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

4U2 News Mag

4U2 is a multi-themed quarterly Newsmag with a real human interest. They aim to provide honest, fun, practical content for the community to share informative news and views in print and online. Their content categories include Lifestyle & Fashion, The Listening Corner, a support point designed for readers to access practical confidential advice for everyday challenges, and Health, Beauty & Wellbeing.

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

Welcome to ADHD Richmond which has been offering support to parents/carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & its comorbidities in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England since 1995. We now also offer our services to families in Kingston Borough and offer help and guidance beyond these borders.

We’re an Unincorporated Association – a voluntary, parent/carer support group for this neuro-developmental condition.

ADHD Richmond is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for ADHD.

Our email address is: [email protected]

We’re on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/AdhdRichmond on Twitter @adhdrichmond and on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/AdhdRichmond

African Refugee Women 'Nzoto Ya Nkolo'

This charity provides employment training, IT training, supplementary school, after school clubs, drop-in advice on health, housing, social welfare, trips, workshops and seminars on health matters, drug and alcohol and gun/knife awareness to their members who are African refugee and asylum seekers.

  • African Refugee Women 'Nzoto Ya Nkolo'
  • 07963 535 364
  • 79 Stellman Close,
    London E5 8QY
  • 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

Arts and Health Hub

Arts and Health Hub is a network for artists and cultural producers (curators etc.) interested or working in the field of arts and health. They aim to enable people to connect with one another, learn from one another and share with one another. This is achieved through monthly peer groups, allowing artists to share active works, ideas or challenges they face, evens, including professional development workshops and socials, and an online community, where artists can connect with each other.

Please note that peer groups are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Some online are events are still running, however.

Ayanay Psychological Accreditation

Ayanay Psychological Accreditation is a therapeutic accreditation service and international advisory group that offers a membership to counsellors, therapists and coaches wanting to increase their psychological knowledge and understanding. They also aim to create a directory of professionals such that any client can be confident in their choice of therapist or coach.

  • Ayanay Psychological Accreditation
  • 020 8556 4984
  • 19 The Shrubberies,
    South Woodford,
    London E18 1BD
  • 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

Beat the Odds Foundation

Beat the Odds is a not-for-profit social enterprise that helps young people to be positive forces in their community through music and sport. Their services include drum/percussion lessons and workshops in school, youth centres and other institutions such as young offenders centres, junk percussion activities to engage children and young adults in music, creativity and sustainability, and boxing bootcamps in schools, youth centres and other institutions.

  • Beat the Odds Foundation
  • 07968 752 101 (Cosimo Cadore)
  • 16 C Stratford Villas,
    London NW1 9SG
  • 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

Blooming Blossoms Trust

Blooming Blossoms Trust is a registered charity based in Hackney that aims to weed barriers of disability such as limitations, social prejudices and poverty. They are there to help disadvantaged children overcome obstacles so that each child can thrive and blossom in a healthy environment which is conducive to their growth and development. They provide a wide range of after school activities and projects, employing a holistic approach exploring all avenues, including outdoor play, messy play, music, art traditional therapy, drama and more.

  • Blooming Blossoms Trust
  • 020 7112 8760
  • 79 Gladesmore Road,
    London N15 6TL
  • Website URL
  • Email

BME Dagenham Peace Place

The aims of BME Dagenham Peace Place are to relieve poverty and further the advancement of education of black and minority ethnic people residing in Dagenham exclusively by the provision of regarding their educational, training and employment needs as well as advice on health matters, housing, interpreting/translating and advocacy work.

  • BME Dagenham Peace Place
  • 07424 628 295
  • 104 Grafton Road,
    London RM8 3EX
  • Email

Bounce Black

Bounce Black is a community for Black students and professionals who are navigating mental health and trauma recovery while building a career.


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


Brother is a community project created in order to bring positive change in the area of mental health/fitness for men. They create opportunities for men to come together, talk, listen and work on their mental fitness in a no-pressure environment. Initially, Brother lives online with regular meet-ups; eventually, though, it will live on the high street with a shop, a meeting space and rooms for men to access the support they need.
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 Disability Action

Camden Disability Action is a user-led organisation which aims to promote the equality of deaf and disabled people living or working in Camden. It was set up by deaf and disabled people in May 2015 to remove barriers that prevent us having full choice and control over our lives.

  • Len Lauk
  • 020 7824 6550
  • 29-31 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3JA
  • 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

Canonbury Mutual Aid

Canonbury Mutual Aid is a grassroots community group volunteering support for neighbours during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers from the group can help if you are in need, whether it be picking up some groceries or prescriptions/medications, walking your pet or just having a chat if you need one.

Carers Community Mental Health Group

Carers Community Mental Health Group is based in Newham and allows carers of those suffering with mental health difficulties to support each other.
  • Carers Community Mental Health Group
  • 07950 123 540 (Zhenreenah Muhxinga)
  • Stratford,
    London Borough of Newham,
    E15 1HP
  • 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

Celebrate Life

Celebrate Life has been organising multicultural community events and workshops in London for the past 8 years. They are a small team of volunteers passionate about bringing people together to share a positive message of peace, hope and personal wellbeing. Some of the tools they use to achieve this include music, art, poetry, storytelling and film.

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

Children Ahead Limited

Children Ahead's mission is to help all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN), to thrive in their education. They achieve this by providing integrated interventions for the development of children with SEN, supporting parents and families of learning disabled children, working with school to develop leadership and build capacity in their SEND departments and working with the local public sector to increase access level to children's therapy services.

  • Children Ahead Limited
  • 020 8806 7312
  • Lower Ground Floor,
    91-93 Stamford Hill,
    London N16 5TP
  • 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

Come Out of Hiding Limited

Come Out of Hiding Limited is a group that wants to create an environment to raise up the future leaders of tomorrow in a holistic way and empower them to do the same. All their events aim to create a deeper insight into the love of God and enabling everyone to experience God for themselves.

  • Come Out of Hiding Limited
  • 07494 632 390
  • The Forum at Greenwich
    Trafalgar Road
    London SE10 9EQ
  • 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 Network Group

The Community Network Group was established as a registered CIC to support Iranian and ethnic minorities who live in Britain. The organisation provides services including information and advice about welfare, immigration, housing, education, employment and cultural services, education and training for adults and young people and running services to meet the specific needs of women and elderly people amongst others.

  • Community Network Group CIC
  • 07575 148 796
  • 39 Churchill Gardens,
    London W3 0JN
  • 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
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

Downham Mutual Aid

Downham Mutual Aid is a community organisation building networks of volunteers to provide support to those most vulnerable throughout the London boroughs of Lewisham and Bromley during the coronavirus pandemic. They offer services including collecting prescriptions, shopping and other basics and providing phone and digital support to residents to help combat loneliness.

  • Downham Mutual Aid
  • 07989 887 319 (Stephanie Holgate)
  • Website URL

DRCA (Doddington and Rollo Community Association)

DRCA was established in 1983 to promote opportunities for education, training and employment in North Battersea in general and the Doddington and Rollo Estates in particular, and to provide facilities for recreation and community activities in those areas. It provides a business centre offering workshop units for letting to a wide variety of small enterprises.

  • DRCA (Doddington and Rollo Community Association)
  • 020 7720 0335
  • DRCA Business Centre,
    Charlotte Despard Avenue,
    London SW11 5JE
  • 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

East London NHS Foundation Trust

A CQC rated outstanding provider of Community and Mental Health Services covering East London, Luton and Bedford.

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
Evolve pdt

Evolve provide training and consultancy services to staff working with personality disorder.  Our teams draw upon both lived experience and academic or vocational training to provide insight and understanding into personality disorder, and mental health in general, in a variety of settings.

Evolve Peer Support Group

Evolve is a peer support group run by people who have experienced mental illness for young people aged 13-25. They meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30pm to talk, make friends, share advice and support each other in a safe and confidential space.

  • Evolve Peer Support Group
  • 07847 517 448
  • Dandelion Cafe,
    New Addington Baptist Church,
    39 Arnhem Drive,
    Croydon CR0 0EE
  • Website URL
  • Email

fAABI (Friends of Attend ABI)

fAABI is a London based charity that aims to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury. They aim to create a client-led service, running social activities, events and workshops that support people living with a brain injury to build the knowledge, skills and confidence to live life to the fullest.

  • fAABI (Friends of Attend ABI)
  • 020 7307 2870
  • fAABI Centre
    11-13 Cavendish Square,
    London W1G 0AN
  • 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


Ffena is a network of Africans in the UK living with and affected by HIV. The network enables these people to share their experiences of living with the virus and make their voices heard. Members of Ffena can participate in consultations and focus groups, allowing them to share their view, contribute to national debates and influence change, access advice, support and training to support involvement activities and attend, participate and contribute to AHPN (African Health Policy Network) events and resources.

Finsbury Park Mutual Aid

Finsbury Park Mutual Aid is a grassroots community group volunteering support during the COVID-19 outbreak. They are coordinating volunteers across Highbury to support their community with tasks people might find themselves unable to, such as picking up shopping, walking a pet or just having a chat.

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

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

FSE Projects

FSE Projects aims to create projects and working relationships with individuals and groups of different communities that will connect people in a positive way. Where possible, they invite young people to be part of the planning of their activities in the community and create collaborations with different organisations to produce projects that are socially inclusive, educational and sustainable.

  • FSE Projects
  • 07511 838 179 (Leeman Francis)
  • Flat 10, Lupus Court,
    Grange Road,
    London SE19 3BS
  • Website URL
  • Email

Future Forward

Future Forward is a charity that aims to provide workshops and out of school programmes to help develop underprivileged children and young people so that they can reach their maximum potential. As part of this they run Camp Knak, a 2 week summer camp that is only about social skills.

  • Future Forward
  • 020 8802 1085
  • Flat 2,
    67 Lordship Road,
    London N16 0QJ
  • Website URL
  • Email
Gay Men's Health Collective

The Gay Men’s Health Collective (GMHC) is the umbrella for three beautifully proportioned independent volunteer-led projects for the health, sexual health, and well-being of gay and bisexual men.

MENRUS.CO.UK is a gay men’s health and well-being website with a holistic view to health. The content aims to have a straight-forward and conversational writing style with 10,000+ links to support, films, and further information drawn from across the Internet. THREE FLYING PIGLETS makes short films on gay men’s health issues and films for the wider LGBT+ community, and our allies. PIP PAC are safer chemsex packs to reduce drug harms innovated by gay men with direct knowledge and experience of recreational drug use; and problematic drug use, withdrawal, and recovery. 

Generation Exchange

Generation Exchange brings together older and younger people in Haringey and Enfield for their mutual benefit. As a charity, they are able to offer a complete package of training and support to both older people (aged 50 and over) and younger people (still at school). The older volunteers help to make a difference to young people across 32 local school and children’s centres, and the young volunteers provide one to one computer coaching to older people from the local community.

  • Generation Exchange
  • 07484 182 087
  • The Muswell Hill Centre,
    Hillfield Park,
    Muswell Hill,
    London N10 3QJ
  • 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 aim to: Enable homeless people to set up and run their own projects, increase homeless people's influence in policy and decision making, and 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 Association Youth Club

Hackney Association Youth Club aims to relieve poverty, hardship and distress of African young refugees and asylum seekers resident in the UK exclusively by the addressing their educational, training and employment needs as well as providing advice on health matters, housing, immigration, interpreting/translating and advocacy.

  • Hackney Association Youth Club
  • 07424 628 295
  • Flat 135,
    Banister House,
    Homerton High Street,
    London E9 6BN
  • 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
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HEAR Network

HEAR is a pan-equality network of London equality and human rights voluntary and community sector organisations.

HEAR is connecting and supporting equalities specialists across all equality characteristics and across London to get their voices heard, and to influence policy and the environment within which people work for equality and human rights.

We are doing this by acting as a strong and authoritative, regional pan-equalities voice and combined source of knowledge and expertise on issues pertinent to equality, impacting on the voluntary and community sector and its effectiveness.

HEAR’s values continue to be under-pinned by the conviction that those who have direct experience of inequality and discrimination are best placed to develop strategies to achieve equality. Therefor we have a strong commitment to user-led groups and promoting the voice of ‘experts by experience’.

  • HEAR
  • 07466 119 268 & 0207 832 5817
  • HEAR Network
    c/o Voluntary Action Islington,
    200a Pentonville Road,
    N1 9JP
  • 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

Hearing Voices Network

If you hear voices, see visions or have similar sensory experiences – you’re not alone. The statistics vary, but somewhere between 3 and 10% of the population have experiences like these (increasing to about 75% if you include one off experiences like hearing someone call your name out loud). 
Despite being relatively common, many people who hear voices, see visions or have similar experiences feel alone. Fear of prejudice, discrimination, and being dismissed as ‘crazy’ can keep people silent. At a time when we are told that it is ‘time to talk’, it is important that anyone courageous enough to speak out is met with respect and empathy.
  • Rai Waddingham
  • no phone number
  • National Hearing Voices Network (HVN) 86-90 Paul Street London EC2A 4NE
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Hearts & Minds

Hearts & Minds is an innovative, young charity that provides community, intentional peer support and mentoring for young people, ages 14-25, experiencing mental health difficulties.

Hearts & Minds provides a weekly peer support group and individual mentoring for young people who want support with their mental health.

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
  • Website URL
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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
  • Website URL
  • Email

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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Humanity Concern Projects

This charity is involved in the relief of financial hardship amongst those granted refugee status and their dependents, the advancement of education and training of those granted refugee status, and the advancement of education of the public in general issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum

  • Humanity Concern Projects
  • 07450 952 526
  • Unit 2:16
    Astra House,
    23-25 Arlow Road,
    New Cross,
    London SE14 6EB
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
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Inclusion Barnet

We are a peer-led Deaf and Disabled people’s organisation. Nearly all of our directors and staff have personal experience of disability, including mental health issues and chronic conditions. Everyday disabled people overcome barriers to access many things that non-disabled people take for granted. We believe that such experiences gives disabled people expertise in how society can be made more equal and inclusive. We exist to harness the strength and skills gained from our lived experience to improve the lives of disabled people and for the benefit of society more widely.

  • Amanpreet Ahluwalia
  • 020 3475 1314
  • Independent Living Centre, c/o Barnet and Southgate College, 7 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4BR
  • Website URL
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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
  • Website URL
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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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Inspire London

Inspire London is a leading youth development charity supporting young and vulnerable people and promoting arts and cultural activities in London. They do this by developing, promoting and delivering a range of innovative programmes and activities in their local communities. Their aim is to enable and provide support to young and vulnerable people all over the UK, but especially in London, to raise their aspirations and realise their potential by providing them with knowledge, training, mentoring, arts and cultural events as well as other support and activities.

  • Inspire London
  • 020 7967 0357 or 07432 803 987
  • 336 Queenstown Road,
    London SW11 8EP
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Inspire Women Men and Children

Inspire Women Men and Children is a charity that aims to relieve poverty and improve the lives of the disadvantaged women, men and children in both the UK and Zimbabwe. They aim to tackle social ills through promoting and empowering women, men and children by improving their skills and knowledge in both countries. They facilitate various programmes including education, healthcare, skills training, income generation schemes, advocacy and other various interventions.

  • Inspire Women Men and Children
  • 07951 231 046
  • 35 Stratford Road,
    London E13 0NF
  • Website URL
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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
  • Website URL
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Islington Chinese Association

Islington Chinese Association is a leading London based Chinese charity promoting social cohesion within the Borough of Islington, across the UK and beyond. It is commited to providing a variety of services for the benefit of the community, in particular being mindful of the needs of the very old, young, disabled and disadvantaged in society. Their activities are open to all races and age groups, showing both ancient and contemporary Chinese arts and culture.

  • Islington Chinese Association
  • 020 7263 5986
  • 21 Hatchard Road,
    London N19 4NG
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Jami UK

We understand that everyone’s experience of mental illness is different. We provide practical and emotional support for everyone affected by a mental health problem, the person with the diagnosis, friend, relative or employer.

Our services enable independence and build resilience and manage the symptoms of ill health, through community hubs and outreach, education and training and bespoke recovery support plans. We enable people to lead a meaningful life despite severe mental ill health.

Our community education programme builds awareness, increases understanding and aims to put an end to stigma and discrimination.

  • 020 8458 2223
  • Martin B Cohen Centre
    Gould Way, Deansbrook Road
    Edgware HA8 9GL
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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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Just Kidding

Just Kidding is a charity that enhances learning and the social and living skills of children with social deficits from underprivileged homes. Their programme is individualised to fit each child’s needs so that they can reach their potential. They offer a social skills play-scheme, an after school club and a summer project which harnesses communication skills. They help children and young people have a voice, be able to understand others and feel understood.

  • Just Kidding
  • 020 8442 4275
  • 29 Knightland Road,
    London E5 9HR
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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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Keepfit4Christ Sports Club

Keepfit4Christ Sports Club is a volunteer led sports club which runs activities including table tennis, football (5s & 11s), athletics, Abula Ball game Ayo and Langa.

  • Keepfit4Christ Sports Club
  • 07951 993 133
  • CVA Waterside Centre
    26 Avenue Road
    South Norwood, London
    SE25 4DX
  • Email

KITS (Kids in the Spotlight)

KITS serves children and young people aged 7-16. They offer a broad range of vocational activities that engage students outside of school hours. This provides an opportunity to encourage children to pursue their interests and allows hidden talent to surface, aiding their personal development and, in the long-term, assist them in securing better employment opportunities.

  • KITS (Kids in the Spotlight)
  • 020 8211 1023
  • 46 Elm Park Avenue
    London N15 6AU
  • Email

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  • Soka Kapundu
  • tel no TBS
  • address tbc
  • Website URL
  • Email


KwaAfrica works in the UK and internationally to ensure that people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS can lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. They run support, prevention and transformation projects in numerous London boroughs as well as in the Eastern Region of Uganda. These projects aim to increase informed decision making and choice, reduce stigma and discrimination, and reduce poverty.

  • KwaAfrica
  • 020 7183 2270
  • Unit 44,
    Doddigton & Rollo Community Association,
    Charlotte Despard Avenue,
    London SW11 5HD
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  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Lets Unite for Autism

Lets Unite for Autism is a not-for-profit organisation where autistic young people are encouraged and supported to learn and achieve. They aim to relieve the needs of people who are on the autistic spectrum, their parents, families and carers by providing advice, guidance, support and information to those affected by autism, providing recreational and leisure time activities, and by advancing the education of the public in autism spectrum conditions.

  • Lets Unite for Autism
  • 020 8746 7077 or 07525 481 655
  • Elgin Close Resource Centre,
    3 Elgin Close,
    Shepherd's Bush,
    London W12 9NH
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  • Email
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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  • Email

Lido Foundation

Lido Foundation aims to support disadvantaged people from the Somali community in order to enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives. They aim to achieve this by providing them with advice, training and support so that they have the confidence and knowledge to live fulfilling lives and socially integrate into the wider society.

  • Lido Foundation
  • 020 8150 6165
  • Office E, Stebbing House,
    5 Queensdale Crescent
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  • Email
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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Little Tigers Football Academy

Little Tigers Football Academy trains young football players aged 4-14. They run two types of academies: the Competitive League Teams, who play in the Harrow Youth League, and the Developing Teams, who train to improve, learn new skills, improve fitness, have fun, and meet new people. The developing teams do enter into tournaments, but while still keeping it fun.

  • Little Tigers Football Academy
  • 07479 495 565 or 07727 873 625
  • Middlesex Football Association,
    Rectory Park Football Facility,
    Ruislip Road,
    Middlesex UB5 5FA
  • Website URL
  • Email

Live Through This

Live Through This is a cancer support and advocacy charity for the LGBTIQ+ community. They provide a safe space for anybody who identifies as part of the queer spectrum and has had an experience with any kind of cancer at any stage, including testing, diagnosis, treatment, remission and long-term care. They run friendly meetings hosted in partnership with Maggie’s Barts on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 7:30pm.

  • Live Through This
  • 07414 505 279
  • Maggie's Barts,
    St Bartholomew's Hospital,
    W Smithfield
    London EC1A 7BE
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  • Email

LAPIS (London Accessible Psychotherapy Independent Service)

LAPIS provides specialist counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by disability and life changing health issues, enabling them, their family and carers to gain a better understanding of their predicament so that they can express their needs in a clear and realistic manner.

  • LAPIS (London Accessible Psychotherapy Independent Service)
  • 020 8369 6088 or 07747 500 957 (Lisa Greenspan)
  • 4 Pages Lane,
    Ground Floor,
    London N10 1PS
  • Website URL
  • Email

London Hearing Voices Network

Hearing Voices peer support groups are a safe place for those of us who hear, see or sense things that others don't, to meet up with others who might be going through similar experiences. They can offer the opportunity to break through the isolation and stigma so many people face, and create space for us to make sense of our own experiences. For many people, they can be a source of fellowship, hope and healing. There are both Hearing Voices and Paranoia & Unusual Beliefs groups across London.

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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Make A Step CIC

Make A Step CIC aims to build the self-esteem and confidence of children and young people aged 5-15, especially those in areas of socio-economic disadvantage, through creative activities involving art, craft, fashion, sport, performing arts, dance a music. They also aim to provide a 10 day programme for children/young people in developing countries in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

  • Make A Step CIC
  • 07535 923 074 (Halyee Smith-Kirnon)
  • 9 Deyncourt Road,
    London N17 7ED
  • Website URL
  • Email

Make it Happen (formerly Westminster Parents Participation Group)

Make it Happen is a group of parent carer volunteers working together to support each other. This parent-led group is for all Westminster parents and carers of children and adults with special education needs and/or disabilities (up to 25 years). They create a space at their drop-in sessions where parents can meet together, ask questions, talk and feel listened to, as well as allowing them to have their say about services such as health, social care and education. They run two weekly drop-ins, every Thursday during school term time and every Tuesday, as well as information sessions and consultation events.

  • Make it Happen
  • 020 7641 2314
  • Tresham Centre for Disabled Children,
    27 Tresham Crescent,
    London NW8 8TW
  • Website URL
  • Email

Melancholy and Raving

Melancholy and Raving is a free monthly mental health inspired variety night in London. They provide a space for people with personal experience from either inside or outside the mental health system to share and connect through performance while also offering an opportunity for a few more established acts to showcase their material. They meet on the last Monday of the month from 8pm – 10pm at The Ship pub.

  • Melancholy and Raving
  • 68 Borough Road,
    London SE1 1DX (variety night location)
  • Website URL
  • Email
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 Collective

When people feel they are falling apart, they often think they are alone. The Mental Health Collective works to find new ways of coming together.

Coming together means connecting with other people and reminding ourselves that we aren’t on our own in the world. It’s good for anyone – whether you have a mental health problem or if your mental health is going just fine.

Our mission is to help people find new ways of coming together so they are healthier, happier and better able to flourish.

Our vision is of a world where everyone has a better sense of connection to each other, and to life as a whole.

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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
Mind in Haringey

Mind in Haringey provides information, advice and support to people affected by mental health problems, primarily in Haringey. We work to prevent mental health problems, promote mental well being and ensure those with mental health problems are respected and included in our local community. Our mission is to support anyone in Haringey with mental health issues by listening to people, defending their rights and helping them to lead fulfilling lives.

  • Mind in Haringey
  • 0208 240247420
  • Station House,
    73C Stapleton Hall Road, Haringey N4 3QF
  • Website URL
  • Email

Misery is the name of a sober QTIBPOC mental health collective and party started by Aisha Mirza, aka gal-dem’s resident Queeries columnist.

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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Music Relief Foundation

Music Relief Foundation engages young people aged 11+ in positive activities during term time and holidays to help build their team skills and expose them to new interests. Their workshops provide a safe space for young people to learn skills, talk about issues and express their emotions. They aim to provide a range of opportunities for young people by connecting with local authorities, community groups, governmental organisations and voluntary groups.

  • Music Relief Foundation
  • 020 3633 0560
  • Thornton Health Leisure Centre,
    100 High Street,
    Thornton Heath,
    London CR7 8LF
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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.

Newham Refugee Consortium 'Boboto'

This charity aims to empower African refugee women and young people from the disadvantaged community of the London Borough of Camden in order to improve their confidence, achieve their full potential and raise their aspirations. They provide information and advice on health, housing, DSS, welfare benefits and provide education and training support on employment to their beneficiaries.

  • Newham Refugee Consortium 'Boboto'
  • 07448 854 244
  • 12 Gilbeys Yard,
    London NW1 8HB
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Objectively Funny

Objectively Funny aims to provide mental health support to people within the arts and comedy industry. Last year they produced their Small Book on Mental Health for the Edinburgh Fringe, which they wrote with contributions from comedy people, mental health organisations and local charities, which they gave out 3,500 of to anyone involved in the industry. As of 2020 they are currently developing a magazine that is free for anyone that needs it, for people in the comedy industry and beyond who need support during the COVID-19 crisis.

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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Online School for Disadvantaged Children

The HANS OSFDC was founded in March 2020 as a response to the closing of primary and secondary schools nationwide by providing an online platform for children of socioeconomically deprived areas of London to catch up on missed schoolwork. The core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science are covered along with Art, History and Computing, through structurally planned lessons that follow the national curriculum via online resources, PowerPoint presentations and whiteboard interactivity.

  • HANS Online School for Disadvantaged Children
  • 07572 857 074

Organisation of Support and Advice for Religion and Culture

This charity aims to relieve poverty, hardship and distress among the large, vulnerable, disadvantaged black minority African, especially Angolan Portuguese-speaking children, young people and disabled older people resident in Tower Hamlets who are experiencing significant language barriers in accessing services. They provide advice, information, counselling on education, health, training and employment opportunities.

  • Organisation of Support and Advice for Religion and Culture
  • 07424 113 574
  • Flat 5,
    76 Cheshire Street,
    London E2 6FB
  • Email

Parkfield Peckers

The Parkfield Peckers are a group of residents at the Parkfield House Nursing Home who have been trying their hand at digital art, dance and poetry in an initiative run by HenPower, an Equal Arts charity scheme, where weekly sessions led by professional artists are combined with hen-keeping, which can help provide people with a role and responsibility as well as a shared interest.

  • Parkfield Peckers
  • Parkfield House Nursing Home,
    Parkfield House,
    UB10 0BY
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Peabody Peers

Peabody runs a programme offering peer support training for those who’ve had experience of mental distress. Along with the benefit of gaining a recognised qualification, participants develop the skills to manage their own journey of recovery as well as finding increased confidence.

  • Peabody Peers
  • 07919 696 132 (Mel Whitechurch)
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

Pie 'n' Mash Mutual Aid Group

Pie ‘n’ Mash Mutual Aid is a group of people local to south-east London who came together through a collaboration between the Pie ‘n’ Mash social cafe and The Field. They are delivering food and other essential items to individuals and families, as well as contributing with other grassroots organisations that support vulnerable groups such as refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Pie 'n' Mash Mutual Aid Group
  • 07857 024 435
  • The Field,
    385 Queen's Road,
    SE14 5HD
  • Website URL
  • Email

Pioneer LXP

Pioneer is a grassroots collective of Lived Experience Practitioners who have come together around working in mental health. They provide support for each other and create innovative methods to survive working with complexity or to feel better. They do this through online group and 1:1 supervision, an online community, movement building events, and are planning to release a newsletter.

Positively Mindful CIC

Positively Mindful is a not-for-profit grassroots organisation that connects people locally and internationally to share new ways of being well with HIV and spread messages that promote positive awareness. They aim to raising consciousness, individually and collectively, to share the idea that all humans are ‘living with HIV’; the virus affects everyone, and together people can act to educate and support each other by creating new thinking, new discussions and new ways of seeing things.


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
  • Website URL
  • Email
Public Voice CIC

Public Voice is a Community Interest Company (CIC) with a mission to improve services through user engagement. We do this through community engagement, individual user engagement and community intervention. We collect the combined voices of services users, gathering evidence and ultimately taking action to bring about positive change, now and in the future.

  • Public Voice CIC
  • 020 3196 1900
  • Freepost RTXY-BSRB-RCSS, Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RX
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

RCCG His Glory Pavilion

His Glory Pavilion is a family-like, lively, multicultural community base church. They are devoted to a journey of in-depth study, intentional worship, loving and compassionate fellowship with one another. HGP is a parish of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), which was founded in February 2013 with the aim of actively engaging in providing social facilities through Christian programmes and community services.

  • RCCG His Glory Pavilion
  • 07539 216 194 or 07551 076 997
  • Castillon Road,
    London SE6 1QD
  • Website URL
  • Email

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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email

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 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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • Email


RJVN8 is a platform consisting of workshops, projects, an online forum, solutions and public roadshows focused around wellbeing and mental health. For individuals, they support individual clients on a case to case basis, offering a full consultation with a holistic approach to health and wellbeing solutions, giving them the tools to achieve positive change. For business, they transform corporations in order to place wellbeing at the heart of business culture policy and process through training and workshops.


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
  • Website URL
  • Email

SEED Project

The SEED Project is a wellness and mental health digital learning membership programme for millennials to encourage the practice of healthy habits through COVID-19 and post COVID-19 with interactive self-care games, discussion and activities. Their aim is to connect people with experts and professionals in the mental health and wellness industry so that they can gain access to the help they need and be encouraged to take care of their mental, physical and financial health.

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 premise 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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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.

Sidekick Community Limited

Sidekick is a community of voluntary collaborators creating tools, organising information and encouraging positive conversations about mental health. The Sidekick app is a free collection of interactive exercises, tools and tips to help boost people’s mental wellbeing.

  • Sidekick Community Limited
  • Old Lodge,
    Whitchurch Hill,
    Reading RG8 7NU
  • Website URL
  • Email

Sky Blue Photography

Sky Blue Photography is a team of professional photographers, videographers and designers delivering high-quality services across England.

  • Sky Blue Photography
  • 07824 878 006
  • 95 Wilton Road,
    London SW1V 1DW
  • Website URL
  • Email

Skylarks Charity

Skylarks is an independent charity that provides activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs, as well as support and information for their whole families. Children with additional needs can join inclusive and supportive play sessions, socialise and interact, learn sign language through singing, take part in weekly music therapy as well as a number of other activities. Parents and carers can receive advice from health professionals, access disability benefits advice, attend talks courses and workshops and access SEN advocacy advice amongst other things.

  • Skylarks Charityy
  • 07946 646 033
  • The CrossWay Centre,
    306 Richmond Road,
    Twickenham TW1 2PD
  • Website URL
  • Email

Social Inclusion Recovery Group CIC

Social Inclusion Recovery Group CIC is a free referral-based service established to provide advocacy for the Black community. Their focus is on mental health advocacy, educational advocacy, domiciliary care and informative awareness through self-help workshops. They aim to step in at the point of practical, emotional and social needs.

  • Social Inclusion Recovery Group CIC
  • 07943 599 206
  • 69 Dillwyn Close,
    London SE26 4DE
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
  • Website URL
  • 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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
Speak Out Against Psychiatry


Speak Out Against Psychiatry will campaign to achieve our aims in the following ways:

1. Support survivors of psychiatry.
2. Direct Action.
3. Education.
4. Working through government and governmental departments such as the Department of Health.
5. Legal action and other formal complaints procedures.

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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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

Sunbeams London Limited

Sunbeams supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people. They provide one-to-one mentoring and befriending, weekly activity sessions and occasional day trips. They help children and young people to reach their potential and form a healthy part of society. They also help unemployed/low income volunteers by offering training and support to improve their skills and career opportunities.

  • Sunbeams London Limited
  • 020 3519 8878
  • 97 Stamford Hill,
    4th Floor Offices,
    London N16 5TP
  • Email

Sunshine of Hounslow

Sunshine of Hounslow is a community group formed in 2012. The group was set up with the purpose of supports isolated men and women in the community through health and wellbeing interventions, activities and citizen advice. They also provide an English to Punjabi/Hindi/Urdu/Gujarati/Swahili interpretation service.

  • Sunshine of Hounslow
  • 07878 990 874
  • 101 West Way,
    TW5 0JE
  • 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
  • Website URL
  • Email
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
Talk for Health

Talk for Health was set up by Psychotherapist Nicky Forsythe to teach the skills and attitudes that allow for more deeply connective talk between people. This in turn leads to greater personal and social wellbeing.

Talk for Health is for anyone who wants to understand themselves better, enjoy greater emotional well-being, support others and build community bonds.

Talk for Health is offered to individuals, organisations and corporate clients. Find out more on the links below:

FOR ORGANISATIONS – The Talk for Health programme is suitable for co-workers or service users in organisations such as charities, public services, and community groups.
FOR CORPORATE CLIENTS – Caring for your staff and reducing stress in the workplace makes good business sense: it reduces sick leave and enhances staff performance.
FOR INDIVIDUALS – Understanding yourself better, improving your communication, and learning to listen deeply to others gives you greater emotional well-being.

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
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The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project helps marginalised communities to speak up, understand their rights and make choices. Stigma, isolation and inequality are some of the biggest challenges faced by people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, dementia and eating disorders. We are working with people to address these challenges.

“We believe that when an individual has a voice, understands their rights and makes choices, real change can happen.”

We believe everyone has the right to influence decisions affecting their lives.

We offer free, independent, confidential advocacy and user involvement services to people in London.

Together, we’re standing up for rights and supporting people to have a say on the issues that matter to them.

  • The Advocacy Project
  • 020 8969 3000
  • The Advocacy Project
    73 St Charles Square
    W10 6EJ
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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
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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
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The Renaissance Foundation

The Renaissance Foundation supports young people aged 13-19 living with significant life challenges. They provide a three year personalised programme to young carers, young hospital patients and school pupils at risk which includes mentoring, educational attainment and experiencing inspirational opportunities.  

  • The Renaissance Foundation
  • 020 3287 2069
  • 62 Old Nichol Street,
    London E2 7HP
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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
  • Website URL
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The Sapphire Community Group

Sapphire motivates, inspires and empowers young people aged 10-30. Through mentoring, coaching, literature, entertainment, events and workshops, they aim to provide a platform and pathway for young people all over the world to find their callings.

  • The Sapphire Community Group
  • 020 8059 1021 or 07365 965 103
  • 200A Pentonville Road,
    London N1 9JP
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The Side by Side Network 

The Side by Side Network is a service user led network working primarily with Camden and Islington Foundation Trust and partners. We send out regular emails with opportunities for involvement and co-production, as well as related items of interest and news of events. We launched in 2016 with the aim of using our lived experience of local services to improve them, and to support professionals in co-production.
You can sign up as a member at tinyurl.com/joinourside

Eclectic tweeting @byyrside Membership is open to anyone who has a mental health issue or their carers.

The Wellbeing Co. 

The Wellbeing Co. is a voluntary sector wellbeing organisation based in north Enfield. We promote positive mental health and wellbeing in a warm and friendly community based setting with experienced clinicians, volunteers and individuals with lived experience. We offer a wide range of groups, courses and 1:1 therapy for people with emerging and common mental health issues (stress, depression) and for people with more severe and enduring mental health conditions.

  • Nichola Lauder
  • 020 8804 2068, 07506 793101
  • Enfield, London
  • Email


Tikva offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities tailored to the needs of the Orthodox Jewish community. They also support parent-carers of adults with learning disabilities.

  • Tikva
  • 020 3234 3058
  • 39b Linthorpe Road,
    London N16 5QT
  • Email
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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Torah Action Life

Torah Action Life is a London based platform for Jewish students and young professionals. They empower the growth for a new generation to experience, connect with, be inspired by, value and conserve Judaism. They aim to advance the orthodox Jewish religion for the benefit of the public through the holding of prayer meetings, study sessions, lectures and public celebrations of religious festivals.

  • Torah Action Life
  • 07792 460 986 or 020 8455 4126
  • 4 Garrick Avenue,
    London NW11 9AS
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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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Universal Ease to Redress

This organisation was set up to promote human rights, in particular the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. They do this by monitoring abuses of human rights, obtaining redress for the victims of human rights abuse and educating the public about human rights.

  • Universal Ease to Redress
  • 020 7683 3752
  • Voluntary Action Islington,
    200A Pentonville Road,
    London N1 9JP
  • Email

True Access

True Access is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to provide safe and fun-filled trips, events and activities for adults aged 18+, catering to people with mild to moderate learning disabilities, physical disabilities or other health conditions.

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
  • Website URL
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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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West London Somaliland Community

West London Somaliland Community provides information, advice and guidance and tuition for children from key stage 2 and onwards and recreational trips. It also organises workshops for its beneficiaries to address issues of concern like education, social inclusion and parenting. Annually, WLSC organises the Somaliland Community Achievement Award and the celebration of Somaliland national day.

  • West London Somaliland Community
  • 07792 931 458 or 020 8848 1180
  • 80 East Avenue,
    Middlesex UB3 2HR
  • Website URL
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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
  • Website URL
  • Email

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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Women's Development Trust

The Women's Development Trust works towards the advancement of eduation and the relief of poverty of women living in the area of Tower Hamlets.

  • Women's Development Trust
  • 020 7739 7720
  • 3 Birkbeck Street,
    London E2 6JY
  • Email

Woodside Bereavement Service

Woodside Bereavement Service provides one-to-one and group bereavement support sessions to Croydon residents experiencing severe or prolonged shock or depression arising from bereavement and loss.

  • Woodside Bereavement Service
  • 020 3256 2009
  • Waterside Centre,
    26 Avenue Road,
    SE25 4DX
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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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