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NCL Covid Webinars
Golden Years March Programme
Support for LGBT+ residents in North Central London

Here is an updated list of organisations supporting LGBT+ residents in North Central London.

London-wide 

  • Albert Kennedy Trust – Provides housing support, mentoring, information and advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people under the age of 25 years who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in crisis.
  • Body & Soul – Body & Soul is an innovative charity that uses a comprehensive, community-based and trauma informed approach to address the life-threatening effects of childhood adversity in people of all ages
  • Galop – A London-based charity supporting LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse, hate crimes or sexual violence
  • Gendered Intelligence– Gendered Intelligence is a trans led charity who work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
  • LGBT Foundation– LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. They also work with healthcare and other professionals to help make public services more accessible and inclusive for LGBT communities.
  • LGBT Switchboard– A helpline that provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.
  • London Friend – a mental health and wellbeing charity for LGBT people
  • Mermaids– Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
  • Opening Doors London – The UK's largest charity helping connect LGBTQ+ people over 50 with activities, events, support and information.
  • Stonewall Housing – Provides supported accommodation for young LGBT people and offer housing advice and support to LGBT people.
  • Terrence Higgins Trust – The UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. People living with HIV in the UK and aged 18 or over are eligible for their free online counselling and emotional support service.
    Camden 
  • Forum+ is an independent charity working to improve the lives of LGBT in Camden, Islington and the surrounding boroughs, including providing social activities and support for victims of hate crime and discrimination.
    Enfield 
  • Enfield LGBT Network – The Enfield LGBT Network is a consortium of voluntary and statutory sector organisations as well individuals that live and/or work in the borough of Enfield.
    Haringey
  • Wise Friends – Wise Thoughts runs a peer to peer befriending service for LGBTQI+ people who may be feeling isolated or lonely. We aim to create fun, new opportunities for social interaction for those looking to build their confidence, feel more part of the community or just meet new people.
    Islington 
  • Outcome – Outcome is the LGBTQ+ service of Islington Mind. Their aim is to provide a sanctuary for LGBTQ+ people, somewhere safe where they can be themselves, socialise free from discrimination and access mental health support.
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 

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