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Mental health

1 in 4 people will be affected by mental health problems at some point in their life.

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 has a mental health problem, 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 
Find out about the 5 steps to mental wellbeing (NHS Choices external link)

Mental health support in your community

You can talk directly to a 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.

Barnet Community Directory (filtered for mental health support)

Let's talk: self referral therapy

Let’s Talk Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people 16 years old and over, who are worried or have low mood. 

Barnet residents can self-refer here

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.

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

Support in a crisis

If you need urgent mental health treatment, you can self-refer to the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) team.

The team sees patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in their home or in the community, GP surgeries, A&E departments. You can contact the Barnet team on 0208 702 4040

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 of these hours, please contact the CRHT team.

You can also contact your GP or out-of-hours GP service who may make a referral for someone from the Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) team to see you.  This service service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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