Self-help for your mental health and wellbeing
There are lots of self-help options available that you can try at your own convenience.
Self-help can be a useful first step if you are unsure whether or not to seek further help. If you don’t feel better after trying self-help though, or you feel worse, it’s a good idea to talk to your GP and explore further options.
Greenwich Wellbeing Planner
If you want to make positive changes in your life the Greenwich Community Directory’s Wellbeing planner can help. It offers top tips and directs you to specific information and services for:
• Money and finances
• Social activities and travel
• Health and wellbeing
• Work, education and volunteering
• Home and living situation
HeadScape is a website developed by Oxleas for young people who live in Greenwich, offering information and signposting for a whole range of emotional health topics.
Books on prescription in Greenwich
Endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries, the Books on Prescription Scheme can help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing. There are currently four book lists available covering common mental health conditions, dementia, young people and long term conditions. These are free for anyone to borrow from the local library.
Good thinking is a new, NHS approved online wellbeing service. You can find tools and resources on the site to help yourself and others to feel better. Access to self-assessment tools and online forums is also available.
Mental Health Foundation podcasts
The Mental Health Foundation offers a wide range of podcasts that are free to download. Topics covered include managing stress and relaxation, improving sleep, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition.
Helping you Live Well in Greenwich
Live Well Greenwich Line
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(a message can be left outside of these hours).