Relaxation isn’t only about peace of mind or enjoying a hobby. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress and with stress related to various health problems, such as heart disease and pain.

28 March 2024

Mental Health Games Brent

  • March 28, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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.



Kooth is a free online mental health support and counselling service for young people in Brent provided by registered counsellors. Young people can chat anonymously to a Kooth practitioner from 12 noon to 10 pm Monday to Friday and 6 pm to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday.

It includes discussion boards where young people can start or join a conversation with other Kooth members on all sorts of things, from anxiety to relationship advice or tips for relaxing after a stressful day. The Goals tab allows young people to set personal goals and track progress. The Kooth Journal acts as a personal diary which can help track mood over the week. Finally, the Kooth Chat function can get you in touch with someone in the team to talk through anything that’s bothering you and offer support and advice.

Please go to to access support.


Why we need good sleep for good health

Joe Wicks asks scientist Dr Matthew Walker why sleep is so important for our health.

  • Article/Blog Post
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The NEW Outdoor Gym Programme has landed!

Free, weekly, outdoor gym sessions with qualified instructors.
• Relieve stress
• Boost your energy (yes exercising actually gives you more energy)
• Enhance your fitness levels
• Lose or maintain a healthy weight
• Develop strength and tone
• Feel great! Exercising releases endorphins which are the body’s natural happy hormones


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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Physical Activity Programme

Ashford Place in partnership with Silver Jubilee Park Charity will deliver The Physical Activity Programme to residents affected by mental health conditions.
The physical activity programme will be offered geographically throughout the whole borough of Brent and will include a number of activities to suit everyone.


Five ways you could improve your gut health

BBC article on improving health and mental wellness by improving gut health…

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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).

25 February 2022

Music for Mental Health

  • February 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  • Ashford Place Community Centre, Ashford Road, London, UK
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