Mental health and emotional wellbeing
The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it some unsettling changes in our way of life. During this time it is more important than ever to look after our mental health.
Professional support is available for you.
Mental wellness is generally viewed as a positive attribute, such that a person can reach enhanced levels of mental health, even if the person does not have any diagnosed mental health conditions. This definition of mental health highlights emotional wellbeing, the capacity to live a full and creative life, and the flexibility to deal with life's inevitable challenges.
Stress, depression and anxiety can contribute to a host of physical ailments including digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, and lack of energy. Emotional and mental health issues can often be brought on by the strains of life situations, like caring for an older family member, dealing with Alzheimer's disease, suffering the loss of a loved one, juggling the responsibilities of a busy lifestyle or dealing with substance misuse. There is information and advice around common mental health issues, find out more about mental health conditions and how you can access services to help you.
Adult social care
Together with the Oxleas NHS Trust we provide an integrated service for people who have serious mental health problems, and their carers. Services are provided through Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) based in Penge, Bromley and Orpington. The teams aim to treat mental illness and provide support to enable service users to live independently in the community. Read more...
Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Visit www.bromley.gov.uk/befriending.
Talk together Bromley
A free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people aged 18 years and over, who are anxious, stressed, have low mood or suffer from depression. Find out more, including how to refer yourself
Supports supports those finding it hard to cope, feeling anxious, stressed or low. They offer tailored short term support to those with low mental wellbeing to realise and work towards personal goals. Find out more about the Bromley Well service.
Bromley Community Wellbeing service
Bromley Community Wellbeing service is a single point of access for the emotional wellbeing of young people under the age of 18 in Bromley. Find out more, including how to make a referral.
Bromley Dementia Hub
One stop access to support for people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, in Bromley. Find out more.
Online counselling services from Qwell (for adults) and Kooth (for young people) provide access to professional support, live counselling with qualified practitioners through booked or drop-in sessions, and self-help materials that can be accessed anonymously and with no need for a referral.
Find support and information if you have been having thoughts about suicide or are worried about someone else. There is no shame in reaching out for help if you are unsure of what to do, and there are people who care that are ready to help you right now.
Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning we go through adjusting to the loss of someone close to us. If you experience the death of someone who is very important to you, it can be difficult adjusting to the immense changes happening in your life.
Find support if you have experienced a sudden bereavement
Information and advice about a range of mental health issues including stress, anxiety, and depression
Support for adults
- Talk Together Bromley
- Bromley Well
- Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind (BLG Mind)
- Time to Change – About mental health
- Counselling - NHS
- Oxleas NHS – How to get help in a crisis
- Every Mind Matters