Depression, Anxiety and Stress
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.
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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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
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
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
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.
If you are a patient or caring for a patient who is cared for by the mental health service at Springfield Hospital, call your care coordinator or call the crisis line.
Main switchboard: 0208 682 6000
For out of hours and weekends: 0800 028 8000
A reading list consisting of self-help resources for anyone to use.
Mental Health Support Line
A 24/7 service which is accessible to residents in the 5 boroughs of South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust. The service screens calls and refers them to the right services, avoiding unnecessary trips to A&E and ensuring that people get the help they need.
Telephone: 0800 028 8000
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.
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.
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