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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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Your Suggestions into Actions

Your views are very valuable to us. They help us re-evaluate and refine our communication methods. They are also key to helping us make improvements and reach more people who may benefit from our service. Your suggestions into actions Last summer, we held a marketing feedback meeting with staff and service users which hosted conversations […]


World Mental Health Day Event

    The Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea are inviting local residents and wellbeing organisations to come together for a World Mental Health Day event at The Curve Community Centre, 10 Bard Road, Notting Hill, W10 6TH on October 10th from 4-6pm. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 […]


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