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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. For example, adults can self-refer to iCope (Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service) which offers a range of free therapies to treat anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia. At the moment, iCope are providing phone, video and online treatment and are offering some additional services in response to the pandemic. Young people under 25 years old can self-refer to Brandon Centre which offers free and confidential counselling and psychotherapy. Please note that the majority of the centre’s services are now provided over the phone or online, with some face-to-face appointments where necessary.

Age UK Camden offers free and confidential counselling service to people aged 55 and over who are registered with a Camden GP. The service accepts self-referrals as well as referrals from GPs and other relevant professionals. In response to Covid-19 the counselling has moved to a telephone-based service until it is safe to resume face-to-face appointments. Unpaid adult carers (18+) living, working or studying in Camden, or caring for someone who lives in Camden can get support from Camden Carers. The organisation suspended in-person services and is currently offering a telephone and email-based service and group activities via ZOOM.  

If you are not feeling emotionally well, there are many ways to find help and support. Remember that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. In addition to Camden-based services, there are a number of services that offer support nationally - you can find details of some of them below.

If you are already cared for by mental health services provided by C&I NHS Foundation Trust, please contact the team that coordinates your care (during working hours). You can locate your service using the service finder. If you need urgent mental health support outside of your team’s working hours, contact the local crisis team on 020 3317 6333. If you are not under the care of mental health services, first ask for an urgent appointment with your GP who can organise further help if you need it. If you feel that you cannot wait to see your GP then contact C&I Crisis Single Point of Access on 020 3317 6333. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please stay safe and make sure you get help if you feel you need it.

 

General:

Mental Health UK coronavirus resources and information

Every Mind Matters

Coronavirus and your mental health

A little help to get through these weird times

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Managing your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Dealing with Uncertainty During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Looking after your mental health while working during the Coronavirus outbreak (working from home, employers, and key workers)

Coronavirus: What to do if your essential supermarket food shop is causing anxiety

Free resources

 

Self-isolation and quarantine:

Look after your mental health and wellbeing when staying at home

Mental wellbeing while staying at home

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

Putting the social into social distancing

Staying well when social distancing

 

Relationships:

Helping your relationships stay healthy during the pandemic

Nurturing our relationships during the Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues

Coronavirus lockdown: How to maintain happy family relationships in difficult circumstances

Looking after friends and family

Coronavirus and mental health: Supporting someone during Covid-19

Staying at home and abusive relationships

 

Seniors:

Mental health advice for older people during the Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

Tips for avoiding loneliness in self-isolation for over 50s, 60s and 70s older

How to stay positive in self-isolation

 

Children and young people:

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – for young people

Supporting young people's mental health during periods of disruption

Talking to your children about the Coronavirus pandemic

Talking to children about illness

Coronavirus: Helping children and teenagers cope with change, isolation and uncertainty

 

Mental health conditions:

Anxiety UK #coronanxiety support and resources

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry

Tips on how to cope with anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak

OCD and Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Resources

OCD and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - blog

Covid 19 - OCD Action

Alcohol and Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia

 

Key workers:

NHS staff

Managing your mental health as a key worker during the coronavirus outbreak

Frontline Distress Service

Covid trauma response working group: coping with stress

COVID-19 Mindfulness Resources for Health and Care Staff

Royal College of Nurses: Covid-19 and your mental wellbeing

Blue Light Information for emergency workers

Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness

Carers: protecting your mental wellbeing

Coping with going into work during coronavirus