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. However, we know that there are many people who may want extra help and need specialist support.

For example, you may find yourself stuck in feelings of sadness or worry for more than a couple of weeks or need to speak to someone who understands what you are going through and will address your very specific needs.

In this resource, you’ll find mental health tips, tools and resources for specific audiences, including children and young people, older people, parents and carers, for those with existing mental health issues, and other community groups.

It is worth noting that people don’t fit neatly into one label – people do not identify as just disabled, or just from a minority ethnic community, or just older, or just LGBTQ+. We all have a multitude of social identities which make us who we are.

Yet some people are more likely to discriminated against or feel marginalised based on their overlapping or intersectional identity or a combination of factors will amplify the negative impact that individuals face. You may be interested in the range of resources we outline here across communities.

Most importantly though, please remember – it has never been more important for each of us to think and talk more about mental health and wellbeing, and to seek support when needed. So even though things can feel very hard at times, support is available for whatever you are going through.

Support for those already living with an existing mental health problem

We all have mental health, and the majority of us will struggle with it at some point, even before COVID-19. Know that what you’re going through is not your fault. Don’t be hard on yourself. We know that there are people who may need extra help, so click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.

Support for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

For many of us, this has been the most challenging year of our lives and it may have taken its toll on our mental health and wellbeing. We know that there are people who may need extra help, so click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.

Support for LGBTQ+ Londoners

The coronavirus crisis has been a challenging time for many LGBTQ+ Londoners. Remember, what you’re feeling is valid and help is available. You’re not alone. We know that there are people who may need extra help, so click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.

Support for young Londoners

Remember that, whatever you are feeling is valid. Take a breath. You’ve got this. But if you ever need support, there are people who are ready to help. You’re not alone. Click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.

Support for older Londoners

For those of us living alone or away from family, the coronavirus crisis has been hard. If you ever need support, there are people who are ready to help. You’re not alone. We know that there are people who may need extra help, so click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.

Support for parents

For parents and families, the coronavirus crisis is providing extra stress and uncertainty. But remember, you are not alone. We know that there are people who may need extra help, so click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.

Support for women

It’s okay to feel how you’re feeling right now. If that’s anxious or worried, this is perfectly normal when times are uncertain. Find comfort in knowing that lots of people will be feeling the same. We know that there are people who may need extra help, so click the link below to find a range of resources to help you to manage your wellbeing.