Homelessness / rough sleeping

The definition of homelessness means not having a home. You are homeless if you have nowhere to stay and are living on the streets, but you can be homeless even if you have a roof over your head.

You count as homeless if you are:

– staying with friends or family

– staying in a hostel, night shelter or B&B

– squatting (because you have no legal right to stay)

– at risk of violence or abuse in your home
living in poor conditions that affect your health

– living apart from your family because you don’t have a place to live together

Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is a mental health charity with a simple mission
To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity.
We deliver physical activity sessions in partnership with the NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to move their lives forward in a positive direction.

  • https://www.sportinmind.org/

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a resource hub which enables individuals struggling with their emotional well-being to find a qualified and insured counsellor. Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the right support, and they're passionate about connecting people to the support they deserve.

  • https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Campaign Against Living Miserably

We’re the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling hopeless, standing up to stereotypes and standing together to show life is always worth living.

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Young Roots

Young Roots works with young refugees 11-25 supporting them to improve their wellbeing and fulfil their potential, through intensive one-to-one Casework, youth and sporting activities, English language mentoring, youth leadership and access to specialist therapeutic and legal advice.

  • https://www.youngroots.org.uk

The Brent Cove

The Brent Cove is a community based crisis alternative service, provided by Hestia on behalf of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, offering non-clinical support to individuals experiencing a crisis or mental distress, following assessment by the identified CNWL services. We offer urgent appointments to make sure each person gets dedicated time and support.
If you are a resident in Brent, your local Cove is now open access. This means anyone (16+) can just turn up without an appointment between 2pm to 10pm (Monday to Sunday).

  • https://www.hestia.org/brent-cove

Stay Alive App from Grassroots Prevent Suicide Together

Grassroots is a leading UK charity in suicide prevention. They provide expertise, training and resources to help communities, organisations and individuals effectively support people at risk of suicide or experiencing mental health problems. This is a link to their Stay Alive App

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Ashford Place

Ground-breaking support for those struggling with mental health, dementia and age-related issues, homelessness and substance abuse in north west London.

  • https://www.ashfordplace.org.uk/

NHS Mental Health Services

Find out how to access NHS mental health services and where to get urgent help.

  • https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/