Date posted 10 May 2022

Friday 13th May 10am-12pm

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Kensington Leisure Centre will be hosting a stall run by Community Living Well on Friday 13th May 10am-4pm.

Your community mental health service for Kensington & Chelsea, Queen’s Park and Paddington. 

Community Living Well brings together a range of health care professionals who have specialist skills in working with people who have mental health needs. This community mental health service aims to deliver excellent integrated, recovery focused and evidence-based health and social care.

Community Living Well offers mental health support in Kensington & Chelsea, Queen’s Park and Paddington. It makes it easy for you, and anyone who cares for you, to access a wide range of clinical and wellbeing services.

The services on offer include:

  • Clinical services, such as NHS Talking Therapies(IAPT)
  • Wellbeing services, such as peer support groups, self-care and practical support with employment, debt, housing and benefits issues
  • Community Mental Health Hubs, giving you access to specialist mental health support

What people say about the service…

Coming out to the peer support meet-ups reduces my isolation

Being with others who have a shared experience of depression is helpful because people there have lower expectations of me, they are less judgemental than others and we help each other, by sharing our experiences of depression and anxiety. The groups don’t make demands of me and that helps when I’m depressed – I have problems with personal obligation. Coming out to the meet-ups reduces my isolation and keeps me active. By helping others, I feel like I am helping myself.

Peer Support Attendee

Having someone who could listen to me was very beneficial

After having therapy with Community Living Well I feel a lot better in myself, much more settled and comfortable. Getting things off my chest and having someone who would listen to me was very beneficial as I felt like I had been living in my own head. I was aware of techniques such as writing things down and talking to people I trusted but these weren’t actions that I had ever implemented in the past. Psychological Therapy Service client

Come down and see us at Kensington Leisure centre!

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