Support from Community Organisations
Supporting your adult mental health and wellbeing
Many of us will experience some form of mental ill-health in our lives.
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or other forms of mental distress it is important to get help as soon as possible. The sooner help is given, the sooner recovery can begin. Please see our help in a crisis page if you or someone you know is in crisis.
For less urgent issues, there is a lot we can do to improve our mental health and wellbeing – please see our mental health and wellbeing page.
The council and NHS work with charities and other organisations to provide a range of things that are available to support you around mental health. Information on all services is available at Haricare, but some of the main projects are listed here.
- Haringey Wellbeing Network (external Link) offers the main point of access into support around mental health outside of the NHS. Run by a partnership that is led by Mind in Haringey, the network provides a range of advice, support and things to do which are aimed at addressing the causes of distress and avoiding things getting more serious - a range of group and one to one support that aims to prevent mental health problems, promote mental wellbeing and ensure those with mental health problems are respected and included in our local community.
- Let’s Talk Haringey (external link) is a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people 16 years old and over, who are worried or have low mood. They offer a range of treatment programmes including one to one therapy, counselling and group work. An animated video from NHS England will tell you more about talking therapies for common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression Bernie's Story (external link).
- Mind in Haringey (external Link) offer a range of services outside of the Wellbeing Network, including counselling and veterans support.
- Haringey Thinking Spaces (external link) are safe, inclusive and non-judgmental environments where local residents come together to think about how best to address individual or community issues. See their website for more information and the Thinking Spaces that are happening now.
- Safe Haven Helpline is a safe, confidential helpline for anyone living in, or who has a GP, in Haringey and is aged 18+.
You can telephone 0800 953 0223 - 7 days a week, 5-8 pm, including bank holidays.
Out of hours: leave a message or text: 07943 156 973
- Twining Enterprise Haringey (external link) Individual Patient Support (IPS) is for patients/clients who have experienced serious mental illness and are motivated to find sustainable employment as part of their recovery and wellbeing in life. Referrals typically come from Haringey’s community mental health teams, where Employment Specialists are integrated to enact a joined up service to support recovery and enroll clients at any stage of their recovery. Underpinned by the IPS model, the service aims to get more than 30% of clients engaging in the service into employment and has had great success in recent years, during the pandemic and with some of Haringey’s most disadvantaged communities. The service is delivered by Twining Enterprise, one of London’s leading mental health and employment charities. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS)
This is a local self-help organisation aiming to provide a safe, confidential environment in which people bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
Meetings take place every second Wednesday of the month. For more information see the North London SOBS Leaflet (PDF, 195KB)
Other online resources
There are lots of other online networks and support guides for a very wide range of people. A guide is available from Time To Change (external link).
A more detailed guide to the ever-growing range of digital tools and apps is available from the NHS Apps Library (external link).
Carers First are our carers support service. For more information see Carers First Haringey (external link).
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