Mental Health Awareness Week: CNWL publish Talking Therapies website


This week (18-24 May 2020) marks Mental Health Awareness week, and now it is more important than ever to start a conversation about mental health.

The outbreak of Coronavirus has led to people being away from their loved ones for a long period of time, and in some cases, unfortunately losing those close to them to the virus – and being unable to mourn properly due to social distancing and isolation.

Others are affected by the general disruption to routine life caused by Coronavirus, or battling feelings of low mood for a variety of other reasons, that are not related to Coronavirus.

NHS Central and North West London NHS Trust are encouraging everybody to take time out to talk to someone about mental health. Although face-to-face meetings are difficult during this period, technology has made it easier for us to reach out – you could telephone, text or video call someone, and it could really make a positive difference to someone’s life.

The Talking Therapies service provides free and confidential treatment and therapy for anxiety and depression. A new website was launched last week. On the website you can:

  • Self-refer into the service within your borough and speak to a professional on video call or telephone
  • Complete a self-check questionnaire to assess your emotional wellbeing
  • Access the crisis line for urgent help
  • Access helpful FAQs and resources.


Click here to read some real life stories of people who have used the service