Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Find out more here.
COVID specific concerns are covered here on their website.
Call, log on for instant chat or email. This is always answered by trained counsellors. Calls are free from all mobile networks.
Hounslow Youth Counselling Service offer free support to 11-25 year olds. Just pick up the phone to HYCS to request free 1-2-1 counselling support if you are 11-25 and live, study or work in Hounslow Borough. Call us on 020 8568 1818 or find out more from their website.
If you need urgent help text 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus
Honest information about drugs and drug use.
Call 0300 123 6600 Call FRANK 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text 82111. Text a question and FRANK will text you back.
0808 808 2008 (Area served London)
Helpline providing culturally sensitive support to Muslim youth under the age of 25. Outreach services including family mediation, face to face counselling and befriending. See www.myh.org.uk for more information.
Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away. You can also contact the Helpline if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.You can call or text for free, 24 hours a day. It’s all confidential.
Support for parents
You may find the following sources supportive in times of need.
Hounslow Community Foodbox (Tue to Fri 10:00 – 13:00 Sat 10:00 – 12:00)
Brickfield Community Centre, Brickfield Close, Brentford TW8 8JN
07718 263 614 or 07850 402 419
Call 0808 808 4000 for free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
Free and easy to use online debt advice service (charity) from National Debtline. It will give you a personalised action plan to manage your debts and help get rid of the stress that goes with them.
Debt management plan (DMP); Individual voluntary arrangement (IVA); Debt relief order (DRO); Bankruptcy; Equity release; Mortgages.
0800 138 1111 – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturday
Source of affordable credit, without the need for personal guarantees; friendly and personal customer service of the highest standard.
0208 756 3865 Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 (closed after 12 noon on Wednesdays)