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Domestic Violence

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What is domestic violence? 
Domestic violence is any threatening behaviour, violence or abuse that takes place in an intimate or family-type relationship. It is a pattern of controlling behaviour, such as:
  • physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse  
  • forced marriage  
  • honour based violence 
  • female genital mutilation  
  • forced sex work

Find out about Camden Council's campaigns to tackle domestic violence and abuse.

Lockdown Hearing Voices Groups
Boloh The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline
Welcome to Boloh, Barnardo’s COVID-19 helpline and webchat for those 11+
 
 
Are you a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic child, young person, parent or carer, affected by Covid-19? You can speak to us about your worries, problems and stresses during this time, and we can provide emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help. 
 
If you’re a professional, you can also contact us to discuss how to support a child or young person they are working with.
 
We are available to talk Mon-Fri, from 10am-8pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.
 
In many languages, Boloh means speak. 
 
If you have been affected by the pandemic and you need advice or someone to talk to, you can call us confidentially on 0800 1512605 or, if you prefer to have an online chat with the specialist support advisor, you can do this via the live webchat by clicking on the icon on the bottom right of the page linked here. Our trained staff are awaiting your phone calls or webchats Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.
 
We are here to help you if you have experienced bereavement, ill health, feeling down or anxious about the lockdown, feeling isolated, worried about friends or family, concerned about your finances, unemployment,  experienced bullying or racism,  issues with homelessness or eviction, worried about returning to school/university or any other issue. Our team of specialist psychotherapists can provide you with ongoing support during this difficult time.
 
On the phone, our helpline advisors can talk to you in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi or Mirpuri.
 
Our psychotherapists can provide therapeutic support in English, Hindi, Bengali, French, Punjabi, Greek and Spanish.
 
Interpreters are available for other languages.
 
Dear Camden resident, It’s OK to not feel OK
Bipolar UK self-management webinars
Bipolar UK collaborated with the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University to organise a series of 3 self-management webinars.
 
Over the summer they piloted a bite-sized version of their award winning Bipolar Education Programme Cymru (BEPC), which is a group psychoeducation programme that aims to improve the quality of life for people with bipolar disorder. There were three sessions over three weeks.
 
 
Session one: What is bipolar?
  • What causes bipolar?
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • Benefits of self-management – interview with BEPC participant
  • Impact of COVID-19 crisis and lockdown – practical tips 
Session two: Approaches to bipolar
  • Medication approaches
  • Psychological approaches
  • Lifestyle approaches 
Session three: Self-management
  • Mood monitoring
  • Early warning signs
  • Identifying triggers

 

Camden Resilience Network Response to Covid-19: Impact and systems change
Nexus advice and support service

A free advice and support service for carers supporting their loved one with an eating disorder 

Beat Eating Disorders service user information: guided self-help for binge eating
Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

Covid-19, a new form of coronavirus, is dominating the news. It’s a worrying time for everyone, and social distancing measures can feel daunting and isolating. Mental health charity Mind has launched a new online page for people who are feeling anxious about coronavirus, staying at home and following social distancing guidance, and who have to self-isolate and follow strict hygiene rules. It covers how to handle staying at home, including adding structure and variety to your day, and how to manage rolling news coverage. It will be updated as the ongoing situation develops.

Mind now also have advise for managing feelings about lockdown easing. Lockdown has been difficult for many people. But when we were in full lockdown across the UK things might have felt more certain, as the rules were more clear. Now things might start feeling less clear, and there may be new challenges.

This page covers:
 
To find out what the rules are currently, see the UK Government’s page on Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do.

More advice on looking after your mental wellbeing

General:
 
Self isolation and quarantine:
 
Relationships:
 
Seniors:
 
Children and young people:
 
Conditions and situations:
 
Key workers:
 

Voluntary Action Camden will be publishing the latest information and advice with regards to Camden as it becomes available here.

Get help if you’re staying at home in Camden because of coronavirus: https://coronavirus-help.camden.gov.uk/

 
General advice on keeping yourself and those around you healthy and safe:
 
If you think you have symptoms please use the NHS 111 online service: https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/
London Independent Health Advocacy Service - how to get in touch

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