With the cost of food, fuel, utilities and other household bills rising, many of us are feeling the pinch and worrying about our finances. This guide for Londoners who are worried about the cost of living contains Good Thinking’s tips to boost your mental health and stay positive.
In this guest blog, Dr Nihara Krause MBE, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CEO and founder of stem4, discusses the charity’s latest survey findings.
Shelby Davies leads Partnership for Young London’s Digital Health Ambassador programme. In this blog, they discuss the importance of including young people’s voices in mental health service design and delivery, and how the ambassadors collaborate with Good Thinking to create and improve digital support and resources for young Londoners.
To mark Anti-Bullying Week 2022, Good Thinking has updated its tips to help children and young people deal with online and face-to-face bullying.
Are you dreading the end of the summer holidays? Good Thinking’s advice will help you to embrace what’s coming up.
In this blog, Andy Owusu explains how the Office for Students' Black Students Mental Health Project is using students' voices to develop resources that encourage black students to talk about mental health and gain access to the right support at London South Bank University (LSBU).
New Good Thinking toolkits will help faith communities across London to focus on their wellbeing in line with their religious beliefs.
In this guest blog, recent London South Bank University (LSBU) graduate Michael draws on his own experience to provide advice for other students with autism.
This blog was written by MIRI, a musician and member of the Speakers Collective.
If you need advice about how to support a young person who has an eating disorder, Good Thinking provides tips and links to support organisations.
Worried about your exam results? Good Thinking provides some practical tips to help teenagers across London.
If someone in your family is getting their GCSE, A Level, AS Level, T Level or VTQ results soon, they might be feeling anxious and stressed. So, how can you help them to stay calm in the run-up to results day and deal with what happens afterwards?
Having a routine and structure is good for your mental health. Good Thinking provides tips to help you focus on what you enjoy and get enough sleep.
Follow the five ways to good mental wellbeing and find out how Good Thinking’s resources can help you to boost your mood.
If you feel extremely distressed and worried that you might not be able to keep yourself safe, there is lots of urgent support available, including 24/7 NHS mental health helplines in every London borough.
The Feeling Good app is now available FREE to Londoners via Good Thinking! Find out how the Feeling Good and Feeling Good Teens apps can help you to boost your mood and become mentally stronger
If you are feeling bored and can’t motivate yourself, use Good Thinking’s tips to get out of a rut and boost your mental wellbeing.
If you’ve been affected by the death of a public figure, Good Thinking’s bereavement resources and wellbeing advice can help you to process your emotions.
1 in 12 Londoners experience loneliness. If you’re one of them, you might find Good Thinking’s wellbeing tips and links to further support useful.
Good Thinking offers advice to students of all ages across London to help them stay mentally well while taking their exams.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). In this blog, third year student Michael shares his experience of starting university as a Black Queer student and some of the ways he looks after his mental health and wellbeing.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog addresses some of the main issues that black LSBU students identified as affecting their mental health and contains practical advice for coping with these challenges.
Looking for a simple way to process your emotions? Good Thinking and London South Bank University (LSBU) provide some guidance on journaling.
Sarah Drage is a passionate mental health advocate, and founder of WarriorKind CIC, a not-for-profit mental health support organisation. In this blog, Sarah talks about her experiences growing up as the child of an alcoholic, the stigma around talking about this and how it impacted her mental health.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU).This blog explains how racism can affect feelings of inferiority, hopelessness and low self-esteem and is a considerable mental health risk for the black community.
In this blog, Good Thinking’s Project Officer, Samira, shares her experience of observing Ramadan and how taking time for spiritual reflection can benefit your mental wellbeing.
Want to quit smoking? Stop Smoking London and Good Thinking provide advice to help you quit and stay calm in the process.
On World Sleep Day, Stop Smoking London and Good Thinking examine the impact that smoking has on a good night’s sleep and give tips on how to quit and build healthy sleep habits.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog explains what microagressions, microassaults, microinsults and microinvalidations are, how they can affect black students' mental health, and how to address them with microaffirmations, microresistance and self-care.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog asks ‘do you know what brings happiness to your life?’ and helps you to focus on the small things that bring you joy as a pathway to boosting your mental wellbeing.
A guest blog by the Black Students Mental Health Project at London South Bank University (LSBU). This blog explores the benefits of getting to know yourself and seeking mental health support when you feel you need it.
Children with ADHD can be energetic, inattentive and impulsive to varying degrees. All these behaviours may seem worse when mixed with anxiety, excitement, boredom and change in routine, as any parent and teacher knows. The advice in this article is to help you think about how to manage your child with ADHD when there is a change in their routine – for example, during the school holidays.
New guides for children, young people, parents and carers help Londoners to connect with and support other people.
Good Thinking marks Great Mental Health Day 2023 by launching two new quick guides to help Londoners support friends, family, colleagues and others who might be struggling with their mental wellbeing.
This blog about dealing with depression and post-traumatic stress was written by former police officer Nigel Fawcett-Jones. Nigel is now a volunteer Police Chaplain and the UK manager of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, a team of crisis trained chaplains.
Good Thinking provides various tips to help Londoners who may be feeling anxious, stressed or lonely during the festive season.
Struggling to sleep? Good Thinking provides quick tips, free wellbeing apps and a comprehensive Sleep Workbook to help you get better sleep.
If you’re a young carer, check out Good Thinking’s wellbeing tips to help you look after yourself as well as your loved ones.
Did you know that what you eat can affect your mood? Check out Good Thinking’s advice about following a healthy diet and boosting your wellbeing.
Did you know that change can be a springboard to developing new healthy habits? Follow the advice from Good Thinking and a behaviour change expert.
Good Thinking encourages Londoners to get involved in Great Mental Health Day on 27 January 2023!
Feeling stressed? Focus on what you can control. Good Thinking explains why this is so important and where to go if you need further support.
Jodi shares their experiences of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re living in uncertain times and this might be having an impact on your mental health. Good Thinking is here to help reduce anxiety and stress.
More than 690,000 people have already benefited from Good Thinking’s on-demand and round-the-clock mental health support – why not check out our new-look service to see how we can help you on your path to good mental wellbeing?
New to Good Thinking? Here’s how to use London’s digital mental wellbeing service and find free resources to boost your mental health.
If you’re dealing with tension at home or experiencing domestic violence, Good Thinking provides mental health advice and links to support organisations.
Domestic abuse can have a negative impact on young people’s mental health. Read Good Thinking’s wellbeing advice and find out where to go for help.
Feelings of irritation and anger are an instinctive response to threats – for young people and adults. For example, if you’ve fallen out with a friend or you’re stressed about your studies, it’s perfectly natural to feel angry. The important thing is that you know how to manage your emotions and behaviour.
Nature is closely linked to positive wellbeing. In this article, Good Thinking offers 8 tips to help you make the most of London’s green spaces.
Give your mental health a check-up with Good Thinking’s free self-assessments for anxiety, sleep, depression and stress.
On 1st November 2022 we celebrate 5 years of Good Thinking and helping over 690,000 people to find their own path to good mental health and wellbeing.
Why Good Thinking strives to be a digital mental wellbeing service for all Londoners.
How to look after your mental health during hot weather
Resources available to support the mental health and wellbeing of Afghan evacuees in London
Children’s Mental Health Week is an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing amongst children and young people
London comes together to celebrate Great Mental Health Day 2022
When you look up something online or see a post on social media, how often do you stop to consider if it’s true?
Starting university can be a stressful time, with lots to get organised. Here are some top tips on what to pack.
As employees return to the workplace post-COVID, Good Thinking looks at six ways employers can support their mental health and wellbeing.
This blog was written by Maaria Mahmood and Hadil Nour of the Muslim Youth Helpline, which has helped over 250,000 people since 2001.
In this guest blog by Mhairi Underwood of The Student Room, young people get advice about dealing with anxiety and stress ahead of results day.
Good Thinking has lots of apps and other resources to support you if you feel anxious, sleep deprived, stressed or sad, including a self-assessment tool that has been updated in line with Public Health England’s guidance on coronavirus.
London’s digital mental wellbeing service Good Thinking answers some of the questions young people might have about self-harm.
This article was written by Keith Winestein, a member of the Speakers Collective. Keith shares his lived experience of mental health, HIV and AIDS to help others challenge prejudice and to change behaviour.
Tips on how to get the right balance between your digital spaces and other things in your life.
Travis shares his experience of dealing with anxiety
This blog was written by Andrew Whitaker, the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Regional Leader for London. With a background in finance and a passion for people, Andrew wants to see everyone across London get the chance to be free of the burden of debt. Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a UK charity determined to reduce UK poverty by delivering debt counselling, money management, job clubs, life skills groups and support for people breaking life controlling habits.
This article was written by Caroline Lambie, a humanist celebrant with Humanists UK and the London coordinator of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network.
Antonio Ferreira shares his experiences of dealing with mental health challenges.
This article was written by Paul Hurst, a counsellor, therapist and non-religious pastoral carer. It first appeared in a local magazine called Roundabout.
June 10-16 is Carers’ Week in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been looking at the very vital and challenging role they play, and what we can do to help support and learn from them
April is #StressAwarenessMonth in the UK and Dr Richard Graham, Good Thinking’s Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead, has been discovering: do people always know when they’re stressed?
It’s World Sleep Day on Friday 15 March 2019, so when Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, says, “We really need to talk about sleep,” we sit up and listen
Dr Richard Graham, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Good Thinking, explains how the journey from listening to talking can be very personal – and that’s OK.