Anxiety, depression, stress and feeling low

The websites below have useful guides on common mental health problems, with tips and strategies about improving your wellbeing. One also has links to free apps, podcasts and videos:

Every Mind Matters | NHS.UK
Good Thinking - Digital wellbeing for London

NHS Inform Scotland has a guide to identifying, treating and managing mental health problems and disorders plus a number of self-help guides:

Mental health | NHS inform

The Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust website has a selection of self-help guides that are available to download for reading or as audio files, or as British Sign Language video files:

Self Help Leaflets - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS (

This website has a selection of leaflets and guides in a range of languages: -

NHS UK – Information on all aspects of physical and mental wellbeing:

The NHS website - NHS (


What other organisations can help me?

Bromley Well - Supports unpaid carers, older people, people with learning and physical disabilities, and people with long-term health conditions living in Bromley borough with their health and wellbeing. Bromley Well also offers advice around debt, benefits and pensions, housing, relationship issues, consumer rights, and employment. 
Helpline: 0808 278 7898

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) -Charity that runs a free, confidential, anonymous helpline and web chat for people who are struggling or in crisis.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight)

Samaritans - Charity providing free emotional support to people contemplating suicide or who are struggling to cope.
Helpline: 116 123 (Open 24 hours, 7 days a week)

Shout - Text message support service for people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal, or overwhelmed, and who need in-the-moment support.
Text: 85258 (Open 24 hours, 7 days a week)

Southeast London MIND - Mental health and dementia charity supporting people in Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark.
Phone: 020 3328 0365 (Open 24 hours, 7 days a week)

Al-Anon – Organisation that supports relatives and friends of alcoholics through free support groups.

Website: Al-Anon UK | For families & friends of alcoholics
Helpline: 0800 0086 811 (10am–10pm)

Change Grow Live – Organisation that supports people with substance abuse problems.

Website: Change Grow Live | Charity | We can help you change your life

Alzheimer’s Society – Charity for people with dementia and their carers. Alzheimer’s Society supports people affected by any kind of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s disease.

Website: Alzheimer's Society (
Helpline: 0333 150 3456 (Mon to Wed: 9am–8pm, Thu and Fri: 9am–5pm, Sat and Sun: 10am–4pm)

Bromley Dementia – Provides support, information, advice and activities for people with dementia and their friends and family as part of South East London MIND.

Website: Bromley Dementia | South East London Mind (

Anxiety UK - Provides support to people with anxiety, stress, or anxiety-based depression. They offer free resources, but there is a cost for their therapy services.

Website: National charity helping people with Anxiety - Anxiety UK

Helpline:  03444 775774

Cruse – Charity supporting people suffering from grief.

Website: Home - Cruse Bereavement Support
Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (Mon to Fri: 9:30am–3pm)

Bromley Bereavement Service – Community bereavement service offered by St. Chrisopher’s with free telephone and face-to-face support for people living in Bromley or registered with a Bromley GP.

Website: Bromley Bereavement Service - St Christopher's Hospice (

Carers UK – Charity supporting unpaid carers.

Website: UK | Carers UK
Phone: 020 7378 4999

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid – Organisation supporting women who are victims of domestic abuse.

Website: Bromley and Croydon Domestic Abuse Service (
Phone: 020 8313 9303 (Mon to Fri: 9am–4:30pm)

Freedom Programme – Domestic violence programme offered for free and lasting 11 or 12 weeks.

Website: The Freedom Programme. Learn about domestic violence and abuse
Helpline: 01942 262 270

Refuge Helpline – If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic abuse, or if you are worried someone you care about is experiencing abuse, you can visit the Refuge website here or call the helpline at 0808 2000 247.

Women and Girls Network – Domestic violence service for women and girls, including free counselling and advocacy.

Website: Home | Women and Girls Network (
Helpline: 0808 801 0660 (Mon to Fri: 10am–4pm, additional on Wed: 6pm–9pm)

Gam-Anon – Organisation that supports family and friends of people with gambling problems with free support groups.

Website: Gam-Anon UK and Ireland – Gam-Anon GamAnon UK Ireland England Wales

Gamcare – Organisation providing support and information for people affected by gambling

Website: GamCare - The leading provider of support for anyone affected by problem gambling in Great Britain
Helpline: 0808 8020 133 (Open 24 hours, 7 days a week)

National Problem Gambling Clinic – Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust’s clinic supporting gamblers and those close to them who have been affected by their gambling, including support groups and family therapy.

Website: National Problem Gambling Clinic :: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (

OCD Action - Offers support to people with OCD, including helplines and support groups. 
Website: OCD Action
Helpline: 0300 636 5478