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The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service will be offering support to the community, as Phase 2 of the inquiry kicks off.

There is likely to be heavy media coverage; some will be very distressing and some contentious. This may cause people in the community to worry, and increase their anxiety, and feelings of distress.

Our staff will be based at various sites in the community. If you need to talk to someone, here’s where you can find our staff this week:

Monday 27 January, 3:30pm to 7:30pm – The Curve, W10 6TH
Tuesday 28 January, 3:30pm to 7:30pm – The SPACE, W10 6TT
Wednesday 29 January, 3:30pm to 7:30pm – Bay 20, W10 6JG
Thursday 30 January, 3:30pm to 7:30pm – The SPACE
Friday 31 January, 3:30 to 7:30pm – Nottinghill Methodist Church, W11 4AH

You can also contact us anytime by:

020 8637 6279 (Monday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm and Friday 8am to 5pm)
020 8962 4393 (Fridays 5pm to 8pm, and weekends, 8am to 8pm)
0800 0234 650 (Overnight: From 8pm, if you are 18 or over)

This is a free and confidential NHS service for the community. For live updates please visit our Twitter account @GrenfellNHS

Mindfulness can help

Mindfulness is a technique that we can use anywhere, at any time to manage difficult feelings.

The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service has produced a series of short films to highlight how mindfulness can help us when we’re going through distressing or stressful moments.

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment including our own thoughts, feelings and the world around us, without judgement.

In the first short film, Advia, a mental health outreach worker with the Grenfell NHS Service shares on how she practises mindfulness everyday.

“I practice mindfulness in three ways. I am Muslim and I pray five times a day, and the actions of praying and the routine of what I do while I pray grounds me.”

“Something I do when I’m really stressed, I draw circles. Lots of and lots of circles, and the feeling I have at the time of doing is, there’s a storm and as I’m doing the circles (I’m doing them extremely fast)  and as I become more grounded the circle start to slow down,” says Advia.

You can watch the first film ‘mindfulness keeps me grounded’ here.

Other films in the series:

“Mindfulness is about experiencing the world”

Mindfulness and Me – “I’m a lot less reactive and more connected to people”

Mindfulness and Me – “You can practise mindfulness anywhere

Mindfulness and Me – “It’s easy and it works”

You can find more information on mindfulness and how to practice it here.