We’ve had a really busy 2017 at Lambeth and Southwark Mind – I find it’s a really exciting time to be a part of the organisation.

When planning ahead, I think it's best to look at what we've achieved in the year just gone: 

Launch of 3 new projects

Psychosis Therapy Project – talking therapies for psychosis sufferers.

Yogashare - a combination of yoga peer support for psychosis sufferers. 

The Young People’s Project - counselling and group peer support for young adults enrolled in the Princes Trust programme.

Partnership with Royal London

A mutual life and pensions company based in the City – their staff are raising money for us through a number of community and challenge events – thank you Royal London! If any other organisations out there would like to support us do get in touch with Olivia.

Evaluation of our peer support groups

An evaluation of our peer support groups was done by the LSB university, which we are ever so grateful for. A big thank you to all those that took part. The evaluation will be up soon for you to read.

Evaluation of our psychotherapy service

We arranged for an valuation to be done specifically for our psychotherapy service, which received very positive results! Again, a big thank you to everyone who took part. Read about the impact we have on individuals here.

Our team has grown

We're happy to announce two new members of the L&S Mind family! Nadia joined back in April as our very own Events and Digital Manager, followed in October by Megan - our new Fundraising Manager. Welcome to both!

Private screening at the Ritzy

Our neighbours at the Ritzy cinema kindly offered a private screening - including refreshments -  for people who use our services. Thank you to the Ritzy!

Royal Parks Half Marathon

A huge team of 48 people ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon with us – raising around £20k. This is enough to run two of our support groups for an entire year! We can't thank everyone enough and look forward to this years, you can read more on it here.

Dulwich Hamlets Football Club charity match

DHFC held a pay-what-you-feel football match on Non-League Day, with half of all proceeds going to L&S Mind. The organisers, teams and their loyal fans managed to raise a massive £4500 on the day. Another incredibly generous organisation that we are grateful to have the support of.

Relaunch of the website

After nearly a year of development, we finally got around to launching the new website last June. Much thought and careful consideration has gone into the design and content of this sight, all aimed to add ease to the user experience. Please feel free to email Nadia to let us know what you like or dislike about the new site.

Matters of Mind podcast series

On World Mental Health Day we launched our new podcast series, Matters of Mind. In each episode we invite a expert from the mental health field and our local community to share their work and their findings. Listen to the first four episodes here.

Just to say thanks so much to everyone who has supported us this year and helped us support people with mental health problems in Lambeth and Southwark – your hard work has made a real difference.

Wishing you all a peaceful and calm start to 2018!