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Mental health

Having good mental wellbeing contributes to your mental health and helps protect you from developing mental illness.

Mental wellbeing is how you are feeling and how well you can cope with daily life.

Become a mental health champion: join our Time to Change hub

Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to tackling negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems.

We’re looking for people who have experience of mental health problems to become Time to Change champions. Our champions will use their experience to change the way people think and act about mental health. They’ll play an important role in making a real difference in their community.

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Small Talk Saves Lives

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Suicide is preventable, and a short conversation with someone who may be struggling to cope, can go a long way and even save a life.

Waltham Forest is supporting Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, delivered in partnership with Network Rail, the British Transport Police and the wider rail industry. The campaign is encouraging members of the public to trust their instinct and intervene if they see someone who needs help, with the aim of reducing suicide on the railways. Watch a short video based on a real story of someone whose life was saved when another person took the time to talk to them.

If you or someone you know is feeling low call Samaritans for free on 116 123.

Information and advice

NHS Choices provide guidance on mental health and wellbeing, including specific information on stress, anxiety and depression as well as tips to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

For more information on mental health in Waltham Forest see our joint adult mental health strategy for Waltham Forest 2013-2016 (pdf 1852KB).

Services

NHS Choices service finder can help you find the right support for you.  

You can also use the below link to view a listing of other mental health services on the directory.

View mental health services

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