Who we are
Talk Wandsworth is a free and confidential service, available to people aged 18 years or over, which provides access to expert advice and techniques to help address problems with stress, anxiety, depression, or low mood.
Who is the service for
Talk Wandsworth is available to anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Wandsworth and is not currently receiving secondary mental health care or crisis services. In particular, we can help if you’re experiencing anxiety or stress, depression, bereavement or loss, sleep difficulties, anger issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and many other everyday problems.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
56 Tooting High Street
Telephone: 020 3513 6264
Our opening hours
The service operates Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and on Saturdays 9am to 5pm.
If you are interested in our service you can contact us by calling 020 3513 6264 (charged at your network rate). Lines are open from 9am to 6pm.
Who you might see / our staff
There are lots of different staff who you might meet when you visit. Key staff include:
Dr Hendrik Hinrichsen - clinical lead
Gareth Jones - service manager
What you can expect
We provide help for people who are experiencing a range of issues including panic attacks, bereavement, work and money worries, trouble sleeping, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxieties, and much more.
Our initial appointments for an assessment are booked in advance, but if you walk into our base you can speak with someone and register with the service. An appointment will then be booked at a convenient time for you.
Before you start treatment you’ll need to provide us with some information about yourself and answer three mood-tracking questionnaires that relate to how you feel. These are necessary to us provide the most suitable treatment and help us to monitor your progress.
After the initial telephone appointment where we will ask you some questions that relate to how you feel, we will propose the most suitable treatment for your needs. This call normally takes 30 minutes and helps us to understand the problems that you would like support with so that we can work together to decide what options are best for you. The wait from this initial telephone appointment to the first therapy will be between one and four weeks.
The service is available to Wandsworth residents and anyone registered with a GP in the borough. If you are interested in our service you can contact us by calling 020 3513 6264 (charged at your network rate). Lines are open from 9am to 6pm.
You can also visit our website www.talkwandsworth.nhs.uk and complete an online self-referral form.You can also ask your GP to refer you.
Or you can simply drop in and see
First Floor Office Premises
56 Tooting High Street