As many as one in four people will experience some form of mental illness at some point in their lives. Mental health problems range from reactions to normal life events, such as bereavement, relationship breakdowns and depression, to more complex conditions such as schizophrenia.
The main provider of mental health care in Ealing is West London NHS Trust.
If you are experiencing mental health problems it is important to know that you are not alone and there is plenty of help out there to improve your mental wellbeing. The first place to get help is your GP. They are best placed to offer you initial advice on how to deal with your symptoms and talk to you about available treatments and support services in your area.
Mental health services for children
West London NHS Trust also provide services aimed at children and young people up to the age of 18 years. To find out more click here.
For help in a crisis, you can call West London NHS Trust on 0300 1234 244, 24 hours a day.
If your GP surgery is closed, you can also go to your nearest A&E and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.
Single Point of Access (SPA) — 03001234244. Open 365 days a year around the clock. Call the SPA to get through to a trained mental health advisor.
To find out more about mental health and for a range of useful tools to help with your mental wellbeing, visit the NHS choices website.
There are also a number of charities that provide support and advice to people with mental health illnesses. The links below take you to their websites (links below open in a new window).