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  Taking Care of How You Feel    

There are some simple things you can do to help boost your mood, build resilience to cope with lifes ups and downs and alleviate mild mental health problems. Practice the Five Ways to Wellbeing >. Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

• Take regular exercise. Exercise improves mood, gives you more energy and helps you to sleep better and relax more.
• Avoid taking drugs that can alter mood and cut down on alcohol intake.
• Make time to pursue hobbies and interests.
• Spend time with friends and people close to you. Stay in touch and try not to isolate yourself.
• Focus on the positive and try to learn from life's difficulties.
• Be kind to yourself. Take time out to relax, do things you enjoy and focus on your positive qualities.

NHS Choices > will give you specific information about local health services and ways to look after your health and wellbeing.

Wheel of Wellbeing > a website designed to help you plan how to improve your wellbeing with tips from local people.

Go and tell the lovely Mindapples > people the 5 a day for your mind and see what others have been saying works for them.

Action for Happiness > is a campaign to encourage people to actively contribute to making our society happier and their website has plenty of ideas of practical actions you can take to feel good.

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  Worries About Your Own or Others Mental Health    

If you are worried about your own mental health, or someone you know, there is help and support available:

Talk to your GP

If you are feeling low or anxious in a way that is interfering with your usual activities, talk to someone close to you or whom you can trust, and make an appointment to see your GP. Depression and anxiety are very common – you're not alone. Having a mental health problem is the second most common reason people visit their GP. If you are not sure what to say, try writing down what's worrying you beforehand and take your notes with you. If you're anxious, ask a friend to come with you for support.

Your GP can advise you on what might help, prescribe medication and refer you to counselling (Talking Therapy), or to other more specialist services, if needed. Below are a list of local and national services that might be helpful, but there are also many helplines that can help with all sorts of worries and issues.

Lambeth & Southwark Mind > also has an excellent directory of support services for mental health and wellbeing including counselling, advocacy, housing and volunteering.

Lambeth Psychological Therapies Service > offers help for people experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks or sleep problems. Self refer by calling 020 3228 6747 or speak with your GP.

Waterloo Counselling Service > has a range of counsellors who can offer counselling in your language. Call 020 7928 3462.

CarePlace > is a new website with information about health and social care services on offer in Lambeth.

Telefono de La Esperanza > is a helpline for LatinAmerican or Spanish speaking people offering support in emotional crisis and provide workshops for people who are struggling with family problems. Call 020 7733 0471 or email info@telefonodelaesperanza.org.uk

The Portuguese Community Centre > in Lambeth also offers support and help for Portuguese speaking people.

Certitude > are a mental health resource centre for African, African Caribbean and Asian men and women and also have a Somali group. Offers music workshops, advice, befriending and peer support. Call 020 7737 2888. Contact Solidarity in a Crisis > for out of hours peer support - Freephone 0300 123 1922 Monday to Friday 6pm - midnight and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 12 midnight.

Mosaic Clubhouse Information Hub > A Hub Drop in, no appointment needed. Offers rapid mental health and wellbeing support. Walk in at 65 Effra Road, London, SW2 1BZ or call 020 7924 9657.

Connect and Do > Is a website to help people build friendships around shared interests in their local area.

Amardeep > is a community based assessment and advice service in Brixton Road for people in the South Asian community aged 18-65 who have mental health needs. Call 020 3228 6940 or 020 3228 6941.

The National Self Harm Network > provides support, resources and an online forum for those who self harm. Their helpline number is 0800 622 6000. If you or a friend are hurting yourself, Mind have this helpful guide >.

The Vietnamese Mental Health Service > provides information, advice and support to Vietnamese people with mental health issues. It offers counselling, befriending, housing and benefit advice. Call 020 7234 0601.

The Samaritans > provide confidential support & advice for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Email jo@samaritans.org or call the 24 hour helpline on Freephone 116 123.

SANE > has a telephone helpline which friends and family can ring for advice on - Freephone 0300 304 7000.

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  Worried About a Criminal Record?    

Worried about a criminal record, or advice about disclosure for jobs and travel? Contact Nacro’s > Resettlement Plus Helpline on Freephone 0300 123 1999 or helpline@nacro.org.uk and say open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

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  Worried About an Unhappy Relationship or Domestic Violence?    

Relate > offer couples counselling on issues ranging from coping with infidelity to help with sex addiction > and can put you in touch with a counsellor in your area.

Solace Women’s Aid > offer an outreach service on 0808 802 5565.

Women’s Aid > also have a national helpline on 0808 2000 247 or email helpline@womensaid.org.uk.

The Asha Project > provides support to South Asian women and children or single women fleeing domestic violence.
Call 020 8696 0023 or email advice@asha.org.uk.

Victim Support > have a local support line on 0845 450 3936.

The British Association of Anger Management > can help locate a clinic local to you. Call 0845 1300 286.

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  Drinking and Drugs    

Talk to Frank > if you think drinking, gambling > or drug use might be affecting your life and relationships.
Helpline 0800 776 600.

LEIPS (Lambeth Early Intervention and Prevention Services) > provides one to one support for those wishing to discuss their alcohol use. The service is open to self-referrals. For more information contact 020 3049 5242 or email GST-TR.ReferralsLEIPS@nhs.net.

Release Substance Misuse > Helpline 0845 450 0215 | email: ask@release.org.uk

Get help from Lambeth Consortium > for concerns about drinking. They will put you in touch with a counsellor or people that can help and advise. Call 020 3228 1500 to get in touch. There is a walk in service between 9am - 11am Monday to Friday.


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  Coping with Fertility Issues and Childlessness    

Fertility Network > offers support to those undergoing fertility treatment and coping with infertility including an online forum.

More to Life > offers support to those who are childless not through choice whether they have had fertility treatment or not.

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  Money Worries Causing You Stress?    

Sign up to Martin’s Moneysaving Expert > email to help you manage your debt. Get money advice and free deals or find some local people > who can help you out.

One Lambeth Advice > - A one stop website for advice on benefits, housing, debts and consumer rights.

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  Coping with Losing a Loved One    

Cruse Bereavement Care > in Lambeth can be contacted on 020 7620 3999. They offer support for bereaved people.
There is also a national helpline on 0808 808 1677 or you can email lambeth@cruse.org.uk.

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  Advice for Young People    

Young Lambeth > is a directory of activities on offer to young people in the borough to help find something you might enjoy that will make you feel good, plus services that can help if things aren’t going so well.

YoungMinds > have a range of advice and support aimed at improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, including a Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544.

Well Centre > For young people 13-20 years. Drop in for youth worker, counsellor or doctor services and no appointment needed.

Faces in Focus > A young people’s counselling service for 11-25 year olds in live, study or work in Lambeth or Southwark. Call 020 7403 2444.

Somalian Youth helpline > runs a confidential helpline service for young people on 0800 542 6855 or email syhelpline@gmail.com.

PAPYRUS > is a charity to prevent suicide in young people. Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141.

Young Carers can get support from Carers Hub Lambeth > or call 020 7501 8970 .

Information is also available at NHS Social Care > or by calling Carers Direct on 0300 123 1053.

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  Mental Health Support if You’re LGBTQ    

Mind > Gives information about mental health support for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).

Switchboard > The LGBT+ helpline – a place for calm words when you need them most.

LGBT Foundation > Provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

NHS Information on LGBT Support > Mental health issues if you're gay, lesbian or bisexual.

Transgender Support:

Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) > is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Mermaids > work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people.

General Mental Health Services in Lambeth for Adults >

Five Ways to Wellbeing in Lambeth >

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  Get Involved with Mental Health & Wellbeing in Lambeth.    

Do you have something to say or do you want to get involved in how mental health and wellbeing services are delivered in Lambeth?

If you have lived experience of mental health or are supporting a friend or family member, please visit Lambeth Living Well Collaborative > for opportunities to get involved with transforming mental health services in Lambeth.

You can also become a member of Healthwatch Lambeth > Tel: 020 7274 8522 | Email: info@healthwatchlambeth.org.uk

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