Did you know you don’t always need to make an appointment with your GP to get referred for other services? You can refer yourself for antenatal care, counselling, sexual health, stop smoking support and more.
Waltham Forest Home from Hospital service Waltham Forest
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from some free support when being discharged from hospital, our Home from Hospital service can help.
Waltham Forest Home Improvement Agency Waltham Forest
We all want to live independently at home in a warm, safe and secure environment. If your needs change you may need to consider repairs, improvements or adaptations to make sure you can continue to live safely and well at home
Waltham Forest Wellbeing at Home
From time to time people can find living at home a bit of a struggle; perhaps you’ve had a bout of illness, or feel anxious about going out, maybe you’ve been feeling lonely, or money’s a bit tight. If you are finding it difficult to cope, for whatever reason, the Wellbeing at Home service can help.
Click on the link below to learn more about these services.
Waltham Forest Adult Social Care
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Tel:020 8496 3000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waltham Forest Carers Association
Waltham Forest Resource Hub (Central)
1 Russell Road, Leyton E10 7ES Tel: 020 8556 0857
Welfare & Benefits
Waltham Forest Citizen Advice Bureau
220 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 3AY. Tel:03444 889 626
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
- Royal London Hospital Referral Form
- Newham Hospital Referral Form
- Barking Birth Centre Referral Form
- Whipps Cross Referral Form
- Call the Newham maternity helpline on 020 8090 9999 who will take your details over the phone (for Newham University Hospital only)
- North Middlesex Hospital Referral Form
- Homerton Hospital Referral Form
- Call Homerton Maternity Helpline on 020 8510 5955 – you will speak with an experienced midwife who can refer you
- University College Hospital Referral Form
Mental Health Services
- Waltham Forest Mental Health and Well Being Directory
- Waltham Forest IAPT Service – The improving access to psychological therapies service provides psychological treatment for people 18 years and over, with mild to moderate anxiety and depression that have a GP in Waltham Forest.
0300 555 1000 – NELFT Mental Health Direct is a telephone helpline service available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We can arrange for you to speak with a mental health professional. We can also advise you about what service to contact to get the support you need.
Samaritans – If you need someone to talk to urgently and in confidence — the Samaritans are able to offer emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Mind – The website has a wide range of information and advice on mental health.
Rethink – Provides mental health information and advice on practical problems.
Moodzone – NHS website offers practical, useful information, and interactive tools to boost mood, cope with stress and anxiety.
Mental Health Care – Reliable and up-to- date information about psychosis.
Beat (Beat Eating Disorders) 0845 634 1414 – Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Bipolar UK 020 7931 6480 – Services include a national network of self-help groups, training courses, a mentoring scheme supporting individuals in hospitals and community settings.
Cruse Bereavement Care 0844 477 9400 – A counselling and advice service for those bereaved by death throughout the UK. Providing advice, information and practical support.
Muslim Women’s Helpline 020 8904 8193 / 0208908 6715
OCD Action 0845 390 6232 – Provides support and information to anybody affected by OCD.
Pandas 0843 28 98 401 – PANDAS is a charity which supports families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal illnesses.
Reporting harm against an adult at risk. Contact Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000.
Saneline 08457 67 80 00 – A mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness.
Sexual Health Clinics
You can just walk into all of the clinics to be seen (other than those at Boots) or pre-book a slot.
Waltham Forest Stop Smoking Service is a free, confidential service offering advice, information and support to smokers who wish to quit smoking.
You are up to four times more likely to quit smoking with support, so call 0333 005 0095 to speak to an advisor today or visit the www.everyonehealth.co.uk/waltham-forest-council for more information.
The Stop Smoking London portal is a resource for Londoners, providing useful advice about the different ways to stop smoking, and helping you access the most appropriate support for you. Visit London Stop Smoking Portal to find out more
One You has information about smoking and a range of support if you want to make a quit attempt. There is even a handy app which can track your progress and keep you motivated.
Smokefree Waltham Forest also offers support and can be contacted on 0800 032 0102 or 0208 532 6284.