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Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Webinar for Adults in Bexley 10.05.2021

Talking therapy:

 Mental Health Support: Mind in Bexley

Are you feeling low in mood, anxious, worried or depressed?

Mind in Bexley IAPT team offers:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Therapy for parents in the perinatal period (and parents of babies under 1 year)
  • EMDR for trauma
  • Online therapy
  • Bereavement support
  • Mental health support for Long Term conditions

Click here to complete the online form to register for support

 Please note, you must be registered with a Bexley GP and be aged 18 or over.

If you are stressed, worried or feeling down right now you can call the MIND in Bexley Wellbeing Line on 0808 196 3806

 Open Monday-Friday, 10 am- 3pm

 You can also phone the Counselling Matters helpline which is staffed by counsellors and open 9am to 9pm 7 days a week: 0800 047 26000

Community Connect

Community Connect is a service supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with activities, support and services in the community.

Community Wellbeing Co-ordinators can help you to find support for issues outside of the usual care that your GP or nurse may be able to provide.

If you are facing any of the issues below they will be able to connect you to the help you need:

  • Debt and money advice
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Social or welfare needs
  • Weight management
  • Bereavement
  • Substance/alcohol dependency
  • Managing health conditions
  • Being a Carer
  • Dementia
  • Domestic abuse
  • Problem gambling

Tel: 01322 524682 option 1 (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm)

Or self refer here: http://www.communityconnectbexley.co.uk/

Crisis resources:

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe please call 999 or attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich or Darent Valley Hospital)

At other times of crisis please contact:

The Albion Surgery 0208 304 8334 Monday to Friday 8am -6.30pm

If you need to speak to someone about how you are feeling, the Oxleas Mental Health Crisis Line 0800 330 8590 is a 24hr telephone service for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis line provides an opportunity to talk to a mental health professional about your mental health crisis. The service also provides advice and information for carers, family and friends who may know someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Samaritans: call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org (24 hour service)

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.

The Bexley Crisis Café is a safe and friendly place to come to if you are experiencing severe emotional or psychological distress. The service provides access to mental health support and advice from mental health and wellbeing professionals.

Opening times: 6 pm to 10 pm from Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Location: Mind in Bexley 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DS

Further Crisis resources: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/help

Depression:

24 hour text support service: https://giveusashout.org/

Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support: https://www.qwell.io/

Support organisation: http://depressionuk.org

Advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Signs, symptoms and treatment guide: https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/leaflets/Depression%20and%20Low%20Mood.pdf

How to challenge unhelpful thoughts: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TalkPlus_Cognitive_Restructuring.pdf

Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation resources: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/mindfulness

Resources to help you look after your physical health: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/physical-activity

Cognitive behavioural therapy self- help: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/depression.htm

Silvercloud online cognitive behavioural therapy programme: https://mindinbexley.silvercloudhealth.com/onboard/bexley/

Book recommendation: ‘The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Professor Steve Peters

Anxiety:

24 hour text support service: https://giveusashout.org/

Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support: https://www.qwell.io/

Support (online, phone, text), resources and courses: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ Helpline: 03444 775 774 - Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5.30pm

Advice and self-help resources for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety-related conditions: www.nopanic.org.uk Helpline 0300 772 9844 Every day 10am -10pm

Signs, symptoms and self-help strategies: https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/anxiety.asp

Support and advice: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/about-anxiety/

Cognitive behavioural therapy self-help: http://getselfhelp.co.uk/anxiety.htm

Bereavement:

Pre- bereavement and bereavement support and counselling: CRUSE Bexley and Bromley
www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/south-east/bexley-and-bromley  Helpline: 0808 808 1677

Practical guidance and support following the loss of a loved one: National Bereavement Service
https://thenbs.org/

Peer-to-peer support network to anyone who’s been widowed at a young age: WAY- Widowed and Young
www.widowedandyoung.org.uk

Signposting website for the bereaved and anyone supporting them: At a Loss
www.ataloss.org

Helpline for people affected by the death of a child under any circumstances: The Child Death Helpline
www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk  Helpline: 0800 282 986

Postnatal depression:

Support for mothers suffering postnatal illness and their families: Association for Postnatal Illness
https://apni.org/

Pre- and postnatal depression advice and support for parents: PANDAS
www.pandasfoundation.org.uk  Helpline 0808 1961 776 11am -10pm Everyday

Domestic Abuse:

Advice, support and referral to a range of services: Bexley Domestic Abuse Services
www.bexleydomesticabuseservices.org.uk/

Support and advice: National Domestic Abuse Helpline
www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk  24 hour Helpline 0808 2000 247

Information, support and advice: Womens’ Aid
www.womensaid.org.uk

Helpline for men affected by domestic abuse: Respect Men’s Advice Line
www.mensadviceline.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 8010 327  Monday- Friday 9am-8pm

Support and advice: Solace
www.solacewomensaid.org Helpline:  0808 802 556580

Information, support and signposting for men affected by domestic abuse and their friends and family: ManKind Initiative
www.mankind.org.uk  Helpline: 01823 334 244

Psychoses:

Emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers: SANE
http://www.sane.org.uk/  Helpline: 0300 304 7000 Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 10.30pm

Advice, information and support: Rethink Mental Illness
www.rethink.org Advice line: 0808 801 0525 9.30 am- 4pm Monday to Friday

Support and advice for Bipolar: Bipolar UK
www.bipolaruk.org

Eating Disorders:

Support for those affected by eating disorders: Beat eating disorders
www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Helpline:  0808 801 0677

Support and self help groups for those affected by eating disorders: Seed Eating Disorder Support Service
https://seedeatingdisorders.org.uk/

Support for those affected by eating disorders: Anorexia Bulimia Care
www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk Helpline: 03000 11 12 13

Wellbeing Apps:

  • Silvercloud
  • Clear fear
  • Headspace
  • Calm Harm
  • Calm

Apps for depression, anxiety, physical wellbeing and eating disorders: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/apps

Book recommendations for mental health and well being: https://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/mental-health

Mental wellbeing audioguides: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/

Sleep:

Getting a good night’s sleep self help guide: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SleepHygiene.pdf

How to cope with sleep problems-Advice from MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/sleep-problems/about-sleep-and-mental-health/

How to cope with sleep problems self- help resources from MIND: https://mindinbexley.org.uk/self-help-materials

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