Mental Health Awareness Week (9 – 15 May)

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 9 – 15 May this year, with the theme of loneliness.

The past two years have been very challenging for many of us, with the pandemic having a big impact on our mental health and many of us experiencing feelings of loneliness.

Loneliness has a huge impact on our mental and physical wellbeing and that is why we are encouraging residents to support each other and build meaningful connections with their friends, family, colleagues and community.

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit the Mental Health Foundation website.

There are many events taking place within north central London during Mental Health Awareness Week. You can view the full schedule below.


Events in North Central London

Meridian Wellbeing are hosting a number of free to attend events to help tackle loneliness, taking place at the Meritage Centre, Church End, Hendon, NW4 4JT.

  • Mon 9 – Fri 13 May, daily: UNSPOKEN: An art exhibition created by students in further and higher education in the UK in response to their lived experience of attempted suicide. Hosted in partnership with Middlesex University and Public Health Barnet.
  • Tue 10 May, 11am-2pm: Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with dance and tai chi workshops, networking, and lunch. Email info@meridianwellbeing.com to register your attendance.
  • Fri 13 May, 11am-1pm: Pop into the Wellbeing Café for a cuppa and a chat, try your hand at table tennis and connect with new people.

Below are a list of some upcoming events and activities taking place across Camden. Some are one-off events for Mental Health Awareness Week, while others are reoccurring on a weekly basis. 


Resources for you

NHS Mental Health Hub

A range of information and support for your mental health

Mental health – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you are struggling and need some support, there are also many services available across North Central London that can help:

Kooth: for young people in North Central London

An online 24/7 mental health and wellbeing support for young people (under 25s) across North Central London.

Good Thinking

Digital wellbeing support for Londoners who need help with anxiety, sleep, low mood and stress. Their resources include free apps, podcasts, blogs and workbooks.

  • Access their resources here.

Thrive LDN

A citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. It is supported by the Mayor of London and led by the London Health Board partners. They offer 24-hour advice and support, free webinars, and online tools to help with your mental health.

  • Access their resources here.

iCope

This service offers free, confidential help for problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

  • Access their services here.

Every Mind Matters

This service provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help tackle stress, anxiety and sleep issues.

  • Access their resources here.

Mind

A mental health charity offering support within North Central London boroughs:

Council Mental Health Support

The local councils across North Central London offer their own range of mental health support:

National Charities:

Samaritans

  • Helpline: 116 123 (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Mind

  • Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)

Saneline

  • Helpline: 07984 967 708 (Leave Saneline a message and one of their professionals/senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable)

Childline

  • Helpline: 0800 1111 (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)