Disability and mental health

Your mental health

Looking after your mental health, your mood and your emotional wellbeing is as important as taking care of yourself physically.

Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are common. 1 in 4 adults will experience some kind of mental health problem over the course of a year, and for some people it can be a long-term or recurring issue.

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties or are concerned about a relative or friend, you should make an appointment with your GP.‚Äč

If your life or a friend's life is in danger due to a mental health crisis, you should call 999 immediately.

What help is available?

Online mental health community

You can access free, safe and anonymous support through an online mental health community provided by qualified practitioners.

This service offer no waiting lists and can be accessed from any internet connected device, no downloads necessary.

Services currently available:

Young Adult Community Navigation

Community Navigators work with young adults to offer an individually tailored service to meet their needs, offering help with wellbeing, benefits, housing, employment, education and access to local services.

This service is provided by local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Trust.

Find out more

Talking Therapies

A range of talking therapies for people who feel anxious, worried, down, and depressed.  The service is offered in different ways, including:

  • a self-help workbook with the support of a therapist
  • an online course
  • one-to-one in person, over the phone or through video consultation
  • in a group

Find out more

North West London NHS

If you need urgent help or for someone you know in a crisis, you can seek help or advice from their trained mental health advisors, available 24 hours.

Find out more

The Coves

A community drop-in service provided by Hestia, in partnership with the NHS, to offer friendly support to those experiencing crisis or mental health distress. Providing help and support with immediate anxiety, mental health and to reduce the likelihood of recurring mental health crisis.

This includes:

  • advice, information and signposting
  • one-to-one support
  • peer support
  • chill out space
  • hot drinks and snacks
  • group sessions

Find out more

Page last updated: 13 Mar 2024