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Blue Monday | Mental Health Support Services in Kingston

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Blue Monday was coined by company Sky Travel back in 2005, with the third Monday in January "calculated" to be the most depressing day of the year. 

Despite it being (probably) a load of rubbish, it's still a chance to shout out some of the amazing mental health support services we have in Kingston. If you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, don't hesitate to reach out to them. Talking helps. 

Hestia - Good Energy Club

Hestia’s Good Energy Club is a community engagement public health project designed to engage people living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, who live with a diagnosis of mental illness and/or low levels of mental well-being, in physical and social activities. The aim is to increase physical fitness, improve mental health and decrease social isolation.

The Good Energy Club runs from Monday to Friday. Physical and social activities help members ease back into exercise and social interaction and assist them in their recovery journey. Activities include yoga, pilates, aerobics, Boxfit, coffee and chat club, brunch club and art sessions.

The Good Energy Club is a self-referral service for any Kingston resident who is struggling with their mental health. For more information, please email referrals.Kingston@hestia.org or call the Project Coordinator on 07772 920416. Their main hub is at Millenium House, Eden Street, Kingston, where their coffee and chat club, cooking groups and art sessions are based.  

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Mind in Kingston

Mind in Kingston are an independent registered charity affiliated to National Mind and part of the Mind federated network. Operational since 1972, they provide a range of services to local people that experience mental health issues in and around the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. 

Mind provide a range of services designed to support people with mental health issues in our local community to maintain and improve their mental wellbeing, increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, make meaningful connections with others and be able to live independently in their local community. Just some of their services include a Mind in Kingston Football team, associated with Kingstonian FC, online and in-person Drop In Cafes, and weekly Wellbeing Walks. 

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Samaritans Kingston

Since 1968 Kingston Samaritans have been helping those struggling to cope, including through their work locally (Kingston, Surbiton, Esher, New Malden and Richmond). Their service is needed more than ever because of the impact of the coronavirus.

In 2021, the Kingston branch spent a total of 9,600 hours responding to more than 28,000 calls for help. 75% of these calls for help were phone contacts and the remaining were email contacts.

If you want to speak to someone about your situation or how you are feeling, call 116 123 free from any phone. The Samaritans can provide support over the phone, via email or face-to-face for residents of Kingston borough. They also provide local support through outreach activities and by running workshops and events in schools throughout the community. 

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