Sermon Notes

Following the sermon by Bro K. Sobers here are files he is referring to:
Link to the Safe to talk about Suicide leaflet: its_safe_to_talk_about_suicide_leaflet
(Sermon can be seen here – )

Crises support

You can text Shout, a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. Text the word ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ and you will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV). Watch their video: shout 85258 – sometimes it’s easier to text

Contact Samaritans – whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by Tel: 116 123, or email: – their central London branch is also available for face to face walk ins – 46 Marshall Street, London, W1F 9BF 9am to 9pm

HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

  • For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide


If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Opening hours:

9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included)

Stay Alive App – Download from App Store
This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

James Place
At James’ Place, we work with men who are experiencing a suicidal crisis.

You can contact us by phone or email. Our teams work 9:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday (exc. Bank Holidays)., 020 3488 8404

Hackney Crises Services

City and Hackney Crisis Pathway Services
The Trust and Mind provide three services available 24 hour a day to support local residents in The City of London and Hackney available at weekends, bank holidays and outside office hours.  
The Crisis Pathway Service offers immediate support to people in crisis or in distress, but also follow up with a range of interventions to help individuals to develop ways to cope with difficulties in their life and find ways that help to avoid a crisis.

24 Hour Freephone number:  0800 073 0006

This is for people of any age who may have long term psychological issues or who have had a sudden crisis such as a shock, bereavement, relationship issue, etc. They offer confidential expert advice and guidance support and referrals to local services if needed.

Walk-in Crisis Café
As well as offering a welcome cuppa, the Crisis Cafe is a safe, supportive and therapeutic place for anyone struggling and not coping with life. It means people do not have to be alone, struggling with upsetting thoughts or worry.

The Café is at:
The Raybould Centre
City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health,
Homerton Row
E9 6SR 

It is open from 6pm-9pm Monday to Friday, and from noon-4pm on Saturday and Sundays. 

Call 073937 62366.

Service User Network (SUN)
The Service User Network is for people who experience emotional and psychological distress, frequent mood changes, emotional instability, self-harm and/ or have thoughts of suicide. It is a supportive and therapeutic group for individuals to develop self-help management strategies to prevent future crisis. The Network can also support family, friends and people who support someone with mental health issues. 

To find out more, contact the SUN on 07508 842 688.

Haringey Crisis Services

Please see the Haringey Crises Booklet.
Safe Haven Helpline is a safe, confidential helpline for anyone living in, or who has a GP, in Haringey and is aged 18+. You can telephone 0800 953 0223 – 7 days a week, 5-8 pm, including bank holidays. 

Who to contact
Emergency help is also available at Accident and Emergency departments at the North Middlesex and Whittington hospitals. Specialist mental health teams are available around the clock, who will see anyone aged over 16 who might be suffering from mental health problems in A&E, or as an inpatient.

If you are concerned about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about, you should call NHS 111 or make an appointment with your GP, who can refer you to the right services.

If someone is putting themselves or others in danger now, it’s an emergency and you should call the police on 999. They can arrange an urgent joint assessment with Mental Health services or our Social Workers if it is appropriate.

Islington Crisis Services

Mental health emergency

  • If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis – you can call 020 3317 6333 any time, 24 hours a day.
    You may visit the emergency mental health teams in A&E at one of University College HospitalWhittington Hospital, and Royal Free Hospital.
  • If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of physical harm because of a mental health concern or you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe call 999 or visit your local A&E

Visit CAMHS if looking for support for the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Islington. You can also call the NCL (North Central London) 24/7 mental health support line on 0800 151 0023.