Mental Health Awareness Week 15 to 21 May

Bexley news update

Mental Health Awareness week is an annual event which focuses on achieving better mental health across the UK. The theme this year is anxiety.

Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety but staying active, connecting with friends or family, learning new skills, or offering your time to support others can help keep your mind healthy.

The Bexley Crisis Café is a safe and friendly place for anyone over 18 to go and it provides access to mental health support and advice from professionals. Find out more at Bexley Crisis Café.

Mind in Bexley also provide talking therapies where you can talk to a trained professional about your thoughts and anxieties. This is a confidential service to help you make sense of things. For more information and to make a self-referral visit NHS Bexley Talking Therapies or call 020 8303 8932 option 1.

As we approach the exam season young people who are feeling anxious can access confidential support via an online mental wellbeing community at Kooth or at Papyrus.

If you need someone to talk to the Oxleas Crisis Line 0800 330 8590 is a 24-hour telephone service for anyone living in Bexley.

The NHS provides general advice and tips to keep well at Every mind matters.

They also provide information on advice helplines and local support at Free your mind.