Mental health resources

General mental health resources

  • Talking Therapies Surrey

    Talking Therapies Surrey provide free and confidential psychological support to people over 17 years who are experiencing feelings of stress, low mood, anxiety or depression. They offer short courses of individual or group therapy treatments which are delivered by fully trained, IAPT approved practitioners either online, by phone or video call or in-person.

  • Every Mind Matters
    Expert advice and practical tips from the NHS to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Includes a quiz to get your free mind plan.

  • British Red Cross
    A number of resources; including advice from mental health professionals and actionable tips on how to prioritise your well-being, and navigate this period of uncertainty.

  • Healthy Surrey - mental wellbeing 
    A list of resources and links for both adult and child mental health services. 

  • Mental Health at Work
    Toolkit to help cope with the challenges of working from home.

  • Mind
    Reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time.

  • Mind Matters Surrey
    Telephone: 0300 330 5450 Email:
    Provides talking therapies to anyone over 17 registered with a GP in Surrey experiencing common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress.
    Self referral can be made through their website. Currently offering both group and individual therapy sessions over telephone and Skype, as well as online CBT sessions through SilverCloud.   

  • Samaritans
    Telephone: 116 123 Email:
    Continuing to offer telephone support to anyone going through a crisis. 

  • Mary Frances Trust
    Telephone: 01372 375 400 Email:
    Provides a range of online support groups and activities to support Surrey residents with mental health difficulties. 

  • Stay Alive App
    Mobile app which provides support for people who are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone in a mental health crisis. Includes links to local and national crisis services, tips and strategies for when you’re feeling overwhelmed, and customizable safety plans including space for photos and memories to help when you’re in crisis.

  • Brigitte Trust
    Telephone (for referrals): 07469 932 192 Email (for referrals):
    Provides free emotional support and practical help from trained volunteers. This service is for adults and their carers living in the borough of Surrey facing life limiting conditions including cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • NHS Volunteers Service
    Telephone: 0800 196 3646
    Provides a range of services for residents who were (or are) shielding, self-isolating or otherwise vulnerable (including those suffering from a mental health condition). Volunteer responders can provide a telephone check-in and chat, or arrange for support with food, essential items and prescription collection. Please be aware that due to the voluntary nature of the service, provision in your area is not guaranteed.     

  • Princess Alice Hospice Compassionate Neighbours
    Telephone: 07793 773 072
    The hospice’s volunteer team can provide telephone support and a listening ear to any resident with a life limiting illness, or anyone vulnerable, shielding or self-isolating.
  • Surrey Virtual Wellbeing 
    A directory of online courses, classes and meetups from organisations across Surrey, including Mary Frances Trust, Surrey Coalition for Disabled People and Oakleaf. Many of the activities replace face-to-face sessions which organisations were previously running.

  • Catalyst Community Connections
    Telephone: 01483 590 150 / 07909 631 623 (for SMS messaging)
    Provides telephone support and online activities to support people with mental health, drug and alcohol problems in West Elmbridge (Walton, Weybridge and Hersham).
    Telephone: 01372 879 321
    Currently provides telephone befriending to older adults in the Elmbridge area who are feeling lonely or isolated. 

  • Silverline
    Telephone: 0800 470 8090
    A confidential, free helpline for older people which is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Offers conversation, friendship, advice and support through its telephone befriending service. 

Bereavement resources

  • Cruse Bereavement
    Telephone: 0808 808 1677 (national) 01932 571 177 (local office)
    Provides help and support to anyone affected by a bereavement. Now has a range of coronavirus-related support resources.
    Telephone: 0800 2600 400
    Support service for anyone who has suffered a sudden bereavement, from COVID-19 or any other cause. Provides up to 10 weeks of support including advice on bereavement issues and connecting you with psychological or legal support services.

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