World Mental Health Day is a day for reflection and discussion about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
Loneliness has a big impact on our mental health. We crave social interactions – to feel connected, appreciated, and acknowledged. Many people who experience loneliness may benefit from local resources here in Kingston.
We’ve compiled a list of mental health charities that you can get involved in, including free online and in-person events.
Mind in Kingston
Mind Kingston is an independent charity that currently has free online and in-person drop-in sessions for you to join.
Kingston Samaritans Charity
Kingston Samaritans Charity provides emotional support over the phone, via email, or zoom for people living in Kingston.
Taking a refreshing break outside for just 20 minutes a day will do wonders for your mental health! Our Social Spaces are on Thames Street, Lower Fife Road, and just outside the railway station.
The NHS Every Mind Matters has some practical advice and tips on how to help yourself or others if you or they are feeling lonely. You can also complete the Mind Plan Quiz for tips and tailored advice.