Get help

If you or someone you know is suffering with mental health issues, help is available. This page lists some of the services and groups available in Lambeth.

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:

Suicidal thoughts?

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:

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.

Read more about the warning signs you should be aware of and how you can help someone with suicidal thoughts.

You can also complete this online training on suicide prevention.