The importance of acting early

Finding support at school or college

If you’re at school or college, mental health care may be arranged for you.

Some mental health difficulties can be managed without the help of a GP. There are a variety of materials available online as well as local organisations that can help.

For teachers and school staff, there are resources  available to build their skills on mental health and wellbeing.

Find activities to use during the coronavirus pandemic and resources to return to school.

If you are a parent and have concerns about your child’s mental health, please contact:

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

  • Bexley – 020 3260 5200
  • Bromley – 020 8315 4430
  • Greenwich – 020 3260 5211
  • Lambeth – 020 3228 7370
  • Lewisham – 020 7138 1250
  • Southwark – 020 3228 7777

Finding support when facing stress at work

If your mental ill-health is related to stress at work, you can ask your employer what occupational health services are available to you.

Visit the Time to Change website, which has a section dedicated for employers.

Need more help?

Mental health services are free on the NHS, but sometimes you’ll need a referral from your GP to access them.

There are some mental health services that allow people to refer themselves. This commonly includes services for drug problems and alcohol problems, as well as psychological therapies (IAPT) services for those aged 18 and above.

Some mental health difficulties can be managed without the help of a GP. There are a variety of materials available online as well as local organisations that can help.

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