The Royal Borough of Greenwich delivers trauma-informed interventions and support to those individuals, families and communities most affected by knife crime. If you are a victim of knife crime or know of someone who is a victim of a knife related incident, you can get help with your mental health.

Bereavement support

In the unfortunate circumstance that there is a critical incident relating to knife crime, the council has developed a Critical Incident Community Response model, to help support local communities most affected. This enables us to assess the impact on local communities and identify appropriate follow-up support. It provides local communities with a “voice” on their needs and concerns and directs local resources in their area

Support for adults

If you’re an adult struggling with your mental health, the first step is to visit your GP. Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind provides a range of social groups and drop-in services to support people with mental health needs in Royal Greenwich.

Find out more on our website.

NHS Mental Health Service

The NHS has lots of support available if you're finding it hard to cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

Find out more on the NHS website.

Support for children and young people

There are a range of different services to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people up to 18 years and their families. 

Find out more on our mental health webpages.

Young Minds

If you’re struggling with your feelings, you're not alone. Young Minds have loads of practical tips and advice from young people just like you, as well as information on getting the support you need.

Find out more on the Young Minds website.

Kooth is a new free and anonymous online counselling service, that is, available to 11 to 19 year olds across the south east London boroughs of Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley, Lambeth and Southwark. 

Kooth offers access to self-help materials, mood-tracking and goal setting tools, counsellor messaging and peer-to-peer support through moderated online forums. The forums address issues that range from exam stress and depression to self-harm and relationship problems. 

Qualified counsellors are available to support any child or young person in one-to-one sessions, from 12-noon until 10pm on weekdays, and from 6pm until 10pm on weekends. Young people can log on to from any connected device wherever they are 365 days a year to access help and support for their mental wellbeing. 

Find out more on the Greenwich Community Directory