Mental Health - Adult
Surrey Information Point
For local information and support for you and your family including health, getting around, looking after someone and things to do.
Learn with others for wellbeing
With You offers a range of free online courses for people who want to improve their mental wellbeing.
Dr Gemma Newman
Our partner at the surgery Dr Gemma Newman is passionate about providing holistic approaches to help you improve your wellbeing. We are proud to let you know she is an Amazon number one bestselling author in the categories of Popular Medicine and Green Living! In her first book, she explains some of the transformational benefits of plant based nutrition. It’s called ‘The Plant Power Doctor; a Simple Prescription for a Healthier You’. She also has a website with many free resources including videos, podcasts, blog pieces and articles which will hopefully be useful to you and your family in improving your health. You will find information on all sorts of topics including mental health and so much more. It is never too late to feel better, and imagine a healthier you.
In 2010 the Mental Health Foundation commissioned a report which examined the evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness based therapies, as well as laying the groundwork for greater access to them throughout the NHS as an evidence-based intervention.
For more information including helpful links and resources please visit our Mindfulness page.
NHS - Mental health
Find information and support for your mental health including getting urgent help at: www.nhs.uk/mental-health
NHS - Sleep and tiredness
Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for “tired all the time”. For help on tiredness and fatigue and sleeping tips for both Adults and Child please visit: www.nhs.uk/sleep-and-tiredness
Self Injury Support
Self Injury Support run a UK-wide multi-channel support service for women & girls affected by self-injury, trauma and abuse.
Telephone: 0808 800 8088 Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 19:00-21:30.
Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress (18 years and over) in person and virtually. For a location near you, or to access the Safe Haven virtually visit the website for the address.
Website: Safe Havens
Shout 85258 is a free confidential 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. Without the right support or understanding, autistic people can miss out on education, struggle to find work and become extremely isolated. They have produced some tips for looking after your mental health if you are autistic.
Text: Text SHOUT to 85258
Crisis Mental Health Helpline
In times of distress you can call the mental health crisis helpline. Lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week and calls are free of charge.
Telephone: 0800 915 4644
SMS text: 07717 989024
Website: Crisis Line
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
The Stayalive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. Local crisis services in Surrey are listed on the App.
Website: Stayalive App
Talking Therapies (IAPT)
The service provides help and support for people over 18 years who are experiencing mental health problems. These can include stress, low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, depression (including pre and post natal), obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress and eating difficulties (not severe).
Website: Talking Therapy Providers in Surrey
Matrix SDT provides a range of community and in-patient mental health advocacy services for people over 18 years across Surrey.
Website: Matrix SDT Services
Advocacy in Surrey
Advocacy in Surrey (SDPP and Matrix SDT) provides a range of community and in-patient mental health advocacy services for people over 18 years across Surrey. You can contact them by SMS, email or by filling in a referral form.
Support at the practice for emotional wellbeing and mental health issues
You can get expert advice and guidance for emotional wellbeing and mental health issues right here at the practice. This service is for anyone over 18 who is registered with our practice. The GP will make a direct referral for you. Difficulties which can be supported include depression, anxiety, stress, social isolation, problems in relationships and physical health difficulties. Click the video link below to find out more:
Find out more by visiting the Youtube Channel.
Annual Physical Health Check at your local practice
If you 18 years and over and have a diagnosis of severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or psychosis then you may need to take extra care with your physical health. Having a health check means that any physical problems can be identified early and suitable interventions offered promptly.
We can help you with this by carrying out an annual health check.
NHS App Library
The NHS App Library helps patients and the public to find trusted health and wellbeing apps.
Stay Alive app
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
First Steps Guide
For anyone aged 18 years or above who is looking to take the first steps to improve mental well-being for themselves, their friends or family members and provides a range of advice, information and self-help techniques, brief information on common emotional and mental health issues and details of local and national organisations that provide support.
There are many apps that can help support emotional and mental wellbeing, please visit the link below to find out more.
Website: Mental Wellbeing Apps
Looking after someone
Find where to go for information and support if you are Looking after a family member, partner or friend because they are ill, frail or have a disability, and not being paid to do so.
Action for Carers Surrey
This service supports carers of all ages. They help with benefits advice, advocacy, and provide a wealth of information and free resources.
Website: Action for Carers
Catalyst works in a number of ways to alleviate the damage to and promote the health of people affected by drug and alcohol problems, and with wellbeing issues such as depression, stress and anxiety.
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/Catalyst-support
Telephone: 01483 590150
LGBTQ+ communities and mental health
Please see a list of services available to support people from the LGBTQ+ community.
Website: LGBTQ specialist services
Virtual Wellbeing Sessions
This is available for Surrey residents over 18 years who want to join virtual sessions from the comfort of their own home.
Website: Virtual Wellbeing Sessions
Community Connections Service
The service offers a range of support for people over 18 years aimed at improving your emotional and mental well-being. The service accepts self-referrals.
Services include: one to one support, support groups, walking groups, drop in services, art groups, mindfulness sessions, social events and peer support, confidence building courses, signposting to local agencies.
Website: Community Connections
Self-help techniques & local mental health support for adults and children
There’s a range of information, support and resources specifically for mental health and emotional wellbeing, which you do not have to speak with your GP about to access. Please visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out about self-help resources and a full list of support available in your local community including money management & debt, veteran support and places to contact in times of crisis. Support is listed for both for adults and children.
Mental Health and Money Advice
Mental Health and Money Advices is a UK-wide website service to combine support for both mental health and financial problems.
The service provides a range of supported housing, community based and employment services for people over 18 years with mental health problems across Surrey.
Website: Richmond Fellowship
Healthwatch Surrey is an independent champion that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve, shape and get the best from health and social care services by empowering local people and communities.
Telephone: 0303 303 0023
Text: 07592 787533
Independent Mental Health Network
If you are 18 years and over and have experience of mental ill health or care for someone who has then you can join the IMHN to have your say to improve mental health services in Surrey and North East Hants.
Website: IMHN Surrey
For over a century Combat Stress have been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues related to their military service.
Telephone: 0800 323 4444
NHS Veteran Mental Health Service
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health difficulties, you can get expert help from NHS veterans mental health services.
OCD Action provides support and information to anybody affected by OCD.
Helpline: 0845 390 6232
Carers UK provides expert advice, information and support. They also campaign and innovate to find better ways to reach and support carers.
Sane offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline, text care and their online support forum.
Hoarding UK is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to supporting people affected by hoarding behaviours. Their helpline support for people with hoarding behaviour has been used by thousands of people impacted by hoarding related issues.
Telephone: 020 3239 1600
Helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.
Telephone: 0300 772 9844
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP)
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is specialist provider for health services for people of all ages with mental ill-health in Surrey. They deliver a range of specialist mental health support such as Children & Young People services (CAMHS), Eating Disorders, Early Intervention Psychosis service, Perinatal and much more. They Some of their services will require a referral from a GP.
Website: SABP Mental Health Trust – All Ages