World Mental Health Day 2020 (Saturday 10 October)

The past few months have been very challenging for us all, with a long-term lockdown and huge loss having a huge impact on our mental health.

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Do One Thing Today’, whether it is learning a new skill, getting some support for yourself, reaching out to others or just going for walk. This is the ideal opportunity to do one thing for yourself or someone else.

To look after the health and wellbeing of staff, the CCG and other NHS organisations have put in place many programmes for staff. 

These are available on the staff intranet on the Covid-19 page and also the Health and wellbeing section.

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.

NCL Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Service

Provided by Rethink, this service is for people who live, work or study in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield.

  • Helpline: 08088 02 00 80
  • Text Message: 07860 058793
  • Webchat: (Open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6-8pm & Sundays 6-9pm)

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust – Recovery College [Camden and Islington residents only]

The Recovery College team at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust co-produce mental health and wellbeing training courses. Their tutors have professional and lived experience of mental health challenges.

  • You can enrol onto their courses now.


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

  • Access their service here.

Every Mind Matters:

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

  • Access their resources here.


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:


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


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


  • Out-of-hours helpline: 0300 304 7000 (Open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every night)


  • Helpline: 0800 1111 (Open 9am to midnight everyday)