A healthy mind is an essential part of a healthy life. It is important for our relationships, jobs and overall happiness.
Many of us have lost loved ones, especially due to COVID-19, and are dealing with increased money worries and maybe also job losses. These can lead to increased feelings of stress, anxiety and sadness.
If you are feeling anxious, upset and/or finding it hard to cope, help is available. Be kind to yourself and think about what may help you.
For advice and information on the following topics, see pages 14-16 in the Our 5 Ways to a Healthier Life booklet (PDF):
- Coping with loss
- Reducing anxiety and depression
- Helping young people to have healthy minds
- Connecting with others
- Caring for someone
“Dealing with increased daily costs and worrying about how to pay for food, bills and fuel, is really stressful and takes a toll on us mentally. You don’t have to deal with this on your own – we have lots of free support in Newham to help you, so please get in touch with the services listed in this booklet.” Councillor Neil Wilson Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care
In addition to the services listed in the booklet, the following services are available:
- Positively UK is a service where a group of HIV+ people provide free support to anyone living in Newham who is HIV+. This includes a range of meetings and outings, benefits advice and one to one support. For more information visit www.positivelyuk.org or call 020 7713 0444