Mental health

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 to enjoy the good things!

Take action to look after your mental health

Advice, guidance and top tips on a wide range of topics relating to mental health and wellbeing. For more information click on the link: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.

Talking Therapies Redbridge

Redbridge Talking Therapies accepts self-referral as well as referrals from GPs and other health professionals. You can call 0300 300 1554, option 1, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can self-refer online by visiting: http://www.mytalkingtherapies.org.uk.

Accessing mental health support

Redbridge Mental Health and Well Being 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. Click on the link to access the map.

For a full list of all services available in Redbridge please email mark.berry@redbridge.gov.uk.

Mental Health Direct

Provides support 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. Call 0300 555 1000, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Good Thinking Redbridge

Offers online web and app based tools and resources to help people to feel better. Support covers a range of common mental health issues ranging from managing anxiety to meeting like-minded people. Visit their website by clicking on this link: https://www.good-thinking.uk/.

Help is at hand

Provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support. Visit their website by clicking on this link: http://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/support-guides/help-is-at-hand/.

Samaritans

Dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. You will receive free confidential and non-judgemental emotional support whenever you need someone to talk to. Call 116 123 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit their website by clicking this link: www.samaritans.org.

Zero Suicide Alliance 

Free online suicide prevention training. Visit their website by clicking on this link: https://zerosuicidealliance.com.

Mind

Provides support for anybody experiencing or affected by poor mental health. Visit their website by clicking on this link: www.mind.org.uk.

Coping through Football

Copping through Football is a social inclusion project that uses football as a tool to engage people who have experienced mental health problems. The aim is to use the football experience to get fitter, increase levels of self-esteem and confidence, make new friends and help people get their lives back on track. Information on the referral process or any other clinical enquiries, please contact Sonia Smith on 07538 101 450 or email sonia.smith@nelft.nhs.uk.

Useful links

Other MyLife pages: Relationship difficulties, Harassment and hate crime, Unemployment, Domestic violence, Homelessness

External websites: Redbridge Concern for Mental HealthRichmond Fellowship Employment Service RedbridgeSamaritans (Redbridge), Mind, for better mental health, RethinkMental Health FoundationNHS Choices – mental healthSANE mental health