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New helpline for occasional guidance around mental health

Are you a voluntary, statutory or business organisation, working in Lewisham, who could benefit from occasional guidance around mental health as it crops up in the course of your work?

Posted: 10/03/2022

You can now ring our new, confidential, helpline and speak to a mental health service professional within the ‘Community Opportunities Service’ for advice:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri – 9.30 to 4.30; Wed – 12.30 to 4.30

0203-228-9370 ‘Community Opportunities Service, Central’
0203-228-8900 ‘Community Opportunities Service, South’
020-8694-6519 ‘Community Opportunities Service, North’
(At this centre, ask for Alison, Arnie, Caroline or Richard)

You will need to register your organisation’s details first, by contacting the Project Co-ordinator below.

In-order to get help, please quote the ‘Phone-a-Friend Service’ when calling.

Please note: At very busy times you may be asked to ring another centre.

This service is brought to you by the LVP Project, which is part of Lewisham Adult Mental Health Services. We create links with mental health services to help organisations feel comfortable, confident and skilled in recruiting and retaining team members who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. We also offer free training courses. For more info contact:

Errol Hall, Project Co-ordinator, Lewisham Volunteering Pathways Project
Tel: 0208-694-6519 Email:

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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