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Thursday, 21 May, 2020 - 16:55

‘Lockdown’ not good for our emotional wellbeing

Camden residents have shared their views on the impact the pandemic is having on health and wellbeing. A striking theme has emerged: many of the residents we have heard from are more stressed, anxious, isolated or depressed as a result of COVID-19. Our Director reflects on what residents are telling Healthwatch Camden about the impact of Covid-19.

Thursday, 21 May, 2020 - 16:44

Wide range of services in Camden to support mental health

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or other mental distress, you may need some support to stay well. A range of services and online support are available in Camden for people with mental health issues. Do not delay seeking help. This blog offers a large list of mental health resources at the bottom.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 - 10:55

Dental care in the time of Covid-19

Our guest blogger for this month is Dr. Michael Wieder, the principal of Maldent Dental Practice in Malden Road, Kentish Town. He has been a Camden dentist for over 30 years at the practice and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Camden & Islington Local Dental Committee. Dr. Wieder discusses the challenges that Covid-19 poses on dentistry and offers Camden residents advice on how to safely access dental services during the lockdown.

Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 - 13:34

Death in the time of COVID-19

Our guest blogger for this month, in honour of Dying Matters week, is Healthwatch Camden Trustee, Dr Louise Jones.  Dr. Jones has worked in palliative care for 25 years, both clinically and (from 2005-2014) as lead of palliative care research at University College London where she is now honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer. In this blog, Dr. Jones discusses the unique challenge that COVID-19 poses to death and dying on communities.