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Mental health services

Counselling and emotional support

There are many different kinds of emotional support available that can help with a range of difficulties.

Support may be available for:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Coping with a crisis in life, such as bereavement or unemployment.

How can I access counselling services?

Many people are affected by anxiety or distress at some point in their lives. Talking about your worries with a trained counsellor can help.

Your first step is to contact your GP, who may refer you to the NHS where you can receive counselling free of charge.

The choice of NHS counsellors is limited and there may be long waiting lists.

If you wish to use a private counsellor of your choice, you can search for counselling services around Southwark on the British Association for Counselling (BACP) website

Support groups

You can use Southwark and Lambeth's community resource directory to find organisations that can offer information and the opportunity to meet other people who are going through similar experiences:

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