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Get involved in Waltham Forest Mental Health Awareness Week


It is estimated that a quarter of all people in Waltham Forest will experience some kind of mental health issue this year.

The impact of mental health illness cannot be underestimated. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week on 11- 17 May 2015, the NHS in Waltham Forest is keen to raise awareness of mental health services that offer support for people struggling with common mental health problems such as stress, depression, obsessive behaviour or anxiety.

One of the ways of doing this is through talking therapies. Talking therapies are a useful way for people who have feelings of depression, anxiety, phobias and/or stress after a traumatic time in their life to explore difficult feelings with a trained professional. This can help people deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve relationships, or develop better ways of living.North East London Foundation NHS Trust (NELFT) run Waltham Forest’s improving access to physiological services (IAPT) – it provides talking therapies.

NELFT IAPT will be a Selbourne Walk shopping centre for Mental Health Awareness Week (from 11-17 May) to talk to local people about talking therapies and giving local people the opportunity to meet some of its staff. Read More