We understand there are worries and concerns regarding the current development of the Coronavirus pandemic. At this challenging time, our efforts at Havering Mind are focused towards the support of our service users, the resilience of service arrangements and to ensuring the safety of clients, volunteers and staff alike.
We are following the most up to date government advice, and like so many organisations, we have made the decision to reduce face to face contact in line with social distancing recommendations. Therefore, we have postponed our group meetings and moved towards working via telephone and email support from Monday 16th March. We are making every reasonable effort to operate our services remotely, by being an anchor through meaningful contact in other ways with existing and new service users, by providing advice, support, information and navigation.
You can keep up-to-date with current government advice, published daily here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Please note that:
- We recognise the rapidly changing situation, therefore these arrangements may change, dependent on government advice. However, we will update our website as this happens.
- This situation is unprecedented, and we are acting in the best interests of our clients, staff and the public. Thank you for your understanding and support.
We believe Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters.
In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level.
We know there’s no easy solution and that there is still a long way to go to ensure everyone experiencing a mental health problem, and other forms of discrimination, is treated equally.
Sadly, George Floyd’s death cannot be viewed in isolation. Many in society will have experienced racism and unequal treatment; and it’s clear that Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on our BAME community.
Havering Mind is here to support you. We appreciate your pain, anger and sadness.
Sarah Balser (CEO) and the Havering Mind Team
We are here for you
If you are struggling with your mental health, you are not alone. 1:4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Right now, you might be worried about COVID19 and how it is continuing to affect your life and those around you. Your worries may be around staying safe at home or avoiding other people, as well as lockdown easing and the future. This may feel difficult or stressful for you. Whatever your worries are, we are here to help you, please get in touch on 01708 457040 or email [email protected]
Crisis Counselling and Bereavement Support Service
Grieving for the loss of someone close to us during COVID19 is a different experience for many because of the restrictions that have been in place.
Through this service, we are supporting those across our communities who have experienced distress or loss during the pandemic. This could be the sudden loss of a family member, a friend or colleague, patient or client. If you find yourself in need of support, please read on:
Other Information Resources
Welcome to the Havering Mind website
We are a local mental health charity based in Havering. We provide services to people living in Havering, and the surrounding area who may be experiencing problems with their mental wellbeing. We also campaign for better services, deliver training and raise awareness of mental health.
We are affiliated to the national Mind charity, but we do not receive any funding from them. Watch the video below to see the different between us.
We are open Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm
and Friday 9.00am – 2.30pm