Resources

Some useful links to help in the current Coronavirus crisis

Crisis Support:

There is a new Camden and Islington service for anyone suffering an emergency mental health crisis. They are asking people in mental health crisis to telephone the 24/7 crisis line on 020 3317 6333 or contact their usual community mental health team. Details of this new service are here

Telephone and online support:

  • Samaritans: free and confidential telephone support 24 hours a day on 116 123
  • Saneline: out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Opening hours: 4.30pm to 10.30pm.  Call on 0300 304 7000
  • Help Hub – a free online therapy service starting soon. This website is being set up to support individuals who find themselves with limited contact due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Aims to be offering sessions from 30th March. Click here
  • Anxiety UK: info, helpline and online support groups

Other helpful information:

  • NHS information on Covid-19 is here
  • Public Health England: Guidance on social distancing and protecting older people and vulnerable adults
  • Mental Health Camden – for updates, services and events in Camden. Click here
  • National Mind Information: Coronavirus and wellbeing
  • Turn2us: advice on benefits
  • Recovery College  – the College is not open but there are courses available online.  NEW Free Recovery College online course – Coping During the Pandemic .  This course has been developed for everyone in response to the recent global pandemic.  There is information about how to avoid catching/spreading the virus, what immediate feelings you may have and common reactions, managing your mental health at this time, managing isolation and social distancing, self-care, supporting children and young people and some accessible information. The course is free to access for everyone. Click here
  • Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK – a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. Find your local group here
  • For older people – Camden Age UK has a support service which includes advice, telephone befriending and counselling, and emergency food deliveries. Please click here or call 020 7239 0400
  • Talk4Health have gone online – you can register for one of their inductions on Eventbrite here  Please see our news page here for more details about joining
  • Free hot food is available for pick up at locations around Camden from Food for All

 

Knowledge is power, or so they say. This section of the website gives us the chance to share with you the resources and information we find inspirational or useful here at Mind in Camden. Over the coming weeks and months this list of articles, booklets, books and websites will grow and grow.

If you have any suggestions for something you think that would be useful to add here – please email us. We will not be able to add everything that is sent to us, but we do appreciate your ideas.

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