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Some helpful links

For those in our community that might need some extra help

Local Crisis Support

Mental Health crisis advice

South West London 24/7 mental health crisis line:

0800 028 8000

For people in crisis and anyone who needs advice to support someone in crisis.

For younger people – under 18s

CAMHS Crisis Line

0203 228 5980, Monday to Friday 5pm – 11pm, and Saturday, Sunday, and BHs 9am – 11pm.

Merton Uplift

Local Support for Anxiety, Stress, Depression.

020 3513 5888 (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm)


The Wimbledon Foodbank

Three day emergency food parcels, vouchers from referring organisations

Merton Community Hub can issue them

0808 208 2138

The Trussell Trust

0808 208 2138

Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge:

Community Fridge

New Horizon Centre 

South Lodge Avenue

Pollards Hill


Warm Spaces

Benefits and other advice

Citizens Advice 

0344 243 8430


0808 278 7831 (10am-4pm Mon-Fri)


0808 278 7833 (10am-4pm Mon-Fri)

Energy Bill help:

Merton Community Hub

Advice on financial, food or other worries.

0208 066 4086

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Domestic Violence:

Police Community Safety Unit

0208 649 3170

One Stop Shop 

Confidential Drop in Service

0207 801 1777

Other Important Support

Homeless drop in 

Salvation Army

109 Kingston Road, SW19 1DJ

Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2.30pm

Food and clothing provided

Wimbledon Guild

Community Charity offering practical help and support including small cash, grants and energy vouchers

0208 946 0735

Advice about your rights, money, benefits, debt, homelessness

Springfield Law Centre 

0208 767 6884

South West London Law Centres

0208 767 2777

Help with cost of living support, forms, grants and advice.

Christians Against Poverty

0800 328 0006

Faith in Action 

07843 280419

Debt Free London

0800 808 5700

For medical emergencies:

Ring 999 for emergency services.

If it is not a medical emergency but you still need urgent help:

Ring 111 for professional 24/7 health advice. 

Fuel Poverty Support

0800 118 23 27

Local Merton Community Support

Mental health and wellbeing

Merton Uplift 

020 3513 5888 Mon – Fri 9am-5pm

One You Merton

The local health and wellbeing service for Merton. They can help you set goals towards a heathier you:

Phone number: 020 8973 3545 Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm.

With information on a range of very helpful services:

Sunshine Recovery Cafe (Crisis Cafe) 

296a Kingston Rd, Wimbledon Chase, London SW20 8LX  – 07908 436617

Open access, evenings and weekends, programme of events but also just a place to go not to be alone in times of intense vulnerability. 

Hestia Recovery Cafe

966 Garratt Ln, London SW17 0ND

07794 394920

020 8767 8426

Off the Record Youth Counselling 

08009807475 Monday to Friday from 3 – 6pm and continue to open on Saturdays, 10am – 1pm

Or sign up for text based counselling here 

Westminster Drug Project

7 Langdale Parade, Upper Green E, Mitcham CR4 2PF

0300 303 4610

(help for people with all levels of substance misuse issues and their families and carers) 

Merton Social Prescribing 

Peer support groups who meet regularly in person:


Peer Support Group meeting Mondays 6pm-8.30pm New Horizon Centre S.Lodge Avenue, Mitcham, London CR4 1LT

Focus 4 1

Fortnightly peer-support meet-ups at Vestry Hall Mitcham (and additional meetings for Females over 18 who have survived sexual violence)

07870 898 811

Mental Health Carers Support Group

Contact Carers Support Merton on 0208 646 7515, 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday 

Imagine Independence

Wellbeing and peer support service based at Tooting & Mitcham Community Sports Club, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden SM4 6BF

07552 277 145

020 8685 6192

Other support networks and contacts:

Dons Local Action Group



Domestic Violence and Abuse Support

St Michael’s Church Hall

Fresh food and veg

Chestnut Grove

Pollards Hill


Morden Baptist Church 

Grasmere Avenue



Local Welfare Support Scheme

020 8274 4908

Merton Grow Baby

2nd hand good condition clothes and items for newborns to 5 years old

Love London Working – 0300 500 8000

Step Forward

0208 764 9582 – option 2

Immigration, benefits, housing advice, form filling

Housing Support

Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm

Merton Civic Centre

Morden, SM4 5DX

Family Support

Home Start Merton 

0208 646 6044

Family Lives 

0800 800 2222

Healthier Together

A tool that gives consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice.

National Support


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Call 116 123 for free


Mental Health support.

0300 123 3393

Housing Support 

Shelter – 8 am-8pm

0808 800 4444

Domestic Violence

Womens Aid


0808 2000 247

Debt Helpline 

Step Change

0800 138 1111


Job Centre Plus

0800 159 0190

Citizens Advice

Addiction and substance misuse

Alcoholics Anonymous


Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol.


0300 123 1110

Talk to Frank

National drug education service

Other helpful support:

Anxiety UK

Bereavement Advice Centre

Carers Trust

Carers UK



Free and impartial information and advice for employers and employees.

NHS Choices

Information on health related issues.

Age UK

Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia UK

Preventing suicide


Working to prevent male suicide.



Support for anyone who has been victimized by sexual assault or abuse

Helping Survivors

Help to claim benefits and increase your income

Finding Warm Spaces

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