health crisis. The service also provides advice and information for carers, family and friends who may know someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Samaritans: call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org (24 hour service)
SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.
The Bexley Crisis Café is a safe and friendly place to come to if you are experiencing severe emotional or psychological distress. The service provides access to mental health support and advice from mental health and wellbeing professionals.
Opening times: 6pm to 10pm from Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Location: Mind in Bexley 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DS
NHS 24/7 urgent mental health support line: 0800 330 8590 (24 hour service)
Further Crisis resources: mindinbexley.org.uk/help
It can be really worrying when someone you care about is going through a difficult time. We have advice to help you support other people - and to look after your own wellbeing too:
Helping someone with a mental health problem - Mind
24 hour text support service: giveusashout.org
Support organisation: depressionuk.org
A range of mental health support resources: https://nhsfreeyourmind.co.uk/what-resources-can-i-access-online/
A range of mental health support services for men: The Everyman project
Helpline: 0207 263 8884
Advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
Signs, symptoms and treatment guide: web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/leaflets/Depression%20and%20Low%20Mood.pdf [EXTERNAL LINK]
How to challenge unhelpful thoughts: mindinbexley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TalkPlus_Cognitive_Restructuring.pdf [EXTERNAL LINK]
Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation resources: mindinbexley.org.uk/mindfulness
Resources to help you look after your physical health: mindinbexley.org.uk/physical-activity
Cognitive behavioural therapy self- help: www.getselfhelp.co.uk/depression.htm
Silvercloud online cognitive behavioural therapy programme: mindinbexley.silvercloudhealth.com/onboard/bexley/
Book recommendation: ‘The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Professor Steve Peters
24 hour text support service: giveusashout.org
Support (online, phone, text), resources and courses: www.anxietyuk.org.uk Helpline: 03444 775 774 - Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5.30pm
Advice and self-help resources for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety-related conditions: www.nopanic.org.uk Helpline 0300 772 9844 Every day 10am -10pm
Signs, symptoms and self-help strategies: www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/anxiety.asp
Support and advice: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/about-anxiety
Cognitive behavioural therapy self-help: getselfhelp.co.uk/anxiety.htm
Pre- bereavement and bereavement support and counselling: CRUSE Bexley and Bromley
www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/south-east/bexley-and-bromley Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Practical guidance and support following the loss of a loved one: National Bereavement Service
Peer-to-peer support network to anyone who’s been widowed at a young age: WAY- Widowed and Young
Signposting website for the bereaved and anyone supporting them: At a Loss
Helpline for people affected by the death of a child under any circumstances: The Child Death Helpline
Helpline: 0800 282 986
Resources for people experiencing bereavement, offering support and hope: The Good Grief Trust www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
Sudden bereavement helpline: 0800 2600 400 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
National bereavement partnership helpline: 0800 448 0800 7am to 10pm for emotional support
South east London suicide bereavement service
- one-to-one support in the aftermath of the death
- peer support groups and events
- bereavement counselling
- information and signposting
The service is flexible and built around the needs of each individual. Support aims to reduce the risk of suicide and mental health issues in those who have lost a loved one suicide, and to help them cope with their loss. Additionally, we can provide one-to-one support to people who have witnessed the suicide of someone they did not know.
For more information, including how to self refer, please visit: https://slam.nhs.uk/suicide-bereavement-service You can also make contact on 07933 393397 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are aware of someone who might benefit from the service.
Support for mothers suffering postnatal illness and their families: Association for Postnatal Illness
Pre and postnatal depression advice and support for parents: PANDAS
Helpline 0808 1961 776 11am to 10pm Everyday
Mommas Together Group:
Every Wednesday from 13 September 2023 10am to 12pm.
- Get help accessing prenatal services
- 1-2-1 appointments
- Meet other Mums
- Breakfast provided
Click here to register on Eventbrite
"A morning to bring life & experiences together to improve on care for ethnic minorities."
Bexley One Stop Shop
Bexley’s Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop offers free advice, information and support from a range of agencies under one roof to help those experiencing domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can affect anyone and therefore, if you are a man or a woman and would like to discuss your issues, you are welcome to attend. No appointment is required just turn up.
The Bexley One Stop Shop is open every Wednesday 12.30pm to 3pm at Central Library Bexleyheath, Townley Road, DA6 7HJ.
For further information please download the Bexley One Stop Shop Poster.PDF (EXTERNAL LINK)
Advice, support and referral to a range of services: Bexley Domestic Abuse Services
Support and advice: National Domestic Abuse Helpline
24 hour Helpline 0808 2000 247
Information, support and advice: Womens’ Aid
Helpline for men affected by domestic abuse: Respect Men’s Advice Line
Helpline: 0808 8010 327 Monday- Friday 9am-8pm
Support and advice: Solace
Helpline: 0808 802 556580
Information, support and signposting for men affected by domestic abuse and their friends and family: ManKind Initiative
Helpline: 01823 334 244
Click here for details on the help available
Emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers: SANE
Helpline: 0300 304 7000 Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 10.30pm
Advice, information and support: Rethink Mental Illness
Advice line: 0808 801 0525 9.30 am- 4pm Monday to Friday
Support and advice for Bipolar: Bipolar UK
Support for those affected by eating disorders: Beat eating disorders
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Support and self help groups for those affected by eating disorders: Seed Eating Disorder Support Service
Talk ED is the new name for Anorexia and Bulimia Care. They are a national charity supporting anyone affected by any eating disorder or eating distress.
home - TalkED (talk-ed.org.uk)
- Clear fear
- Calm Harm
Apps for depression, anxiety, physical wellbeing and eating disorders: mindinbexley.org.uk/apps
Book recommendations for mental health and well being: reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/mental-health
Mental wellbeing audioguides: www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/mental-wellbeing-audio-guides
Getting a good night’s sleep self help guide: mindinbexley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SleepHygiene.pdf [EXTERNAL LINK]
How to cope with sleep problems-Advice from MIND: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/sleep-problems/about-sleep-and-mental-health
How to cope with sleep problems self- help resources from MIND: mindinbexley.org.uk/self-help-materials