In Crisis? Feeling unsafe during the covid-19 pandemic?

Under 18 in crisis

You can phone your GP in working hours and ask for an emergency appointment. Or call North Central London Children and Young People’s Crisis Line on 0800 151 0023 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week).

A child and adolescent crisis centre has been created at The Northern Health Centre on Holloway Road which you can drop into: 580 Holloway Road, N7 6LB

Call them first on:

  • 9am-12pm  – 020 3316 1824 (Paediatric mental health liaison service)
  • 12pm-12am020 3758 2056 (the out of hours paediatric mental health liaison service)
  • 12am-9am – Go straight to your hospital A&E department

Over 18 in crisis

You can phone your GP in working hours and ask for an emergency appointment or call Camden and Islington Crisis Resolution Team on 020 3317 6777, 24 hours a day

Helplines for when you’re in distress


24 hours a day

Call 116 123 or email


24 hours a day
Support for 18 year olds and under

Call 0800 1111


18–35 year olds
6pm–11 pm every day

Call 07984 967 708 and leave a voicemail giving your first name and a contact number, and one of our professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable.
You can also email us at


Text-chat service

Text the word Shout to 85258
To find out more, visit

Medical Help and Advice

If you need medical advice, but aren’t sure when or where to get help, you can go to for advice

Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse: How to get help

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Freephone 24 hour

Call 0808 2000 247 or email


Supporting women and children

Call 0808 2000 247

Solace Women’s Aid

Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse

Call 0808 802 5565 or email

National Rape Crisis England & Wales Helpline

Freephone helpline for survivors of sexual violence and abuse open 12 noon-2.30pm and 7.00pm-9.30pm every day of the year

Call 0808 802 9999

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Call 0800 999 5428

Men’s Advice Line

Help and support for male victims of domestic violence

Call 0808 801 0327 or email

The Havens

Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted

Call 020 3299 6900

Good Thinking

Digital Mental Wellbeing for London – with wellbeing apps available free to Londoners

The Lighthouse

Support for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse

Call 0808 169 8112 or email


If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s behaviour

Call 0808 802 4040

LGBTQ Support

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

Coram Voice

Coram Voice offers support and information for children and young people in care, on the edge of care and care leavers. Find out about the different ways we can support you.


For many years now the Muslim communities in the UK have suffered anti-Muslim incidents and expressed a need for a nationally coordinated means of reporting such incidents. The MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) Project will provide a means for such incidents to be reported, recorded and analysed, working to ensure this data is accurate and reliable and the victims and witnesses affected receive support.

Spear Programme – Resurgo

The Spear Programme helps young people facing disadvantage into work or education. We equip them with confidence, motivation and the vital skills they need to succeed in long-term employment.

Victim of a Crime

Victim Support Call 0808 168 9111

Finding Support Online

The Mix

Support for Under 25s

Call 0808 808 4994

Hearts and Minds

Web hangouts for 14-25 year olds


An online community providing professional counselling and peer support for 11-25 year olds

Housing Advice

New Horizons

Provides support to 16–24 year olds with finding accommodation as well as hot food, showers and laundry when they have nowhere else to turn

Call 020 8388 5580


Housing advice helpline for 18–25 year olds in need of advice about housing

Call 0330 0536091

Drugs and Alcohol

Talk to Frank

Information and advice about drug use

Call 0300 123 6600

Camden Forward

Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service

Call 020 7974 4701

Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service (IYPDAS)

For Islington Residents

Call 020 7527 5099 / 020 7527 5554

Stop Smoking Help

Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service



Eating Disorders


Eating Disorder Charity

  • Helpline: 0808 801 0677
  • Studentline: 0808 801 0811
  • Youthline: 0808 801 0711


Online support groups:

LGBTQ + Support

LGBT Foundation

Call 034 5330 3030
Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm for advice, support and information

LGBT Switchboard

Call their helpline on 0300 330 0630
Open 10am-22pm everyday

Mind Out

An instant messaging service run by Mind Out run by trained online support workers and mental health advocates.


Smart phone apps for self-care

Mind’s advice for coping with the coronavirus

Young Minds Looking after yourself