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World Mental Health Day: REAL Mental Health

Today is World Mental Health Day. At T&T we believe that true mental health needs community. Doctors do an amazing job – we’re lucky to have great practices like Albion Street Group Practice locally, a forward-thinking local NHS, and trusts like Guys and St Thomas’ Charity. But doctors can’t cure isolation and loneliness, or create community. It’s not their job. How could they? We know they are already stretched beyond capacity.

So alongside proper medical mental health support for people in crisis and distress, the prescription we all need is fun, friendship and mutual support. If more people felt part of a community, and the support that comes from a place where people look after each other, GPs would find their waiting lists shortening – and everyone would be much happier, and healthier – whatever ther level of need.

This is where we come in.

But anyway, what do you think?

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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

During the national lockdown, all face to face activities, groups and home visits are suspended.

 

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.

 

The team is working as usual and we continue to adapt our services and activities so that we can work safely to support our community.

 

Current services include:

 

For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:

 

  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email covidsupport@southwark.gov.uk
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3

 

As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at info@timeandtalents.org.uk

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

11 January 2021