Dose of Nature for Young People
Our Dose of Nature Prescription for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 introduces individuals to the mental health benefits of spending time in nature and inspires lifestyle changes that will have significant and long-lasting effects on mental wellbeing.
Young people who live within the Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston can be referred to this service via their GP.
Click here for more information (PDF, 221KB)
Staywell is an independent,award winning charity providing a range of services for people in South West London and Surrey
Please click here to find out more
Living Well and Beyond Cancer
Please click to download flyer (DOCX, 3.67MB)
Would you like to deal with everyday stree better
Please click here to find out more (PDF, 301KB)
Youth Zone - chat, chill, connect to support (young people aged 12 to 25)
YOUTH ZONE please click to download flyer (PDF, 58KB)
Better Bones - Exercise Classes
There are various classes that are free for people living, working, studying or belong to Kingston GP Surgery. Please click on links for more information Referral Form (DOCX, 300KB), Home Exercise Volunteers (PDF, 113KB)
Mums in Mind
The transition to motherhood can be a very challenging time with a lot of sudden adjustments. Please download this leaflet (PDF, 317KB) and learn ways to ease and manage the common difficulties associated with postnatal depression and anxiety.
Healthier Together - helpful link for patients
Please find a link below to the SWL Healthier Together website. The website contains helpful information on children's health, when to seek help for certain conditions as well as health promotion topics etc. Home (swlondon-healthiertogether.nhs.uk)
If you need support please download the leaflet below which lists various resources to help you through your bereavement journey.
Bereavement Leaflet (PDF, 929KB)
Suicide Bereavement Support Service
Contact us: 020 7259 8100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you been affected by suicide?
Each person’s grief is unique. We work closely with other bereavement services to offer tailored support, ensuring no one feels alone during challenging times.
Suicide Bereavement Support Service Leaflet (PDF, 4.32MB)
Referral Form (DOCX, 64KB)
Click here to find out more about this project
Kooth is your go-to for free, safe and instant mental health support for children and young people. No referrals needed.
24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 028 8000
Mental health crisis support is accessible round-the-clock, including at weekends and on bank holidays, by calling the Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000. The team will help you or the person you care for to get help and support quickly and in the right place.
Only call 999 or go to your local A&E department if someone's life is at risk – for example they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose, or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.
Your local Recovery Café or health and wellbeing hub
If you’re struggling with how you are feeling or feel at risk of going into mental health crisis, your local Recovery Café or health and wellbeing hub can help.
The recovery cafés and hubs are a free walk-in out of hours service where you can talk to people who will understand and help you. You don’t need a referral or an appointment to go. View the full list of South West London cafés and hubs including contact details and opening times.
NHS Talking Therapies
For non-urgent mental health support and help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression, you can self-refer to Talking Therapies or speak to your GP who can refer you.
Help is available in person, by video, over the phone or as an online course. Find your local service and refer yourself online here: Find an NHS talking therapies services - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
Whatever you're going through, call them free any time, from any phone, on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Visit www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services for details of other organisations who offer support for more specific criteria.
Talking about your problems can really help
To find free, confidential help for problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia, you can see your GP or self-refer to Kingston iCope via the link
'The Hub of Hope' is the first of its kind as it provides a national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place. The Hub of Hope App is designed to help individuals find local and relevant mental health services near them. The App has been designed to be simple to use and it also includes a Talk Now option for those who are in crisis and require emergency help.
Do you provide support for someone who suffers from Mental Illness?
If so: Please click here to find out more about Kingston Mental Health Carers' Forum (PDF, 184KB)
Good Thinking is a free platform for people to access and provides support to those who feel anxious, sleep deprived, stressed or low in mood. More information can be found at: www.good-thinking.uk
The platform is continually being updated with specific resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners in response to coronavirus with additional links below: www.good-thinking.uk/coronavirus
Long Covid Peer Support Group: Click here to register for the group.
Mind in Kingston's Long Covid Peer Support Group is a safe space where individuals can share experiences, voice their concerns and support one another. They aim to help decrease isolation, provide information and offer befriending opportunities. Members will also receive guidance related to physical and mental health management from experts.
The peer support group will run for 4 months. This duration may be extended if we are able to provide the service for a longer time. If you need additional support at the end of group sessions, we will do our best to provide it.
Start date: 24th of January 11.00am to 12.00pm Welcome session: 17th of January at 3.00pm The sessions will be held online.
Various Useful Self Help Numbers
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 if you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline: 0800 1111: offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
Mind: Mental Health Support with specific advice on 'Coronavirus and your wellbeing'. www.mind.org.uk
Young Minds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. youngminds.org.uk
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. iconcope.org
Safe Lives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19