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It is important to reach out and get help if you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, loneliness or depression. Support is available for whatever you are going through.

Local support

The following services and resources are available to residents. You can also contact your GP if you have any concerns about yours or someone else's mental health. 

Good Thinking

Good Thinking is a digital and free mental wellbeing service provided by Thrive London, Public Health England and the NHS. It promotes proactive self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties and stress.

Use the clinically validated self-assessment tool to get a better understanding of what you're going through, helpful resources and, if necessary, relevant treatment options.

Richmond Wellbeing Service

Richmond Wellbeing Service offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support for adults. Visit the Richmond Wellbeing Service or give them a call on 020 8548 5550.


Samaritans provide a freephone helpline 24 hours a day to support people going through difficult times. Phone 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.

Richmond Borough Mind

Richmond Borough Mind is rooted in the local community and exists to meet local mental health needs. Through various projects, staff and volunteers, they provide high quality, individually tailored services so people can live full lives and be connected to other people in their communities. Contact them now if you need local support.

The Journey Recovery Hub is available for residents of Richmond and Kingston in mental health crisis, or at risk of moving into mental health crisis. Complete a self-referral form or call 020 3137 9755.

Richmond AID

Richmond AID offers a telephone befriending service for those in Richmond who need a listening ear.

Richmond Hearing Voices Friendship Group

The Richmond Hearing Voices Friendship Group offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them. The group is free and confidential, and meets from 11am to 1pm on the last Thursday of each month at Richmond Library Annexe.

For further information please contact Wendy Micklewright on

Richmond men’s sheds

Men’s sheds are a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Men’s sheds are located in Barnes and Teddington.

Walking football

Walking football is a slowed down version of the game designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. You can check out if there is a session near you.

Urgent mental health support

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. Our Urgent help for mental health page lists some services available to residents.

Other helpful links

The following links provide further information on mental health support.

  • You can follow a simple, 20 minute training course by Zero Suicide Alliance to help understand the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling and might be at risk of self-harm
  • Thrive London has put together a list of six small things you can do to keep yourself well and some useful ways to get support if you are finding it hard
  • Follow NHS advice on looking after your mental wellbeing while staying at home
  • Visit Age UK for information on how to combat loneliness
  • The Silver Line is a helpline for older people providing information, friendship and advice. It is open 24 hours a day and you can call on 0800 470 80 90
  • Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It is a place to go if you are struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258
  • Big White Wall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low
  • Careplace directory is London's centralised source for care and community services, information and guidance
  • Mental health helpline is a 24-hour NHS helpline available for people of all ages
  • Personal wellbeing classes in Richmond are available in ballet, ballroom, meditation, pilates, yoga and more
  • Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading
  • Find out how to get financial help and advice

Updated: 25 May 2023

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