By Hub Manager on 28/01/2021


The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly tough for us all, and it has had a huge impact on our mental health. From lockdown, to furlough, to the loss of loved ones, we’ve all found ourselves under pressure or anxious at times.

The pandemic has affected us all in different ways, and it is only normal to feel uncertain about what the future holds.

The stress of this uncertainty and the new challenges we have had to face has had an impact on the mental health of many.

With limited contact with our friends, family, community and colleagues, taking care of our mental health and wellbeing has never been more important.

Support is available to help cope with the thoughts, feelings and issues that we are all facing.

#BeNicetoYourNoggin aims to spread awareness of the support is available in our community and how to access it, including a wide range of bereavement and crisis support services available in Havering.


The 'noggins' are here to help us express some of the mental health issues we all face, which can often feel dark and unmanageable. They are here to make these issues easier to understand, and to let you know that you are not alone in tackling them.


What do you need help with? - Click link to view help on offer from the following issues:

I am struggling with my mental health and need someone to talk to

I feel lonely and isolated and want to connect with those around me

I would like to learn how to cope better with the lockdown

I am experiencing new symptoms that I think are related to my mental health

I am affected by grief and bereavement

I have been affected by financial and employment issues

I am a carer or key worker who needs support

I am struggling with disability or underlying health issues

I want to help people in my community who need support

I want to know more about upcoming events

I’m worried about a child or loved one’s mental health

I am struggling to cope with the coronavirus pressures on my business

I am confused and worried about what Covid 19 information I can trust


Visit the #BeNiceToYourNoggin to find more support HERE


Mental Health Awareness: Live Webinar

Havering Mind are holding a special Mental Health Awareness for young people on mental health and wellbeing.

This will be a LIVE WEBINAR on the Havering Council Facebook page and is open to all teenagers and young adults.

The session will cover:

-An introduction to mental health - what it is, and is not

-What are the most common mental health problems

-What type of issues young people are facing face

-How problems and issues develop

-What we can do to look after our wellbeing

-Talking to your parents and friends about mental health

-What local support there is

-Tips and advice relevant to the current lock down/COVID-19 period

The session should last around 60 minutes and hopefully give you more of an understanding of mental health and a 'knowledge boost' about wellbeing!

Please invite anyone you think may be interested in learning more about the subject.


You can join the webinar at 5pm on Thursday 4th February - via Havering Council Facebook page 

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