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Connect Well

Connect Well
Combating loneliness and isolation

Loneliness and isolation are a very real problem for millions of Londoners and the restrictions introduced to help combat COVID-19 have only made things worse. Connect Well is here to help!

Created by Living Well and supported by the National Lottery and Fast Track Cities, Connect Well is a new service model offering a range of FREE online and telephone support services to help improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of lonely or isolated Londoners who are over 18 years old and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

FREE one-to-one and group support services include:

If you’d like to sign yourself up to Connect Well, please click on the ‘Sign Up Now’ button below and one of the team will be in touch to help you decide which free services are best for you:

Sign Up Now

 

If you’re a professional wanting to make a referral, please click on the ‘Make a Referral’ button below and one of the team will contact your service user to go through their options:

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we are currently offering all support services online and by telephone, including: counselling, life coaching, group coaching programmes, wellbeing workshops and loneliness services.

If worries are taking their toll on your mental health please give us a call. We are here to help.

Please complete the form on Sign Up Now, call: 020 31377 3373 or email: info@livingwellcic.com to join a service or to find out more about how we can support you. 

Link to NHS advice on COVID-19

Counselling

One-to-one counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues in a relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential environment. Whether you feel lonely or isolated, or just need someone outside your social circle with whom you can share your concerns, we’re here for you.

All our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Call us today and tell us about you and your goals, and we’ll match you to the right therapist for your individual needs.

Connect Well’s counselling sessions take place once a week on Zoom or telephone for up to six weeks, and are FREE for anyone living in London who is over 18 and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

Life Coaching

One-to-one Life Coaching can provide you with greater structure, skills and perspective while helping to improve your overall confidence, resilience and wellbeing.

Connect Well Life Coaches can help you unlock your full potential and enable you to move forward beyond any feelings of loneliness and isolation, to achieve ambitious yet realistic goals.

Call us today and tell us about you and your goals, and we’ll match you to the right life coach for your individual needs.

Connect Well’s life coaching sessions take place once a week on Zoom or telephone for up to six weeks, and are FREE for anyone living in London who is over 18 and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

Coaching Programme

The main aim of our Coaching Programme is to support people who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation. The six session programme is based on key principles of psychological wellbeing and positive psychology – with online sessions delivered on Zoom at the same time each week, for six weeks.

This fun and interactive support programme gives participants a platform to engage with peers as well as learning and sharing new tools and strategies to improve their day-to-day experience during times of loneliness and isolation.

Topics covered by the programme help support people’s positive mental health, which is essential for us to be able to make connections and take real steps to change our experience. While practical strategies and mini-goals, which are included in every session, are focused on reducing social isolation and loneliness.

All Connect Well services are FREE for anyone living in London who is over 18 and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

Wellbeing Workshops

Connect Well’s Wellbeing Workshops are free standalone webinars delivered online by experienced facilitators focussed on issues and topics suggested by service users and professionals.

Based on the key principles of positive behaviour change, Wellbeing Workshops deliver positive health messages and encourage healthier lifestyle choices while helping to build increased confidence, motivation and resilience.

Past workshops have focused on topics such as: Stress Management, Resilience, Personal Leadership, Relationships and Communications, Happiness and Confidence.

All Connect Well services are FREE for anyone living in London who is over 18 and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a fun creative process where art-making and psychotherapy combine to aid individual growth, awareness and healing.

In Art Therapy no art skills are required – participants are free to make images which provide a more tangible and immediate way to express feelings and emotions. The aim is to release creativity, ease distress, increase awareness, resolve conflicts, trauma and/or cope with difficult emotions.

Art Therapy can help participants to manage and resolve emotional problems, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, bereavement, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, health problems and general life struggles.

Connect Well online Art Therapy sessions can be delivered as both standalone workshops and extended programmes normally run over six weeks.

All Connect Well services are FREE for anyone living in London who is over 18 and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change in people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Hypnotherapy works particularly well as a treatment for anxiety, habit breaking, stress, addiction, panic attacks, phobias, mild depression, sleep disorders, trauma and pain.

All Connect Well hypnotherapists are qualified and experienced at supporting people with a diverse range of health conditions.

Sessions take place once a week on Zoom or telephone for up to six weeks, and are FREE for anyone living in London who is over 18 and part of the LGBT+, BAME or HIV communities.

Ana Paula Nacif

Ana Paula Nacif is an experienced wellbeing coach. Ana’s coaching style is insightful, challenging, intuitive, encouraging, direct and energetic. By creating an atmosphere of trust, she is able to challenge comfort zones and tap into the resourcefulness of her clients with clarity.