Where to get support
If you are a Camden resident, whether you are known to Mental Health services or not, there is support available. If you are currently known to the mental health services please contact your care coordinator. Below are brief descriptions of some of the services available and how you can access them.
Camden Crisis Sanctuary
Camden Crisis Sanctuary is a drop-in out of hours crisis service open 5pm to 11pm (last admission for walk-ins is 10.30pm), Monday to Sunday, 365 days a year, including over the Christmas period. It is a free service available to those aged 18 and over who live in Camden or have visited mental health services in the borough.
It provides a safe place for people who are experiencing mental health crisis and distress. The Crisis Sanctuary can help you when you are unable to cope on your own by listening to you and supporting you to reduce and manage your immediate distress or anxiety.
It is co-located in Hopscotch Women’s Centre, 50-52 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY.
Crisis Sanctuary can be contacted by email on Camden.CrisisSanctuary@hestia.org or mobile phone 07825 165 464. Further information is available on their website.
Camden's IAPT service
iCope is Camden's IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). They offer a range of short term, goal-focused psychological interventions for people who are looking to make changes in their lives.
You can self-refer to the IAPT service.
iCope also offer a range of resources such as suggestions and advice webpages, podcasts and applications, that may help. Find out more about the resources on offer. Find out more about the resources on offer.
Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service
Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service supports with a range of needs not necessarily specific to mental health.
More information can be found on Age UK Camden's website.
You can self-refer to the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service by calling 0800 193 6067 (always leave a message to receive a return call) or email Camccg.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind in Camden Social Prescribing Service
Mind in Camden Social Prescribing Service is for people with mental health needs who might not be receiving psychological or psychiatric support and would benefit from regular one-to-one meetings.
Find out more about the service on Mind in Camden's website or call 020 3317 6257 or 020 8938 2703 for information. To be referred, you will need to speak with your GP.
Mind in Camden Health Minds Community Programme
Mind in Camden Healthy Minds Community Programme aims to support adults who may be struggling with their mental health to reconnect with their community.
The programme offers access to activities and courses and personal development groups. One to one sessions with volunteer navigators are available to support with accessing the programme.
Find out more about the programme on Mind in Camden's website.
You can also call 020 7241 8996 or email email@example.com for more information.
Likewise 6-8 Session Service
Likewise 6-8 Session Service is a 6 to 8 week prevention service to keep people well in the community.
The service helps you to explore services and activities available within Likewise or in Camden that might be suitable to support you, such as art classes or other courses.
You can self-refer to the Likewise 6-8 Session Service.
Further information is available from Likewise's website. To discuss services that might be available you can call 020 7278 4437.
Camden and Islington NHS Trust Crisis Team
Camden and Islington NHS Trust Crisis Team
If you are in mental health crisis you are urged to telephone the 24 hour 7 day crisis line.
Freephone: 0800 917 3333
Or contact your usual community mental health team
Camden & Islington NHS Trust has moved the service normally offered in emergency departments to a 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service at St Pancras Hospital.
The service will see people who need urgent care for their mental health so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under increased pressure due to Covid-19, the illness caused by coronavirus.
If you attend the 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person then you will be seen, however, a call should be made before attending to ensure that you only leave the house when necessary.
Information about all acute and urgent services provided by Camden & Islington NHS Trust is available.