Mental Health Support

The Psychological Wellbeing Service (IAPT) offers treatments across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  If you would like support you may refer yourself directly to the service via the internet  

Telephone: 0300 300 0055


Mental Health Crisis Support  The service is available to anyone, of any age, currently living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in mental health crisis. Individuals may call themselves or others can call on behalf of someone in crisis. Provides a safe place for individuals experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.


Dial 111 and

select Option 2

Samaritans We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. 

Freephone: 01223 364455 or 116 123 

(24 hours a day, every day)


Centre33 - Centre 33 is here to support young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with a wide range of issues.


Cogwheel provides counselling and psychotherapy support for people in Cambridgeshire. 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental health problems in the course of a year, the most common disorder being mixed anxiety and depression. Early counselling intervention is an effective solution and prevents more complex health and social needs from developing. Through counselling a person can talk about difficult thoughts, feelings, behaviour and situations. Counselling can enable positive changes to take place leading to a healthier, happier and more hopeful outlook.


KEEP YOUR HEAD –  The website covers a range of issues including stress, bullying, self-harm and what to do in a mental health crisis. 


STOP Suicide - Online information on what to do if you are feeling suicidal or you if you are worried about someone


KOOTH – This is a free, safe counselling service providing information and support for people aged between 11 and 24 years. As well as offering  moderated support groups young people can also book counselling as regular structured sessions with an assigned counsellor, or use the ‘drop in service’ online and have a text based conversation with a trained counsellor. The service is available 12noon-10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm on weekends, 365 days a year. 


Shelf-Help – This scheme provides recommended expert endorsed books about mental health for 13-18 year-olds through libraries. Topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying and exams. Collections are available through Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Libraries’ book list:


Living Life to the Full - free online courses covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.


Mood Gym – moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.


Mind Ed This site contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues.


Lifeline Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Helpline - Confidential listening support and information. 

Freephone: 0808 808 2121 (7.00pm – 11.00pm every day)


Saneline SANE is a leading UK mental health charity improving quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness - including family friends and carers

0300 3047000 (6.00pm-11.00pm)


CALM The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide

0800 58 58 58 (5.00pm – midnight) Every day


Confidential young suicide prevention advice. 

Call: 0800 068 41 41

(Open Monday –Friday 10am – 10pm, weekends 2pm – 5pm)


Lifecraft - Self-help, user led organisation for adults with mental health problems. Provides free services to help and support for wellbeing and recovery.

Phone: 01223 566957

(9am-5pm Mon-Fri)


Hopeline – Papyrus

Prevention of young suicide 

Call: 0800 068 41 41

(Open Monday –Friday 10am – 10pm, weekends 2pm – 5pm)


Richmond Fellowship, Cambridge - Provides residential, supported living, community and employment services for people with mental health problems in Cambridgeshire.

For employment support phone: 01223 301032 (Cambridge)


YMCA, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Free counselling 13- 25 year olds.


Phone: 01733 373170


Group Therapy Centre: Self-Referral Therapy Centre providing, Group Analysis, Group Psychotherapy, CBT, Schema Focused Therapy (there is a charge for this service) 


01223 357221


Red2green: Supporting people with mental health to participate in their communities and progress to volunteering 


01223 811662