Coronavirus: mental health support
One in four adults experience mental health problems at some point in their lives
Mental health problems can affect any of us. It can range from very common disorders such as depression and anxiety to severe problems such as psychosis. Taking care of your mental wellbeing can help you to cope with life’s problems and allow you to enjoy the good things!
Now more than ever, it is important that we take as much care of our mental wellbeing as we do our physical health. Many of us will have loved ones and family members we will find ourselves physically isolated from; maintaining connections will be vital for everyone in our community. If you feel that you need a little more help or that you may be experiencing a mental health problem, then contact your GP or doctor. They can offer advice or refer you to specialist services.
Get Your Mind Plan
Answer the 5 questions in this interactive quiz to help you build a practical plan that you can use to maintain and improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Your Mind Plan is for people aged 18 or over and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It is not a diagnosis tool. If you're worried about your health, you should speak to your GP.
Mental health map
The interactive map enables residents to search a variety of mental health and wellbeing services, from community support groups through to Talking Therapies and specialist psychology services
Mental health support helplines
These can also be found on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Map
Mental health direct
- 0300 555 1000; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; self-referral basis;
- You can call for mental health help and advice anytime of the day or night. The service can arrange for you to speak with a mental health professional and advise you about what service to contact to get the support you need.
- An online web and app based tools and resources designed for anyone living or working in London. So far almost half a million Londoners have used Good Thinking to tackle sleep, anxiety, stress and depression;
- It covers a range of common mental health issues ranging from managing anxiety to meeting like-minded people
Talking Therapies Redbridge
- Self-referral and referrals will be accepted from GPs and other health professionals;
- 0300 300 1554—option 1 (9am–5pm, Mon-Fri)
- Alternatively, you can self-refer online by visiting http://www.mytalkingtherapies.org.uk/
Online Suicide prevention training – accessible for all
- The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service Trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.
Emotional Well Being and Mental Health Services (EWMHS)
- Specialist Community Health Service for Children and Young People
- Tel: 0300 555 1182 / 0300 300 1624
- Referrals and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Help is at hand
- provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support: http://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/support-guides/help-is-at-hand/
- Samaritans is dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide;
- Free helpline on 116 123 available 24/7, before, during and after a crisis;