The Talking Therapies service is a free and confidential NHS service for people aged 18 and over who are registered with a GP in Kensington and Chelsea, Queen’s Park and Paddington.
Talking Therapies provides a range of support for when you experience difficult emotions, such as low mood, depression, anxiety and stress. You can learn ways to improve your wellbeing and have the space to think about your difficulties and find ways to manage them better. It can also support people with managing the practical and emotional aspects of living with long-term physical health conditions.
They offer a range of different therapy options, all of which are effective treatments recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). These include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Online therapy programmes, Guided Self Help, Workshops and Courses, Couples Therapy and Long-Term Conditions Therapy.
Talking Therapies is part of the Community Living Well service. Community Living Well offers easy access to a range of services including: Primary Care Liaison, Navigators, Employment Support, Peer Support and Self-care. Find out more on their website
You can refer yourself by contacting Community Living Well on 020 3317 4200 or completing the form on this website.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing. Visit Mind for ways to get involved … www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/
Queens Park Rangers will be supporting Kensington and Chelsea Mind to raise mental health awareness at charity match day…
Queens Park Rangers will host a special charity match day at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for the mental health charity Mind on Monday 28th October. Full details to follow.
Kensington and Chelsea Mind is joining with Queens Park Rangers for the fixture to help raise awareness among fans about mental health and the support the charity provides. Alongside this they hope to raise vital funds to tackle mental health problems. The match day comes as part of Mind’s charity partnership with the EFL, which will see the charity work with all 72 EFL clubs, including QPR, to help bring a lasting legacy around mental health in football.
The charity match day will include:
- A bucket collection before the match to support vital local mental health services provided by QPR’s local Mind branch – Kensington and Chelsea Mind
- Information about mental health and Mind throughout the ground and in the match day programme alongside
- An awareness-raising video being played on the big screen
- Announcements about the day over the tannoy
Mind’s own research shows that over half of people (56 per cent) feel that football fans find it easier to show their emotions at football matches than at any other time. Despite this the charity also knows that many fans, particularly men, are likely to be struggling in silence for fear of opening up about their mental health. Mind hopes mental health-themed match days like this will begin to open up the conversation among football fans about their mental health as well as raising awareness about the support Mind offers.
Mind’s Partnership with the EFL launched at the start of the 2018/19 season and runs for two years. It aims to:
- raise awareness about mental health with fans, clubs and staff
- raise funds to deliver life-changing support
- help improve the approach to mental health in football working with other partners in the game
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said: “Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. That could be one person in every family, hundreds of football players and many thousands of football fans. Our research suggests that while football fans, particularly men, are comfortable showing their emotions at football matches, many feel unable to reach out for support when they need it. We are proud to be working in partnership with all 72 clubs in the EFL, as part of our charity partnership with them, to be real game-changers in the way football tackles mental health. We hope that events like our match day with QPR will reach out to fans and let them know that whoever you support, Mind supports you.”
For more information about Mind’s partnership with the EFL and wider work in football visit the Mind website
In the week when the global focus will be the UN emergency climate summit, Kensington and Chelsea Mind is supporting positive action in support of climate change. This is our plan:
To support our young people and avoid employees potentially breaching their terms and conditions of employment through illegal strike action, we are facilitating a flexible 2 hour time-slot for people who wish to show their support by participating in local initiatives promoting Action for Change. We are committed to ensuring that there will be no reduction in services to people needing our support. Flexi hours will be staggered throughout the week to avoid any disruption. Everyone at Mind is welcome to join in.
Some of the initiatives planned include:
- An audit of our environment and sustainability policy
- Guerrilla gardening, clearing and litter picks
- Supporting local climate change gatherings
- Blogging, tweeting, posting pictures …
Look out for updates on our Twitter feed here… #ThereIsNoPlanetB
Kensington & Chelsea Social Council is seeking views from across the voluntary and community sector on the proposed changes that could take place for West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). These include a merger with 7 other CCGs in North West London, in order to become one CCG by 2021 at the latest. Send them your views by Friday 2 August so that they can submit a response on behalf of the sector.
You can read more about the Case for Change here
Please send your views to Angela Spence at [email protected]
Today is the second anniversary of the Grenfell Fire disaster. Our thoughts are with the individuals and communities affected by this tragedy. Today, tomorrow and for the coming years, we are here to listen, we are here to help.
Grenfell: Forever in our hearts.
We warmly invite you to our City & Guilds level 1 painting and decorating course open morning. The open morning will include a tour of our workshop and the opportunity to meet our painting and decorating Tutor, and trainees to ask any questions you may have. The Open morning also provides an opportunity to engage with several activities that showcase the work and achievements of our trainees.
The course is open to people who are resident in or under the care of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and referral is required by a mental health professional. If you are a professional wanting to find out more on behalf of your clients or a service user wanting to explore opportunities for yourself, you are welcome to drop in during the morning between 9.30am and 12.00pm. Please register by using the booking link here
This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking. You can read more on Time To Change’s website
The Grenfell Night Service is an overnight health service for you to call if you or someone you know is feeling down or needs urgent emotional help. For more information, see their flyer found here
National Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing team would like to offer you their top tips for wrapping up and planning your return after the festive break. To read their article, please click here