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Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Webinar for Adults in Bexley 10.05.2021

Talking therapy:

Mental Health Support: Mind in Bexley

Are you feeling low in mood, anxious, worried or depressed?

Mind in Bexley IAPT team offers:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Therapy for parents in the perinatal period (and parents of babies under 1 year)
  • EMDR for trauma
  • Online therapy
  • Bereavement support
  • Mental health support for Long Term conditions

Click here to complete the online form to register for support

Please note, you must be registered with a Bexley GP and be aged 18 or over.

If you are stressed, worried or feeling down right now you can call the MIND in Bexley Wellbeing Line on 0808 196 3806

Open Monday-Friday, 10 am- 3pm

You can also phone the Counselling Matters helpline which is staffed by counsellors and open 9am to 9pm 7 days a week: 0800 047 26000

Community Connect

Community Connect is a service supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with activities, support and services in the community.

Community Wellbeing Co-ordinators can help you to find support for issues outside of the usual care that your GP or nurse may be able to provide.

If you are facing any of the issues below they will be able to connect you to the help you need:

  • Debt and money advice
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Social or welfare needs
  • Weight management
  • Bereavement
  • Substance/alcohol dependency
  • Managing health conditions
  • Being a Carer
  • Dementia
  • Domestic abuse
  • Problem gambling

Tel: 01322 524682 option 1 (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm)

Or self refer here:

Crisis Resources

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe please call 999 or attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich or Darent Valley Hospital)

At other times of crisis please contact:

The Albion Surgery 0208 304 8334 Monday to Friday 8am -6.30pm

If you need to speak to someone about how you are feeling, the Oxleas Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 330 8590 is a 24hr telephone service for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis line provides an opportunity to talk to a mental health professional about your mental health crisis. The service also provides advice and information for carers, family and friends who may know someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Samaritans: call 116 123 or visit (24 hour service)

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.

The Bexley Crisis Café is a safe and friendly place to come to if you are experiencing severe emotional or psychological distress. The service provides access to mental health support and advice from mental health and wellbeing professionals.

Opening times: 6 pm to 10 pm from Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Location: Mind in Bexley 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DS

NHS 24/7 urgent mental health support line: 0800 330 8590  (24 hour service)

Further Crisis resources:


24 hour text support service:

Support organisation:

A range of mental health support services for men: The Everyman project
Helpline: 0207 263 8884

Advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing:

Signs, symptoms and treatment guide:

How to challenge unhelpful thoughts:

Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation resources:

Resources to help you look after your physical health:

Cognitive behavioural therapy self- help:

Silvercloud online cognitive behavioural therapy programme:

Book recommendation: ‘The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Professor Steve Peters


24 hour text support service:

Support (online, phone, text), resources and courses: Helpline: 03444 775 774 - Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5.30pm

Advice and self-help resources for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety-related conditions: Helpline 0300 772 9844 Every day 10am -10pm

Signs, symptoms and self-help strategies:

Support and advice:

Cognitive behavioural therapy self-help:


Pre- bereavement and bereavement support and counselling: CRUSE Bexley and Bromley Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Practical guidance and support following the loss of a loved one: National Bereavement Service

Peer-to-peer support network to anyone who’s been widowed at a young age: WAY- Widowed and Young

Signposting website for the bereaved and anyone supporting them: At a Loss

Helpline for people affected by the death of a child under any circumstances: The Child Death Helpline
Helpline: 0800 282 986

Support service for people who have lost someone to suicide: The South East London Suicide Bereavement Service
Helpline: 07933 393 397

Resources for people experiencing bereavement, offering support and hope: The Good Grief Trust

Sudden bereavement helpline: 0800 2600 400 10am-4pm Monday to Friday

National bereavement partnership helpline: 0800 448 0800 7am-10pm for emotional support

Postnatal depression:

Support for mothers suffering postnatal illness and their families: Association for Postnatal Illness

Pre- and postnatal depression advice and support for parents: PANDAS
Helpline 0808 1961 776 11am -10pm Everyday

Domestic Abuse:

Advice, support and referral to a range of services: Bexley Domestic Abuse Services

Support and advice: National Domestic Abuse Helpline
24 hour Helpline 0808 2000 247

Information, support and advice: Womens’ Aid

Helpline for men affected by domestic abuse: Respect Men’s Advice Line
Helpline: 0808 8010 327 Monday- Friday 9am-8pm

Support and advice: Solace
Helpline: 0808 802 556580

Information, support and signposting for men affected by domestic abuse and their friends and family: ManKind Initiative
Helpline: 01823 334 244


Emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers: SANE
Helpline: 0300 304 7000 Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 10.30pm

Advice, information and support: Rethink Mental Illness
Advice line: 0808 801 0525 9.30 am- 4pm Monday to Friday

Support and advice for Bipolar: Bipolar UK

Eating Disorders:

Support for those affected by eating disorders: Beat eating disorders
Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Support and self help groups for those affected by eating disorders: Seed Eating Disorder Support Service

Talk ED is the new name for Anorexia and Bulimia Care. They are a national charity supporting anyone affected by any eating disorder or eating distress. 
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Wellbeing Apps:

  • Silvercloud
  • Clear fear
  • Headspace
  • Calm Harm
  • Calm

Apps for depression, anxiety, physical wellbeing and eating disorders:

Book recommendations for mental health and well being:

Mental wellbeing audioguides:


Getting a good night’s sleep self help guide:

How to cope with sleep problems-Advice from MIND:

How to cope with sleep problems self- help resources from MIND:

Local Services, Let