Mental Health Resource Hub
The links below provide a wealth of knowledge to support you in staying mentally healthy. The resources, tools and mobile-based apps below include information on mental health conditions, symptoms, therapies and where to go if you need further support.
- Keeping well
- Advice and signposting
- For those who need help
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis
Sport and activity
Participation in regular physical exercise can increase self-esteem and reduce stress, low mood and help you sleep better. Read more on the importance of physical activity (external link) and how it improves mental health.
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation also hosts ‘turn up and play’ 5-a-side football, fitness classes and walking football – all abilities welcome.
Football not your thing? Find your activity and shake off winter with a range of free workout classes across Haringey.
Mental health conversations
Talking about mental health is important, but it isn’t always easy. Try these conversation tips and prompts to help you get your community talking:
Start the journey to a healthier you with One You Haringey.
Qualified coaches help you move more, lose weight, be smoke-free, drink less and check yourself for free.
Kooth is an anonymous site that helps children and young people with their mental health.
Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. Toolkits and resources are available for a range of topics like suicide prevention, displaced Ukrainians, young Londoner’s and more.
NHS Go is an app that supports young people with confidential advice and access to mental health information.
Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters is a national platform to support good mental health from the NHS and Public Health England. Every Mind Matters aims to help people take steps to support their mental health and resilience.
Feeling anxious, stressed, bereaved, depressed or having trouble sleeping because of coronavirus? Find NHS-approved mental health tools and advice to support you, free of charge.
Stay Alive is a suicide prevention app for the UK, packed full of resources, useful information, and tools to help you stay safe or help someone else.
We provide specialist community and inpatient adult mental health services in partnership with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust.
A wide range of services supporting children and young people’s mental health are also available. More local resources can also be found on our Thrive pages.
Clarendon Recovery College
The Clarendon Recovery College is a community centre focused on lifelong learning for Haringey residents who live with or care for those with mental illness. Courses range from understanding mental health to creative writing classes.
Haringey’s Connected Communities programme aims to improve access to council and voluntary services in Haringey, encouraging residents to live well. It guides residents to the best support for a range of concerns including housing, benefits and financial advice, English lessons, parenting and childcare and community activities.
Haringey's Wellbeing Network
Haringey’s Wellbeing Network is the main point of access into Mental Health Support outside of the NHS. The single point of entry aims to support residents by providing better access to a range of support services for adults living in Haringey.
Let’s Talk IAPT (Improving access to psychological therapies)
Let’s Talk is a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for Haringey residents aged 16 and over, who are worried or have low mood. A range of support is offered both online and face to face via one-to-one therapy, counselling, and group work.
The MeeTwo app allows users to talk anonymously about difficult things with other people of a similar age or experience. You can get help with your problems or use your experiences to help others. It’s free, safe and anonymous.
Mind in Haringey
Mind in Haringey provides information and advice to help people with mental health problems, primarily to Haringey residents. Mind plays a key role in preventing mental health problems while promoting mental well-being.
SHOUT offer support via text with a trained volunteer working with users to take their next steps towards feeling better. Open 24/7, text SHOUT to 85258.
Studio 306 is a professionally equipped arts and crafts studio for people who are recovering from severe and enduring mental illness and are able to work independently. Textiles, printmaking, ceramics and jewellery making facilities are available. Watch a short film to learn more about Studio 306.
If you want the skills and confidence to talk about suicide openly and honestly or to learn how to approach someone you think may be considering taking their own life, the Zero Suicide Alliance has a free, 20-minute online training course (external link). This course attempts to break the stigma surrounding mental health by encouraging frank conversations.
Safe Haven is a mental health crisis support line (0800 953 0223) for Haringey residents aged 18+, open 7 days a week, 5pm-8pm. The service delivers short-term, non-medical interventions, to reduce the crisis and isolation, creating safety/wellbeing plans.
24-hour crisis line
Every mental health trust in London has established a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages, free to call, to provide advice to those in crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. The number for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey residents is 0800 151 0023.
PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)
PAPYRUS is dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
- If you’re having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice via one of the following methods:
- call 0800 068 4141 (line open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- text 07860039967
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you’re worried about someone, the PAPYRUS website (external link) offers advice on how to spot the signs someone may be having thoughts of suicide and ask if they feel suicidal. They also have a booklet aimed at parents starting this conversation with their young person, a school's and colleges guide as well as information on self-harm and anxiety.
Want further training on preventing suicide? Get in touch at: email@example.com
A Virtual Book of Remembrance was launched for those bereaved during the pandemic. For many, the loss of loved ones has been made all the more painful by the necessary restrictions on funerals, travel and gatherings. Family, friends and carers can submit the name, photo and a short message in honour of the deceased. When safe to do so, a memorial event will be held in Haringey to celebrate the lives of those we have lost.
Mind in Haringey have designed a self-help booklet outlining bereavement and loss, providing practical tips managing anniversaries and readers are directed to grief organisations for further support.
Haringey Bereavement Service
Counselling and bereavement support is available for free online, by video or face-to-fae for adult Haringey residents who have experienced bereavement.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is helping anyone affected by any kind of bereavement. They offer a broad range of guidance, including easy read fact sheets, the charity’s free national helpline (0808 808 1677) and chat feature (external link) offering the listening ear of a Bereavement Counsellor for free, to over 18s.
Support After Suicide
The Support After Suicide website has been developed with the help of both individuals with experience of suicide and professional bereavement organisations, to present practical information and emotional support for those impacted by suicide.
When times are tough, it’s normal to feel a bit worried, frustrated or overwhelmed. Talking about financial concerns and difficulties is challenging. But you are not alone and there is nothing to be ashamed of. If you need support and impartial advice, there are free professional services available. Accessing help and support for financial difficulties is really important. But so is also doing what you can to stay well, which will help you deal with things better.
Haringey’s Here to Help team has put together a list of organisations that can help ease the pressure.
Emergency food, essential items and support is available from a network of independent, community-based food banks across the borough. To find your nearest food bank, visit the website.
Mental health plays a vital role in the long-term success of recovery. Visit our guidance page on drug misuse to see Haringey’s support and services.
See our page on problem gambling symptoms and support for information on gambling support services.
Men’s sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun. For more information and to find a shed near you, visit the website.
Offering free and immediate in-person therapy for men in suicidal crisis in a warm and welcoming environment. Help can be accessed via website referrals and can be made through professionals, concerned third parties or via self-referrals.
Wellbeing football is secure space to play football and build social relationships with others with similar experiences. This free session is open to adults who have struggled with mental ill health.
Run by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation - players of all abilities welcome.
Location: Duke's Aldridge Academy, Trulock Road, Tottenham N17 0PG.
Date and time: Every Wednesday, 6 to 7pm.
Find out more and register, email THF.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation website (external link)
Andy’s Man Club
On a mission to get men talking, these groups are for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in life.
Good sleep is essential for good health and wellbeing. With around a third of adults having trouble sleeping at some point in their lives, Good Thinking and Haringey Council, have created a Getting better sleep poster (PDF, 226KB)
See also: 10 tips for a more restful night’s sleep
Wellness Action Plan
Wellness Action Plan is designed to support individuals and line managers to identify warning signs or poor mental health and mental distress.
Mental Health UK
Mental Health UK provide support and services for people affected by mental health problems. They offer advice and tips on how to manage stress and burnout as well as a range of downloadable resources including a wellbeing work plan to help achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Able Futures provides support to people working and living with mental health difficulties, employers and providers of apprenticeships.
The Supporting Mental Health at Work: Employer Toolkit (PDF, 630KB) contains information on how mental ill health impacts employees, 6 steps to help you respond to crises and information on reasonable adjustments to support employees with mental health issues.