Community information and resources

For more information about Voluntary and Community Sector organisations in Islington (funded by Islington Council), you can read the VCS brochure_2021 to 2024

(Published in June 2022)

Food hubs

Elizabeth House is part of the Islington Food Partnership. For more information, visit:

Adult Safeguarding

All of us have a role in keeping people safe, but particularly staff and volunteers who work directly with adults or children.

Some adults may find it difficult to protect themselves from abuse, neglect or exploitation. The may be because of their mental health, physical disability, age or illness. Safeguarding adults is the work we do to help those adults keep safe from abuse and neglect.


If you are worried about an adult, please report this to the Access Service, part of Adult Social Services:

Tel: 020 7527 2299

If the situation is urgent and you think someone may be at risk of immediate harm, you should take yourself out of danger and call 999.

To find out more, please see the ‘London Multi-agency Policy and Procedures to Safeguard Adults from Abuse’ which can be found here.

For further information and resources, please visit Islington Council safeguarding adults web pages at:

Resources for parents

Our place – Free courses for parents

Islington Council have set up a helpline to support residents through the Coronavirus outbreak.


We Are Islington dedicated helpline is 020 7527 8222 and is open every day from 9am – 5pm.


General mental health

Rethink Mental Illness helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.

Advice line : 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri : 10am-2pm)


Mind is a mental health charity offering both frontline services and online information.

Info line : 0300 123 3393   Legal line : 0300 466 6463

Time to change is a joint project between Rethink Mental Illness and Mind with the aim to challenge stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health.

Line : 020 8215 2356

YoungMinds is committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health and young people and empowering their parents and carers.

Parents Helpline : 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri : 9.30am-4pm)

Samaritans provide a helpline for people waiting assistance to talk about issues related to their wellbeing or any other problem troubling them.

Helpline : 08457 909 090 (24/7)

Mental Health Foundation focus mainly on policy and service development and research.

Line : +44 (0)20 7803 1100

Big White wall is a completely anonymous online space to express yourself freely but safely.


Specialised Support

Sane is a campaigning charity with the aim of improving quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Helpline is an out for people in mental distress.

Helpline : 0300 304 7000  (4.30-10.30pm)

anxiety UK have support and resources they can offer for both people experiencing anxiety disorders and professionals working with people experiencing anxiety.

Helpline : 08444 775 774  (Mon-Fri :9.30am-5.30pm)

No Panic helps people who experience Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Helpline : 0844 967 4848 (7 days 10am-10pm)

Information on all aspects of depression including how it’s treated, recommended reading and things you can do to help yourself.

Helpline : 0300 123 3393

support for people experiencing mood problems.

Helpline : 0845 123 6050  (Mon-Fri : 10-4)

The Voice Collective is for young people who see and hear things that other people don’t.

Information about ways to manage hearing voices or unusual beliefs.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a health promotion charity with the aim of reducing male suicide in the UK.

Helpline : 0800 58 58 58  (5pm-midnight 7 days) offers information and support for young people impacted by self harm.

Site focused on preventing young suicide with dedicated sections on resources for young people and their friends.

Hopeline UK : 0800 0684 141 (Mon-Fri : 10am-10pm)

Drinkaware helps to promote up to date info and facts about alcohol and drimking.

Line : 020 7766 9900

Provides a wide range of information sheets on tboth drug and alcohol issues.

web-based information as well as an email service and helpline.

Helpline : 0300 123 6600 (2-6pm)


Youth Focused

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and younge people.

Helpline ; 08001111 Anytime is an online guide to life for young people.

Rethink Mental Illness’s youth friendly website is available to young people wanting to understand more about mental health and illness.


Mental Health for employers

The mental health toolkit for employers helps employers pick out the most valuable resources relating to mental health and develop an approach to a healthy workplace that really works.


Rethink training

Rethink offers two day adult and youth Mental Health First Aid courses, one day Mental Health Awareness and Mental health in Workplace for managers courses that are FREE to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Islington or Camden

Mental Health in the Workplace Employer’s toolkit developed by Rethink Mental Illness provides support organisations to develop the processes and knowledge to support the mental health of their workforce