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Public Health England launched England's first NHS campaign to improve mental health literacy this week.
The Every Mind Matters campaign is designed to help people, including patients and staff, discover simple steps to achieve better mental health. At its heart is a website full of expert advice and practical tips, including a free online tool which helps adults to build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.
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Moving has huge benefits for our mental and physical wellbeing and there are lots of fun activities going on across Camden for all ages and abilities: from walking groups and gardening sessions to dance classes and swimming for adults, there are plenty of free and low cost ways to meet new people and feel healthier and happier.
Follow the link to find details of the current programme:
The Recovery College has published its Spring Programme covering a wide range of topics, for example, in January there are courses on:
- Assertiveness for All
- Being kind to yourself
- Tree of Life
- Coping with anxiety
- Understanding Anger
- Writing for Wellbeing
- Living with Depression
- Introduction to Mindfulness
- Understanding Anger
- Singing for Health
For more details about the programme and how to enrol see the Recovery College website
Rethink provide Mental Health training for professionals and organisations in Camden and Islington as well as for individuals living, working, volunteering or studying in the boroughs.
The courses include:
- Mental Health First Aid - a FREE course: a two day course where you will learn to recognise early signs of mental health problems and gain practical skills to support someone
- Youth Mental Health First Aid - a course focusing on supporting young people aged 8-18
- Mental Health Awareness - this one day course will give you the knowledge, skills and tools to increase your confidence in effectively responding to and supporting others experiencing mental ill health as well as looking after your own mental health and wellbeing
- Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers - a one day course to help you to increase your confidence in managing mental health in the workplace
NEW! Camden and Islington boroughs are now funding FREE training for employees, or people volunteering or studying in the boroughs. This can be provided for individuals or for workplace groups (of at least 20 people). Courses available are: Youth or Adult Mental Health First Aid; Mental Health Awareness; Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers.
Please email email@example.com for more information and to book courses.
Age UK Camden are offering free counselling for Camden residents who are 55 or older. Their counselling services are part of IAPT's Camden Psychological Therapies Partnership providing free and confidential, time-limited, individual and group psychotherapy for people over 55 who are registered with a Camden GP. People can self-refer or be referred by their GP or other professional.
The services are open to people of all ethnic and cultural groups and those who identify as LGBT+ Home visits can be arranged. Counselling is also offered to people living with demenitia in the early stages or with memory issues.
The service adheres to BACP's Ethical Framework and Good Practice Guidelines.
For more information contact: 020 7239 0400 (please leave your name and phone number with your message) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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