Date: 04 May 2017
Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. It’s about thriving – not just surviving – when life challenges us with stresses and strains.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, which is running Mental health Awareness Week between 8-14 May 2017, there are 10 steps that everyone can take to improve their mental health:
You should consider getting help from your GP if difficult feelings are:
If you need urgent help, or you are worried about someone, you can call the 24- hour Mental Health Urgent Advice Line on 0800 330 8590. You can also get emergency help at the Princess Royal University Hospital Accident and Emergency department located at Princess Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8ND, Tel: 01689 863486.
Additional services in Bromley:
Adult mental health services
During normal working hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) you can telephone the Bromley Locality Mental Health Services:
Bromley West: 57 - 63 Croydon Road, London, SE20 7TS (formerly known as Yeoman House). Public Phone number: 020 8659 2151
Bromley East: Carlton Parade, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0JB. Public Phone Number: 01689 892300
If necessary, arrangements will be made for you to have an assessment.
Services for children and young people
Bromley Y is a long established local charity offering free therapeutic support to young people between the ages of 0 - 18 years.
Bromley Y aims to provide a safe, friendly environment for children, young people and their families to explore the difficulties that they may be experiencing, helping them to identify new ways forward.
Click here to find out more.
Older adult’s mental health service
If you are a current service user you can contact the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT )Team at Bridgeways in Bromley on 020 8629 4900.
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Mind: Charity Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind offers confidential help and legal advice. Local branches also operate.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (MIND Infoline) 020 8519 2122 (MIND London Office)
NHS111: Call 111, available 24 hours every day
Sane Line: 0300 304 7000 (6pm - 11pm every day) www.sane.org.uk
Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours every day) www.samaritans.org
According to the Mental Health Foundation, there are 10 steps that everyone can take to improve their mental health