Free & Low-Cost Counselling
The organisations below offer free or low cost counselling for Lambeth residents. Some organisations have a sliding scale of fees based on your income or they may have a waiting list that you can join. You can also access free counselling through Lambeth IAPT.
Waterloo Community Counselling
General low-cost counselling priced according to income. Free Multi-Ethnic Counselling in a range of languages for refugees and asylum-seekers and BAME communities living in Lambeth & Southwark.
Ask for referral via Lambeth IAPT.
Barley Mow Clinic
Frazier St. SE1 7BD
T: 020 7928 3462
The Low Cost Counselling Centre
Contact them first for an assessment.
Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists
293a Balham Road SW17 7BE
T: 020 8767 2828
The Albany Trust Centre
Counselling priced according to income. Low cost clinic for people unemployed or on low-income. Specializes in issues related to sexuality and gender.
293a Balham High Road
London SW17 7BE
T: 020 8767 1827
Telefono de la Esperanza
Free counselling and support to Spanish and Portuguese speaking people. For more information:
Telefono de la Esperanza UK
St. Paul's Church
London SE17 3QU
T: 0207 7330471
Low-cost counselling priced according to income for up to one year. For more information contact:
46 Knights Hill
West Norwood SE27 0JD
T: 020 8670 2775
The Awareness Centre
Low-cost counselling for people on low income, state benefits; students aged over 18 and those registered as disabled. The Awareness Centre is a partner of Lambeth IAPT.
41 Abbeville Rd, SW4 9JX
T: 020 8673 4545
Ongoing Mental Health Issues
Mosaic Clubhouse provides support and opportunities to Lambeth residents living with a mental illness and are aged 16-65.
65 Effra Road
T: 020 7924 9657
Lambeth Peer Support Network helps people with mental health needs to support each other to stay well. The activities they offer include a Men's Union, Women's Group, social media workshops and crisis workshops. Free coffee & cake Wednesdays 10am-11.30am and Fridays 3pm-4.30pm
107 Railton Road
T: 0207 737 2888
Living Well Network Hub
Lambeth Living Well Network Hub directs local people to support for mental health and wellbeing. They work from different locations around the borough Monday to Friday. Call them for an appointment near you.
T: 0203 691 5080
Acute Mental Health Issues
SLAM 24-Hour Helpline
If you, a family member or friend need urgent help or advice, contact the free South London & Maudsley 24-hour mental health support line on 0800 731 2864.
Solidarity in a Crisis
A user and carer service providing out-of-hours phone support and in person. Peer Supporters run the service, they have experience of facing and overcoming mental health crises.
Monday to Friday 6pm-12am
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-12am
Freephone 0300 123 1922
Text 0788 9756 087 or 0788 9756 083
SHARP Team Lambeth
Specialist mental health team supporting people using mental health services in Lambeth. Offers therapies to help develop coping skills, resilience and well-being. To be referred, ask your care coordinator or consultant.
308 Brixton Rd SW9 6AA
T 0203 228 7050
Support for Young People
Mosaic Clubhouse Young Adults Programme
Providing one-to-one support and social activities to Lambeth young people living with a mental illness and aged 16-30.
65 Effra Road
Brixton SW2 1BZ
T 020 7924 9657
OASIS offers advice, support and treatment for young people suffering mental distress aged 14 to 35 and living in south London.
Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
190 Kennington Lane SE11 5DL
T: 0203 228 7200
The Well Centre
A youth health centre, drop-in to see a youth worker, counsellor or doctor. No appointment needed, discuss any of your health concerns in a safe and confidential space. For young people aged 13-20.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
16 Wellfield Road
Streatham SW16 2BP
T: 020 8473 1581
The 5 Ways to Mental Wellbeing
The New Economics Foundation developed the 5 Ways to Wellbeing in 2008. They are simple steps that we can all learn from to help improve our mental wellbeing (and that don't have to involve spending money!).
The steps are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. Rochdale Borough Council produced a short video that explains the principles.
Mental Health & Creativity
Offers affordable, healthy menu each week, and activity groups to develop mental, physical and creative well-being. All free and open to all. Open every Monday from 12 midday to 8.30pm.
Crypt of St George the Martyr Church
Borough High St
T: 07813 900 062
Run by and for adults with experience of mental distress. Offering workshops, self advocacy, volunteering, guided walks, exhibitions. See website for blogs their cooking club, local walks and poetry. You can self-refer to use this service.
Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Rd
T: 020 7701 2696
CoolTan Arts Well Being Service
Free service. Meet with a Wellbeing Adviser and develop a wellbeing plan, followed by regular appointments. Your GP can refer you to this service. Fridays 10am – 1pm
Lambeth Walk Group Practice
5 Lambeth Walk
T: 020 7701 2696 or 020 7735 4412
Free Mindfulness Project
Mindfulness is a very simple form of meditation. It can be useful for relieving stress and worry. You can find out more and learn some methods for free online.
Here is a link to some online resources that you can use on your computer, mobile device or download. Visit: freemindfulness.org