If you are worried about your mental health or that of someone you know, it will help to talk to someone about it. Similarly, if you support or help someone who is struggling with their mental health, then the same can apply to you.
Help in an emergency
If you feel you or someone else is in immediate danger, you should call 999.
The Single Point of Access (SPA) Helpline may be able to arrange a referral to an appropriate mental health service or signpost you to support organisations that you can approach directly. You can contact the SPA Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 328 4444.
Alternatively, your GP (family doctor) will be able to help you find the right advice and support for your situation.
Advice and support
If your situation is not urgent, but you have concerns about how low levels of mental health are affecting your daily life, you can talk to the council's First Contact Team.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or dial on 020 8583 3100, Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm.
Other useful links
The Samaritans - If you need someone to talk to, the Samaritans listen at any time, day or night.
The Counselling Directory - a resource hub which enables individuals struggling with their emotional well-being to find a qualified and insured counsellor.
Counselling Directory blogs - Free advice and guidance from counsellors through the blog. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with their proof of membership with a professional body.
The Wellbeing Network - The Hounslow Wellbeing Network is a social network that connects people, organisations and services to help reduce stigma and mental illness.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - Free talking therapy service for mental health difficulties, depression and anxiety.
Carers4Carers - support for people who look after someone with mental health difficulties.
Togetherall - free online support for veterans, serving armed forces personnel, students, teaching staff and others.