Get help Health and wellbeing Connect Talk and listen, be there, feel connected It's important to stay connected. The simplest way to stay connected is to pick up the phone and talk to friends, neighbours and family. Get in touch with people to check that they are okay and to lift your and their mood. If you are able to talk to people via WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, etc. AgeUK Islington provide a range of services to people aged 16-50, 50+ and carers. They have a range of get togethers - check their latest get together calendar for more information. BlindAid provide telephone support for blind and sight impaired people across Islington. Black Women's Link Project is about linking women together to share ideas, experiences, and stories. Through talking and listening as a group, this initiative hopes to address and resolve unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thinking, relieve isolation, increase self-esteem and bring awareness to the issue of loneliness in Black women. Whilst this initiative is aimed at reducing loneliness amongst Black women, it is open to all and promotes inclusivity. Carers UK is here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone. Caring can be extremely complicated get the support you need on their website from their online forums and fact sheets. Centre 404 offers a range of high quality services to assist children and adults with a learning disability and their family carers. For general enquiries, please ring 020 7607 8762 or email [email protected]. They are supporting families through COVID-19 with additional resources online. Clic is a new online support community that anyone in the UK can access 24/7 for free mental health support. It includes an online forum where you can chat about how you’re feeling and connect with others, as well as accessing mental health information tools, tips and resources. To ensure everyone's safety and security the site is moderated 24 hours a day. Copenhagen Youth Project offers support and activities to young people in Caledonian and Barnsbury wards. Coffee and Computers offer free support and resources on using technology. They have a useful guide on making video calls over the internet. Finsbury Park Mosque are offering spiritual and moral support to people who live in N4, N7 or N19. Please call 020 7424 5252. Good Neighbours Schemes in Kings Cross (Priory Green), Bemerton and New River Green (Canonbury) offer opportunities to connect with others in your community. Kinship runs an advice service for kinship carers. You can also join their kinship community to hear stories and news and attend their support groups. They are continuing to support kinship carers throughout COVID-19. Healthwatch Islington is providing information and signposting to Islington residents. You can contact them via the contact us option on their website or call or email to [email protected], Tel: 07538 764436. Help on Your Doorstep have a volunteer befriending service which offers phone befriending to vulnerable Islington residents. Contact us for more information. HNG Stress Project is a Holloway Neighbourhood Group project. They are offering a befriending service called 'In-touch' for local people to help combat isolation and share information. Call them on 020 76079794 or email [email protected] Islington Bereavement Service is offering bereavement support from volunteers by telephone only. For information, email [email protected] or Tel 020 3317 5774. Islington Carers Hub is continuing to support carers during COVID-19. Their priority is your wellbeing and supporting you in your caring role. If you need support email [email protected] or ring the Age UK Islington Helpline: 020 7281 6018. Islington Chinese Association can help you connect with others. Contact them by Email: [email protected] or Tel: 020 7263 5986 islingtonlife.london is your local online magazine from Islington Council. With information about what is happening locally, helping you to discover Islington and things to do. FCV Dorcas is offering telephone befriending to residents of the following Islington wards - Bunhill, Caledonian, Canonbury, Clerkenwell and Mildmay. Contact them on [email protected] or [email protected]. Ma Shanti are offering online support to Asian single mothers and their children online activities include yoga, arts & crafts, support groups and cooking club. They are also providing group support via WhatsApp. Please call 07340 990119 or 07904 034 278, Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm or email [email protected] or [email protected] Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation (MEWSo) offer a range of ways to connect with others. North London Cares offer various opportunities for people over 65 to connected with others. They also have volunteering opportunities. The Parent House offers support to Islington parents. The Peel Centre in Clerkenwell, EC1 is offers opportunities for residents to connect in the EC1 area. Radio Garden allows you to explore live radio across the world. Talk For Health is a social enterprise improving mental health. It was started in 2008 by Nicky Forsythe, an Accredited Psychotherapist, to teach people an evidence-based method for therapeutic talking. It is as effective as therapy. London Chess Community is a community that focuses on having fun, meeting friends, being social with the additional benefit of playing the great game of Chess. If you would like more information or advice please contact us. More wellbeing tips How you can support our work Health and wellbeing update service If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us. If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.