Mental health services

As many as one in four people will experience some form of mental illness at some point in their lives. Mental health problems range from reactions to normal life events, such as bereavement and relationship breakdowns and depression, to more complex conditions such as schizophrenia.

If you are experiencing mental health problems it is important to know that you are not alone and there is plenty of help out there to improve your mental well-being. The first place to get help is your GP. They are best placed to offer you initial advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk to you about available treatments and support services in your area.

Talking therapies 

'Reach out' is a free, confidential NHS service which provides talking therapies for feelings of low mood, stress and anxiety. Click here to find out more.

Big White Wall

This is an online community that provides support to people who are anxious, down or not coping. Big White Wall is anonymous and free to access online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To access the service, log on to www.bigwhitewall.com

Mental health wellbeing

Are you worried you might be suffering with a mental health issue? Click here to take the mood self-assessment quiz and to find out more about tips on how to cope with mental health conditions.

Emergencies

In an emergency, if your GP surgery is closed, go to one of the following walk-in centres:

Alexandra Clinic for Health and Social Care
275 Alexandra Avenue 
Harrow
Middlesex
HA2 9DX
Opening times: 8am-8pm, seven days a week 
Telephone: 020 8966 6300

The Pinn Medical Centre
37 Love Lane
Pinner
HA5 3EE
Opening times: 8am-8pm, seven days a week 
Telephone: 020 8866 5766

Before 8am and after 8pm go to the A&E desk at Northwick Park Hospital and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.

Northwick Park Hospital 
Watford Road
Harrow
HA1 3UJ
Opening times: 24 hours a day, seven days a week 
Tel: 020 8864 3232

Further Information

To find out more visit the NHS Choices website.

There are also a number of charities that provide support and advice to people with mental health illnesses.