Wellbeing services

Health and wellbeing services available in Brent

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).

  • The Brent Cove

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.

  • Sport in Mind

Out of Hours Family Support Helpline

The Brent Out Of Hours Family Support Line offers Family Support and Early Help services on evenings and weekends to families living in the London Borough of Brent.
The aims of the service are to:
1. Increase access to Family Wellbeing Centres and other Early Years services in Brent

2. Increase timely access to support for families, preventing issues from escalating during out-of-hours periods

3. Reduce pressure on A&E and other late intervention/crisis services.

  • Out of Hours Family Support Helpline

ADHD Assessment and Treatment Service

The CNWL Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) clinic offers diagnosis and medication stabilisation for adults with ADHD, in preparation for discharge back to their GP for continued prescribing and monitoring.

  • ADHD Assessment and Treatment Service


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 https://www.kooth.com/ to access support.

  • Kooth

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.

  • Counselling Directory

Mental Health and Employment Pathway

Mental Health an Employment Pathway has been set up to support residents with mental health conditions who would like to enter into employment or would like to build on their skills and confidence to eventually enable them to do so.

  • Mental Health and Employment Pathway

(IAPT) Brent Talking Therapies

Brent Talking Therapies is a free, confidential NHS service which provides psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders.

  • (IAPT) Brent Talking Therapies

Brent - protecting adults from risk of abuse

Contact the Safeguarding adults team
If you are worried that someone is at risk or is being abused, report it as soon as possible.

  • Brent - protecting adults from risk of abuse

Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service at POhWER

‘Provide information about how to complaint about NHS services
Explain the complaints process and your options at each stage.
Help you to write letters.
Help you to prepare for complaint meetings and attend with you.
Help you to refer your complaint to the Health Service Ombudsman.

  • Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service at POhWER

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

  • The NEW Outdoor Gym Programme has landed!

The Listening Place

The world can feel like a very lonely place if you are feeling that life is no longer worth living.
The Listening Place offers a warm and welcoming environment; somewhere individuals can talk openly about their feelings, without being judged or being given advice.
Importantly, we provide on-going support from trained non-judgmental volunteers, which can continue over a number of weeks if this is appropriate.
All our support is face-to-face at one of our centres in Pimlico, Bloomsbury and Hammersmith.

  • The Listening Place

CNWL Arts in Health

CNWL Arts in Health is facilitated by experienced clinicians, and artists working in partnership with CNWL commissioned services. We promote any possibility where art increases health and wellbeing. This could be by viewing art, hearing music, doing movement meditations, or participating in a vast array of artistic activities

  • CNWL Arts in Health

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.

  • Physical Activity Programme

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.

  • Young Roots

NHS Mental Health Services

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

  • NHS Mental Health Services

Brent Changing Mindsets BCM

BCM - a group of people with lived experience of mental health challenges working to change the conversation around mental health in Brent.

  • Brent Changing Mindsets BCM

Brent Bereavement Services

Bereavement Counselling and Group Support, Professional Support, Advice, Information and Training

  • Brent Bereavement Services

NHS mental health services (central and north west London)

Find mental health services covering north west London boroughs including Brent

  • NHS mental health services (central and north west London)

NHS Trust services (central and north west London)

Mental health, community and sexual health services.

  • NHS Trust services (central and north west London)

Meridian Wellbeing

Free professional-led mental health services, resources and support groups.

  • Meridian Wellbeing

The Mighty

The Mighty is a safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.

  • The Mighty

My Pickle

Search services listed by topics like health, money, relationships, work, family, loss and housing.

  • My Pickle

Brent Council wellbeing advice

Advice on living and eating well to support your mental wellbeing.

  • Brent Council wellbeing advice

CAD Brent (Community Action on Dementia)

A community group of volunteers, supporting people living with dementia and working to create a dementia friendly borough.

  • CAD Brent (Community Action on Dementia)

Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind

Mental health charity providing support and advice to empower people in their mental health.

  • Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind

Brent Council - Community Directory of Services

Our directory includes contact details for over 880 community and voluntary groups in Brent. From carers and faith to sports and youth clubs

It is free to register your community group or voluntary organisation if your group is either based in or serves the residents of Brent

  • Brent Council - Community Directory of Services

Brent Carers Centre

Support services for carers – helping them cope with social, emotional and financial issues.

  • Brent Carers Centre

Ashford Place

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

  • Ashford Place

Hub of Hope

Search for mental health charities where you live.

  • Hub of Hope
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