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As many as 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, whether that’s depression, anxiety, stress or other conditions. 

These difficult and uncertain times are challenging for many of us, and it’s natural that this may cause you to feel worried, lonely or frustrated. 

It is important to know that you are not alone and there is plenty of help out there, to improve your mental wellbeing. If you feel you need some extra support, there are a number of organisations here to help you:

The Wellbeing Network aims to help people to alleviate issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. 

Talking Therapies provide a regular time and space to talk about problems with a trained professional.

The Crisis Cafe Hackney is open for face to face and virtual support. Call 073937 62366 to book an appointment. 

Talk Changes help people with a wide range of worries, mental health problems and emotional difficulties. Click here to complete the referral form. 

City and Hackney Recovery College provides courses to enable people to become experts in their own self care and wellbeing. 

Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connecting with others. 

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. They offer counselling, advice and information. Call 0808 802 58 58

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like. Call 116 123 

5 to Thrive Five simple steps that can have a huge impact on your mental health and wellbeing. 

Hackney Council’s Supported Employment Service host fortnightly virtual Work & Wellbeing sessions focused on building employability skills, developing strategies to support general health & wellbeing and aims to promote positive mental health. Click here to register. 

Crisis Helpline Freephone

If you need urgent help because you are worried that you might hurt yourself or someone else, call the 24-hour City & Hackney crisis helpline freephone on 0800 073 0006

Crisis Text Service

You can also text Shout, a 24/7 crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. Text the word ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ and you will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer. 

Page last reviewed: February 12, 2021

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