If you need support over the festive period, here are some useful contacts:
Bexley Crisis Café
The Bexley Crisis Café is a safe and friendly place that you can go to if you are experiencing emotional or psychological distress. It is a drop-in service with no appointment needed.
Address: 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DS
Opening times: 6pm – 10pm Monday to Friday, Weekends and Bank Holidays
Bexley Mental Health Service
If you are already under the Bexley Mental Health Service, if it is an emergency and you are unable to contact your care coordinator, call the 24-hour mental health crisis line at 0800-330-8590.
Confidential support for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair: contact the Samaritans on 116 123 (available 24 hours, free from landlines and mobiles).
Solace Women’s Aid offers free advice and support to women and children in London to build safe and strong lives. Contact SOLACE on 0808 802 5565 for free confidential advice and support for women in the London area.
If you are struggling to cope and need mental health support, contact SHOUT 85258, the free, confidential, 24/7 text service. To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 day or night.
More information on mental health support available here.