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• Thrive LDN: Covid-19 Information & Advice

• Thrive LDN: Covid-19 Resource Links

• Mayor of London: Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Feed & Advice

• Lambeth Made: Covid-19 - Supporting the Emotional Health & Wellbeing of Children & Young People

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have launched #YouAreNotAlone Campaign

• Lambeth Together and The Living Well Network Alliance Coronavirus Advice

• IRMO: Spanish and Portuguese Language Information Posters

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  Thrive LDN: Coronavirus Advice    

COVID-19 and Public Mental Health and Wellbeing

Many people in London are likely feeling incredibly anxious about the current public health crisis, and the impact that it might have upon their health, the health and wellbeing of their loved ones, and the security of their jobs and livelihoods.

On behalf of Public Health England Office for London, Thrive LDN is coordinating the public mental health response to COVID-19 in London to support the mental health and resilience of Londoners during and after the pandemic.

London’s digital mental wellbeing service, Good Thinking, is working with Thrive LDN to provide a comprehensive digital support offer for Londoners. Further non-digital forms of support are being explored and will be shared as they emerge.

Thrive LDN has produced a Communications Toolkit containing agreed public mental health messaging and resources in response to Covid-19 to enable partners, charities and community organisations in London to disseminate accurate and helpful public mental health messaging. Sign up to Thrive LDN’s newsletter for regular updates.

Public Health England has issued guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of Covid-19, and guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This guidance sets out simple principles for individuals to follow to manage their health and wellbeing, including maintaining contact with friends and family, keeping a regular routine and sleeping pattern and managing media and information intake. The guidance also signposts readers to additional support services, including specific services for older adults and those with specific mental health needs.

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Thrive LDN: Covid-19 Resources

Digital, over-the-phone and text mental health resources and services are also being scaled up in London and nationwide:

  • In London, the NHS-approved digital mental wellbeing service, Good Thinking, promotes proactive self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties and stress, and offers a clinically validated self-assessment tool for Londoners to use, that provides personalised recommendations. The website has recently been updated in line with Public Health England’s guidance on coronavirus.
  • The mental health charity Mind has collated a number of resources to help people cope with anxiety, stress and loneliness caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Young Minds has produced tips, advice and information on where to get help during the COVID outbreak.
  • SHOUT is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258 to start a conversation. You can text from wherever you are in the UK, it’s free, confidential and won’t appear on your bill.
  • Migrant and BAME Londoners are also disproportionately likely to be impacted by the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Ubele Initiative is providing a strategic response, as well as very practical support to the BAME communities.
  • LGBTQ+ communities across London are coming together to show each other solidarity, support and provide lifesaving services. The LGBT Foundation’s helpline is open for those who are feeling alone, isolated or concerned. You can confidentially talk to trained volunteers about how you're feeling. Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, or genderfluid, providing a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially.
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  Mayor of London: Coronavirus Advice    

Follow what the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and City Hall have been doing for Londoners during the coronavirus outbreak:

  • During this difficult time, we must open up and talk about our mental health. Reach out to family and friends to see how they’re doing. If you’re struggling, tell someone you trust, or access support online: Looking After Your Mental Health.
  • You’re not alone, check out the #LondonTogether website from the Mayor of London.
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  Newsletter from Lambeth Made    

A special edition of the Lambeth Made Newsletter is a brief summary of the Public Health England guidance on supporting the mental health of children and young people during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital    

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have launched #YouAreNotAlone campaign, to raise awareness that during lockdown, home is NOT safe for everyone, see it here >

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  The Living Well Network Alliance    

Lambeth Together and The Living Well Network Alliance supports people in Lambeth who are experiencing mental illness or distress, for their Coronavirus advice, click here >

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  IRMO | Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation    

The IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation) have produced both Spanish and Portuguese language Coronavirus information posters, you view them at the links below:

Spanish Language >

Portuguese Language >


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