Mental health services
As many as one in four people will experience some form of mental illness at some point in their lives. Mental health problems range from reactions to normal life events, such as bereavement and relationship breakdowns and depression, to more complex conditions such as schizophrenia.
If you are experiencing mental health problems it is important to know that you are not alone and there is plenty of help out there to improve your mental well-being. The first place to get help is your GP. They are best placed to offer you initial advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk to you about available treatments and support services in your area.
'Reach out' is a free, confidential NHS service which provides talking therapies for feelings of low mood, stress and anxiety. Click here to find out more.
Big White Wall
This is an online community that provides support to people who are anxious, down or not coping. Big White Wall is anonymous and free to access online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To access the service, log on to www.bigwhitewall.com.
Kooth Online Counselling Service
Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service commissioned by Harrow CCG and provided by Xenzone. It provides young people in Harrow, aged 11-25 years (up to their 25th birthday), with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing from a professional team of qualified counsellors.
Kooth helps to reduce waiting times for young people seeking help, and removes stigma around mental health and accessing services. The service integrates with face-to-face local services to ensure a seamless transition for young people.
Mental health wellbeing
Are you worried you might be suffering with a mental health issue? Click here to take the mood self-assessment quiz and to find out more about tips on how to cope with mental health conditions.
In an emergency, if your GP surgery is closed, go to one of the following walk-in centres:
The Pinn Medical Centre
37 Love Lane
Opening times: 8am-8pm, seven days a week
Telephone: 020 8866 5766
Before 8am and after 8pm go to the A&E desk at Northwick Park Hospital and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.
Northwick Park Hospital
Opening times: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Tel: 020 8864 3232