Mental health

Mental health problems can range from anxieties and worries caused by everyday life, to more serious long-term conditions.  


If you are concerned about your mental health:

If you're concerned that you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, you should go to your local GP surgery first.

5 steps to mental wellbeing

Below are five things that, according to research, can really help to boost our mental wellbeing: 

  1. Connect 
  2. Be active
  3. Keep learning
  4. Give to others
  5. Be mindful 

Mental health support in your community

You can talk directly to organisations in Barnet offering mental health support. They can give advice about services available locally, and offer you group and individual support to overcome mental health problems.

Let's talk: self referral therapy

NHS Barnet Talking Therapies 

NHS Barnet Talking Therapies (which used to be called Let's Talk IAPT) is a free service for people 16 years old and over, providing a range of treatment programmes including one to one therapy, counselling and group work.' 

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The Network programme

The Network provides short-term support if you have mental health problems and want to become more independent, gain confidence and be part of your community.

Support in a crisis

  • If you need urgent mental health treatment, you can self-refer to the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) team on 0800 151 0023. The team sees people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in their home or local community, GP surgeries and A & E departments 
  • You can also access Sanctuary in Barnet / Mind in Enfield and Barnet who are open every day of the year, 4:30pm-10pm weekdays and 12-6pm weekends. Their phone number is 0208 343 5704. The team at Sanctuary in Barnet are trained mental health professionals who specialise in crisis de-escalation and prevention and offer immediate support during times of crisis. 
  • If you're already a patient of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and need urgent care you should contact your care coordinator between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours, please contact the CRHT team. 
  • You can also contact your GP or out-of-hours GP service
  • You can find further information about Mental Health and Wellbeing services here

When you need urgent help

  • Go to your nearest walk-in centre or A&E
  • Contact Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90
  • Call 999 where necessary