Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, stress and bipolar disorder are all types of mental health condition that many people manage. The full list of conditions can be found on the NHS website. In addition to those that manage these conditions, it is important that we all take the right steps to look after our mental health. 

Research suggests strong links between regular exercise and improved mental health. Many of our weekly activities are sociable sessions that aim to promote inclusion and reduce isolation. The Creative Arts and reading are also both well recognised ways to help clear the mind, boost morale and offer an alternative perspective.

 

Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure

Whether it's weekly cardio sessions on the treadmill, weight training or taking part in sports such as football, netball or badminton, the benefits of regular exercise are linked to improved mood, clearer thinking and all round better health. 

Find the right activity and let us help you in taking the first steps to improved wellbeing. 

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Reading

Reading

Research shows that regular reading is able to:

  • Improve brain connectivity
  • Increase vocabulary and comprehension
  • Aid in sleep
  • Reduce stress
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improve symptoms of depression 
  • Prevent cognitive decline

Browse and borrow a host of free books and online resources with Lincs Inspire Libraries

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Book Collections

Book Collections

A selection of books targeted at people living with mental health conditions, including:

  • Reading Well for Mental Health
  • Mood Boosting Books

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Memory Lane Group

Memory Lane Group

A chance to share memories and look at historical photographs of the local area. View the activity calendar below for when and where these sessions take place.

Refreshments provided. No booking required.

Beneficial Activities

    Bobbie Quinn from Lincs Inspire Libraries reviews Night Shift by Debi Gliori, an illustrated book that may be helpful for anyone managing depression. The book is available to borrow from any Lincs Inspire Library.

    Useful Links

    North East Lincolnshire Mind

    Advice and support for better mental health. Services include private counselling and support for the homeless.

    Info Line: 01472 349991
    Email: info@nelmind.org.uk

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    NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC

    Social enterprise that provides mental health services to the NHS and beyond across North East Lincolnshire.

    Telephone: (01472) 256256 and select option 3

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    Every Mind Matters - NHS 

    Expert advice, practical tips and personalised actions to help with mental health

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    CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably 

    Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. CALM exists to change this - by offering life-saving services, provoking national conversation, and bringing people together to reject living miserably.

    Telephone: 0800 585858

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    Samaritans

    Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. Samaritans are here for anyone who needs someone.

    Freephone 116 123

    Email: jo@samaritans.org

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    Papyrus HOPELine

    PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

    Telephone: 0800 0684141

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