If you are seeking immediate help you can contact The Samaritans.

If you are in need of urgent medical assistance you can attend your local Accident & Emergency hospital or ask for an Emergency GP appointment.  You can also call the NHS advice line on telephone 111.

Local NHS mental health crisis teams can also be contacted for emergency situations.  For Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering there is the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT).

For individuals seeking free/low cost therapy there are organisations which provide this, usually in a short-term manner.  Here are some organisations listed which are local to East London.

ELMS – Waltham Forest Community Counselling Service

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham

The NHS provides some therapy and / or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but provision varies.  The appropriate route would be to speak to your doctor.

Self-help resources can be extremely beneficial to some people.  Mind provide a lot of information for example regarding anxiety and panic-attacks.  There are also websites which provide information to assist people for example with sleeping difficulties.  I have listed a few resources below.

Anxiety & panic-attacks

Self-harm (a self-help approach to self-harm is available from PCCS books, as well as a book setting out a person-centred approach to this topic)

Sleeping difficulties

There are also many books, local charities, self-help / support groups, and provisions such as eco-therapy schemes in different localities.  Individuals may find these types of resources to be of great value in their journey towards greater emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction.

PCCS books is a good resource for person-centred literature.