Find out about some of the many ways to a happier and healthier you
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Wellbeing is when you feel good about yourself and your life.
People with higher levels of wellbeing live longer, healthier, happier lives and are more resilient in hard times.
However one in four people will suffer from poor mental health at some point in their life.
- Find out more about how to tackle stress.
- For more support and information visit the NHS counselling website.
- Support and advice if you are feeling lonely.
- Good Thinking provide a range of free tools and resources for those feeling anxious, sleep deprived, stressed, sad or low.
2. Lambeth services
There are a range of mental health services and organisations that can help you through difficulities you're having with your mental wellbeing.
Living Well Network
The Living Well Network Hub sits at the centre of the network and we want people to access it when needed.
It's often called the front door to mental health services because if you're having a ‘wobbly’ day or you aren’t feeling well and are worried about your mental health and wellbeing, you can contact the hub and introduce yourself.
The hub have staff from many organisations and work together to offer their skills to coordinate different aspects of the network.
The hub is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The hub also does lots of work in your local community.
|Monday||10.30am to 11.30am||We are 336, 336 Brixton Road|
|Tuesday||10:30am to 11:30am||Mosaic Clubhouse, 65 Effra Road|
|Wednesday||1.30pm to 2.30pm||SRA, 45 Knights Hill, SE27 0HS|
|Thursday||10:30am to 11:30am||Clapham Methodist Church, 386 Clapham Road|
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
SLaM is the main provider of mental health care in Lambeth.
If you're receiving support from SLaM in Lambeth please look at your care plan and contact the person listed in your crisis plan.
If you can't find your care plan, contact your community mental health team between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and ask for your care coordinator or the person on duty. Outside of these times, you can contact your local home treatment team.
Integrated Talking Therapies
You can access the Lambeth Talking Therapy service on a self-referral basis. Visit their website to find out about their service, and to self-refer.
Lambeth Talking Therapies Service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service (IAPT). Our service is available to anyone 18 years and older registered with a Lambeth GP.
They offer talking therapies for people experiencing:
- mild to moderate depression
- general anxiety and worry
- panic attacks
- social anxiety
- traumatic memories
- obsessive compulsive disorder.
They also offer help with other problems including anger, eating, and relationship or sexual difficulties.
They offer appointments at many GP surgeries and clinics across the borough of Lambeth.
They've put together a guide to a whole range of useful services and resources which you can find on their website. This is a guide developed for people who live in Lambeth and require support for many different reasons.
You can use this map to find your nearest Talking Therapies location:
Brixton advice centre
The Brixton Advice Centre provides support for a range of legal, financial and personal worries.
SLaM 24 hour mental health support line
SLaM has a 24 hour information line to help people who are experiencing mental distress. The line is for patients, carers and anyone who needs advice, help and assistance while in a crisis or facing difficulties dealing with mental illness.
Call them on 0800 731 2864.
Solidarity in a Crisis
Solidarity in a Crisis is an out-of-hours peer support service, co-designed and co-delivered by people who use services and carers in Lambeth, providing crisis support over the phone or in person.
They're open Monday to Friday from 6pm to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to midnight.
Freephone 0300 123 1922 or text 07889 756 087 or 07889 756 083.
Evening Sanctuary at Mosaic Clubhouse is open Wednesday to Sunday, between 6pm and 2am.
People in crisis can talk to staff and peers about how they are feeling and take part in activities such as exercise and art, watch TV or films, make a snack or be signposted to other services.
To access this service a sanctuary introduction form needs to be completed from your health care professional such as your GP or care coordinator.
Mosaic Clubhouse supports people who are living with a mental health condition in Lambeth and their website provides information about:
- volunteering opportunities
- access to education and employment
- crisis support
- signposting to other local organisations.
Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don't have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.
If you need immediate assistance:
- If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.
- Visit the Samaritans website, call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Men can access the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) website, call 0800 58 58 58 from 5pm to midnight every day or visit the CALM webchat page.
- Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need.
Visit the NHS webpage on suicidal thoughts for more advice and information.
Worried someone else is suicidal?
If you're worried that someone you know may be considering suicide, try to encourage them to talk about how they are feeling. Listen to what they say and don't be judgemental.
You can also complete this online training on suicide prevention.
3. Five ways to wellbeing
These five ways - connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give - can help you to manage life’s ups and downs.
Try them, they can make a big difference.