Redbridge Talking Therapies
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) self-referral for free treatments and services for people 18 and over. https://www.talkingtherapies.nelft.nhs.uk/redbridge/
Redbridge Mental Health and Wellness Teams
are community mental health services for adults in Redbridge. They accept referrals via your GP and also self-referrals. https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/redbridge-mental-health-wellness-teams-
Mental Health Direct
is a mental health crisis service for Redbridge residents. If you are in mental health crisis, they can put you in touch with a mental health professional. 0800 995 1000. https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-mental-health-direct
Your Local GP
Mental health services are free on the NHS. Your GP will be able to advise on the most appropriate service for you.
To get urgent mental health support, use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 (selecting option ‘2’) if you’re unable to get help online. Only available in mainland UK. For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance.
Social Prescribing Service
is a local service which supports you to access a range of non-medical, community-based services, groups and social activities with the aim of reducing social isolation, improving mental health and promoting healthy lifestyles. You can self-refer or request referral via your GP. https://www.redbridgecvs.net/content/social-prescribing
The Listening Place
Offer Face-to-Face support for individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide. They have a number of bases across London and in-person support is provided by trained volunteers over a number of weeks where appropriate. https://www.listeningplace.org.uk/
Whatever you’re going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support. This is a listening service and does not offer advice or intervention.
Opening times: 24/7 Call: 116123 Email: email@example.com
A textline for people struggling with their mental health. When you text, you’ll be connected with a trained Shout volunteer. Text 85258 https://giveusashout.org/get-help/
A phoneline for people up to the age of 35 struggling with thoughts of suicide. When you call, you’ll be connected with a trained Hopeline volunteer who works with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe https://www.papyrus-uk.org/papyrus-HOPELINE247/
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Phoneline and webchat service available 5pm-midnight 365 days a year. When you get in touch you’ll be connected with a trained CALM volunteer. 0800 58 58 58 https://www.thecalmzone.net/
Information about Mental Health
Mental health charity that provides information, advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem or supporting others who are. They offer a range of national and local services campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. https://www.mind.org.uk/
NHS Supporting Others and Wellbeing
There is lots of support available in the ‘Every Mind Matters’ section:https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/supporting-others/
Mental Health Matters
Self Help Resources
have wide collection of CBT based self-help resources, psychoeducation, strategies and techniques including how to manage anxiety, worry, low mood, stress etc. can be found at https://weheartcbt.com/resources
have links to many free self-help booklets for adults including anxiety, bereavement, abuse, anger, sleep and various other support: https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/
is a website that provides CBT self-help resources https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/
self-help resources for wellbeing https://www.talkingchange.nhs.uk/resources
Faith and Culture-Specific Support
All Redbridge services aim to be culturally responsive in their approach. However we appreciate that sometimes it feels easier to seek support through faith or culturally aligned groups.
are an online platform for the Punjabi community. They run online wellbeing support groups for men and women, alongside other events. https://www.taraki.co.uk/events
The Sikh Helpline
provide a free telephone counselling and email enquiry service 03000 3000 63 – 07999 004 363 https://www.sikhhelpline.com
South East and East Asian Centre
signpost to a wide range of support for South and South East Asian individuals Mental Health Support — Southeast and East Asian Centre (seeac.org.uk)
Bangladeshi Mental Health Forum
are based in Tower Hamlets (Whitechapel) but welcome contact from Redbridge residents https://bangladeshimentalhealth.org
Roma Support Group
can signpost to a range of support including group meet ups and Roma-friendly mental health resources. https://www.romasupportgroup.org.uk/
is a platform to find Muslim counsellors and Psychotherapists – (sakoon.co.uk)
Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre
provide intercultural therapy to residents of Camden, Islington, Enfield, and Haringey however may offer support to residents of Redbridge if related to a specific project. https://www.nafsiyat.org.uk/
Lateef Project Islamic Counselling
is a free Islamic counselling service. https://www.lateefproject.org/
Cost of Living Crisis
Cost of Living Support Redbridge
Redbridge Council has a Cost of Living page with information about a wide range of local and online services supporting people struggling in the cost of living crisis.
Cost of Living (redbridge.gov.uk)
Warmer Homes London
The Warmer Homes programme is a London-wide scheme to improve the energy efficiency of properties occupied by those on a low income. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to eligible low income homeowners and private tenants, with funding amounts depending on your existing energy efficiency rating, your tenure and your current fuel type (i.e. gas, electricity, oil or LPG).
Warmer Homes | London City Hall
The HEET Project
The HEET project provide energy advice and support to residents of Redbridge, Enfield, and Waltham Forest. They are able to direct clients on low incomes to various grants and support around reducing energy bills. They also provide the Redbridge Handy Person scheme, for vulnerable, elderly and disabled residents to access support with minor repairs in the home.
The HEET Project or 020 8520 1900
Redbridge Foodbanks operate on a voucher basis. Get in touch with them to find out where you can access foodbank vouchers.
Help Through Hardship
Help through Hardship, on 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, closed on public holidays) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser. They can help address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to. If needed, they’ll issue you with a voucher so you can get an emergency food parcel from your local food bank.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CAB give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Their national charity and network of local charities offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/