The Great Mental Health is an innovative programme to support Haringey residents of all ages to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing. This is so important as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of depression, anxiety and other related issues such as loneliness and social isolation. The local evidence base shows that the prevalence of these issues has also increased significantly across Haringey in light of the pandemic.

Through this programme, we want to empower people to achieve whatever great mental health means for them and also to encourage people to support each other through acts of kindness.

The programme will run for one year and it consists of a wide range of activities and resources that can benefit people living and working in the borough. These will be offered through seven prevention and promotion programmes, led by different organisations, that aim to reduce the mental health impacts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and widening mental health inequalities.

Find out more about the 7 programmes here:

  1. Community Protect (this page!)
  2. Community Navigators
  3. Haringey Bereavement Network
  4. Digital Interventions (Good Thinking)
  5. Targeted digital interventions
  6. Mental Health and its links to Domestic Violence
  7. ABC Parenting

A Resource Hub has also been developed and free digital mental health support, resources and information are available for people of all ages at all times of the day. These tools can support people to manage a range of day to day challenges including stress, anxiety, depression, sleep and health problems. Self-help tools include: information about mental health, podcasts, workbooks and culturally competent resources for people of different faiths.

More information about the programme is available here

Resources to support your Mental Health

Watch the videos below to find out more about our recent activities and hear from peers that are overcoming their mental health problems with helpful, fun and engaging activities.

Breathing & Movement workshops

This is a series of workshops around health, mental health and wellbeing in the context of breathing and exercise. These sessions are suitable for any age and fitness level. You are welcome to join Vas and Deborah and start exploring the magic of breathing and moving!



Click here to download - Breathing Techniques

Click here to download - Exercises combining Breathing and Movement

Recovery through art 

Click here to hear from recovering artists from everyday challenging situations ranging from alcohol to drug abuse but now they are on the mend through art.

Black Communities Health & Wellness Fair 

Click here to watch the highlights of the fair held at Chestnuts Community Centre. 

Candy's Dance Stars

Discover how Candy's dancers improved their mental and physical stability by learning new dance moves and enjoying themselves! Click here to watch the video.