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Looking after your health

Looking after your health is important. Learn about all the different ways to boost your wellbeing with the support of the Bexley Wellbeing Partnership.
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Ways to look after your health

Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources for Adults

Talking therapy

Receive free talking therapy through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) at Mind in Bexley. We can offer support to those struggling with low mood, frustration, depression, anxiety, sleeping difficulties that have an impact on your daily life e.g. work, relationships, family life or caring role.

You can do a self-referral at mindinbexley.org.uk

  • If you are stressed, worried or feeling down right now you can call the MIND in Bexley Wellbeing Line on 0808 196 3806 (Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm)
  • You can also phone the Counselling Matters helpline which is staffed by counsellors on 0800 047 26000 (open 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week)

Crisis resources

If you feel suicidal and you feel unable to keep yourself (or others) safe you should call 999 or attend an A&E Department (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich or Darent Valley Hospital)

If you need to speak to someone about how you are feeling, the Oxleas Crisis Line 0800 330 8590 is a 24hr telephone service for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis line provides an opportunity to talk to a mental health professional about your mental health crisis. The service also provides advice and information for carers, family and friends who may know someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

At other times of crisis please contact:

  • Your registered GP surgery (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.30pm)
  • Samaritans: call 116 123 or visit samaritans.org (24-hour service)
  • SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
  • Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.
  • The Bexley Crisis Café is a safe and friendly place to come to if you are experiencing severe emotional or psychological distress. The service provides access to mental health support and advice from mental health and wellbeing professionals. Opening times: 6 pm to 10 pm from Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays. Location: Mind in Bexley, 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8DS
  • Further Crisis resources org.uk/help

Wellbeing apps

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Anxiety and low mood

  • 24-hour text support service giveusashout.org
  • Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support
  • Support (online, phone, text), resources and courses anxietyuk.org.uk Helpline: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm)
  • Advice and self-help resources for anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety-related conditions nopanic.org.uk (Helpline 0300 772 9844 Every day 10am to 10pm)
  • Support and advice

Being a carer

Bereavement

Depression

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Postnatal depression

  • Support for mothers suffering postnatal illness and their families Association for Postnatal Illness
  • Pre and postnatal depression advice and support for parents PANDAS Helpline 0808 1961 776 11am to 10pm Everyday

Psychoses

  • Emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers SANE Helpline 0300 304 7000, Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Advice, information and support Rethink Mental Illness Advice line: 0808 801 0525, 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • Support and advice for Bipolar, Bipolar UK

Sleep

Do it yourself

Kick-start your health with a range of tools and support available through the NHS Better Health campaign.

Find what works for you

Other activities

For individuals and families:

For schools, businesses and organisations:

  • Pledge to get Sugar Smart with Jamie Oliver and Sustain (read more at Sugar Smart)
  • Take the Healthier Catering Commitment and you could join the Bexley food businesses winning awards for encouraging better eating
  • If you’re a council partner working with children, you’ll also find advice and information at Bexley 0 to 19

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