Be Happy

Who can help me feel happier?

Find local services that can help you achieve a better mental wellbeing.

1. Live Well

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Live Well is a FREE 12-week programme designed to help Croydon residents improve their health and wellbeing. Our qualified team of advisors will work with you to make healthy changes to your life, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, eating more healthily, becoming more active, cutting down on alcohol and improving your mental wellbeing. 

Our advisors are specially trained in helping people to tackle unhealthy habits, which could be having a negative impact on their daily life or affecting relationships with family and friends. If you have struggled in making these changes in the past, our Live Well programme can help you to succeed - this time for good. 

For more information on our Live Well service click here, or to find out if you are eligible please complete the JustBe Health Checker.

2. Mental wellbeing support services in Croydon

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If you've completed the self assessment and the results suggested that you take up professional support from your local talking therapies service, you can find out more here or contact them on 020 3228 4040. You can also visit your GP for advice. Alternatively, you can access counselling and support for your mental wellbeing from the voluntary sector, including the following: 

MIND to talk to them about the counselling, befriending, debt advice and social network support they offer (020 8668 2210). 

Care to Listen who offer a low cost counselling service (020 8616 2160). 

Off the Record, who offer counselling to young people aged 14-25 (020 8251 0251). 

Croydon Drop In, who offer counselling to young people aged 11-25 (020 8680 0404).

OpenMinds, who offer a floating support service in the community for adults aged 18-65 who are experiencing difficulties due to their mental illness, and/or are struggling with addictions e.g. drugs and alcohol (020 3326 0444/ 07704234055). 

3. Financial worries

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If you're currently experiencing financial issues and you are feeling stressed about your situation, visit Croydon Council's debt advice page to help you find the right people to support you.

4. How to stay happy

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Staying happy is not as difficult as you think. We have five easy steps for you to try out. These steps are recommended by the NHS and we encourage you to practice them. We also have some apps for when you're on the move - these can help you to relax even during busy days.

You can also try using self-help tools if you prefer. There are great leaflets and books readily available - some available for free.