Chat Newham Telephone Support and Crisis Line

0808 196 3510

Chat Newham is a volunteer led, community support free telephone line set up by us, the Renewal Programme, supported by Newham Council. Originally launched in April 2020 when the first lockdown was announced, we have decided to keep the line running, throughout the pandemic, due to demand.

The telephone support and crisis line is specifically for Newham residents who are feeling anxious, isolated or lonely due to coronavirus.

The line is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm. 

We ask that those seeking support to consider if there are other alternatives (e.g. family members, online delivery) before asking us for support as we would like to prioritise those that really need this service like people without access to public funds, living in shared accommodation, on low income, single parents etc.

In this time of crisis, we know our neighbours need us more than ever, especially those who are at high risk.