Mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week 18-22 May 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

The theme this year is kindness and we are being encouraged to carry out or reflect on an act of kindness. You can do this by taking a photo or video and using the hashtags #KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #Newhamkindness

Please also tag @NewhamLondon in your posts so we can share your messages too!

Other help and guidance

Mental Health and Wellbeing Factsheet: Provides hints and tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on how to do this during lockdown.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Factsheet (PDF)

List of mental health service providers in Newham: Provides a list contact details for organisations that can help you if you are struggling with your mental health. We have services available for children and adults.

List of mental health service providers in Newham (PDF)

Bereavement support: Provides guidance on coping when bereaved, as well as a list of organisations who may be able to assist you.

Bereavement and Support Information (PDF)

Mental health support for children and young people: connecting and keeping in contact with others – even virtually – is an important part of maintain good mental health and wellbeing. Visit our Activities for young people page to find out what activities Newham are offering for children and young people.

Mental health support for all residents: Your local NHS Talking Therapies service (also known as IAPT service) is Newham Talking Therapies.  They offer psychological interventions for common mental health problems, such as anxiety, low mood, relationship issues, traumas and living with long-term health conditions. The service has introduced a number of new interventions to help you to get through COVID-19 challenges. Self-referrals are welcomed and encouraged.  Please see their websites for further information or call the number below. 

During these unprecedented times, the service is currently prioritising NHS and Care Home staff who live in or register with a GP in Newham.

Newham Talking therapy website or call: 020 8475 8080

If you are dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency and want to speak to someone, please call Newham’s Mental Health Crisis Helpline on 020 7771 5888. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.