Depression, Anxiety and Stress
ieso Online Therapy
ieso provide free typed cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for Wandsworth patients. Typed therapy takes place online with appointments available seven days a week, 6am-11pm. The service accepts self-referrals from Wandsworth patients, which can be completed on the link below.
Wellbeing and Low Mood Service
This service is for patients who are suffering from a variety of difficult feelings like anxiety, panic or depression.
Anxiety can have physical symptoms but is based on fear or a worry that you cannot understand or manage. The feelings can be strong. Panic attacks are one manifestation of this where you feel a racing heart of other symptoms in your body like feeling faint or dizzy or nausea or stomach cramps or other random aches and pains.
Depression can have a variety of reasons but it means your energy is low and you have very little motivation or you are tearful more often than is usual. The reasons for this are generally to do with your life situation either present or past and you could be experiencing this at work, in a relationship or in a new challenge in life. The key generally to feeling better is to try and understand and give a shape to why you may be feeling like this.
The Wellbeing Service is there for you to discuss your concerns and we can then decide what the best course of action may be. This may involve a change of lifestyle like doing something differently in your life. We may look at some techniques, websites or reading which may be of help or think about counselling services or a group. The other option may be medication depending on how debilitating your feelings may be.
If you would like to meet one of us to discuss your concerns then please fill in the Wellbeing Service Patient Questionnaire and make an appointment either via the practice or online for an initial meeting.
The completely confidential questionnaire is sent directly to the Senior Counsellor if completed online. Alternatively, it is perfectly acceptable to print it off, fill it in and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Talk Wandsworth – July 2021 Workshops
Open to any residents over 18 years of age living in the Wandsworth borough, Talk Wandsworth is hosting three workshops this month:
- Sleep Well
- Preparing for Parenthood
- Living Well with Heart Disease
Book places via Eventbrite.
The Wellbeing Team at Talk Wandsworth offers a variety of free wellbeing workshops designed to support your specific needs. The workshops run regularly throughout the year. Please see our poster for further information.
Stompcast a podcast with Dr. Alex George
It supports his mission to get us all out stomping, so whether you’re taking the dog out, hiking up a mountain or maybe you simply need some fresh air.
Our mind and body can be transformed through the simple act of walking.
One of our GPs from Grafton Square Surgery, Dr Hill recently recorded an episode with him.
Please click on the links to listen, it has been split into three parts:
Talk Wandsworth (Talking Therapies/IAPT)
We can help if you are experiencing anxiety or stress, depression, bereavement or loss, sleep difficulties, anger issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, eating disorders and many other everyday problems.
Telephone: 0203 513 6264
Wandsworth Mental Health Learning Disability Team
This service caters for clients in the Borough of Wandsworth who have a learning disability with underlying mental health problems and other complex needs/challenging behaviour.
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
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.
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927
Coral Mental Health Crisis Hub
The Coral Mental Health Crisis Hub is an alternative place of safety to the Emergency department for patients with primary mental health problems. The service is based at Springfield University Hospital and you can be referred to the hub via the Mental Health Support Line.
Telephone: (Referrals) 0800 028 8000
A reading list consisting of self-help resources for anyone to use.
Hestia Recovery Café
Hestia’s Recovery Café is a safe space for people in crisis. Open during the evenings and at weekends, the Recovery Café will help you find groups, organisations and opportunities around you where you can build supportive social networks and develop coping skills to prevent mental health crises in the future, all while offering a drink and a warm meal.
Location: 966, Garratt Lane, Tooting, London SW17 0ND
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service, helping young people through this difficult time. Kooth is exclusively for people aged 11-22 years living in Wandsworth and does not have a waiting-list, meaning you can get the support you need when you need it.
If you want more information about how Kooth might be able to support you, watch this short video.
Please visit their website for information about how to sign up for the service.
Merton Uplift – Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Merton Uplift is a free service supporting anyone who has a mental health or wellbeing need, whether this is due to emotional difficulties such as anxiety or depression, or life stressors. The service aims to support people with wellbeing in many ways so no problem is considered to be too small.
You do not need to be referred by your GP or any other health professional, you can complete a self-registration form on the website.
Telephone: 020 3513 5888
Togetherall is an online 24/7 community and anonymous, peer-2-peer platform supporting a range of mental wellbeing issues. It provides self-help programmes, creative outlets and a library of articles to help improve your wellbeing. When you’re dealing with everyday distress or major life events, they’ll help you get through it. This service is available free of charge if you are a Wandsworth resident.
Telephone: 0203 405 6196
Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster
The Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub, across the road from Trevelyan House at 201-203 Tooting High Street, can be accessed by anyone living in Wandsworth who has been affected by mental illness.
Telephone: 020 7259 8100
Sunshine Recovery Cafe
The Sunshine Recovery Café is open to adult residents of South West London (18+) who perceive themselves, or are at risk of moving into mental health crisis. It offers a constructive and non-clinical alternative to A&E or admission to hospital.
Telephone: 07908 436 617
Location: The café is based within EngageMerton (which is run by CDARS) premises:
296a Kingston Road
There are various local and national support services you can contact, please see our website for further details.