If you need any support during this period, see below for contacts and services.

There are also general resources for all Cardboard Citizens Members available here »
And Creative Opportunities through the crisis available here»


Omicron variant: keeping up with Covid safety measures and how to get vaccinations

We encourage all members to get as up to date with vaccinations as possible including booking your 1st, 2nd and booster jabs at the earliest opportunity in order to keep yourselves and others safe. 

For the best advice about how to get your vaccinations, including eligibility and how to access walk in clinics, please visit the NHS website by clicking here.

Covid vaccine programme - information on registering with a GP

As Covid 19 vaccines are rolled out nationally it’s more important than ever to be registered with a GP if you want to be offered a Covid 19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Please see the links below for information about how to register with a GP, right of choice, how to deal with problems with registration or unfair refusal and why it’s important that GPs register those in need:

How to register with a GP surgery

Your right to choose your GP practice

Homeless Link article on why GPs must register those in need

Your right to a GP and how to deal with problems with registering including if you are unfairly refused

Support for 16-25s

For those who need support with mental health:

HOPELINEUK: Confidential support and advice to those under 35, who struggle with thoughts of suicide. Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039 967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org. Opening times: 9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included). Resources are also available online at www.papyrus-uk.org

The Mix

Offering Mental Health support and signposting for 13-25s.
Mix of tools and advice for essential support.
Call them on 0808 808 4994 from 3pm-12am everyday or visit The Mix website for more information.

For those at risk of homelessness:

Alone in London
Advice and support for 16-to-25 year olds who are at risk of homelessness. Call 020 7278 4224 or email aloneinlondon@depaulcharity.org.uk
Opening Times: Monday – Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

New Horizons

Providing support and advice around housing, training, employment and food, showers and laundry.
Day Centre opening times: Monday to Friday between 10:30am and 4:00pm (with short closure between 1:30-2:00pm for cleaning and staff breaks).
Please note Tuesdays are appointment only so only come to the day centre if you have been asked to come at a certain time by a member of staff.
020 7388 5560 or email info@nhyouthcentre.org.uk. https://nhyouthcentre.org.uk/get-help

Other support:

LGBT+ Switchboard Helpline:
Providing information and support for anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Opening times: Everyday 10am-10pm
Call or email : 0300 330 0630 / chris@switchboard.lgbt 

If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do.
Always open and you can call Samaritans on 116 123