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, relationship breakdowns and depression, to more complex conditions such as schizophrenia.
The main provider of mental health care in Hammersmith and Fulham is West London NHS Trust.
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 wellbeing. 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.
West London NHS Trust also provides services aimed at children and young people up to the age of 18 years. To find out more click here.
Back on Track is part of the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT). If you're stressed, anxious, depressed, struggling to sleep and more, there are many psychological therapies available to help you.
Back on Track is provided in Hammersmith & Fulham by West London NHS Trust, West London Centre for Counselling, and Mental Health Matters.
For more information click here.
For help in a crisis, you can call West London NHS Trust on 0800 328 4444, 24 hours a day.
If your GP surgery is closed, you can also go to your nearest A&E and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.
Hammersmith and Fulham Mind provide a wide range of services to support to people with mental health conditions.
Hammersmith & Fulham Mind
309 Lillie Road
London SW6 7LL
Telephone: 0207 471 0580
Fax: 020 7381 5600 (Minicom available)
The single point of access is used by health professionals seeking referral advice and patients seeking help or advice in a crisis. The number offers access to trained mental health advisors and clinicians, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Call: 0800 328 4444
To find out more about mental health and for a range of useful tools to help with your mental wellbeing, visit the NHS choices website.
There are also a number of charities that provide support and advice to people with mental health illnesses. The links below take you to their websites (links below open in a new window).