Get mental health support in Sutton, from the NHS or from other organisations.

If someone that you care for is having extreme mental health difficulties, you may need to get help very quickly. In an emergency you should:

Free listening services

If you just need to talk, you can get confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult by contacting the following organisations:

  • call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: for a reply within 24 hours
  • text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19

If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

You can also find out how to get help in a crisis from NHS Choices.

Speak to your GP or Practice Nurse 

You should see your GP or practice nurse if you are experiencing:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • feelings related to change
  • feelings related to bereavement
  • feelings related to personal and family problems

They may refer you to your local NHS psychological therapies or Sutton Uplift service.

What support is available


The main types of therapies with NHS Choices are:

Support for severe and complex mental health issues

You're entitled to:

  • an assessment of your needs with a mental healthcare professional 
  • have a care plan that's regularly reviewed by that professional

You can find out about the NHS care programme and support.

You may also ask for an assessment of your care and support needs from us. 

Organisations that can provide support

The following organisations offer free, confidential mental health support.

Mental health support

Get support if you’re experiencing suicidal feelings or thinking about self-harm.

if you’re experiencing suicidal feelings or thinking about self-harm, the following organisations can help:

  • CASS is a confidential helpline for women available by phone on  0808 800 8088 (Tuesday to Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm)
  • CALM offers support to men, of any age
  • Homestart
  • Mind
  • Off the Record is for parents and carers of young people struggling with self-harm
  • Stay Alive app 
  • Stamp Out Suicide free counselling support on 07766 808222
  • SANE provides emotional support and information on 0300 304 7000

Bereavement support

Find support if you're dealing with the death of a loved one.

If you're dealing with the death of a loved one, the following organisations can help:

Local mental health support

 Services that you can contact in Sutton and London for support with your mental health.

The following organisations offer mental health support in London: