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Category: Talking Therapies

Men’s Mental Health Research

Can you help us? If you are a man aged 18+ and live in Kensington & Chelsea, Queen’s Park or Paddington, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for men of all ages and backgrounds to help us hear your thoughts on how to share information about emotional or mental health services […]

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 […]

NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression – the new name for IAPT services Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services are being renamed as NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression, following a public consultation with close to 4,000 responses and a series of focus groups led by an independent research group. NHS Talking […]

Talking Therapies: Chris’s story

Before the pandemic hit in early 2020, Chris was leading a busy life; working in a voluntary role as a board member, exercising and receiving physical therapy for an injured shoulder, and socialising with friends. However, all of this had to stop when the first lockdown was introduced. Like many of us, Chris was forced […]

Annual Community and Maternity Champions Conference

“The Community Champions Programme offers a range of activities aimed to improve health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and develop community cohesion. The program operates across RBKC and WCC and comprises 11 Community Champion projects. Each is based in neighbourhoods that have the highest health inequalities in the boroughs. In November, I attended the 10th Annual […]

New Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service (MHCAS) to open at St Charles Hospital

CNWL is developing a Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service (MHCAS) to provide a therapeutic alternative to attending Accident and Emergency (A&E) for those experiencing a Mental Health (MH) crisis this winter. The service, which will open soon, will: Reduce mental health attendances in all A&Es in North West London (NWL) over the winter Reduce mental […]

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 […]

SilverCloud: Online CBT

SilverCloud enables people to access the same quality therapy online, as they would meeting with a therapist face to face. National studies, and our own data looking at the effectiveness of SilverCloud, have shown high improvement rates for depression and anxiety; helping people overcome and manage their mood better whilst increasing their sense of wellbeing. […]

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