4Sight

The group told us that they are temporarily closed until further notice. Please contact the group to check whether they have re-opened. 4Sight is a User led, User run community hosted by Social Action for Health (SAfH) for mental health service users in the borough of Hackney. 4Sight draw people together who have experiences of using mental health services to take part in workshops and activities together. NB: the postal address are those of the host organisation (SAfH). The contact phone number and email address belong to 4Sight's lead, Stephen Laudat. 4Sight's webpage offers alternative contact numbers for people who run specific workshops.

  • Stephen Laudat
  • 07932 374 789
  • c/o SAfH, The Brady Centre, 192 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU
  • Website URL
  • Email
Action for Disability Kensington and Chelsea

ADKC is an organisation run and controlled by disabled people. ADKC supports disabled people to live independently and campaign for an inclusive society which does not discriminate against disabled people. ADKC believes that disabled people should have the same opportunities and quality of life that non-disabled people take for granted.

  • Antonia Allie
  • 020 8960 8888
  • Whitstable House, Silchester Road, London W10 6SB
  • Website URL
  • Email
ADHD Richmond and Twickenham Support Group

A support Group for those living around the London Borough of Richmond. The support group has existed in one form or another for about 10 years. Started by Gill Sears, a Mum who has plenty of experience of the condition, and developed through the Three Wings Trust, the Group now stands alone and welcomes anyone who cares for a child/children diagnosed with ADHD. Besides the YouTube site on the right, this group also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AdhdRichmondSupportGroup. As meetings are organised from a private address, the group would rather be contacted by email.

  • Valerie Ivens
  • 07768 600 706
  • please contact the group as the address is private
  • Website URL
  • Email
Amardeep Asian Mental Health Service

A community-based assessment, treatment and advice service for people in the South Asian community, aged 18-65, who have a range of mental health and complex social care problems. The service cares for people living in the London Borough of Lambeth. The service's aim is to provide care for people in the South Asian community who, for cultural or language reasons are unable, or who refuse, to use sector-based mental health services. The service's adult community mental health team (CMHT) offers a range of culturally inclusive care and treatment services, and is able to communicate in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu as well as English.

  • Anita Kalia
  • 020 3228 6940 / 020 3228 6948
  • 380 Streatham High Road, London SW16 6HP
  • Website URL
  • Email
Anna Freud Centre

From the organisation's website: 'Dedicated to children's emotional wellbeing, we are a national charity with a worldwide reputation. As a centre of practice, we help young people with mental health problems. Our innovative clinical services provide treatment for children and support for their parents. As a centre of learning, we train professionals who work with children and carry out pioneering research into effective ways to help young people suffering emotional distress. Our ability to develop new treatments from both practice and research makes us unique.'

  • Esta Orchard or John Lincoln
  • 020 7794 2313
  • 12 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SU
  • Website URL
  • Email
Barnet Voice for Mental Health

Barnet Voice for Mental Health is an independent voluntary organisation. Barnet Voice's staff (both paid and unpaid) have used mental health services, as have all members of our Management Committee. Barnet Voice's aim: To provide a voice for users of mental health services to influence the development and delivery of mental health services. Barnet Voice value our mental health experiences and harness them for the improvement of services in Barnet. Please note that the organisation's website was under construction when our groups pages were updated.

  • Elsie Lyons
  • 020 8906 7506
  • 154 Station Road Hendon London NW4 3SP
  • Website URL
  • Email
Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a digital support and recovery service for people who are stressed, anxious, low or not coping. At the heart of Big White Wall is its community of members, who support and help each other share what’s troubling them in a safe and anonymous environment, with the guidance of trained professionals, who are online 24/7.

Bipolar UK

Formerly known as MDF The BiPolar Organisation, Bipolar UK aims to enable people affected by bipolar to take control of their lives through the services that we offer members. These include self help groups information and publications employment advice self management training programme 24-hour legal advice line for employment, legal, benefits and debt issues travel insurance scheme

Bipolar UK Self-help Group - Harrow

MDF The BiPolar Organisation works to enable people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives.

  • David Serota
  • 0845 434 9813
  • 83 Wynchwood Avenue Edgeware HA8 6TQ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Bowhaven

Bowhaven is a user run mental health day centre. Established in 2004 with funding from the Monument Trust to employ one service user as a development worker, BowHaven initially catered for 5 user led groups funded through the Social Services small grants. Over the years the number of groups has increased to 7 on average 80 mental health services users accessing the centre, but the membership is far greater.

  • 020 7364 5531
  • Bow Community Hall 1 William Place Roman Road London E3 5ED
  • Website URL
  • Email
Brent Advocacy Concerns

Brent Advocacy Concerns is the only Disabled Peoples’ Organisation (DPO) in Brent, and is open to everyone. Advocacy is about making sure that you as a disabled person can make your voice heard, especially when dealing with local services and the health and benefits systems. Advocates are likely to have first-hand knowledge and experience of what you’re going through, and are well-equipped to help you get your point across. They might work with you one-to-one, or link you with a group of similar people; they might be needed for a short time of crisis, or for providing longer-term support. Everyone’s situation is different, and the aim is always to find the best solution for each individual. Brent Advocacy Concerns believe that every disabled person has the right to be properly heard, and to have choice and control over their lives.

  • Richard Downes
  • 020 8459 1493
  • Willsden Centre for Health & Care, Robson Ave, London NW10 3RY
  • Website URL
  • Email
Brent User Group (BUG)

BUG is an independent service user group working with people who use services to deal with mental health issues across Brent. We provide training to enable people to get more actively involved in their own recovery and to have a say about current and future mental health services. BUG facilitates the involvement of people using a range of methods, including surveys, workshops, forums and interviews. We encourage people to get involved in short-term projects such as improving services for women and for black and minority ethnic communities. We also offer training to staff, for example in using the recovery approach and improving user involvement within their services. Also involved on a London wide and national basis, highlighting good practice from the point of view of the individuals using services.

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council is a professional association and voluntary regulator of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession, publishing a Register of practitioners who are required to follow our ethical code and meet our fitness to practise standards. The council promotes excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguard the public; promotes the highest standards of training and research; and works to make psychoanalytic psychotherapy accessible to all.

  • Peter Hudron
  • 020 7561 9240 / 020 7561 9005
  • Suite 7, 19-23 Wedmore Street, London N19 4RU
  • Website URL
  • Email
Camden Borough User Group (CBUG)

Camden Borough User Group (CBUG) supports mental health service user involvement in the London borough of Camden. CBUG members have used Camden’s mental health services. CBUG’s aim is to increase the involvement of service users in the development, monitoring and evaluation of mental health services in the London Borough of Camden. CBUG are involved in many activities across the borough, including: ? Monthly meetings with fellow service users ? Focus groups on issues like physical health, antisocial behaviour, and advocacy ? Supporting strategic work for mental health services in the borough

  • Dan Slee
  • 2033557113 / 7776769315
  • VoiceAbility United House, 39-41 North Road, London N79DP
  • Website URL
  • Email
Camden Frontline

Enables the voice of drug and alcohol service users to improve policies and services in Camden, and delivers peer support using the experience of their members. Their website is a blog type site and does not offer any contact name / number. The site has specific services on this page, which suggests the website itself operates as an umbrella or platform to for other services - all of which seem to be connected to Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust: https://camdenfrontline.com/camden-drug-and-alcohol-services/ Please note that the email address we provide is for the Trust 's communications team and the phone number is for their complaints office. If you need to get hold of a specific service, please look up their website.

  • Camden Frontline
  • 020 3317 7102
  • Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust St. Pancras Hospital 4 St Pancras Way LONDON NW1 0PE
  • Website URL
  • Email
Canerows and Plaits

Canerows and Plaits is the only organisation in Wandsworth that has been initiated by mental health service users. It aims to improve mental health care, particularly for people from BME backgrounds. The Ward Visiting service provides weekly visits to local mental health wards, offering support to in patients and consulting with them about ways that the experience of being in hospital could be improved. The Ward Visiting service will soon be expanded with the addition of a further training option for Peer Support Workers in the community.

  • Mia Morris
  • 020 7207 1786 or 07903 081 310
  • c/o Sound Minds 20-22 York Road Battersea LONDON SW11 3QA
  • Website URL
  • Email
Carers Support Merton

This organisation offers services for adult, young adult and young carers. The organisations's website details each of these services, please take a look here: http://www.csmerton.org/carers-support-services.htm

  • Jennie Chapman
  • 020 8646 7515
  • The Vestry Hall, London Rd, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3UD
  • Website URL
  • Email
Central & North West London (CNWL) Recovery & Wellbeing College

The CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College was launched in April 2012 and is the third college of its kind to be developed in the U.K. It builds on the national drive to create a society where people with mental health difficulties have access to the same opportunities in life as everyone else.

  • Waldo Roeg
  • 020 3214 5686
  • Second Floor, Stephenson House, 75 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PL
  • Website URL
  • Email
Certitude (formerly known as Bless / Southside Perntership)

Certitude’s person-centred approach is creating a future where people with learning disabilities and mental health needs have the same opportunities and rights to a good life as everyone else. This means being valued as equals and being in control. Ultimately, this is what all of us want. More about this oorganisation here: http://www.certitude.org.uk/about/ to get in touch with this organisation, please use the contact us form here: http://www.certitude.org.uk/contact/

  • Obina Ugoala
  • 020 8772 6222 / 020 8772 6223
  • 31-33 Lumiere Court, 209 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

The centre aims to promote healthy living and to facilitate access to health services for the Chinese Community in the UK. The centre takes a holistic approach, tackling both the physical and psychological aspects of health. The website is available in both Chinese and English.

City & Hackney Mind

City and Hackney Mind is the Local Mind Association for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London. Some services extend into the London Borough of Newham.

City and Hackney NHS People Participation Leader

The Patient and Public Involvement Committee is formally a sub-committee of the Clinical Commissioning Group's Governing Body and it is directly accountable to the CCG Board. The primary role of the Committee is to ensure that the participation of patients and the public, their views and voices influence every stage of the clinical commissioning cycle.

  • Sarah O'Connor
  • 07811 347 878
  • St Leonard Hospital, Nuttal St, London N1 5LZ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Co-Counselling International (UK)

Co-counselling is a peer activity and so the appropriate sort of organisation is based on everyone being equal. In the UK this is achieved through doing without formal overall organisation. Things are organised on the basis of individuals and groups taking the initiative to organise them.

  • Chris Perkins
  • 020 8177 3858 , 07941 197 851
  • 20 Butler Road Harrow London HA1 4DR
  • Website URL
  • Email
Community Network

Community Network is a national charity and social enterprise that works to combat loneliness and isolation and their devastating effects on health and wellbeing. They support people who are often housebound, managing long term conditions or unable to connect to their peers to meet up regular in telephone friendship and support groups. To help fund the work with vulnerable people they offer a quality, affordable teleconferencing service to other not for profit organisations. Telephone friendship groups are an effective way to bring people together who might otherwise have no social contact. Groups are made up of 6 to 8 people who come together on the telephone for at a regular time. Each group is facilitated by a trained volunteer often from the same peer group as the participants. Facilitators are supported by a social inclusion team with regular follow up calls. They are currently funded to work with over 65s in the London area and have projects in Wales, Bedford and Scotland.

  • Christopher Robertson
  • 020 7923 5063
  • Archway Resource Centre 1B Waterlow Road London N19 5NJ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Community Support Network South London (CSNSL)

Community Support Network South London (CSN) was formed in 1993, by a group of mental health service users in Lambeth. It provides in-patient, community and forensic advocacy services and in people with mental health problems in the community.

  • Cherry Peddler
  • 020 7274 4490
  • 336 Brixton Road London Greater London SW9 7AA
  • Website URL
  • Email
CoolTan Arts

CoolTan Arts believe that well-being is enhanced by the power of creativity and is run by and for those with mental distress. Cooltan aim to promote positive mental health/well being, bringing about a change in how participants perceive themselves, enabling people to gain greater focus and to re-establish their relationship with society. Cooltan achieve this through quality arts education with professional outcomes such as public exhibitions, and social enterprise principles.

  • CoolTan Arts
  • 020 7701 2696
  • Third Floor 224-236 Walworth Road Southwark London SE17 1JE
  • Website URL
  • Email
Core Arts

Core Art aims to: Use the arts to break down many of the prejudices associated with people with mental health problems and promote access and participation. Provide an environment in which our members are able to express themselves and their ideas and know they will be heard and respected. respond to our members' creative assets, drive and imagination and celebrate their talent and abilities through exhibitions and events. Ensure the organisation’s direction is dictated by those who use it.

  • Paul Monks
  • 020 8533 3500
  • 1 St Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, London E9 6DJ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Crisis UK

Crisis UK 's mission is to need homelessness, provide services to do this, work with national policies and raise awareness of this cause.

Disability & Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)

DASCAS became part of Citizens Advice Wandsworth in October 2016. Its aim is to empower disabled people living in Wandsworth and their families and carers and to improve the quality of their lives through access to benefits and services. Its key work is to encourage take up of disability benefits. Citizens Advice Wandsworth’s Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS), is there to give independent advice to residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth about benefits and services. The service is for people with disabilities and the relatives and friends who care for them. Their DASCAS service offers telephone advice, home visits or office interviews.

  • Disability & Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)
  • 020 7978 7306
  • Citizen's Advice Wandsworth Battersea Library 265 Lavender Hill London SW11 1JB
  • Website URL
  • Email
Disability Rep Forum Newham

The disability rep forum is Based in Newham. They are a service user led group who bring the minority groups together in the community and help to get their voices heard.Please note that the website address is a Facebook page.

  • Sarifa Patel
  • 07723 739 221
  • 49 Stanley Road Manor Park London E12 6RL
  • Website URL
  • Email
Ealing Users' Forum

Ealing User Involvement Service helps our clients in Ealing have a say in the the planning and monitoring of the services they use, with the aim of making them more user-friendly. We've established a user forum and set up a user-focused monitoring system for inpatients.

  • Mark Thorp
  • 020 8900 2221
  • Loud and Clear Wembley Point 1 Harrow Road HA9 6DE
  • Website URL
  • Email
Enfield Mental Health Users Group EMU

Enfield Mental Health Users Group (EMU) is a registered charity providing group advocacy for people using Mental Health Services in the London Borough of Enfield. The Charity is run by Mental Health Service Users

  • Kate Holmes
  • 020 8366 6560
  • 53 Lancaster Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 0BU
  • Website URL
  • Email
Equalities National Council

Equalities is the National Council of Disabled People, Carers and those with long term Impairments from Black & Minority Communities. Equalities is an independent Enterprise which is run by its service users, who all have a good understanding of the barriers disabled people and carers from our communities experience when trying to get the help and support we feel we are in need of. We are working to change a culture rooted in the narrow-minded way in which service provision is delivered to us. We aim to deliver innovative services and expect the same from other service providers.

  • Julie J Charles
  • 020 7474 9812
  • The Hub, 123, Star Lane, London E16 4PZ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Equinox Care

Equinox offers hope without exclusion to marginalised people that have a range of needs, including mental health problems, alcohol & drug dependence, and homelessness.

  • Equinox Care
  • 020 3668 9270
  • 1 Waterloo Gardens Milner Square London N1 1TY
  • Website URL
  • Email
Family Mosaic

Family Mosaic provide a wide range of support services to enable you to live fulfilling, independent lives.

  • Family Mosaic
  • 020 7089 1000
  • Albion House 20 Queen Elizabeth Street London SE1 2RJ
  • Website URL
  • Email
FEEL (Friends of East End Loonies)

FEEL (Friends of East End Loonies) is an independent group created by service users, carers and professionals. They meet regularly every third Monday of each month (6.30-8.30pm). Drop ins and new faces are always welcome. The group's aim is to rise more awareness on the "Psychiatry Cosh" and empower people in finding their best solutions in managing their mental health/distress.

  • Nat
  • 020 7790 0269
  • The LARC Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
  • Website URL
  • Email
First Step Trust (Lambeth)

First Step Trust (FST) is an innovative charity which runs social enterprises to provide work and training opportunities for people excluded from work because of mental health issues or other disadvantages, including drug and alcohol recovery problems and a history of offending.

  • Faith Patterson
  • 020 8761 0776
  • Unit 9 Windsor Centre Windsor Grove West Norwood London SE27 9NT
  • Website URL
  • Email
Florid

Florid is a website run by mental health service users for people who have experienced mental health difficulties. It’s a website which aims to bring together information relating to mental health in a way that is user-friendly and simple. Our mission is to provide a place where anyone who has ever been affected by mental health issues can feel safe, and can share experiences and opinions without fear of judgment or criticism.

  • Florid Coordinator
  • 020 7655 4160
  • FREEPOST RLSH-BBHX-ZRRU C/O East London NHS Foundation Trust EastONE 22 Commercial Street London E1 6LP
  • Website URL
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FOCUS 4-1

Focus-4-1 is driven by Black, Asian and ethnic minority adult mental health services users and welcome members from all backgrounds and nationalities. They meet every week and provide a wide range of services that ensure mental health service users have access to information and signposting whilst gaining an understanding of healthy diets, nutrition and wellbeing.

  • Focus 4-1
  • 07870 898 811
  • Vestry Hall 338 London Road Mitcham Surrey CR4 3UD
  • Website URL
  • Email
Friends of Cathja

Friends of Cathja is a registered charity that provides a unique service to people suffering from enduring mental health problems. The Cathja is a fully converted and fully mobile 38 metre Dutch Barge. Situated on an idyllic Thames mooring in Old Isleworth, the barge provides space for people who have experienced mental health problems to explore their creativity in a safe and supported environment.

  • Friends of Cathja
  • 020 8560 8360
  • Cathja Barge Rear of 20 Church Road Isleworth Middlesex TW7 6BG
  • Website URL
  • Email
Greenwich Association of Disabled People (GAD)

Greenwich Association of Disabled People (GAD) is a Centre for Independent Living that enables hundreds of deaf and disabled people each year to achieve independence. They do this through a range of specialist programmes and services from our premises, outreach venues and in individual homes.

  • Joanne Munn (CEO)
  • 020 8305 2221, 07538 793 118
  • The Forum @ Greenwich , Trafalgar Road , London , Greater London SE10 9EQ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Groundswell

Groundswell aim to: Enable homeless people to set up and run their own projects, Increase homeless people's influence in policy and decision making Increase homeless people's meaningful involvement in the services they use. to contact the group by email please use [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Kate Bowgett
  • 03000 039 600
  • 3 Floor 55 Bondway Vauxhall London SW8 1SJ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Hackney People First

Hackney People First is a user-led Self Advocacy organisation that is run by, and for, adults with a learning disability in Hackney. They have been around since the 1980's to raise awareness and campaign for the rights of people with a learning disability to get what they are entitled to and work to empower people to have a voice.

Hammersmith & Fulham SUN

The User Project was created in 1998 to widen service user representation in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Service Users are those who use or have used mental health services. Hammersmith and Fulham User Project helps people who use mental health services to get involved in decisions about how those services are run.

  • Jane McGrath
  • 020 7348 7125
  • Flatc 371 Fulham Palace Road London SW6 6TA
  • Website URL
  • Email
Harrow Mencap

Started by parents and carers in the late 1940's this organisation became a limited company in 1987. Harrow Mencap has now grown into a multi-project service provider to support people with learning disabilities and their families. Harrow Mencap is proud of its local reputation as the primary campaigning organisation for people with learning disabilities in Harrow.

  • Deven Pillay
  • 020 8869 8484 / 020 8423 7382
  • 3 Jardine house, Bessborough Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3EX
  • Website URL
  • Email
Harrow Mind

Mind in Harrow is a mental health organisation started in the 1960's and has expanded to provide a range of services. We currently employ a team of 20 staff and have the support of 60 volunteers.

  • Harrow Mind
  • 020 8426 0929
  • First Floor , 132–134 College Road , Harrow , Middlesex HA1 1BQ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Harrow User Group HUG

We help people to be at the heart of assessing how good or bad services are then deciding how to make improvements. We support people to have a real say in how THEIR services are managed.

  • S. Simmonds
  • 020 8426 0929 or 020 8515 7868
  • c/o Mind in Harrow, First Floor, 132 - 134 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Health and Happiness for All

This group provides healthy lifestyle awareness activities twice a week from 4pm to 7pm at the right hand side address. Please contact Dr Najeeb if you wish to know more. NB - the group have no website.

  • Dr Najeeb
  • 07950767099
  • 425- Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7EA
  • Email
Healthwatch Camden

Healthwatch Camden are a valuable voice in health and social care in Camden. They give out information and advice and champion equality for local people. They have the power to influence the delivery and design of local services, and work in partnership with local organisations. They help shape local services not just for the people who use them, but also for anyone who might need to in future.

  • Healthwatch Camden
  • 020 7284 6586
  • 150 Ossulston Street Somers Town London NW1 1EE
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Croydon

Healthwatch Croydon are one of many networks across the country set up by government legislation to help bring about genuine changes to health and social care services through the active involvement of local people and groups. They are an independent network made up of a mixture of both local individuals and organisations such as voluntary organisations and community groups. Healthwatch Croydon is responsible for finding out what people want from their health & care services ie: Hospitals, GPs, Care Homes and Pharmacists. We are also responsible for monitoring the care that services provide & reporting their findings.

  • Healthwatch Croydon
  • 020 8663 5648
  • 24 George Street Croydon Surrey CR0 1PB
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Greenwich

Healthwatch Greenwich works to help people get the best from their health and social care services, whether it's improving them today, or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Greenwich is about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of their services, not just for the people who use them, but anyone who might need to use them in future.

  • Healthwatch Greenwich
  • 020 8301 8340
  • Gunnery House , 9-11 Gunnery Terrace , Woolwich , London SE18 6SW
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Hackney

Healthwatch is the new consumer champion for both health and social care services. Healthwatch Hackney will ensure that the views and experiences of service-users are taken into account when decisions about the NHS and council services are being made. They will also support local people to stay informed, share their views and feedback to commissioners and providers. For online enquiries please use this form rather than the email address: http://healthwatchhackney.co.uk/content/contact

  • Healthwatch Hackney
  • 020 7923 8188 - English | 020 7923 8185 - Turkish
  • The Adiaha Antigha Centre 24-30 Dalston Lane London E8 3AZ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Lambeth

Healthwatch Lambeth is an independent body that raises Lambeth residents, communities and organisations views on their local health and social care services to promote positive changes. Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of health and social care, and when it comes to improving it for today. Everything that local Healthwatch does will bring the voice and influence of local people to the development and delivery of local services. Healthwatch Lambeth's values are based on Equalities, Integration and Empowerment.

  • Healthwatch Lambeth
  • 020 7274 8522
  • First Floor, Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Lewisham & Bromley

Healthwatch Lewisham works to help people get the best from their health and social care services, whether it's improving them today, or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Lewisham is about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of their services, not just for the people who use them, but anyone who might need to use them in future.

  • Healthwatch Lewisham & Bromley
  • 020 8315 1916
  • Community House , South Street , Bromley , Kent BR1 1RH
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Merton

Healthwatch Merton works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping shape them for tomorrow. It’s all about voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services, not just for people who need to use them now, but anyone who might need to in future.

  • Adele Williams
  • 020 8685 2282
  • The Vestry Hall , London Road , Mitcham , Surrey CR4 3UD
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Redbridge

Healthwatch Redbridge works to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping shape them for tomorrow. It’s all about voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services, not just for people who need to use them now, but anyone who might need to in future.

  • Cathy Turland (CEO)
  • 020 8553 1236
  • 5th Floor Forest House , Clements Road , Ilford , Essex IG1 1BA
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Tower Hamlets

Healthwatch Tower Hamlets is there  to find out what you really think about your local health and social care services. Your experiences should be at the heart of  NHS and Social Care services and should influence any changes to come. Through their members and volunteers, they act as the eyes and ears of the people of Tower Hamlets, working closely with existing voluntary and community groups and their partners so together, they will see and investigate the important local issues and trends.

  • Healthwatch Tower Hamlets
  • 0800 145 5343, 020 8223 8922
  • Room 23, Block 1 (Trust Offices) , Mile End Hospital , Bancroft Road , London E1 4DG
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Waltham Forest

Healthwatch Waltham forest is the independent ‘consumer champion’ for health and social care. We were created by the Health & Social Act 2012 to represent the views of patients and the public in our local area. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow, Healthwatch Waltham Forest is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

  • Healthwatch Waltham Forest
  • 020 3078 9990
  • Waltham Forest Resource Hub (Central) 1 Russell Road London E10 7ES
  • Website URL
  • Email
Healthwatch Wandsworth

Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Wandsworth is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

  • Healthwatch Wandsworth
  • 020 8516 7767
  • Trident Business Centre 3rd floor, 89 Bickersteth Road, Tooting SW17 9SH
  • Website URL
  • Email
HEAR US Croydon's Mental Health Service User Group

Hear Us is Croydon's Mental Health Service User Group which acts as a coordinating body to facilitate, and ensure service users involvement in, the planning, delivery and monitoring of mental health services in Croydon. Helping to improve the quality of the services commissioned and delivered in Croydon

  • Tim Oldham
  • 020 8681 6888
  • Orchard House 15a Purley Road South Croydon CR2 6EZ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Hillingdon Mind

Hillingdon Mind believes that life experience and the environment we live in play a major part in influencing our mental health. The organisation's vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experiences of mental distress fairly, positively, and with respect. The needs and experiences of people with mental distress drive Hillingdon Mind's work and the charity makes sure their voice is heard by those who influence change.

  • Kate Barker
  • 01895 271559
  • Hillingdon Mind Aston House Redford Way Uxbridge UB8 1SZ
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Hounslow User Involvement (HUI)

Hounslow User Involvement (HUI) aims to help people who use mental health services to get involved in influencing and improving health services in West London Mental Health Trust.

  • John Viner
  • 020 8483 1580
  • Trust Headquarters West London Mental Health NHS Trust Uxbridge Road Southall UB1 3EU
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HUBB

HUBB is a mutual support group for people living in Havering, Barking and Dagenham who have had/have a mental illness and, if they request, their carers and other supporters. Meetings take place every 1st Thursday of the month from 5.00-7.00pm and usually consist of socialising, a guest speaker session, information exchange, a raffle, refreshments and tidying up! Guest speaker topics have included creative, therapeutic and educational opportunities as well as developments in finance and benefits, housing, local mental health service provision and national policies.

  • HUBB support group
  • 0798 598 3673
  • (meetings only): Baptist Church Hall Main Road Romford RM1 3BL
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Hyde Housing

Hyde Housing Association was established in 1967 with one aim: to help people excluded from the mainstream housing market, by providing them with decent, affordable homes and managing them properly. NB: not contact email address please use the contact form on the organisation's website.

Imagine User Led Drop Ins Croydon

User Led Groups- these 5 days a week at various locations across Croydon. They are focused on participation and inclusion, and believe that everyone has somethingto contribute. Activities include peer support, creative writing, football, bollywood dance, sports friendlies, and sharing experiences.

  • Kato Walmsley
  • 020 8253 7078
  • CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
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Inclusion London

Inclusion London’s mission is to promote Deaf and Disabled people’s equality and inclusion by supporting Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) and campaigning for rights for Deaf and Disabled people across the UK.

  • Libby Oakley
  • 020 7237 3181, 07718 304 687
  • First Floor , We Are 336 , 336 Brixton Road , London SW9 7AA
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Independent Newham Users Forum INUF

Independent Newham Users Forum is an independent charity. It exists to support mental health service users, survivors and carers. INUF is based in Stratford and presides in Ithaca House, named after the Greek Island of Ithaca, a safe haven for those travelling through rough seas. If you are an individual experiencing rough times, INUF at Ithaca house, is a place to rebuild and repair, so you can resume your journey when seas are calmer.

  • 020 8534 2488
  • Ithaca House 27 Romford Road, Stratford London E15 4LI
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Islington borough user group (iBUG)

From iBUG's website: 'iBUG was set up as a club in the summer of 2002 and was incorporated into a not for profit company and membership organisation on 20th June 2005. The main reason why we started iBUG was to give a professional voice to people in Islington who have mental health problems, to improve the services they use and to monitor the provision of such services. iBUG can trace its origins back to the 1980's.'

  • 0207 561 4140
  • Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5NX
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Joy of Sound

Joy of Sound practices and promotes social inclusion through music and creative arts. We run weekly year-round participatory music sessions, and regular combined arts projects.

  • William E. Longden and Vesna Marich
  • 07906 916 524, 07826 514 756
  • 28 Peckford Place , London SW9 7BP
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Kaleido Film Collective

KALEIDO is a multi-national group of filmmakers based in London. Kaleido work collectively and independently, combining experience in documentary film with ethnographic research and participatory methodologies to create and communicate strong visual narratives.

  • Chloe Plumb
  • n/a
  • Flat 1, 10 Harold Road Hastings Court Upper Norwood London SE19 3PX
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KCIL (Kingston Centre for Independent Living)

Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL) is a user-led organisation based in Kingston upon Thames. For over forty five years they have campaigned for full equality of status, opportunity and inclusion for all disabled people. They provide a range of services to ensure that disabled people who live, work or study in Kingston are able to lead independent lives. They also provide disability-related advice and information to other interested individuals or organisations.

  • KCIL (Kingston Centre for Independent Living)
  • 020 8546 9603
  • River Reach , 31-35 High Street , Kingston upon Thames , Surrey KT1 1 LF
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Lambeth & Southwark Mind (formally Kindred Minds)

Lambeth and Southwark Mind is an independent local charity working for the well-being of people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark who are experiencing any kind of mental distress. They provide information and support, and they campaign for better services.

  • Lambeth & Southwark Mind
  • 020 7501 9203
  • Southwark MInd Cambridge House 131 Camberwell Road (entrance off Addington Square) London, SE5 0HF
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Lambeth and Southwark User Council (c/o Southwark Mind)

Lambeth and Southwark Mind is an independent local charity working for the well-being of people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark who are experiencing any kind of mental distress. We provide information and support, and we campaign for better services.

  • Jacqueline Best-Vassell (Manager)
  • 020 7358 7030
  • Cambridge House , 1 Addington Square , Camberwell , London SE5 0HF
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Lambeth Council Older People's Commissioner Service Transformation Manager

Mental health for older adults is part of the Integrated Adult Mental Health Programme.  Commissioning focuses on dementia and serious mental illness in people over 65 years of age.

  • Jennifer Burgess
  • n/a
  • NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, 1 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7NT
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Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Community Mental Health Team

The Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Community Team is part of the LEO Service, which includes the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) and inpatient Unit. Also known as the Early Intervention Service. LEO Community Team supports younger people, aged 16-35, who are experiencing mental illness for the first time. They provide care in the community for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth.

  • Paul Hughes
  • 020 3228 7200
  • 190 Kennington Lane , London SE11 5DL
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Lambeth Mind

Lambeth and Southwark Mind is an independent local charity working for the well-being of people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark who are experiencing any kind of mental distress. We provide information and support, and we campaign for better services.

  • Lambeth Mind
  • 020 7501 9203
  • Lambeth Mind , 4th Floor , 336 Brixton Road , London SW9 7AA
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Lewisham Service User Consultancy (LSUC)

This service user led group is based in South East London. It acts as advocate and provides service users with the following: - Support when starting treatment - Talking to others with experience of substance/alcohol use - Support to re-engage with treatment if you have dropped out - Resolving issues or complaints around your treatment - Offer information on other services that can support you - Free food and friendly, professional service at our coffee morning and Spuds Not Drugs project - Take your feedback to service providers and commissioners Please contact the group with any questions you may have. If using the mobile number, please text for a call back.

  • Seve Dean
  • 020 8692 4446 ext 252 / 07853 929 001
  • The Albany, Room 8, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
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Links NHS Loud & Clear User Involvement

Since we started out, advocacy and user involvement have become increasingly mainstream. Patients' voices are finally being heard, and we are very pleased to have been agents for change in this movement.

  • 020 8900 2221
  • Wembley Point, 1 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 6DE
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London Narcissistic Peer Support Group

The London Narcissistic Abuse Support Group is a professionally-led peer support and a non-profit voluntary group held in the heart of London that provides help, hope and understanding to those affected by narcissistic abuse that being family, friends, loved ones carers, colleagues or employees. Please note that this group does not have a phone number. To get in touch, you can either visit their website of send them an email.

Look Ahead

Look Ahead is one of the largest providers of mental health supported housing services across London and the South East. They currently support over 800 people with a mental health primary support need through over 40 specialist services, supporting individuals at all stages of the mental health care pathway.

  • Jenny Richards
  • 020 7368 4600
  • Kings Building 16 Smith Square London SW1P 3HQ
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Men's Health Forum

MHF is a charity that provides an independent and authoritative voice for male health in England and Wales and tackles the issues and inequalities affecting the health and well-being of men and boys.

Mental Health Providers Forum (MHPF)

MHPF is the national alliance of voluntary sector mental health providers, facilitating collaborative and cooperative partnerships across the sector to improve mental health in England. Representing its membership, MHPF is focused on supporting the delivery of services which make a positive and demonstrable difference to people with mental health needs. It is an organisation which promotes innovation and works to shape and influence the growth of the voluntary and community sector, improve outcomes for individuals and evidence best practice to improve service delivery across health and social care. Besides the email address provided on the right, you can also email MHPF using their contact us page: http://www.mhpf.org.uk/contact-us

  • Ian McPherson
  • 020 7766 7498
  • 1st Floor Kinnard House 1 Pall Mall East London SW1Y 5BP
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Mental Health Resistance Network

The Mental Health Resistance Network is a new group which came out of the action group working on the Mad Pride October 2010 demo. It does not have any borders but is for the moment mainly centred around South and East London.It is very closely linked with Mad Pride UK and the South East London cell and other organizations like Creative Routes, Cooltan Arts and Southwark MIND. And it works alongside anti-cuts groups from the Disabled People's movement as a whole.

Mind & Soul Exploring Christianity and Mental Health

In many churches and health-care settings Christianity and mental health are kept deliberately separate. Mental health is rarely discussed in our churches and Christian spirituality is seen as having little to offer the world of psychology. Mind and Soul are seeking to bridge this gap and provide a place of integration for orthodox Christianity and high quality psychology and psychiatry.

  • Jonathan Clarke
  • 020 7316 1300
  • 22 Chapter Street , London SW1P 4NP
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Mind (National Office)

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

  • Mind (National Office)
  • 020 8519 2122
  • 15-19 Broadway , Stratford , London E15 4BQ
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Mosaic Clubhouse

Mosaic Clubhouse provides support and opportunities to people living with a mental health condition, plus information and signposting for the wider Lambeth community who may be concerned about their own or others mental health.

  • Nina Yakimiuk
  • 020 7924 9657, 020 8674 2349
  • 65 Effra Road , Brixton , London SW2 1BZ
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National Children's Bureau

The National Children's Bureau is a leading charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. They work with children and for children, to influence government policy, to be a strong voice for young people and practitioners, and provide creative solutions on a range of social issues.

  • National Children's Bureau
  • 020 7843 6000
  • 8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE
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National Voices

National Voices is the coalition of health and social care charities in England. They work for a strong patient and citizen voice and services built around people. They stand up for voluntary organisations and their vital work for people’s health and care. With more than 140 charity members and 20 professional and associate members their membership covers a diverse range of conditions and communities and connects with the experiences of millions of people.

  • Natalie Koussa
  • 020 3176 0738, 07760 581 663
  • 1st Floor Bride House , 18-20 Bride Lane , London EC4Y 8EE
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New Beginnings

The City & London service user led group. The service is run by City and Hackney Mind. More contact links can be found here: http://www.cityandhackneymind.org.uk/contact-mind-city-and-hackney.htm.

  • New Beginnings
  • 020 8985 4239
  • c/o City & Hackney Mind 8-10 Tudor Road London E9 7SN
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New Choices For Youth (NCY Trust)

New Choices for Youth (NCY) has over 25 years experience working with children and young people in crises or transition. NCY's core business has been working with young people involved in or at risk of being involved in the Criminal Justice System. The charity continues to respond to the changing needs of children and young people, local crime prevention initiatives and government legislation, by developing programmes for young people at risk of being an offender, or at risk of harm by those involved in criminal behaviour.

Nubian Life Resource

Nubian Life is an established provider of culturally grounded care; their qualified staff team reflects their members and are committed to creating a home from home experience for all members.  As a culturally specific care provider, they actively advocate on behalf of their members against Elder Abuse and Discriminatory Abuse. Their main service is the provision of care for African Caribbean Elders, living with complex health conditions such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes, Sensory and Visionary Impairment and Physical Disabilities.

  • Nubian Life Resource
  • 020 8799 8017
  • 50 Ellerslie Road , London W12 7BW
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OCD Action

OCD Action is the national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

  • OCD Action
  • 020 7253 5272
  • Suite 506–507 Davina House , 137-149 Goswell Road , London EC1V 7ET
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One Housing Group

One Housing is one of London’s largest providers of mental health housing-related support and recovery services. Their mental health contract portfolio is valued at £11m and delivered across 24 services in London to 1300 customers.

  • One Housing Group
  • 020 7428 8511
  • 100 Chalk Farm Road London , London NW1 8EH
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One North East London (1NE)

One North East London (1NE) provides an abstinence based treatment programme for addicts wishing to maintain a sober lifestyle. They offer the only purely abstinence based treatment in the Woodbridge, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Epping area and have clients from all over north east London.

  • Fiona Dunwoodie
  • 020 8220 0132
  • 10 The Broadway , Woodford Green , Essex IG8 0HL
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One Support Hackney (Part of One Housing Group)

One Support, part of One Housing Group, is a major provider of high quality housing, care and support. Provides floating support for older persons, young parents, families and tenants in 2nd stage temporary accommodation. Also, supported housing for young persons and mental health.

  • One Support Hackney
  • 020 7428 5569, 020 7428 4236
  • Timber Wharf, 5 Laburnum Street, London E2 8BY
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Parkside Gardening Project

Parkside Gardening Project promotes the physical and mental well-being of people in and around Newham. Their supported volunteers maintain three gardens in Stratford, Canning Town and Custom House for the benefit of wildlife and the local community. They also seek to raise awareness and tackle the stigma associated with mental ill-health. Please note that this group's website is a Facebook page.

  • Parkside Gardening Project
  • 07552 959 467
  • c/o St Luke's Community Centre , 89 Tarling Road , London E16 1HN
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Paxton Green Time Bank

PGTB is a member led organisation based on the principles of coproduction.

  • Alison Paule
  • 020 8670 0990
  • Seeley Drive , Kingswood Estate , London SE21 8QR
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Penrose Option

Penrose is committed to ensuring people have access to social care and support when they most need it. They motivate and build confidence with clients when their lives are most chaotic and are expert at managing risk. Please note that this group does not have an email address, they do, however, have a contact us page on their website.

  • Penrose Option
  • 020 3668 9270
  • 1 Waterloo Gardens , Milner Square , London N1 1TY
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Personnel Care Bank

Since 1986 PCB have led the specialist social care, child care, social work and home care recruitment sectors. This organisation is one of the major independent staff providers recruiting in these highly complex arenas.

  • Personnel Care Bank
  • 020 8441 7038
  • 117-121 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN5 5UZ
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Peter Bedford Housing Association

Peter Bedford Housing Association (PBHA) is an Industrial and Provident Society with charitable status which works with socially excluded adults in North East London. A pioneer of supported housing, they have been inspiring brighter futures for over forty years.

  • Peter Bedford Housing Association
  • 020 3815 4100
  • Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG
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PHASCA (Pyramid Health and Social Care Association)

PHASCA stands for Pyramid Health and Social Care Association, they are a charity established in 1999 for look after the needs of the local community in Tottenham. They offer a wide range of services such as counselling, over 50’s activities, homework clubs and legal advice. You can find out more about these on their website.

  • PHASCA (Pyramid Health and Social Care Association)
  • 0208 815 3934
  • Room 9, Chestnuts Community & Arts Centre 280 St Ann's Road Tottenham London N15 5BN
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Prospects

The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life. Each year Prospects inspires more than 500,000 people to develop their potential and transform their lives. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues provide practical support to the local communities they are based across the UK and internationally. 

  • Prospects
  • 020 8315 1500
  • 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1LT
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Quiet Voice

Quiet Voice document living history and bring unheard voices to light producing insightful documentaries and attention grabbing installation pieces for major exhibitions, whilst working in a unique collaborative way with people from range of backgrounds and ages in our participation based work.

  • Quiet Voice
  • 020 3239 3087
  • Arch 1 , Coldharbour Studio , 209 Coldharbour Lane , London SW9 8RU
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Real Insight

Real Insight is an organisation led by people with lived-experience of using mental health services. It aims to enhance the relationship between peers, staff and carers, to improve support and treatment.

Our aspiration is to give people more control over their health and care. We are not alone in this aspiration, service-user involvement is grounded in a long history of initiatives and campaigns from policy-makers, professionals, peers and carers.

  • Nash Momori/ Sara Lopez
  • 020 7820 8982
  • Riverside House, 27-29 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1SY
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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health - established over 15 years ago - is a leading third sector organisation in the London Borough of Redbridge dedicated to promoting, improving and protecting the mental health and emotional well being of the wider community. We offer high quality services to local residents seeking mental health support. We also provide information and signposting as well as challenging the stigma and discrimination that people experience in their everyday lives.

  • Jon Abrams
  • 020 8925 2435
  • 98-100 Ilford Lane Ilford Essex IG1 2LD
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Redbridge Supported Housing – c/o Richmond Fellowship

Redbridge Supported Housing run three supported living schemes offering 11 bed spaces. Each individual has a named, allocated support worker with whom they will meet regularly.

  • Ros Hatt
  • 020 8514 5586, 020 8616 0186
  • 19 Mansfield Road, Ilford , Essex IG1 3BA
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Regard

Regard  is a national organisation of lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ) who self-identify as disabled. Please note that there is no phone number. To contact this organisation, please use their website or email address.

Rethink

Rethink help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. They believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.

  • Rethink
  • 020 7840 3019
  • 15 Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP
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Revolving Doors National Service User Forum

Revolving Doors is a charity working across England to change systems and improve services for people with multiple problems including poor mental health who are in contact with the criminal justice system. Our mission is to demonstrate and share evidence of effective interventions and to promote reform of public services through partnerships with political leaders, policy makers, commissioners and other experts and by involving people with direct experience of the problem in all our work. Our vision is that by 2025 there is an end to the revolving door of crisis and crime, when anyone facing multiple problems and poor mental health is supported to reach their potential, with fewer victims and safer communities as a result. We offer the opportunity to be involved in Revolving Doors Agency to help to shape our policies and inform our work and speak on behalf of RDA at conferences, events or policy discussions.

  • Amarjit Kaur
  • 020 7253 4038
  • Units 28 & 29, The Turnmill 63 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5NP
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Richmond Fellowship

The Richmond Fellowship believes that mental health is everyone’s business and that we are all dependent on each other to a greater or lesser degree for our mental wellbeing. They believe that recovery is a journey, and is different for each person. While there is no single definition of recovery, the achievement of the best possible quality of life for each individual lies at the heart of this journey.

  • Derek Caren
  • 020 7697 3300, 020 7697 3359
  • 80 Holloway Road, London N7 8JG
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Richmond Upon Thames Council for Voluntary Service (RCVS)

Richmond CVS provides support, advice and training in relation to all aspects of charity, community and voluntary activity in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. They work with Richmond charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and individuals looking to start up a new organisation with a social purpose.

  • Richmond Upon Thames Council for Voluntary Service (RCVS)
  • 020 8843 7945
  • Richmond Adult Community College , Parkshot , Richmond , London TW9 2RE
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RUN-UP

Redbridge User Network User Pressure Group) RUN-UP is a user led service for people experiencing mental health problems and their carers.

  • Nikki Sharp
  • 03005551201 ext 7891
  • Goodmayes Hospital Barley Lane Goodmayes Essex IG3 8XJ
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Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that tests the effectiveness of services and treatments from the perspective of people with mental health problems and their carers. SURE aims to involve service users in a collaborative way in the whole research process: from design to data collection, through to data analysis and dissemination of results. SURE was launched in 2001 on the premiss that the research priorities and perspectives of service users were different from those of people who work in mental health services, and from those of people with solely an academic background. It is now one of the largest units within universities in Europe to employ people who have both research skills and first-hand experience of mental health services and treatments. This experience adds a wealth of understanding and alternative perspectives to the local, national and international research they carry out.

  • Diana Rose
  • PO34 Health Service and Population Research Department David Goldberg Centre Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park London SE5 8AF
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Shaping Our Lives

Shaping Our Lives is a national user controlled independent organisation that was started in 1996. We work with a diverse range of service users and aim to support the development of local user involvement to deliver better outcomes for service users.

Social Perspectives Network

The Social Perspectives Network is a unique coalition of service users / survivors, carers, policy makers, academics, students, and practitioners interested in how social factors both contribute to people becoming distressed, and play a crucial part in promoting people’s recovery. We aim to share work and information looking at mental health from a social perspective; to support people to put social perspectives into practice; and influence the development of mental health policy from a social perspective. SPN’s work takes the form of study days, published papers, media campaigning, and information provision through our website. SPN is committed to working alongside regional and local projects and promotes links to NIMHE Regions.

  • Tayo Richards
  • 020 33971678
  • Second Floor Goldings House 2 Hay's Lane London SE1 2HB
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Social Spider

Social Spider was founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit organisation. Any surplus funds support a portfolio of Social Spider generated projects furthering our commitment to widening access to opportunities and availability of information and resources.

  • David Floyd
  • 020 8521 7956
  • The Mill 7-11 Coppermill Lane Walthamstow London E17 7HA
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  • Email
Sound Minds

Sound Minds is a user-led, emerging social enterprise, improving the lives of people who are under the continuing care of community mental health teams by providing opportunities to create music, visual art, video and to write and perform. Arts events raise the awareness of the wider public about mental health issues and combat stigma.

  • Dave Cuthbert or Paul Brewer
  • 020 7207 1786
  • 20-22 York Road London SW113QA
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Southside Rehab Ltd

SRA is a charity providing employment training/intermediate employment for people with mental health problems. We do this by running a variety of social enterprises.

  • Stephanie Correia
  • 020 8766 6688
  • 45 Knights Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HS
  • Website URL
  • Email
Springfield Advocate Service

Springfield Advocate Service offer generic advocacy in Wandsworth and Merton, as well as advocacy on the forensic wards at Springfield Hospital. From April 2010 they have provided outreach specifically to elderly clients in Wandsworth, BME clients in Wandsworth and have run a Volunteer Advocacy outreach project for people with mental health issues in Wandsworth. This is a Rethink service.

  • Springfield Advocate Service
  • 020 3513 6739
  • Room 11-12 , Building 3 Springfield Hospital , 62 Glenthorne Road , London SW17 7DG
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SUN - Kensington and Chelsea Service User Network (KC Mind)

Established in 1974, Kensington & Chelsea Mind has over 35 years experience of developing and providing innovative mental health services for the people of Kensington & Chelsea. Mind offers information and services which support the recovery, growth and wellbeing of people suffering from mental distress, to enable them to live full and independent lives.

  • Jill Watson
  • 020 8964 1333 ext 8
  • Office 1, 7 Thorpe Close London W10 5XL
  • Website URL
  • Email
Surrey Docks Farm

City Farm /Provident Society, working with schools, young people, volunteers & adults with learning disabilities. open to the public 6 days a week.

  • Gemma Hooper
  • 020 7231 1010
  • South Wharf Rotherhithe St Rotherhithe SE16 5ET
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Survivors History Group

The Survivors History Group was founded in April 2005 to value and celebrate the contribution that mental health service users/survivors have made and are making to history. It is working towards a comprehensive history on this site. It will also preserve historical material in digital form, on this site, for easy access, and in printed and other forms.

Sutton Mental Health Foundation (Sutton 1in4 Network)

Sutton Mental Health Foundation was founded for the benefit of people with experience of mental distress, and their carers, resident in the London Borough of Sutton, by providing facilities for recreation or other leisure-time occupation in the interests of social welfare, with the object of improving quality of life. The priorities are to meet people’s personal and social needs, and to meet the need for people to exert their rights and realise opportunity and have a voice.

  • Sutton Mental Health Foundation
  • 020 8770 0172
  • 63 Downs Road Belmont Sutton SM2 5NR
  • Website URL
  • Email
Thames Reach Housing Support. The Collaborative

Thames Reach is a London- based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Thames Reach’s services focus on improving people’s lives and a critical factor is their physical and mental health. Homeless people often have poorer health, difficulty accessing health services and tend to die earlier than the general population.

  • Thames Reach Housing Support. The Collaborative
  • 020 7702 4260
  • The Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UA
  • Website URL
  • Email
The Collaborative. Lambeth Older People

The Collaborative are a group of commissioners, providers of health and social care services and service users and carers.  They provide these services for, to and with people when they have a diagnosis of severe mental illness. They comprise organisations from statutory [GP/primary, community and secondary NHS and local authority] and voluntary sectors. To get in touch, please use the contact us form on the Collaborative's webpage.

The King's Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. They help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate.

  • The King's Fund
  • 020 7307 2568, 020 7307 2400
  • 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN
  • Website URL
  • Email
The Lambeth Mental Health & Disabled People's Action Group

The Lambeth Mental Health & Disabled People's Action Group have no dedicated website. For more information, please contact them by phone or email.

  • The Lambeth Mental Health & Disabled People's Action Group
  • 020 7091 0585
  • 33 Tomkyns House, Ethelred Estate, London SE11 6UL
  • Website URL
  • Email
The Rockstone Community Foundation

A cycling project that uses bicycles to promote & facilitate health, education & youth development. 

  • The Rockstone Community Foundation
  • 020 8442 6110, 07572 854 152
  • 1st Floor, Room 6 Block H, St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Road, London N15 3TH
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Together for Mental Wellbeing

Since Together was formed in 1879, they have believed that people with mental health issues have the right and the abilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives as part of their communities. They offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. The services they provide range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies. We support regional service user groups and initiatives to ensure the voice of people using our services influences the organisation.

  • Together for Mental Wellbeing
  • 0207 780 7300
  • 12 Old Street London EC1V 9BE
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Tower Hamlets African & Caribbean Mental Health Organisation

THACMHO (Tower Hamlets African & Caribbean Mental Health Organisation) is a User-led, User-run Voluntary organisation found in 1996. We support each other through various activities including; a weekly Thursday 'Drop-in' between 3:30pm - 6:45pm at Bow Community Hall. ‘Health Through History Initiative’, meets once a month to facilitate better comprehension of African Diasporic History and has produced two publications: Power Writers & African History at The Tower of London. We also have three exhibitions; The West Indian Seamen, Power Writers and The First Pan African Conference: 1900. We also have a Key Stage 3 schools education pack called, Sailors of the Caribbean.

  • Aronda Atkinson
  • 0207 426 5389
  • The Brady Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street Whitechapel London E1 5HU
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Toynbee Hall

Toynbee Hall work on the frontline in the struggle against poverty. Based in the East End of London we give some of the UK’s most deprived communities a voice, providing access to free advice and support and working together to tackle social injustice.

  • Toynbee Hall
  • 020 7392 2953
  • 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS
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Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm aims to; - Provide educational, recreational and therapeutic programmes - Provide activities for children and people of all ages, abilities & cultures - Contribute to community cohesion and regeneration - Promote environmental awareness

  • Clare Haskins
  • 020 7582 4204
  • 165 Tyers Street London SE11 5HS
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Victim Support

As an independent charity, Victim Support work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. This organisation has several local centres. The contact details here are for the national office and national helpline. Please visit the organisation's website for local support.

  • Victim Support
  • 020 7268 0200, 0808 16 89 111
  • Victim Support National Centre, Hallam House, 56-60 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JL
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Voice Collective

Voice Collective groups are peer support groups for young people who hear, see or sense things that other people don’t. They are safe spaces for young people (aged 12-18) to meet others who understand what they’re going through, without worrying about being judged or made fun of.

  • Voice Collective
  • 020 7911 0822
  • c/o Mind in Camden Barnes House 9-15 Camden Road London NW1 9LQ
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VoiceAbility Camden User Involvement

Have you used mental health, drug or alcohol services in Camden? Do you want to use your experiences to improve services for others? There are lots of ways to make mental health and drug and alcohol services better for others, including Coming to weekly drop-in social opportunities to support your peers and find out what’s happening in the area Attending monthly forums to hear from service providers and feed back to them Getting involved in more strategic opportunities, or peer delivered services.

  • Alex or Dan
  • 020 3355 7113
  • United House 39-41 North Road London N7 9DP
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Voicing Views

We are a service user project in Wandsworth that works with the Mental Health Trust, the Primary Care Trust and Adult Social Services on matters relating to the delivery and development of mental health services in the borough. We are based in Tooting and are part of Wandsworth Care Alliance.

  • John Morrill
  • 0208 696 1709
  • Bedford House 215 Balham High Road London SW17 7BQ
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Waltham Forest Hearing Group (The Hearing Voices Group - Waltham Forest)

Waltham Forest Hearing Group are a peer support group for people who hear voices in the London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • Hannah Schwartzman
  • 07554 545 107
  • Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow, London E17 7BY
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Westminster Forum for Mental Health

The Westminster Forum for Mental Health (WF) is open to all Westminster residents who currently access mental health services (or who have accessed them in the past). The Forum is service user led and mostly service user run, having been around for some 20 years. Funded by West London & Central London CCGs, the Westminster Forum is now hosted by Westminster Mind, but members remain fully in control, making all decisions themselves. The WF welcomes all. Whatever your age, diagnosis, ethnic background, race or sexual orientation, they are eager to hear from you to discuss the many ways in which you could get involved: there are monthly meetings you can attend on a flexible basis, whenever you want to and have the time. If meetings are not your thing, you will be sent news about forthcoming projects you can take part in as well as a regular newsletter.

  • Barbara Riddell, Service User Group Coordinator at Westminster Mind
  • 0207 259 8100 / ext 142
  • Westminster Forum for Mental Health c/o Westminster Mind Radstock House 5 Eccleston Street London SW1V 9LX
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Wish

Wish, founded in 1987, is a registered national charity whose mission is to provide long-term, gender-sensitive support and services to women with mental health needs in their journey through the criminal justice and mental health systems and into the community, and to support women to have their voices heard at a policy level.

  • Joyce Kallevik
  • 020 8980 3618
  • 15 Old Ford Street London E2 9PL
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Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK's only national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.

  • Young Minds
  • 020 7089 5050
  • Unit 11 Baden Place Crosby Row London SE1 1YW
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Your Care Your Way

Lambeth Council's website that will help in the search for services offered across the borough. Called 'Your Care, Your Way', the website is a comprehensive directory of care and support services. the website offers users the ability to access information about organisations that offer health and wellbeing services, support for carers, advice on getting personal support, volunteering opportunities, advice on financial, budgeting and legal matters; museums, theatres, arts and faith groups, and more.

  • Your Care Your Way
  • n/a
  • 4th Floor Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2LL
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