Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and looking after your mental wellbeing has never been more important. We are all facing challenges including rising costs, war in Europe and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Health and care partners from South East London Integrated Care System (ICS) are encouraging local people to take action to look after their mental wellbeing during these difficult times.
As part of the award-winning Free Your Mind campaign they have launched a new interactive Wellbeing Map packed with local activities, events and locations where you can take care of your wellbeing. The Free Your Mind hub is a free online tool with support and information for people if they’re struggling with their mental health or want to take action to protect it. It includes a range of resources such as self-help guides, financial support, links to organisations and services that can help and advice about talking about mental health.
Dr Jonty Heaversedge, local GP and Joint Medical Director for NHS South East London said: “It has been a difficult few years for us all and this has had an impact on all of our mental health. The good news is that there are a lot of things you can do to help take care of your well-being and there is a lot of support available.
“This World Mental Health Day I urge everyone to think about their mental wellbeing and take some action to look after it. The new map of activities has some great ideas for things you can do across south east London and the Free Your Mind hub is a great tool.”
Free your Mind is a free online tool for residents with support and information if they’re struggling with their mental health or want to take action to protect it. The site includes resources and information, including: