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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 […]


Overcoming obstacles with a long-term condition: Luca’s story

Coming to terms with a long-term condition can be challenging, particularly with managing symptoms and making changes to your day-to-day life. It can have a detrimental effect on your mental health, causing anxiety and depression. Luca who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) talks to us on how the service helped him re-focus his life […]


Autumn/Winter 2021 magazine available now!

The Autumn/Winter 2021 edition of Community Living Well magazine is now available to read online. In this issue, you’ll find articles on: where to get support with benefits and employment where and how to access specialist local services the Well Read play-reading group services offered by Community Massage London We also spoke to Amal, a […]


Introducing Community Mental Health Hubs

We are very excited to announce the launch of the new integrated community hub model in Kensington and Chelsea and the Queen’s Park and Paddington area of North Westminster. Community Mental Health Hubs The move towards Community Mental Health Hubs is part of a national direction of travel to bring together primary and secondary care […]


Talking Therapies: Pierre’s story

“I hope by sharing my experience, other people will want to try.” Pierre had been dealing with anxiety and depression for a while. He turned to Talking Therapies (IAPT) for support. We spoke to him to find out about his experience. How did you come to hear about Talking Therapies? I heard about it through […]


World Mental Health Day 2021

Sunday 10 October 2021 is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is observed every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness and breaking down the stigma of mental health issues around the world. The stigma and discrimination experienced by people who experience mental ill health not only affects that persons physical and […]


Pilot Mental Health Programme for Young People

Community Living Well Pilot Mental Health programme for young people aged 19-24 with mental health needs The Community Living Well Self-Care service is trialling a new programme for young people aged 19-24 with mental health needs (in Primary Care), and who are registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Paddington or Queen’s Park. The […]


World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

Friday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ – a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Many of us are affected by suicide or suicidal feelings […]


Talking Therapies Webinars August

The next course of Talking Therapies (IAPT) webinars start in August. The Talking Therapies webinars can help to support you and teach you ways to help manage your stress, anxiety and other emotional difficulties. MOOD BOOST Tuesday 10 AUGUST @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM This 4-week group can support you in understanding low mood and how […]


What is burnout and how to avoid it?

What is Burnout? It’s difficult to draw a line between our work and private lives when juggling them in the same space. The blurred lines between your personal and work life can mean that you are working longer hours and unable to switch off. Your brain and body can only handle feeling overworked and overwhelmed […]


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