This page is a printable version of: https://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/mental-health-services.htm
Date: 26 September 2021
It is normal and okay to feel upset, anxious or confused at times.
You might be feeling anxious and worried about coronavirus and that it could be affecting your mental health. It has never been more important for each of us to think and talk more about mental health and wellbeing, and to seek support when needed.
In London, there are a range of free resources, online tools, and helplines available to help you cope and stay mentally healthy.
You should know that even though things can feel very hard at times, support is available for whatever you are going through.
Doctors of the World, in partnership with Thrive LDN, have put together a list of little things you can do to keep yourself well and some useful ways to get support if you are finding it hard. The guidance is available in English and 26 other languages to support migrant communities.
If you’re feeling anxious or stressed about work, housing or financial difficulties, then explore the helpful range of resources and guidance on City Hall's Hub.
The NHS-approved digital mental wellbeing service, Good Thinking, promotes proactive self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties and stress. Take the clinically validated self-assessment tool to get a better understanding of what you’re going through, helpful resources and if necessary, relevant treatment options.
To help build resilience and maintain good wellbeing, there’s a range of resources for everyone at Every Mind Matters. Including an interactive quiz, the Your Mind Plan, to get top tips and advice relevant for you.
A collection of NHS Coping Well During Covid webinars are available if you are feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it is impacting you, your loved ones or your work. The 60-minute sessions will guide you through ideas and tools to support your mental health and wellbeing in an evidenced based and interactive way.
The webinar topics include managing wellbeing, anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties, and mindfulness. Additionally, there are also specific webinars on managing financial anxiety and working from home and staying well.
If you do not require urgent support but are still concerned about your mental health, contacting your GP is a good place to start.
You can also refer yourself for free, non-urgent NHS psychological therapy (IAPT) services which provide evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety. These services are open if you feel like you may need further, professional support.
Talking Therapies is a free and confidential NHS service which provides support from people who understand what you are experiencing. The expert team will work with you to find the best treatment just for you, and give you effective tools and techniques that are proven to work.
We’ve helped thousands of people who were experiencing the exact same feelings as you and they have said this service has helped them feel better:
“I’ve come a long way in a short amount of time, it’s changed my life.” Patient Melissa Miles.
“I feel much better now. My sessions with the therapist were really practical.” Patient Lauren Barrett
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone's time.
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can call for:
Alternatively, when life is tough the Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
The bereavement care charity Cruse is helping families affected by coronavirus.
Mental Health Services in the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are provided by North East London NHS Foundation Trust.