Mental health support in Camden
If you’re struggling with your mental health, a range of local and national help and support is available for people of all ages.
- Speak to your GP.
- Refer yourself for free, confidential support with iCope, or access advice on how to keep psychologically well, at icope.nhs.uk or call 020 3317 6670 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). iCope also offers intercultural therapy in different languages.
- Visit the Mental Health Camden website to find more local support and advice.
- Mind in Camden provides local support and advice.
- If you’re over 55 and registered with a Camden GP, you can use Age UK Camden's free and confidential counselling service.
- Good Thinking is an NHS-approved digital mental wellbeing self-assessment tool that provides personalised recommendations
- Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service for anyone feeling anxious, worried, isolated, lonely or for anyone needing support. Text Shout to 85258 to start a conversation - it is a free service
- Join Talk For Health's talking groups to support your wellbeing
Mental health support for children and young people
- If you’re aged between 11 and 18, or a child in your care is, Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing and mental health support. Young people who live in Camden can sign up now for confidential support through a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor.
- Young people up to the age of 19 can speak to a Childline counsellor online or by calling 0800 1111.
- Young people and their parents or carers can access help and support from Young Minds.
- To find out more about mental health support for young people on the Camden Rise website.
Support if you have been bereaved or affected by suicide
NCL Support after Suicide Service is a local service that provides support to people bereaved or affected by suicide. To find out more about the service, or to make a referral for yourself or someone else, visit rethink.org, email@example.com or call 07483 368 700. Find more information on bereavement support in Camden on this webpage
Suicide Prevention Awareness training
- Zero Suicide Alliance offer quick, 20-minute, online training on suicide awareness, providing you skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide.
- Samaritans' Managing Suicidal Conversation training available to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Camden
Find more free training courses on our public health training page
Looking after your wellbeing
Some people may be finding life harder than usual at the moment. There are lots of little things we can do to look after ourselves and take steps towards good mental health and wellbeing.
Our wellbeing leaflet (PDF) has information, advice and includes a range practical things you can do to look after yourself and to help others. It also includes information on how to access local support services if you'd like some extra help. The wellbeing leaflet has been translated into the following languages:
Great Mental Health Day
Friday 27 January is London's second annual Great Mental Health Day. This year's theme is 'celebrating the power of community kindness,' recognising the important role that our communities, friends and family play in supporting our mental health and wellbeing. To get involved, check out this interactive map or use the hashtag #GreatMentalHealth to share your own stories, experiences and events across social media.
To mark the day, a range of free events and activities are happening across Camden. Visit our news page to find out more.