Urgent help in Lambeth
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a 24-hour mental health crisis line for people living in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.
The line is for anyone in crisis and those close to them.
Phone: 0800 731 2864 (Option 1) or visit www.slam.nhs.uk/crisis
Solidarity in a Crisis
Solidarity in a Crisis is an out-of-hours peer support service, co-designed and co-delivered by people who use services and carers in Lambeth, providing crisis support over the phone or in person.
They are open:
- Monday to Friday from 6pm to midnight
- Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to midnight
To contact them:
- Freephone 0300 123 1922
- text 07889 756 087 or 07889 756 083
The Evening Sanctuary
The Evening Sanctuary is at the Mosaic Clubhouse in Brixton.
If you’re in crisis, the Sanctuary is place where you can:
- talk to staff and peers about how you’re feeling
- take part in activities such as exercise and art
- watch TV or films
- make a snack
- be signposted to other services
To access this service, you’ll need a healthcare professional such as your GP or care coordinator to refer you.
The Evening Sanctuary is open every day between 6pm and 2am.
Mosaic Clubhouse supports people who are living with a mental health condition in Lambeth. Their website provides information about:
- volunteering opportunities
- access to education and employment
- crisis support
- signposting to other local organisations
Find out more about:
Lambeth and Southwark Mind
The mental health charity Mind provides a range of services in Lambeth and Southwark:
- a confidential information service to help people make an informed decision before choosing a service
- a psychotherapy service for Lambeth and Southwark residents aged 18 and over who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis
- a range of peer support groups
Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don’t have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.
If you need immediate assistance:
- If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.
- Visit the Samaritans website, call 116 123 or email email@example.com.
- Men can access the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) website, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5pm to midnight every day or visit the CALM webchat page.
- Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need.
Visit the NHS webpage on suicidal thoughts for more advice and information.
Worried someone else is suicidal?
If you’re worried that someone you know may be considering suicide, try to encourage them to talk about how they are feeling. Listen to what they say and don’t be judgemental.
You can also complete this online training on suicide prevention.