Find out about some of the many ways to a happier and healthier you. There are a range of mental health services and organisations that can help you through difficulities you're having with your mental wellbeing.
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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.
Help and support
- 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.
- Every Mind Matters offer a short training quiz to give you top tips and advice.
- The Royal Society of Public Health has developed a free, open access e-learning 'Looking after your self-ie: A guide to finding your balance on and offline', which aims to help social media users to build a meaningful, more balanced relationship with platforms.
There are also free NHS-approved apps that can help with your mental wellbeing:
- Sleepstation is a 6-week online course for people who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night.
- Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking.
- Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
- NHS One You also recommend a range of apps to support your wellbeing.
Out of Sight: A Documentary about Mental Health and young black males
Out of Sight is a documentary produced by Socialize Media focusing on young black men and their perceptions and feelings on mental health.
If you are affected by any of the issues in the documentary and would like to get in touch with the organisations listed please visit:
2. Lambeth services
There are a range of mental health services and organisations that can help you through difficulties you're having with your mental wellbeing.
The Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA)
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
Integrated Talking Therapies
Brixton advice centre
Mental health services you can access right away in an emergency situation.
SLaM 24 hour mental health support line
Solidarity in a Crisis
Worried someone else is suicidal?
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.