Mental health

Feeling stressed?

We all feel stressed or unhappy at times. Bad times usually pass. But, for one in four of us at any time, things just don’t seem to improve and we can find it hard to cope.

If you’re struggling, there are people who can help. A good place to start is your GP.

If you don’t feel like talking to your GP, you can contact these organisations:

iCope offers free and confidential help to adults with stress, worry, depression or insomnia. You’ll learn ways to help yourself so that you feel more able to cope. If you’re over 18 and you live in Camden or have a Camden GP, you can refer yourself to iCope or contact your local iCope team.

Good Thinking is an NHS approved online mental health and wellbeing resource, which contains a range of evidence-based tools, information and apps to support people with anxiety, stress, low mood and sleeping issues.

Camden Council and Mental Health Camden websites have information about local mental health and wellbeing support services in Camden. The latter website also includes a series of self-help guides that have been developed to help you make a start towards recovery.  This website is useful for both those living with mental health problems, and carers.

The council hold are a number of mental health training courses, which are free to anyone who works, volunteers, studies or lives in Camden.

  • For children and young people
    • For children and young people

      Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service in Camden for children and young people, which can be accessed via a mobile, laptop or tablet. Children or young people can be signposted to Kooth or can sign up themselves to access free and safe online mental health and wellbeing support, so no referral is required. The online counselling is provided by a professional team of qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners. Alongside the counselling, there are other online tools and features they can use, such as a daily journal, mini activities and Kooth’s magazine, with peer to peer and community elements. All of these are safe, secure, pre-moderated and age appropriate.

      The Camden Rise website, brings together the best resources to help young people stay happy and healthy.

      Also, the NHS Every Mind Matters campaign is aimed particularly at young people, with practical advice on how to care for your mental health. More information can be found on the NHS website.