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Category: Peer Support

How physical activity helps mental health

Taking regular exercise can have a huge positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. We’ve highlighted some of the ways how physical activity helps mental health. Recommended physical activity The recommended amount of moderate physical activity we should be doing is two and half hours per week. This regular physical activity helps with many […]

Christmas Opening Hours

Here are the festive season opening hours for Community Living Well Talking Therapies: Mon 18th Dec – Friday 22nd Dec: Usual hours (Mon – Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-5pm) Mon 25th and Tues 26th Dec: CLOSED – Bank Holiday Wed 27th – Fri 29th Dec Gertrude Street – CLOSED St Charles – Open 9am-5pm only Mon […]

Peer Support: Alain’s Story

A couple of years ago, Alain experienced a traumatic health scare which led to anxiety, panic attacks and eventually, severe depression. He lost his confidence, stopped doing the things he enjoyed, and distanced himself from friends and family. A friend recommended he try peer support. Alain shared his story with us and explained how peer […]

Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

Although June is known as Pride Month, our support for the LGBTQIA+ community continues all year round. LGBTQIA+ people are 2 or 3 times more likely to experience a problem with their mental health, and this has got to change. If you identify as LGBTIQ+ and are looking for mental health support, Community Living Well […]

New! Living Well Workshops

We are pleased to share that our Living Well Workshops are running again from this month. Living Well Workshops provide a safe and supportive space to develop skills and knowledge to manage the stresses and difficulties in your life as well as to improve different aspects of your life. Each session is different, covering a […]

Local Groups and Courses

Our Community Living Well partners offer a range of local groups and courses for you to take part in. These include social groups, mental health support groups and courses, where you can learn more about how to manage a specific mental health problem. Upcoming local courses Understanding Trauma – Starts Monday 17 April This 4-week […]

Exciting Peer Support Activities

At Community Living Well, we have an exciting range of in-person and online social peer support activities. Great for meeting new people and doing some interesting and engaging things together at the same time. During the spring/summer we have had trips to Kensington Palace, including a look at their ‘Life Through the Royal Lens’ photography […]

How Peer Support groups can help you

What is Peer Support? Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Community Living Well Peer Support is available to people over 16 who experience mental health problems whilst under the care of their GP, and their carers. It can support you if you want to: feel less isolated increase […]

Latest Workshops and Groups

Although we can’t offer our usual face-to-face meetings at the moment, our Talking Therapies and Peer Support teams are offering online alternatives. There is a range of groups, workshops and webinars for you to get involved in if you are feeling anxious, stressed or isolated. Living Well Workshops These weekly workshops provide a safe and […]

Men’s Mental Health

While many of the same difficulties are experienced by both men and women, there is a difference in the way they address them. Here we look at the importance of men’s mental health and how to support someone who may need it… Women tend to be more open in discussing their feelings, whereas men have […]

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