Publish date: 26 January 2024

Anyone can experience poor mental health at any time but January is often seen as a particularly challenging time of the year, often associated with the pressure to set new goals and any disappointment if the goals for the past year have not been met.  Moreover, the cold weather, lack of sunlight and reminders of those who are no longer with us can all contribute to increased feelings of depression and anxiety.  For our Grenfell-impacted communities we are aware this time of year can present additional triggers that will impact on your overall sense of wellbeing.

It can sometime feel as if we are the only ones struggling but it is important to remember that others in your life may also be having a tough time. This Friday, on Great Mental Health Day, we would like to invite you to join us in spreading kindness.  If someone is not acting like themselves, it is an opportunity to reach out and have a conversation.  You may find you have more in common than you think. 


We in the NHS are also here to help

  • If you are affected by Grenfell, the NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, is here for you and your family.  To access support please call 020 8637 6279 (every day 8am to 8pm) or 0800 0234 650 (overnight: from 8pm). For more information go to  
  • For emotional support, health and wellbeing support, and urgent mental health support, call 0800 0234 650, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • For further information about local health support go to: