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Redbridge Mental Health Support (signposting service run by Redbridge Council)

Good mental wellbeing is critical for our health, relationships, sense of purpose and our ability to cope with our daily life. Just like we may need help with our physical health, many of us will need mental health support at some point in our lives.

Activities include:

  • Mental health campaigns
  • Engagement with the local community
  • Information sharing/signposting to Mental Health support services

Urgent - I need help now!

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis – you can call Mental Health Direct 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 995 1000.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call Samaritans on 116 123 for free. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will give you free, confidential, and non-judgmental emotional support.

If you are at immediate risk of physical harm because of mental health concern or feel like you need immediate assistance, please call 999 or visit your local A&E

Shout Crisis Text Line is a 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Text 85258. For more information visit the Shout Crisis website.

Safe Connections Community hub provides a safe space for people experiencing suicidal thoughts to talk about their feelings and concerns. Call 0300 561 0115 or email to request a call back

Local support

If you are concerned about your mental health, you should seek an appointment with your GP for advice, support, or treatment. Find your local GP

You can also call NHS free of charge by dialling 111. There are a wide range of other local services and support on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Map varying from self-help to community support to specialist services.


If you are feeling stressed, anxious, sad, or low, Good Thinking offers a range of free tools and resources.

Kooth is an online service offering emotional and mental health support to 11-19 year olds (or 25 with SEND)

Mentell provides free circles for men aged 18+ to talk (or just listen) in a safe and confidential space

Sign Health is charity that works to improve deaf people’s health and wellbeing. They deliver services to people in their moment of need, through crisis text lines, domestic abuse support, therapy, advocacy and residential services.

The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness.

The Carers Trust offers support to those looking after someone else’s health. The website contains some helpful guides on relationship management and information on self-care and respite care.

Check out the full range of Mental Health and wellbeing support services on the Redbridge Mental Health and Wellbeing Map.

Why not become a mental health champion?

By becoming a mental health champion, you can play an active part in improving your own wellbeing and support the wellbeing of those around you.

You will:

· have the skills, tools, and resources to support one another

· have awareness and understanding of the factors influencing mental health and wellbeing

have access to training opportunities

· make a real difference in people’s life

· be more resilient and feel able to cope with life’s challenges

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Joy Okafor

Tel: 020 8708 5801