Health and Wellbeing
Visit the Flu vaccination page for information about the Flu and how to stay protected.
If you need medical help but are unsure of where to go, the NHS 111 service can help.
111 can tell you:
- where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do
- how to find general health information and advice
- where to get an emergency supply of your prescribed medicine
- how to get a repeat prescription
Visit the 111 website or dial 111 for free – the service is available 24 hours, seven days a week.
In an emergency always dial 999.
Domestic Violence support
If you or someone you know is at risk of domestic violence, help is available.
In a non-emergency, call 101 for support. In an emergency dial 999. If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline can be of support and is available 24 hours a day on
0808 2000 247. You can also visit www.angelou.org to learn more about the free and confidential support available to you.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Good mental health and wellbeing is crucial, it means we're able to lead happy and healthy lives. Any one of us can be affected by poor mental health and wellbeing at any time. Seeking help changes lives.
If you need support with your mental health and wellbeing or someone to talk to, please call your GP or contact:
- Every Mind Matters - Visit NHS Every Mind Matters to get your free online personal Mind Plan including simple tips and advice for you to look after your mental wellbeing during Coronavirus
- Good Thinking - If you are anxious, stressed, depressed or having trouble sleeping. This has NHS-approved mental health tools and advice to support you
- Community Living Well - services are available for people aged 16 and over for people registered with a GP in Kensington and Chelsea
- The NHS Single Point of Access Line - call 0800 0234 650 – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- You can call NHS 111 if you or someone you know needs urgent care, but it's not life threatening
- The Samaritans – call 0330 094 5717 or freephone 116 123 – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- The Listening Place – call 020 3906 7676 – open from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week
Help when you're feeling low
If you or someone you know is feeling like life is not worth living, or if you've been bereaved by suicide, you don't have to struggle alone. There are a number of organisations that can help when you need it most, including services listed above. A good place to start is your GP.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
CALM supports men in Kensington and Chelsea of any age who are down, in crisis or need to talk. Support is via their helpline, webchat and website.
Last updated: 1 June 2023