Advice and support
There are lots of different kinds of support that we can offer to patients, carers, friends and family.
We have experts who can give you advice on a variety of subjects including:
We also work with the Shaw Trust to provide employment support through the Aim 4 Work Programme. Aim4 Work is a free specialist employability programme for people with common mental health conditions living in South London, North London and East London. You can find out more about Aim 4 Work here.
We also have a Patient Advice and Liaison (PALS) team who can help you with any queries or concerns you have about our services.
Support in a crisis
Our Trust and the NHS have robust plans in place to respond to Covid-19 to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff. Due to measures being taken as a result of Covid-19, our advice is wherever possible people who need urgent mental health support should not go to A&E – instead, there are other places which can provide specialist mental healthcare. It is important that A&Es focus on people with urgent physical healthcare problems at this time.
How do I get help?
Between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday:
- Call the mental health team that looks after you. You can find their contact numbers our website at https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/our-services/find-a-service
- Ring our contact centre on 020 3513 5000
At all other times:
- Please go to your local Recovery Café where you can see trained staff – details are on our website at https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/patients-carers/crisis-support
- Ring our Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000