NHS 24/7 Helplines

North Central London Boroughs

  • Barnet
  • Camden
  • Enfield
  • Haringey
  • Islington

24/7 Support Number: 0800 151 0023

North East London Borough

  • City & Hackney – 24/7 Support Number: 0800 073 0006
  • Newham – 24/7 Support Number: 0800 073 0066
  • Tower Hamlets – 24/7 Support Number: 0800 073 0003
  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Havering
  • Redbridge
  • Waltham Forest

24/7 Support Number: 0800 995 1000

North West London Boroughs

  • Brent
  • Hillingdon
  • Harrow
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

24/7 Support Number: 0800 023 4650

  • Ealing
  • Hounslow
  • Hammersmith & Fulham

24/7 Support Number: 0800 328 4444

Charity Helplines

Other NHS Support

if you’d like to talk to someone in confidence about how you’re feeling, various charities provide free advice and support, including:

  • Childline: Call 0800 1111 (available 7:30am – 3:30am, seven days a week)
  • Hopeline UK (Papyrus): Call 0800 068 41 41, text 07860 039967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org (available 9am to midnight, seven days a week)
  • Samaritans: Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org (available 24/7)
  • Shout: Text SHOUT to 85258 (available 24/7)
  • Student Space: Call 0808 189 5260 or text STUDENT to 85258 (available 24/7)
  • The Mix: Call 0808 808 4994 (available 3pm to midnight, seven days a week) or text THEMIX to 85258 (available 24/7)
  • YoungMinds: Text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)

if you need help urgently but you’re not at risk of harm or serious illness, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

If it’s an emergency and you need immediate medical attention, call or text 999 for an ambulance. You can also go to your local Accident & Emergency department (find your nearest A&E here).

If you’re in danger because of another person, call or text 999 and ask for the police.