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

Complete an action plan and learn how to look after your mental health. The link below contains clear and concise advice. Acreate an action plan and learn how to improve your mental wellbeing, sleep better, stay connected and get help where needed.

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.

Accessing mental health support in Redbridge

Mental Health Direct

Mental Health Direct provide 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. You can call 0300 555 1000; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Good Thinking Redbridge

A digital mental health opportunity available to all: https://www.good-thinking.uk/. It 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.

if you feel 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.

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.

Online suicide prevention training - accessible for all

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting free suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.

Visit their website by clicking on this link: https://zerosuicidealliance.com.

Help is at hand

Help is at hand provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support. You can find further information on their website by clicking this link: http://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/support-guides/help-is-at-hand/.

Samaritans

Samaritans is 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, before, during or after a crisis. You can visit their website by clicking this link: https://www.samaritans.org/

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.

Mind

Mind provides support for anybody experiencing or affected by poor mental health. You can find more details on their website at this link: www.mind.co.uk.

Time to Change

Time to change are a campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. visit their website at this link: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/ for more information.

Useful links

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

External websites:Redbridge Concern for Mental Health,Richmond Fellowship Employment Service Redbridge,Samaritans (Redbridge), Mind, for better mental health, Rethink,Mental Health Foundation,NHS Choices – mental health,SANE mental health