Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Helpful Resources

A reading list consisting of self-help resources for anyone to use.

Take a look at our reading list.

Orchid Unit

The Orchid Unit is an alternative place of safety to the Emergency department for patients with primary mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is based at Springfield hospital and you can be referred to Unit via the Mental Health Support Line.

Telephone: (Referrals) 0800 028 8000

Telephone: (Office Number/for information) 0203 513 5406

Lambeth Talking Therapies

Lambeth Talking Therapies Service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service (IAPT). Our service is available to anyone 18 years and older registered with a Lambeth GP.

We offer talking therapies for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, general anxiety and worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. We also offer help with other problems including anger, eating, and relationship or sexual difficulties.

Telephone: 020 3228 6747



Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927




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



Mental Health Support Line

A 24/7 service which is accessible to residents in the 5 boroughs of South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust. The service screens calls and refers them to the right services, avoiding unnecessary trips to A&E and ensuring that people get the help they need.

Telephone: 0800 028 8000


Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.


Post-natal Depression (PND)

Post-natal Depression (PND) is a form of depression that affects more than 1 in 10 women, and can also affect partners and fathers. Symptomatically speaking, it is very similar to depression, but occurs within the first year after giving birth. If you are worried about yourself or your partner, speak to your Health Visitor or GP to discuss the possibility of PND and treatment options. For more information, read the NHS webpage. There are also several charities which can offer guidance and support, such as the PANDAS Foundation.


There are various local and national support services you can contact, please see our website for further details.