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Supporting someone with a mental health problem

Supporting someone we love who is experiencing a mental health problem can be distressing and upsetting. Despite your good intentions and desires to help, you may feel powerless and ill-equipped to provide mental health support. Remember that for this person, even having someone check in on them may make a vast difference. It will help […]


World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness day! Have you ever heard of the phrase kindness makes the world go round? Well it turns out that beyond the warm glow and increase in wellbeing, spreading kindness may even help us live longer! To find out more, read the World Kindness Day BBC article that explores new scientific research […]


Talking to your GP about your mental health

For most of us, our local GP practice is the first place we should go when we are feeling unwell. Here at Community Living Well, we understand that it can be daunting to have a first conversation with your GP about your mental health. It can be particularly difficult to talk about your personal feelings […]


Bonfire Night Preparations

While many will enjoy the Bonfire Night celebrations tonight, the sights, smells and sounds may revive traumatic and frightening memories for some people. Central North West London NHS Trust (CNWL)  have published guidelines for those impacted or affected by Grenfell on how to prepare for this evening’s fireworks displays which can be found here.


November Peer Support Calendar

Welcome to the November Peer Support Calendar We have a wide range of activities and groups on offer this month for our members. Highlights include a trip to Winter Wonderland and a weekend visit to Kensington Palace. All our groups are underpinned by the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Active, Connect, Give, Learn and Notice. New […]


Every Mind Matters Platform

Good mental health and well-being is crucial. It means we’re able to lead happy and healthy lives. Yet it’s possible that any one of us can be affected by poor mental health and well-being at any point. We’re supporting Every Mind Matters, a new mental health platform launched by Public Health England in partnership with […]


Anxiety and Depression Support Group

Our Peer Support programme includes a structured Anxiety and Depression support group that aims to bring people together who can share their experiences, of anxiety, depression and other aspects of mental health difficulties that affect wellbeing. Self-help groups provide our members with the opportunity to help and support each other as equals, exchange ideas and […]


Autumn 2019 Magazine

  Welcome to our Autumn 2019 Magazine! We all experience times when we’re struggling or not coping as we might like, or where our circumstances and life events make things extremely difficult and challenging. It’s part of life, and it’s OK to not be OK. We understand that searching for mental health support may not […]


How Counselling Helps with Grief

  Grief often comes in ebbs and flows but it can be particularly painful around Christmas time. After experiencing grief for many years, Grace spoke to one of our counsellors from the Talking Therapies service. Georgina encouraged her to reach out to and accept support from loved ones when coping with the impacts of a […]


World Mental Health Day

    Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year. However, World Mental Health Day is a great day to start looking after your own wellbeing. You can do this by accessing some of the free mental health support available to you. Community Living Well offers a different kind of mental health […]


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