Healthy New Year 2022 - Services and Support

Local Services and Support during this period.
2021 Christmas services and support

Healthwatch Kingston will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

We understand this time of year can be difficult, even more so during a pandemic.

There are a wide range of services available to residents of Kingston to help during this time. Should you need care and support these include, vaccinations and support for people struggling with loneliness and their mental health.

If you'd like to share your experiences of health and social care services (including getting vaccinations and boosters) during this period, we'd love to hear from you. Complete our short Share your experiences of Kingston's health and social care services survey.

Covid-19 Support

Kingston Stronger Together Support Hub

The Kingston Stronger Together Support Hub is being run in partnership between Kingston Council, Kingston Voluntary Action, Volunteering Kingston and other community groups. Together we are helping Kingston residents who cannot leave their home due to COVID-19 and need extra help on top of what friends, family, trusted neighbours and other local services are providing.

If you can not complete or would like to talk to someone please call: 020 8547 5000

Covid-19 Latest Guidance

Vaccine and Booster Information 

In a Medical Emergency 

111 - Urgent medical help (but not life threatening)

NHS 111 can help if you need urgent medical help or you're not sure what to do.They will ask questions about your symptoms so you get the help you need.

If you need to go to A&E, NHS 111 will book an arrival time. This might mean you spend less time in A&E. This also helps with social distancing.  

111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

999 - Life-threatening emergencies

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

999 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line

St Georges's Mental Heath Trustt, have a mental heath crisis line open throughout the festive period offering mental health support and advice to people in south west London. 

If you live in Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton or Wandsworth, you can call our 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 028 8000

https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/item/mental-health-support-during-the-festive-season

Mental Health and Support Services 

Beat

Offers information and advice on eating disorders, and runs a supportive online community. Also provides a directory of support services at HelpFinder.

0808 801 0677 (adult helpline)

0808 801 0711 (youthline)

0808 801 0811 (studentline)

The Compassionate Friends

Provides support to bereaved families after the death of a child.

0345 123 2304

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. 

 0203 513 5147 

LGBT Foundation

Advice, support and information for people identifying as LGBTQ+.

0345 3 30 30 30

Men's Advice Line

Confidential advice and support for men who have experienced domestic violence and abuse by a current or ex-partner or family member.

0808 801 0327

Mind in Kingston 

0208 255 3939

info@mindinkingston.org.uk

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Free 24-hour helpline for women who have experienced domestic abuse and violence, with all female advisors. Also offers a live chat and can help to find refuge accommodation. Run by the domestic violence charity Refuge.

0808 2000 247

Relate

Provides help and support with relationships, including counselling and telephone support.

0300 003 0396

Relate's tips for a stress-free Christmas - https://www.relate.org.uk/blog/six-tips-stress-free-christmas

Samaritans

Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

116 123 (freephone)

jo@samaritans.org

Shout

Confidential 24/7 text service offering support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

85258 (text SHOUT)

The Silver Line

Provides support, information, friendship and advice for older people (over 55) who may feel lonely or isolated.

0800 4 70 80 90

Stand Alone

Charity supporting adults who are estranged (not in contact) from their family. Standalone's festive guide to the Christmas period.

Connected Kingston can help you find support and activities in your local community which may help improve your health and wellbeing. 

The online directory lists a number of voluntary and community groups around the borough of Kingston where you could meet new people and become more involved your local community. 

Find out more about the work of Kingston Voluntary Action

Looking for information about health and care?

Find advice and information to help you stay well and make decisions about your health and social care support.

Find advice and information