10 October is World Mental Health Day.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.
The Covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted the effects of inequality and will continue to affect people in many ways: through illness, sometimes resulting in death and bereavement; through the economic impact; and with the physical distancing that can lead to social isolation.
The past year has been difficult for us all. You may be experiencing low mood, anxiety, stress, insomnia, or concerns about Covid.
If you are struggling, support is available. Don’t be afraid to reach out. Keeping Well NWL is here to support you.
Keeping Well provides a safe space for staff, who may be struggling with the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic or other stressful or upsetting situations, to talk to trained professionals about their feelings and their wellbeing needs.
The service is available to all NHS staff and those working in care/residential homes in North West London, plus all London Ambulance Service staff.
- Talk to us on our live chat or call 0300 123 1705 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
- You can also complete a self-referral form or request a call back.
- We have a range of self-help resources covering common problems, which can be found here.
To mark World Mental Health Day we held an online wellbeing session for staff working at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. Watch below: