Your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as your physical health and wellbeing. Help and information is available if you think you need it.
Where to go if there is a problem
Your first stop should be your doctor. They know your medical history and can help you to decide what kind of support and treatment you need.
Don't feel worried about going to your doctor. They are there to help with your mental health as well as your physical health, so if you are feeling anxious or depressed, they will be able to help you. They will try to find out what's bothering you. It could be anything from stress at work to relationship problems. Your doctor will be able to suggest the kind of help and support you might need. They might prescribe medicine, suggest you have counselling, or refer you to the Community Mental Health Services.
Havering Carers Hub hold a Mental Health Group every last Tuesday at 6.30pm at Romford Baptist Church.
For more information about Local Mental Health services click HERE
Mind is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales. They provide support and advice, and work to make sure people with mental health difficulties are treated fairly and with respect. As well as being a national charity, they have local branches all over England and Wales to provide support where you need it.
Address: Harrow Lodge House, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, RM11 1JU
Phone: 01708 457 040 (local) or 0300 123 3393 (national)
Getting in touch
Talking Therapies / Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is part of NELFT. Offering psychological support to anyone experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. Clients are able to self-refer to the service by contacting 0300 300 1554 for an assessment. If you are suitable for the service, they offer a variety of treatment options. If they cannot meet the needs, they are able to signpost and refer to other services in NELFT and the local borough. For further information, click HERE
The Samaritans are a charity who support anyone who is experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal thoughts. They can give you confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day.