Health & Wellbeing
Regular health & wellbeing activities
For all regular activities run by the local community please refer to the Events pages.
You can share your own events using the 'Submit Event' form.
There is an NHS team in place at The Curve Assistance Centre who are providing care on-site. The team can also travel to a convenient place such as a home or a local community centre.
Mental health services 24 hours helpline: 0800 0234 650
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHS GO provides health information for young people under 25, including advice on coping with stress after a major incident.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, either directly or indirectly, and in need of mental health support or psychological therapy can call our Single Point of Access, where people can get access to mental health support services as well as information and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year.
People living in North West London (including Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster) and Milton Keynes, can also find information about mental health support and crisis services on the CNWL website.
Web: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 0800 0234 650
British Muslim Emergency Response Unit
contact numbers are:
- 0203 670 6004 – General support line
- 03333 123 123 – National Zakat Foundation
- 07951 152786 – Muslim Councillors/Therapists/Imams
They are providing immediate relief and support to families affected (Muslims and non-Muslims)
Doctors of the World
Doctors of the World are providing free and confidential support for those affected by Grenfell fire. They have over ten years’ experience of working with undocumented migrants. They will never talk to the Home Office about anyone who visits them.
At the drop-in clinic you can:
- Consult with a medical professional and a support worker
- Get help to understand how you can access the NHS safely
- Get help applying for free prescriptions, eye tests and dental care
You don’t need to take any documents to see their GP or nurse.
Telephone: 07732 067 445
Fridays from 10:00 – 12:00 - Clinic at: North Kensington Law Centre, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road, W11 4AT
If you are a child or young person who needs to speak to someone confidentially, call Childline 0800 1111 to speak to a counsellor, 24 hours a day. Or chat online, one-to-one.
Trauma Advice - Watchful Waiting
During the period of 'watchful waiting' schools are being asked to collate a list of children who might be particularly vulnerable.
The following emotional reactions are seen as a normal part of the recovery process and the mind's way of trying to make sense and come to terms with what happened. They apply to both adults and children.
* Emotional reactions such as feeling afraid, sad, horrified, helpless, overwhelmed, angry, confused, numb or disorientated
* Distressing thoughts and images that just pop into your head
* Disturbed sleep or insomnia
* Feeling anxious
* Low mood
These responses will usually lessen over time.
Children who might be at greater risk could include:
* Children who were either residents of Grenfell tower or who live locally and witnessed the fire
* Children who are looked after
* Children who have experienced a recent bereavement or history of trauma
* Children with significant social and emotional needs
* Children whose parents have pre-existing mental health conditions
There may be other children too of course, who don't 'fit' into the above but whom you feel it would be appropriate to be particularly mindful of.
Generally, it is expected that 75% of the population will recover without expert intervention provided they have care, assistance and good relationships with their families and friends and the support of their communities, and 0.5 to 5% of the population could require some form of ongoing psychological support.
If about a month after the event a child is still feeling upset and fearful most of the time, acting very differently to before the fire, struggling at school, and not appearing to enjoy life at all then it will be helpful to link with and seek advice from a CAMHS link worker (list attached) at your child's school to try to ensure that a support plan is in place over the summer holidays.