Emotional wellbeing

Gaia centre

The Gaia Centre is operating and accepting referrals for phone-based support for Lambeth residents who are survivors of gender-based abuse, including domestic and sexual abuse. This includes supporting people to flee and find alternative accommodation if they want this.

Contact the Gaia Centre to make a referral or for a survivor to self-refer: 020 7733 8724 / lambethvawg@refuge.org.uk.

Lambeth Council has updated their guidance on violence against women and girls to include coronavirus information and support.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline0808 200 247 / www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk. There are various ways to access confidential advice from the helpline and its number does not show on any itemised bill.

Emotional wellbeing

Maternal Mental Health Alliance: looking after your mental health during pregnancy and after birth

Coronavirus and pregnancy FAQs from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology including about vaccines

Lambeth Talking Therapies – Links to online referrals for a range of online psychological therapies

NHS Every Mind Matters: Here everyone can access their own Mind Plan to help boost mood, reduce stress, and stay more in control https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-...

Home-Start Lambeth. Support and friendship for families. 

Covid-19 and Violence Against Women and Girls guide from Lambeth Council can be found here 

Childhood Bereavement Network - supporting grieving children during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

CAMHS: As of 17 December 2021, Lambeth CAMHS have suspended visiting across inpatient areas. More video and telephone appointments are available as a result. Find out more here https://www.slam.nhs.uk/our-se... 
Families should not attend any face-to-face appointments if someone in the household has a cough, fever or shortness of breath, or may have been exposed to coronavirus.

If a child has an urgent mental health crisis, parents should call Lambeth CAMHS 9-5pm on 0203 228 7370, and speak to the duty worker. Out of working hours, they can contact the dedicated SLAM Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 731 2864 or NHS 111.

A list of UK mental health helplines which support with a range of mental health challenges including anxiety and OCD: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

Mind, the UK mental health charity. A page devoted to supporting you through coronavirus

Rethink Mental Illness, a UK mental health charity. A page devoted to supporting you through coronavirus

Easy read information about coronavirus from Mencap

UK Mental Health Foundation. A series of free, helpful self-help guides to support, including one on how to talk to children about coronavirus

NHS Video to support with anxiety

Headspace: A free meditation app which now has a whole section dedicated to supporting people through coronavirus: www.headspace.com/covid-19

For advice and tips on coping with infant crying, check the ICON websiste

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SUPPORT FOR ADULTS IN LAMBETH: Please find details of local services at www.slam.nhs.uk/crisis

Institute of Health Visiting: Helpful parenting information dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of all families 

PACT - PARENTS AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER: PACT runs different weekly community groups for parents of 0-3s, to support parents' wellbeing. Some services are for Spanish-speaking parents. https://www.lambethandsouthwar... 

HELPHUB: A group of qualified therapists who are giving their time freely during the Covid-19 pandemic to people who feel isolated and fearful. Individuals will be able to book a 20 minute chat on Skype, FaceTime or on the telephone. Choose the 'Book an appointment' tab to fill in a quick form for a 20 minute chat: https://www.thehelphub.co.uk/

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