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.