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The Rise of Self-Help Platforms

Technology is changing the way we live. From online courses and habit trackers to sleep advice and breathing exercises, there’s never been a better way to explore and embrace how tech can help our mental health. In 2019, the App Store editors have named self-help the breakout trend of the year. The ever-growing list of […]

Managing your money

Managing your money is an essential skill to learn to minimise debt, particularly whilst living in London. There are lots of reasons why managing your finances can prove difficult – especially if you have an underlying mental health condition. We explore some of the reasons why debt can stack up and share some measures that […]

January Peer Support Calendar

Welcome to the January Peer Support Calendar! We have a wide range of activities and groups on offer for our members. Highlights include a visit to the Wellcome Collection, a Cars Exhibition at the V&A Museum and a meal out at Nandos. All our groups are underpinned by the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Active, Connect, […]

A Brave New World: How technology could transform mental health treatment

Technology and mental health may initially appear at odds. The fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle that has stemmed from an increasingly interconnected world has often been reported to add to our stress levels and hinder our happiness. However, a pioneering wave of new research has started to capture how technological advancements may enhance mental health treatment in […]

Support during the holidays

Christmas can be an exciting time of the year for many, but it can also be a challenging time, especially for those living with a mental health problem. For those of you who might be struggling, or who are supporting someone who is struggling, we’ve put together a document with useful contacts over the holiday […]

Bridging the generational gap

A generational gap can conjure memories of painful family conflicts. While it may be experienced in any family, differing cultural views and practices that can exist within an immigrant family can create additional conflict. Whilst immigrant families from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia may place emphasis on family obligations and social harmony, mainstream […]

Prevent burnout by pressing pause

Everyone should be able to access and enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career. When a healthy work to life balance is achieved, work can foster a range of health and wellbeing benefits. These can include personal enrichment, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose. However, when this balance is compromised, it can lead to stress. While stress can increase motivation and productivity, […]

December Peer Support Calendar

Welcome to the December Peer Support Calendar! We have a wide range of activities and groups on offer this month for our members. Highlights include a visit to the Royal Albert Hall to watch Peer Support favourite Guy Barker and a weekend trip to one of London’s hidden gems, Banqueting House. All our groups are […]

Supporting someone with a mental health problem

It can be distressing and upsetting to see someone we love experiencing a mental health problem. Despite your good intentions and desires to help, you may be left feeling 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 […]

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 […]