Advance

Advance support thousands of people - including disabled people, people with a mental health issue and people with a learning disability - at home, at work or in the community to live the life they choose, however varied or complex that life may be.

  • Tim Cooper
  • 0333 012 4307
  • 2 Witan Way Witney Oxon Oxfordshire OX28 6FH
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Airborne Group CIC

Airborne Group provides an adult ADHD Support Group to residents of the Isle of Wight, where adults with ADHD, their partners and others can connect and socialise with others in a supportive environment. Group and peer-to-peer support is provided and specialist contributors are invited to attend to engage with the group in discussions on topics of interest.

  • Airborne Group CIC
  • 15-16 Quay Street,
    Newport PO30 5BG
  • Email

Arborfield Autism Youth Group

Arborfield Autism Youth Group is run by Carly Jones - they provide events and get togethers for home educated/isolated Aspergers/autistic/PDA young people and their friends. The aim is to prevent isolation and to seek inspiration and friendship in special activities and small meet-ups for those unable to attend larger events.

Art Beyond Belief

Art Beyond Belief works primarily in the areas of health, social care, education and diversity. They design, produce and deliver programmes that use a unique blend of art, study, computer-based graphics, photography and discussion to get people thinking and talking about their own and others’ perspectives.

  • Emel Soylu
  • n/a
  • 1st Floor, Kingsway Church Street Slough Berkshire SL1 1SZ
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Art in Mind

Art in Mind is a Brighton based community group for young people with experience of mental health issues who are passionate about raising awareness about mental health through art. They create artwork using a range of media including photography, paint, film and puppetry. They show their artwork in exhibitions, museums and in the mental health and education resources they create. They also run mental health themed art workshops for other young people and groups in the Brighton area.

Art Spa Dunstable

Art Spa Dunstable offers a wide range of creative art workshops specialising in mindfulness, confidence building and self healing designed to fit around people’s needs. They offer support for young carers, teens’ wellbeing, mental health, elderly, dementia, isolation and social care, and learning disabilities in and around the Dunstable area.

Belmont Connect (formally Sutton Drop In Club)

Belmont Connect (formerly known as Sutton Drop-in or Belmont drop-in) is for people with mental health problems, who live independently in the London Borough of Sutton. It is a place to socialise, find friendship and support in a friendly, relaxed and unstructured atmosphere.

  • Carol Jacques
  • 020 8770 0172
  • Sutton Mental Health Foundation 63 Downs Road Sutton Surrey SM2 5NR
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Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Ltd

The Berkshire MS Therapy Centre exists to make life with Multiple Sclerosis easier. They offer timetabled and organised therapies as well as a friendly social area, which allows people the opportunity to relax and meet others who are also living with the effects of MS. They offer physiotherapy, exercise classes, oxygen treatment, counselling, footcare and more.

Please note that due to COVID-19, the Centre are currently running a limited online programme at the moment.

  • Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Ltd
  • 0118 901 6000
  • Bradbury House,
    23a August End,
    Brock Gardens,
    Reading RG30 2JP
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  • Email
Beverley Smith Associates

An independent national network of people developing health services by placing service user lived experiences as a primary focus for policy and service improvement. Beverley coaches and mentors others who wish to influence to make positive changes. NB: The website is currently being updated, please email using the contact form on the website

  • Beverley Smith
  • None given
  • 45 Tidy Street, Brighton, BN1 4EL United Kingdom
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Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly is a cultural heritage platform supporting people of African heritage and ethnic peoples. Their work aims to decolonise embedded concepts and ideas, establish heritage and education networks, provide access to greater opportunities and safe spaces, nurture talent and self-reliance, promote sustainable community-led economic development and develop resilient and connected communities.

Bruised UK

Bruised UK is a website that provides information to service users/carers & their families & friends.

  • Miranda Morland
  • None
  • 174 Sherwood Road Tunbridge Wells TN2 3LJ
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CAPITAL Project Trust

CAPITAL stands for Clients And Professionals In Training And Learning. The CAPITAL Project Trust is a mental health service user led organisation covering West Sussex. It is made up of people who have received, or are receiving, treatment for their mental health issues.

  • Clare Ockwell
  • 01243 869 662
  • March House 2 Sussex Street Bognor Regis PO21 1SF
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Centre for Independent Living in Kent

The Centre for Independent Living Kent was formed in April 2002 to support the positive promotion and uptake of direct payment and independent living for disabled people living in Kent. The service includes advice on benefits, housing and access to other useful resources.

  • Centre for Independent Living in Kent
  • 01233 633 187
  • 123 County Square,
    Elwick Road,
    Ashford,
    Kent TN23 1AE
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Clean Slate

Clean Slate provides support to adult victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in Oxfordshire. They aim to empower their clients with skills that will help them cope with daily life while dealing with the emotional struggles of their past. They provide one to one counselling as well as enrolment in programmes that will broadly fit into one of improving health and wellbeing, improving integration into society, increasing personal safety and perception of safety or improving experience of the criminal justice system.

  • Clean Slate
  • 01869 232 461
  • Heyford Park
    Building 572 Brice Road
    Upper Heyford
    Bicester
    Oxfordshire OX25 5TE
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County Mental Health Action Group (Kent)

County Mental Health Action Group is an active platform to engage with the Mental Health Commissioners to inform commissioning and feedback from the ground up to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues and their carers, both locally and county wide. Information will be brought from the eight localities to identify county wide trends and signpost unresolved local issues. They meet regularly across the county, please see the website for a link to upcoming meetings or contact West Kent Mind for details.

DA Twickenham

DA Twickenham is a support group for sufferers of depression and mental health issues in south west London. They aim to provide advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Please note that meetings are currently on hold due to COVID-19.

  • DA Twickenham
  • 07984 464 244 (Lee Strongitharm)
  • The Vestry,
    Holy Triniy Church,
    The Green,
    Twickenham TW2 5TU
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  • Email
East Sussex Community Voice

East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) enables all the residents of East Sussex to engage in the services that provide for their health, social care, and broader public services in a coherent way.

  • East Sussex Community Voice
  • 01323 403 590
  • Greencoat House 32 St Leonard's Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 3UT
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Evangelical Christian Church International

Evangelical Christian Church International runs various religious groups throughout the week including worship services every Sunday, meetings for youth on Tuesday, Bible study on Mondays and seminars for various groups.

  • Evangelical Christian Church International
  • 01183 751 294
  • 45 Lea Close,
    Reading RG30 3NB
  • Email
Gig Buddies

The idea behind Gig Buddies is that we want to enable people with learning disabilities and/or autism to enjoy all the great things going on in their community, especially live music. Gig Buddies is a project that pairs up people with and without learning disabilities (and/or autism) to be friends and to go to events together. The Gig Buddies project aims to make volunteering easier for people in Sussex by enabling volunteers to go to gigs they’d already probably be going to anyway, but with someone with a learning disability.

Havant & East Hants Mind

Havant and East Hants Mind work to promote good mental health within their locality. They seek to support and empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community. They run a number of groups across the week, offering services from peer support to mindfulness and sports sessions. They also provide free Managing Mental Health at Work training for line managers as part of the Blue Light Programme and advocacy services.

  • Havant and East Hants Mind
  • 02392 498916
  • Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, Havant, Hants, PO9 5BG
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Healthwatch Buckinghamshire

Healthwatch Bucks works to 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, Local Healthwatch 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 Bucks
  • 0845 260 6216 or 01844 348849
  • 6 Centre Parade,Place Farm Way,Monks Risborough, HP27 9JS
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Healthwatch Kent

Healthwatch Kent is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users across Kent. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Kent 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 Kent
  • 0808 801 0102
  • FREEPOST RTLG-UBZB-JUZA Seabrooke House Church RoadAshford Kent TN23 1RD
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Healthwatch Milton Keynes

Healthwatch Milton Keynes is an independent consumer champion of local users of health and social care services which works to help service users have a voice. They find out about service users’ experiences and share that information with organisations to help improve care where it is needed. Healthwatch Milton Keynes is part of a national network through Healthwatch England, and have direct links with regulatory bodies such as the Care Quality Commission and Monitor Healthwatch Milton Keynes is hosted by Age UK, and replaced MK: Link in April 2013.

  • Healthwatch Milton Keynes
  • 01908 698800
  • Suite 113, Milton Keynes Business Centre Foxhunter Drive Linford Wood Milton Keynes MK14 6GD
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Healthwatch Portsmouth

Healthwatch is the independent champion for health and social care in England. Working locally in Portsmouth they give children, young people and adults a powerful voice - making sure their views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and watch over health and social care services in the city. The work they do is influenced by our members, the general public and local organisations and they want to hear from you about your experiences with local services that you use. They are committed to putting local people and their views at the heart of health and social care services in Portsmouth.

  • Healthwatch Portsmouth
  • 023 9397 7079
  • 3 St Georges Business Centre St Georges Square Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 3EY
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Healthwatch Reading

Healthwatch is the name of the independent ‘consumer champion for health and social care’ launched by the Government in April 2013. There are 152 local Healthwatch across England, set up in each local authority area, including Reading. Healthwatch gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, Healthwatch Reading 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 to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch Reading 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 Reading
  • 0118 937 2295
  • 3rd Floor, Reading Central Library Abbey Square Reading Berkshire RG1 3BQ
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Healthwatch West Berkshire

Healthwatch West Berkshire has a seat on the Health and Wellbeing Board so can take your voice and information straight to the table of those who commission services. They work closely with Healthwatch England, NHS England and the CQC to raise issues, comments and any knowledge that is gathered that could improve health or social care services in West Berkshire.

  • Annette Arlow
  • 01635 886 210
  • Broadway House 4-8 The Broadway Northbrook Street Newbury Berkshire RG14 1BA
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Healthwatch Wokingham

Healthwatch Wokingham Borough is the independent consumer watchdog for health and social care services in Wokingham Borough. They support and enable all members of the public to influence local health and social care services by sharing their experiences – good or bad – with them.

  • Healthwatch Wokingham
  • 0118 418 1418
  • Wokingham Town Hall Market Place Wokingham Berkshire RG40 1AS
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Independent and Work Ready CIC

Independent and Work Ready CIC is a non-profit intended to help those with a disability, learning difficulty or chronic health condition by providing support to get work ready and be independent. They offer virtual work experience, peer help to develop life skills, local and national support for the workplace, health, education and housing and benefits.

  • Independent and Work Ready CIC
  • 01494 713 033
  • Upland Farm Cryers Hil Lane,
    Cryers Hill,
    High Wycombe,
    Bucks HP15 6AA
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Inspire All CIC

Inspire All CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise that offers both one-to-one and one-to-many counselling, support and training to a wide range of adult clients who have been victims of crime, including physical abuse, intimidation, bullying, verbal, psychological and emotional abuse as well as victims of financial fraud.

  • Inspire All CIC
  • 01296 706 556
  • Second Floor,
    Town Hall,
    5 Church Stret,
    Aylesbury,
    Bucks HP20 2QP
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LiVE project (Listening to the Voice of Experience)

The LiVE Service User Involvement Project works with service users by encouraging, supporting, empowering and enabling them to become involved in the health and social issues affecting their lives. The LiVE Project runs a Service User Consultancy Group which trains and supports its members to become Service User Consultants. Service User Consultants: attend meetings as experts by experience, train mental health staff, are involved in recruitment and selection, are consulted on their views about services (focus groups, surveys etc), and utilise their unique experiences in a way to improve mental health services for themselves and others. The group is facilitated by Mind staff with personal experience of mental health issues & the project members are very much a part of its development.

Love Me Love My Mind

Love Me Love My Mind is a small registered charity based in Epsom, Surrey, which aims to promote better understanding of mental health and to support the wellbeing of everyone in the community. Love Me Love My Mind is run entirely by volunteers and funded by grants and donations. The charity's main activities are The Monday Drop-In, Let's Talk Epsom, a weekly self help group, and Epsom Mental Health Week. There are also occasional workshops, courses, conferences and seminars. Love Me Love My Mind welcomes the involvement of everyone in the community who has an interest in its work. Formal membership of the charity is open to everyone who is involved in its activities: as a drop-in member, volunteer, or participant or visitor to Epsom Mental Health Week and other events.

  • Love Me Love My Mind
  • 01372 721518
  • St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA
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  • Email
MCCH

MCCH support around 2000 people across London and the South East who suffer with a learning disability, autism or mental health. No email address please use the group's website.

  • MCCH
  • 0800 028 2815 / 01622 722 440
  • 1 Hermitage Court Hermitage Lane Maidstone Kent
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Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Maidstone & Mid-Kent Mind are passionate about supporting people with mental health issues. They believe in recognising people as unique individuals and not as a diagnosis or a label, and aim to equip people with the tools they need to work towards positive wellbeing. They offer a range of services that support recovery and wellbeing from a person centred approach, fincluding activity-based groups, social groups, wellbeing courses and counselling services.

  • Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind / Merryl Chesher
  • 01622 692 383
  • MMK Mind Recovery and Wellbeing Centre, 23 College Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6YH
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Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind Counselling Service

Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind offers a low cost counselling service, aimed at providing a counselling service which is also appropriate to the needs of people with significant mental health issues. The minimum age for clients is 15, and is charged at a rate dependent on the clients' income level or receipt of benefits. Clients can self refer or be referred by a professional. Their counsellors, both male and female, come from different walks of life and different cultural backgrounds, and they currently can offer counselling in English, French, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Marathi and British Sign Language. Most of their counsellors have been trained in a number of approaches to counselling and will adapt to the needs of the client. This service is separate from the counselling services and psychological therapies provided by Mind through NHS Kent and Medway. These services are provided free of charge for anyone aged 18 and over who is registered with a GP in Maidstone and the surrounding areas (http://www.kmpt.nhs.uk/information-and-advice/pcpts).

  • Maidstone Mind
  • 01622 692383
  • MMK Mind Recovery & Wellbeing Centre, 23 College Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6YH
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  • Email
Mary Frances Trust

For over 20 years Mary Frances Trust has worked with people who are experiencing any kind of emotional or mental distress to help them get on with their lives again. Anxiety and depression are among the most common problems and can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds. They provide services throughout the boroughs of Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley from a variety of venues.

  • Mary Frances Trust
  • 01372 375 400 / 07929 024 722
  • Leatherhead Clubhouse 23 The Crescent Leatherhead Surrey KT22 8DY
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  • Email
Medway Area Rethink Support Group

We are a weekly peer support group that's open to anyone living with mental illnes or struggling with social isolation issues. At our meetings, members discuss issues they're facing and share experiences, helping to prevent social isolation. We also arrange for speakers to regularly attend our meetings.

  • Simon Wyatt
  • 07378 300412
  • RBLI Chatham , 83 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
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  • Email
Medway Engagement Group & Network CIC (MEGAN CIC)

The Medway Engagement Group and Network, formerly known as the Mental Health Service User Engagement Project, is funded by NHS Medway and provides opportunities for mental health service users to share views about mental health issues and local services. They aim to collaboratively engage, empower and support people with mental health issues in Medway to build confidence and participation in the design and delivery of services, to have a voice and meet others in similar situations through provision of various groups.

  • Catherine Morgan or Tracey Jones
  • 01634 402077
  • MVA Building, 5A New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB
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  • Email
Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum for Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead

The Mental Health Service User and Carer Forum aims to: · promote positive mental health and wellbeing · encourage participation in local research and mental health initiatives · keep up to date with the local, regional and national mental health agendas · have guest speakers and presentations on local services, groups, activities · offer a regular meeting time and venue open to all service users, ex-service user, carers and mental health professionals They meet every last Wednesday of the month, from 2:15 to 3:45pm at St Josephs Church (bar meeting room), 36 Cookham Road, Maidenhead. Anyone is welcome to drop in and join the forum with no need for referral.

  • Community Development Lead or Family and Carer Co-ordinator
  • 01628 640 200
  • St Josephs Church, 36 Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7EG
  • Website URL
  • Email

Meridian Women's Association

Meridian Women’s Association aims to relieve those in poverty, need or distress, particularly French and Lingala speaking women of African descent. They provide mother tongue classes, music and drama classes for young people aged 8-19, outreach services for the French speaking, training on health issues and health fitness for women/girls and provision of information and support for the French groups on health, welfare rights and signposting to local authorities.

  • Meridian Women's Association
  • 07988 747 604 or 07404 131 326
  • 68 Pitfield Crescent,
    London SE28 8RG
  • Email
Mind BLMK

Mind BLMK stands for Mind in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. They work across this area, offering a wide range of services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of people accessing support. This might include development of an action plan to work towards recovery using a range of options or simply enabling access to 1 to 1 support through counselling or mentoring. Their training department can offer bespoke options for organisations or offer places on a range of courses. They also provide Wellbeing Centres, whch are ‘hubs’ for a wide variety of activities from a range of partners and our services range from support for carers to Wellbeing for Later Life. The contact details listed to the right are for Mind BLMK HQ. The contact details for local groups and their services can be found on their website. The service also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bedfordshire-and-Luton-Mind/436460003094645

  • MInd BLMK
  • 0300 330 0648
  • The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, MK45 1AH
  • Website URL
  • Email
Mind in Brighton & Hove

Mind in Brighton and Hove works to promote good mental health in our city and across Sussex. It seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.

  • Daniel Eichner
  • 01273 66 69 50
  • 51 New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GQ
  • Website URL
  • Email

Oxfordshire Discovery College

Oxfordshire Discovery College is a space for children and young people who might be struggling with their mental health and wellbeing as well as their friends, parents, carers and siblings and wider family. They run workshops and courses which are led by one person who has a professional background and one who has had difficulty with their own mental health in the past.

Parenting Special Children

Parenting Special Children aims to provide specialist parenting support to parents and carers of children and young people with Special Needs so that they can create positive change in their lives. All of the services they offer to families have been informed and influenced by the families who have attended their courses/workshops/clinics over the years.

  • Parenting Special Children
  •  01189 863 532
  • The Arcade Building,
    11 Glebe Road,
    Reading,
    Berkshire RG2 7AG
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  • Email

Parents Voice IW

Parents Voice IW is a voluntary group of parents/carers of children and young people with a wide range of special education need and disabilities. Their purpose is to help shape changes to existing services and to participate in the planning of new and future initiatives for children and young people with SEND from 0-25 years.

Peer Support 4 Mental Health

Peer Support 4 Mental Health is a collaboration of peer support groups in Brighton, Hove and across Sussex

Porchlight

Porchlight are a charity working across Kent, they help vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. They provide young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, to play an active role in their local community and to fulfill their potential.

  • Porchlight
  • 01227 760 078
  • 2nd Floor, Watling Chambers 18-19 Watling Steet Canterbury Kent CT1 2UA
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  • Email

Reading Sea Cadets

Reading Sea Cadets aims to give young people an experience in a safe and friendly environment that will help them grow into the person they want to be. Through various activities and adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves. They offer a range of different activities from sailing and windsurfing to rock climbing and music.

  • Reading Sea Cadets
  • 01189 422 335
  • Unit 6, Brock Barracks,
    Oxford Road,
    Reading,
    Berkshire RG30 1HW
  • Website URL
  • Email
Recovery Partners

Recovery Partners is a mental health recovery project working across East Sussex. A non-profit organisation that is 100% user-led and run by people who have lived experience of mental health challenges and have been trained as Peer Support Specialists to empower others in wellbeing, respect, recovery, hope and inspiration.Recovery Partners offer services to individuals and groups.

  • Lara Desai
  • 7960122525 / 7960122525
  • 2 The Graperies Brighton East Sussex BN2 0BW
  • Website URL
  • Email

Redbridge Mutual Aid (through Frenford Clubs)

Redbridge Mutual Aid is a community group aimed at supporting residents of Redbridge during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who are at most risk, such as the elderly, disabled, immuno-compromised and those who have underlying health conditions. They have created WhatsApp groups for each ward in Redbridge, coordinated through their Facebook group, so that they can help those self-isolating or vulnerable with errands, dog-walking, groceries and friendly phone calls, amongst other things.

You can find their Facebook page here.

  • Redbridge Mutual Aid
  • 020 3137 3984 or 020 8518 0056 (Frenford Clubs)
  • Frenford Clubs,
    The Jack Carter Centre,
    The Drive,
    Ilford IG1 3PS
  • Website URL
  • Email (Frenford Clubs)
Restore

Restore is an Oxfordshire charity with extensive experience of providing innovative rehabilitation, employment and training support for people with mental health problems. They are a charity owned by the people who use our services, and the trustees are elected by the membership and run the organisation on their behalf. Our service users and staff organise community events to help tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental health issues. They run recovery groups, employment training and personal budget management support.

  • Restore
  • 0845 250 0518 or 01865 455823
  • Manzil Way, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1YH
  • Website URL
  • Email
Richmond Fellowship

Repton House Richmond Fellowship provide 24hr supported housing for adults who need support with daily living and social skills as the result of long term mental health problems.

  • Richmond Fellowship
  • 01908 562 139
  • Repton House 19 Wolverton Road Stony Stradford Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK11 1EA
  • Website URL
  • Email
Seaview Project

Since 1985 Seaview has been providing an open access wellbeing centre at the heart of St Leonards-on-Sea Seaview was set up by Helene White and Barbara Silvester, with the help of Jane Amstad in February 1985. At the time of Care in the Community a number of people who had been used to institutional living due to mental health problems, unable to cope with the sudden change and inadequate support found themselves street-homeless. Seaview’s inception was an organic voluntary sector initiative, creating responsive local support. Today Seaview Centre and activities are funded from a mix of statutory funding, grants and charitable donations, and delivered with an open access approach to people experiencing a range of issues including: mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse, physical disabilities and isolation, rough sleeping and homelessness.

  • Dominique McKenzie
  • 01424 717981
  • Southwater Centre, Hatherley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN37 6LB
  • Website URL
  • Email

Smart Dog Education CIC

Smart Dog Education is a CIC that supports those furthest from the workplace into jobs or enterprise. They offer a range of in-work career development courses, aimed at community spirited people within organisation who want to see the money they, or their employer, spend on training being put to good use in the wider community.

  • Smart Dog Education CIC
  • 01903 410 501
  • 57 Goring Road,
    Steyning,
    West Sussex BN44 3GF
  • Website URL
  • Email
Speak Up CIC

SpeakUpCIC has a broad range of Peer Support activities and services to offer the many individuals with lived experience of mental ill health in our region. Their work as an organisation is supported, informed, developed and delivered by people who have a real understanding of what it is like to live with mental distress. Through different SpeakUpCIC activities people can share their experiences and views of mental health services in a safe and confidential environment, either individually or within a group. They run a number of different groups and forums where service users can give their views and discuss issues relating to mental health, as well as give and receive peer support.

  • Speak Up CIC
  • 01843 448 384
  • The Media Centre, 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DA
  • Website URL
  • Email
Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is passionate about raising awareness of mental health problems. There are still many common misconceptions about mental illness in society today, but we use sport and physical activity as a vehicle to bring people together to talk about mental health problems.

  • Neil Harris
  • 07341 267 740
  • Rivermead Leisure Centre Richfield Avenue Reading Berkshire RG1 8EQ
  • Website URL
  • Email

Stepping Stones to Positivity

Stepping Stones to Positivity is a charity the aims to relieve the needs of people with learning disabilities by promoting self-advocacy and providing support, education and practical advice.

  • Stepping Stones to Positivity
  • Somerstown Community Centre,
    Rivers Street,
    Southsea PO5 4EY
  • Email
Surrey Coalition of Disabled People

The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign and promote the rights of disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently. This means influencing the policies, strategies and services which impact on the lives of disabled people to make them better and more accessible for everyone. They work closely with the Disability Alliance Network Surrey (formerly Empowerment Boards) which aim to empower people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities, and those with HIV and Carers too, to participate, shape and influence decisions about the development of new services and service strategies - locally and county-wide.

  • Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
  • 01483 456558 or text 07780 933 053
  • Astolat,
    Coniers Way,
    Burpham,
    Guildford,
    Surrey GU4 7HL
  • Website URL
  • Email
Surrey Independent Living Council

Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) is a voluntary organisation led and run by disabled people. They believe that every disabled adult, child, older person and carer should be able to live independently with the same choices, opportunities and control over their lives as anyone else.

  • Surrey Independent Living Council
  • 01483 458 111 / 07919 418 099
  • Astolat Coniers Way Burpham Guildford Surrey GU4 7HL
  • Website URL
  • Email
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with conditions such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, dementia and personality disorder. Our specialist learning disability services provide community and inpatient care for people with complex health needs which can’t be met by other services. We have a number of services that provide very specialist care for people with complex health conditions and social care needs. 

  • Sam Robertson, Lead Service User and Carer Involvement
  • 07738 757713
  • Research & Development Sussex Education Centre, Mill View Hospital, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7HZ

  • Website URL

  • Email

Sweet Ways To Stop Abuse Ltd

Sweet Ways To Stop Abuse is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing free support and counselling to 11-18 year olds whose lives are affected by all areas of abuse as well as raising awareness of the importance of good mental health for all students.

  • Sweet Ways To Stop Abuse Ltd
  • 01255 484 778
  • 23 Lymington Avenue,
    Gt Clacton,
    Essex CO15 4PA
  • Website URL
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Synergy Creative Community

Synergy Creative Community is a not-for-profit community organisation led and run by people with an interest in and experience of mental health care. The group’s mission is to develop a community network of peer support and creative exchange. Through peer support and building links within the community Synergy aims to break down barriers, stigma and discrimination, working to promote a sense of individual and collective identity.

  • Synergy Creative Community / Brighdelynne Stewart
  • 07785 328 765
  • c/o Community Base 113 Queens Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 3XG
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The Brigitte Trust

The Brigitte Trust is an independent charity offering free emotional support and practical help at home to people and their families facing cancer, MND, MS, heart and lung failure and other life-threatening illnesses. Amongst other services, they offer emotional support, transport to hospital appointments, sitting with a family member whilst a carer takes a break, collecting children from school and shopping.

  • The Brigitte Trust
  • 01306 881 816
  • 316 High Street,
    Dorking,
    Surrey RH4 1QX
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The Counselling Partnership

The Counselling Partnership is a charity that offers low cost one-to-one counselling for up to a year for those aged 17 years and over. Their aim is to help clients gain a greater understanding of their issues, feel empowered, improve communication skills, improve self-confidence and self-esteem, increase independence, find employment and address depression and anxiety symptoms.

Please note that due to coronavirus, The Counselling Partnership is currently providing therapy by phone or online.

  • The Counselling Partnership
  • 01932 244 070
  • 72 High Street,
    Walton on Thames,
    Surrey KT12 1BU
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Voice of the Child

Voice of the Child is a children's charity that is dedicated to making children's voices heard through divorce proceedings and separations. They have been providing separation support for children as well as their parents for more than 10 years. They operate a contact centre in Berkshire that provides supported and supervised contact for families across the county, as well as individual support and counselling for children and an advocacy service that allows them to represent the needs and feelings of children.

  • Voice of the Child
  • 01184 439 597
  • 8 Beacontree Plaza,
    Gillette Way,
    Reading,
    Berkshire RG2 0BS
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Wellbeing Link

Wellbeing Link is a non-profit community project providing support for people with life-affecting conditions through their regular weekly meetings. The support group offers a friendly place to relax, make new friends, and meet others in similar situations. They also offer an opportunity to talk with an advisor on a one-to-one basis for people struggling with a particular problem, whether it be legal, financial, nutritional or lifestyle; they can also signpost to other organisations that may be able to help.

  • Wellbeing Link
  • 01322 800 814 or 01474 230 814
  • St Anselm's Parish Hall,
    89 West Hill,
    Dartford,
    Kent DA1 2HJ (Friday group)
  • All Saints Church Hall,
    Perry Street,
    Northfleet DA11 8RD (Tuesday group)
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Westerham Hall Management Committee (1996)

Westerham Hall is a village hall for the use of residents of the ward of Westerham in the county of Kent without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for meetings, lectures and classes, and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupations.

  • Westerham Hall Management Committee (1996)
  • 01959 561 501
  • Lewins,
    Main Road,
    Crockham Hill,
    Edenbridge TN8 6RB
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Women's Inclusive Team (WIT)

Women’s Inclusive Team (WIT) is a charity by women for women in Tower Hamlets. They aim to support disadvantaged women from Tower Hamlets and adjacent boroughs to help them become independent and socially included. They tend to focus on supporting the needs of BAME women and promoting social cohesion within the wider community, however they are open to helping all women, regardless of their ethnicity.

  • Women's Inclusive Team (WIT)
  • 020 7790 2650
  • 12 Wickford Street,
    London E1 5QN
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Works for Us (formally MK Women & Work)

Works for Us has been delivering services to the jobseekers and businesses of the greater Milton Keynes area for fast-approaching 40 years. They are a charity dedicated to helping people on their journey to economic independence and do that by looking at every individual in the round - their skills and abilities, their interests and achievements, and their work histories whether paid or unpaid.

  • Works for Us (formally MK Women & Work)
  • 01908 200 186 / 07983 467 438
  • 1st Floor, Norfolk House West 433 Silbury Boulevard Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK9 2AH
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Wycombe Food Hub

Wycombe Food Hub aims to fight food poverty by redistributing fresh and residual food to those in need. They collect over 300 crates of unsold bread, fruit, vegetables, chilled food and frozen food from leading supermarkets, farms and farm shops each week and act as a wholesale distributor and supply fresh and ambient products to partner organisations helping those in need.

  • Wycombe Food Hub
  • 07971 475 401
  • Springfield House,
    Bassetsbury Lane,
    High Wycombe HP11 1RB
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Youth Concern

Youth Concern is an independent youth charity that supports young people aged 13-25 in Aylesbury Vale and beyond. They provide help for young people needing counselling, emergency accommodation or information around education, employment, housing, welfare, sexual health and addiction.

  • Youth Concern
  • 01296 431 183
  • The Uptown Coffee Bar,
    Whitehall Lane,
    Aylesbury HP19 8FL
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