Mental health: Kingston

Visit our COVID-19 resource hub for information about emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people during the pandemic.

Kingston iCope offers free, confidential help for problems such as stress, worry, anxiety and depression or insomnia.

Kingston iCope offers a range of courses and individual treatments to help you manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and other cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties. It is for adults of all ages.

The treatments offered have been shown to be effective and are recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

You can refer yourself or refer someone else.

Find out more by contacting Kingston iCope direct.

Anyone can access the service – either via your GP or other health professional or by referring yourself directly if you want to. The service is offered from Surbiton Health Centre.

The service includes:

  • assessment and bespoke treatment plans
  • harm reduction information and needle exchange
  • specialist detoxification programmes to manage withdrawal symptoms and gradually wean you off drugs and/or alcohol
  • one-to-one and group therapies aimed at getting to the core of the problem, coming up with ways to deal with cravings and avoid relapse
  • motivation and support from those that have previously had problems with drugs and/or alcohol
  • group activities and social networks, including men and women’s groups, relapse prevention and life skills advice
  • joint working with employment agencies, training providers and housing associations to help you get back on track

Find out more on their website or contact Kingston Wellbeing Service direct.

In an emergency

In an emergency, if your GP surgery is closed, go to a hospital’s A&E desk and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty. 

You can also read the NHS guidance on dealing with a mental health crisis.