Mental Health Services
Self Help Books
A form of self-treatment aiming to equip the reader with new coping skills and mechanisms. This is useful for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, stress, anger management, obsessive compulsive disorder etc. Many of the books are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). There is an accessible library at the King's College Health Centre. You can access these books by self-referral or a referral by your health professional. Please enquire for further details at the reception desk.
IAPT stands for ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’. This service offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a primary treatment approach for depression, anxiety, stress, panic disorders, sleep disorders , health anxieties to name a few. It has strong research evidence and is recommended by the Department of Health. Two members of the IAPT service come to the Health Centre on Mondays and Tuesdays. The treatment is tailored to the individual's needs and is delivered in various ways: guided self-help, mood management courses, books on prescription, individual therapy. Please see a GP or nurse referral or to self-refer and for further information please check http://www.cnwltalkingtherapies.org/. Completed forms can be submitted to reception.
The Counselling Service is here to help you cope with personal and emotional problems. The Service is for all undergraduate and postgraduate students and is free and confidential. The team also offers a consultation service to staff which will allow for thorough assessment and onward referral.
This is a separate service from the Health Centre, however if required the doctors can advise and refer. You can also self-refer. To find out more about the KCL Counselling service see this link http://www.kcl.ac.uk/counselling/
Primary Care Plus - Primary Care Plus (PCP) Mental Health Service is a new service provided by Central London Healthcare. The team provide support to people with mental health related conditions ranging from mild depression to more serious conditions. They offer patients more choice of treatment methods as well as easier and faster access to treatment at a time when it’s most needed. One of the members of this team is the Community Mental Health Nurse who students are conveniently able to see, at King's College Health Centre via referral from their GP.
Young Minds - Self Harm Telephone support - Students call 020 7089 5050 and Parents call 0808 802 5544.