For those of us already living with an existing mental health problem, such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who are finding things hard emotionally right now, you’re not alone.
In London, there are a range of free resources, online tools, and helplines available to help you deal with the uncertainty and stay mentally healthy.
Good Thinking is a digital mental wellbeing service that has over 100 free, NHS-approved resources designed to help those dealing with anxiety, low mood, poor sleep or stress. Take the clinically validated self-assessment to get a better understand of what you’re going through, helpful resources and if necessary, relevant treatment options.
To help build resilience and maintain good mental wellbeing, Every Mind Matters has a range of resources for everyone at Including an interactive quiz, the Your Mind Plan, to get top tips and advice relevant for you.
If you do not require urgent support but are still concerned about your mental health, contacting your GP is a good place to start.
You can also refer yourself for free, non-urgent NHS talking therapy services, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services, which provide evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety. In London, services are ready and open to receive self-referrals for those needing professional support.
Or you may feel more comfortable talking to someone you don’t know by using one of the following helplines: