Beat the January Blues with The London Irish Centre
The month of January can be a difficult time for many for a multitude of reasons, especially after the end to the rush of the festive season and the weather growing colder.
In order to look after our mental health during this time, as well as the rest of the year, the Mental Health Foundation suggest the following: talking about our feelings with someone we trust, keeping active, eating well, drinking responsibly, staying connected to others and, most importantly, asking for help if we are struggling.
While it may feel daunting to take these steps on your own, the London Irish Centre has many offerings to help engage with this advice:
- In partnership with our friends at ICAP and the Mental Health Foundation, we host fortnightly support groups facilitated by expert practitioners in partnership. These include our Carers’ group, Men’s Meitheal group, Women’s Cruinniú group, Comhar Men’s group.
- Our Community Cafe is open three times a week; offering lunch, movement, activities, a warm welcome and friendly chats.
- Our social groups are available four to five days a week in various locations across London to help alleviate social isolation and loneliness. Everyone is invited for refreshments, activities, and a chance to connect with other Irish people in a friendly setting.
- Our brand new weekly digital skills workshop aims to boost digital skills and confidence, working to tackle the impact of digital exclusion in our community and the adverse effects this can have on the most marginalised in our society.
If you are currently struggling with your mental health and need some advice, our Health and Wellbeing Advice Line is available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm for over the phone support. Please do get in touch by email at [email protected] or phone 0207428 2094.