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Directory of mental health services

Our directory contains details of more than 600 organisations and services available to people living in Lambeth. Some are local, some are London-wide and some are national. Whether you are suffering from mental health difficulties yourself, or you have a friend or family member who is struggling, you can use our directory to find support. We are always keen to hear what people think of our services, so if you have any comments or feedback about the directory, please get in touch using the contact form on the contact us page.

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A 24 hour Mental Health Support Line (SLaM)If you are in contact with a mental health service: Check your care plan, if you have one, and: During office hours contact your care coordinator or the duty number for the team that is supporting you. Out of hours call 0800 731 2864 to speak to the 24 hour crisis line for patients …crisis-supportcroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – King's College HospitalIf you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.  Book in at the Reception Desk and wait to be assessed. A team of mental health professionals is based at King’s College Hospital (KCH) Emergency Department. They assess people to determine …crisis-support mental-health nhs-serviceslambeth southwark
A&E Psychiatric Liaison Services – St Thomas' HospitalIf you are in urgent need of medical attention go to the Accident & Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. There is a team of mental health professionals based at St Thomas’ Hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. They assess people to determine if they need mental health care and treatment, …crisis-support mental-health nhs-serviceslambeth southwark
Abbotstone LawOur mental health solicitors advise clients who are detained under the Mental Health Act. We represent clients at First-tier Tribunal hearings, in the Upper Tribunal, the High Court, the County Court and at Hospital Managers’ hearings. We hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to provide mental health law …legal solicitorsadults-at-risk inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodation
AcasAcas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. They support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong they help by providing conciliation to resolve …employment legal16uk
AccessAble (formerly DisabledGo)The AccessAble guide gives disabled residents, their carers and visitors the ability to check which venues have suitable facilities – giving them more choices about what they want to do and where they want to go. On the website you’ll find detailed access information to thousands of venues across the …disabilities physical-disability11 adultsuk
Ace of ClubsAce of Clubs is a family-like community providing transformative support for those who are homeless, vulnerable and otherwise marginalised in our area. At our centre on St Alphonsus Road we provide for the immediate needs of those in desperate circumstances with safe shelter, food, warmth, clothing, laundry and showers. From …advice homelessness housingadults-at-risk olderpeoplelambeth
Action on Hearing LossAction on Hearing Loss support people across the UK to manage their deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. They provide useful information and community-based care and support services, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality. Looking for products? They offer a range of products including phones, alarms and alerts and listening devices designed to …deaf-hard-of-hearingnational
ADDISS: the national Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support ServiceThis charity provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you’re looking for about ADHD  they will do their best to help. Their website contains just a fraction of the information that they have on …adhdchildrenu-k
Adfam National – Families, Drugs & AlcoholAdfam National  claims to be the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. For Families:  Find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use. For those living close to a dependent drug/alcohol user, trying to find help …addiction alcohol drugsfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskengland
Adolescent At-risk and Forensic Service (AAFS)The Adolescent At-Risk & Forensic Service (AAFS) is a flexible and responsive service offering evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment for young people who are engaged in, or present significant risk of offending behaviour. This can include, but is not limited to, serious violence, fire-setting and/or sexually harmful behaviour. Young people …support-serviceyoung-people-young-adultsall-london national
Africa Advocacy FoundationAfrica Advocacy Foundation works with communities both in the UK and overseas who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. They empower individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing through accurate information, advice …abuse advocacy community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing counselling-psychotherapy domestic-violence mental-healthbmecommunitiessouth-london
Afro-Asian Advisory ServiceThe Afro-Asian Advisory Service provides specialist immigration information, advice and representation services primarily to the community of Southwark. They are also available to those who live outside the borough and can thus provide a support service to any advisers working in other parts of the UK. The AAAS carries out …immigration legalrefugees-asylumsouthwark
Age UK LambethFor 70 years Age UK has been supporting older people across the entire borough of Lambeth. They are a local independent charity who welcome anyone over the age of 55 to their services. They aim to support you in the second half of your life to make it as full, …befriending community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing disabilities legal support-serviceolderpeoplelambeth
Age UK Lewisham and SouthwarkAge UK Lewisham and Southwark provide a wide range of services to support older people’s independence and wellbeing. Are you looking for support? As you grow older there are many factors in life that can become challenging. Age UK Lewisham and Southwark aim to support the needs of the most …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing disabilities legal support-serviceolderpeoplelewisham southwark
Akerman Medical Practice – NHSAs well as GPs and nurses it lists counselling and psychological therapy as an external service to which you can be referred.nhs-serviceslambeth
Al-Anon Family GroupsBased on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous, runs self-help group meetings for partners, families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they are still drinking or not. Confidential helpline offers understanding, support and information. Literature, books and leaflets available. Helpline available 10 am – 10 pm, 365 days a year.  …addiction alcohol support-groupsfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk young-people-young-adultsireland uk
AL-HASANIYA Moroccan Women's CentreAl-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK. Their aim is to provide support in all matters concerning the health, welfare, education and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families. They seek to encourage and help …advocacy benefits community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing domestic-violence support-servicebmecommunities olderpeople womenlondon-uk
Albany TrustAlbany Trust Charity is one of the few specialist counselling and psychotherapy services based within South London, that provides professional support around gender, sexuality and relationship issues. They also offer a low-cost clinic. their therapies are based on evidence about what works and feedback from our clients about what is …counselling-psychotherapylgbtlondon
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – LondonAlcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees …addiction alcoholmen womenlondon
All Sewn Up ProjectAll Sewn Up is a textile furnishing training project to provide marketable skills in design and craft, more specifically, in curtain making and textiles through selected subsidised City & Guilds accredited courses. All Sewn Up also offers a Community Learning Program (CLP) which is self-funding. Some of the income generated …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support18lambeth
Alternatives to Violence ProjectThe Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is an international network of trained volunteers, which delivers workshops for people who want to learn how to manage anger and handle conflict without using, or being the victim of, violence in any of its many forms. We help people address anger and aggression, …abuse anger-management domestic-violencelondon uk
Alzheimer's SocietyThe Alzheimer’s Society has a website which you can use to search for the following services in your area: Activities & social groups; Advocacy; Care homes; Care or support in the home; Day care; Information, support & advice; Support in the community; Transport. To find a service near you go …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias disabilitiesfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk olderpeopleuk
Anchor Trust HousingEngland’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. Our passion at Anchor is giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live. We offer purpose-built retirement properties to rent or buy and specialist residential and dementia care homes at over 1,000 locations across the …homecare housingolderpeoplelondon
Anorexia & Bulimia CareABC is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 30 years of experience. They say they are passionate about people and recovery.  They provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and also parents, families and friends. ABC works tirelessly …eating-disorders helplines-nationaluk
Antell & Co SolicitorsAntell & Co Solicitors are based in London and provide legal advice surrounding mental health and incapacity law.  Their work includes all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983, detention in hospital and mental health tribunals.legal solicitorslondon
Antidote – LGB&T Drug and Alcohol Support ServiceAntidote is the UK’s only LGB&T run and targeted drug and alcohol support service. Set up in 2002, it works with both drug and alcohol users and healthcare professionals. It’s here to give non-judgemental free advice and support delivered by highly trained staff and volunteers – all of whom identify …addiction alcohol drugslgbtall-london
Anxiety UKAnxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today they are still a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel. They work …anxiety-phobias-ptsd counselling-psychotherapy national-charitiesuk
Anxiety UK – EmetophobiaEmetophobia is a phobia that causes overwhelming intense anxiety pertaining to vomiting.  This specific phobia can also include subcategories of what causes the anxiety, including a fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of watching the action of vomiting or fear of being nauseated.  It …anxiety-phobias-ptsd helplines-national national-charities11uk
APRIL – Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information LinkPromoting awareness of medicines that can harm mental health. The aim of APRIL (Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link) is to fill a gap in medical and public awareness that everday medicines, anaesthetics and the drugs used pre and post surgery, can cause psychiatric adverse reactions. From mood swings, nightmares, insomnia to …drugs medication national-charities prescription-drugsuk
Arbours AssociationArbours offer individual and group psychotherapy for a range of emotional problems including those relating to critical life events. These critical events might be bereavement, anxiety, depression, marital breakdown, redundancy, abuse, eating disorders, gender, race and sexual issues. Their aim is to encourage people to come to them as a first …counselling-psychotherapycouples families-in-need-or-at-risk individuals-adultlondon
Archbishops Park Gardening ClubA friendly gardening group in Archbishop’s Park (near Lambeth Palace) has been improving the physical and mental health of Lambeth and Southwark residents since 2010.. You will gain new skills working under the supervision of a trained horticulturalist. At present they are looking for new volunteers.  Phone or email if …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing gardeningservice-userslambeth southwark
Art4SpaceArt4Space is a non-profit social enterprise located in Stockwell, London. We put visual art at the centre of everything we do, and connect and enhance communities and inspire individuals through creativity. We offer a wide range of different services for a wide age range; children to adults. Our services often involve mosaic or other …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskall-london
ASHA ProjectsA service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer temporary accommodation in a refuge. Refuges Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. …abuse domestic-violencebmecommunities girls womenlambeth
Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)Most people today have heard the term ‘baby blues’ used to describe a mild, short, period of depression which many women experience after childbirth.  Fewer people are aware that as many as 10% of all recently delivered women develop postnatal depression. You are not alone in suffering.  The Association for …depression-bipolarfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk womenuk
Association of Child PsychotherapistsProfessional membership organisation monitoring training standards for child psychotherapists. Can provide details of child psychotherapists in your area – both private and NHS. Also details of workshops and seminars run by other organisations for relevant professionals. Find a therapist: http://www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk/fat Referral/how to contact: Phone, email or write.    counselling-psychotherapyfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk parents-guardians young-people-young-adultsoverseas uk
At EaseOffers advice and counselling for military servicemen and women and their families. Deals with complaints procedures, applications for discharge, conscientious objection, litigation. Includes casework support.  Can self-refer. Those who seek help are those that find their personal needs or ambitions thwarted by the strict military regime in which everything is …support-serviceservice-personnel-veteransuk
ATD Fourth WorldATD FOURTH WORLD is a human rights-based, anti-poverty organisation with more than 40 years’ experience of engaging with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty in the UK. Working in partnership with people affected by poverty, ATD Fourth World has concentrated its efforts on supporting families and …support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risksouth-east-england
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AutusAutus is a small charity creating exciting opportunities for growth, learning and work for young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Using their innovative and engaging virtual environment they offer a range of programmes and activities to help build confidence and develop social communication, digital and employability skills. They provide training …autism-spectrum communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support disabilities16london
Barnardo'sBarnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Works with over 200,000 children, young people and families.  Over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children …national-charities support-servicechildren children-in-care young-people-young-adultsuk
Basaira Elderly Asian CentreBasaira provides support and activities for mainly older Asian people and a monthly lunch club.  Phone for details. Additional information provided by charity ·          Provides support and care services ·          Provides advocacy/advice/information ·          Promotes cultural activities. ·          Actively participates in research ·          …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingbmecommunities olderpeoplelambeth
Battle Against TranquillisersBattle Against Tranquillisers offers a range of support and educational services. These are available to users of tranquillisers and sleeping pills and to health professionals, voluntary organisations and all those who have an interest in the subject. Local Help Line: 0117 966 3629 National Help Line: 0844 826 9317. Service …addiction prescription-drugs
Baytree CentreThe Baytree Centre is a social inclusion charity for women and girls based in Brixton, London.  Those who access the Centre face multiple barriers to inclusion, identified by the women and girls themselves such as: lack of English language skills; lack of opportunities to learn in culturally appropriate settings; inability to …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportgirls womenlambeth
BEAT – Beating Eating DisordersBeat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They started in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Initially called the Eating Disorders Association, they have grown and developed over time to become Beat. They exist to end the …eating-disordersparents-guardians young-people-young-adultsuk
Beaumont SocietyThe Beaumont Society is a national self help body run by and for those who cross-dress or are trans-sexual.   They  welcome all transgender people and their partners, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed  or colour, and all varieties from nervous new transgender people to those who are experienced and …support-groupslgbtuk
BeeUrbanBeeUrban is a honeybee-centric social enterprise based in Kennington, South London, which aims to positively influence the urban environment through supporting local people and promoting positive, ecologically sound practice around urban greening, building, farming and particularly bee-keeping. It’s not just about bees, people are equally important to Bee Urban. We …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing gardening gardening-southwark support-servicelambeth southwark
Begum & Co Solicitors  Offers advice and representation in mental health law, under the legal aid scheme for patients seeking legal assistance whilst they are detained or experiencing aftercare issues. Can assist with a wide range of spectrum of mental health related issues such as:  applications to the First Tier Mental Health Tribunals, …solicitors18 adults-at-risk families-in-need-or-at-risk men women
Benzo.org.ukbenzo.org.uk is dedicated to people with benzodiazepine tranquilliser dependency and withdrawal. Launched in 2000, this website has always been a work in progress consisting of articles, information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts. This is a website service only.addiction prescription-drugsuk
Beormund Community CentreThe Beormund is a charitable organisation and multi-use community centre providing a wide range of educational, training, social & cultural programmes and activities for the residents of Southwark, but particularly for people living in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. The Beormund Centre is a safe, welcoming and accessible place with community facilties …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support mental-healthadults bmecommunities families-in-need-or-at-risksouthwark
Bethlem Royal HospitalBethlem Royal Hospital is based in 270 acres of green space in the London Borough of Bromley. The hospital is home to a number of specialist services for people both locally and from across the UK. The following services are located at this Hospital: Behavioural & Developmental Psychiatry Attention Deficit …adhd autism-spectrum inpatient nhs-servicesadults children inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationcroydon lambeth lewisham southwark uk
Big Book of Benefits & Mental HealthThis book is aimed both at people who are trying to find their own way through the maze that is the benefits system and at people who are helping out along the way – a tactical handbook that has proven a helpful resource. The latest, longer life, larger than ever, …benefitsadults adults-at-risk families-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Big White WallBig White Wall (BWW) is a digital mental health support service which is available online, 24/7, and is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members. In addition to BWW’s online community, …anxiety-phobias-ptsd mental-health16lambeth southwark
Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN)The Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN) is a group of researchers and research participants in the UK undertaking a major study aimed at investigating the underlying causes of bipolar disorder. The study is funded by two of the world’s leading research charities, the Wellcome Trust and the Stanley Medical Research …depression-bipolar mental-healthnational
Bipolar UKBipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families, and carers. Each year they reach out to and support over 80,000 individuals through their range of services. Speak to our Peer Support Line.  It offers you practical information, advice, …depression-bipolar mental-healthcarer families-in-need-or-at-risk service-usersuk
Black Prince Community TrustThe Black Prince Community Trust (BPT) has considerable sports facilities – an athletics track, football pitches, outdoor multi sports area, a boxing gym and basketball courts.  The Trust has a Healthcare strategy and two of the dedicated social outcomes are healthcare related, Health & Fitness and Mental Health. Two of …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing sportlambeth
Black ThriveBlack Thrive take a holistic approach to addressing the causes of mental ill health. They believe social factors such as access to housing, education, employment and so on, can have an impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing. In response to this, Black Thrive brings together Lambeth’s Black communities and …campaigning support-servicebmecommunitieslambeth
Blackfriars Medical PracticeBlackfriars Medical Practice is a GP practice Southwark CCG has commissioned Self Management UK to provide free courses to help you feel positive about your mental wellbeing or your long term health condition: Mental Health Wellbeing The courses are led by experienced facilitators, who have experience and an understanding of mental health …gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Blackfriars SettlementBlackfriars Settlement is a registered charity providing services to the community. We work with people, creating opportunities for them to achieve their aspirations. We meet individual needs within our multi-purpose framework. •To add our expertise, encouragement and support to the efforts and achievements of local people and create opportunities for …communityopportunitieseducation support-serviceadults adults-at-risk bmecommunities families-in-need-or-at-risklambeth southwark
Blackfriars Settlement Legal Advice ClinicThis organisation has partnered with a local law firm to provide free legal advice for three areas of law: Contract disputes Employment Housing Advice is given every Wednesday evening by appointment only. The clinic is supported by student volunteers from City Law School. A volunteer will phone you on the …employment financial-services homelessness housingadults adults-at-risk families-in-need-or-at-risksouthwark
BlenheimThere are 2 services in Lambeth. 1. The Recovery Centre This service has been developed to provide an open and welcoming space for those in recovery from substance misuse problems and for their families, friends and wider community. The Recovery Centre provides an opportunity for those in recovery to develop new …addiction alcohol drugs18lambeth
Blind AidBlindAid has over 180 years of experience of delivering emotional and practical support to blind and visually impaired people living in the 12 inner London Boroughs and the City of London. Their core service is Home Visiting; they also provide Community Projects where people can attend free classes. They are …blind-visual-impairmentlambeth southwark
Blue Anchor Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children and Adults. Help with computers, email and the internet.  Help with job hunting online. Tuesday club – …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportadults childrensouthwark
Blue Light InfolineThe Blue Light Infoline offers confidential, independent and practical support, advice and signposting around mental health and wellbeing. The Infoline is just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families, to help keep you or those you care about well for work. The Blue Light Infoline works in the same …advocacy advocacy-children-young-people mental-health-learning-disability
Body Dysmorphic Disorder FoundationThe BDD Foundation is a UK-based charity devoted to alleviating the suffering of people affected by Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).  It cares greatly about the distress BDD causes, but it is not a helpline or crisis service. The term BDD describes a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in …anxiety-phobias-ptsd mental-healthadultsuk
Brandon Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children, Adults and Older People.communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support libraries-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingsouthwark
Breaking Out of the BubblePeople First is a national self-advocacy and support project run by and for people with learning disabilities. It aims to enable people to speak up for themselves, stand up for their rights, make choices. Advocacy, signposting and advice telephone service If you are a person with learning difficulties or are …advocacy learning-disability national-charitiesengland
Bristol Tranquilliser ProjectOriginally founded in  1985 as a tranquilliser withdrawal group, the Bristol Tranquilliser Project (BTP) is a voluntary organisation set up to help people who are experiencing involuntary addiction to prescribed minor tranquillisers, sleeping pills and antidepressants.  Most services – counselling, one-to-one prescribed drug counselling, self-help groups and a drop-in service – …addiction prescription-drugsuk
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)An association of and accrediting body for practitioners of cognitive behavioural therapy. Produces CBT Register UK, a database of practitioners accredited by BABCP and Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. A range of leaflets about cognitive behavioural therapy and particular issues is available for download via website or by post. …counselling-psychotherapyuk
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)BACP’s primary purpose is to support counsellors and help them better serve their clients. The Association is concerned about the value of counselling and its potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities. In the 12 months leading up to April 2016 they undertook a strategic review of their …counselling-psychotherapyadults childrenuk
British Association of Anger Management (BAAM)This is a fee-paying service that provides workshops and training on anger management to individuals and organisations. One to one and Skype coaching available in addition to group courses. They do not provide a helpline, they are a private organisation not a charity and charge for all their services. If you …anger-managementworks-mainly-in-london-and-west-sussex-but-anyone-can-attend
British Psychoanalytic CouncilThe 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 the ethical code and meet fitness to practise standards. They promote excellence in psychoanalytic thinking and psychotherapy; safeguard the public; promote the highest standards of training …counselling-psychotherapyadults childrenuk
British Psychological SocietyThe Society and its members develop, promote and apply psychology for the public good. They enhance the efficiency and usefulness of psychologists by setting high standards of professional education and knowledge. They cover all areas of psychological research and practice. They do this by: Providing a Directory of Chartered Psychologists Providing …counselling-psychotherapyadults childrenuk
British Psychotherapy FoundationThe British Psychotherapy Foundation is a strong professional organisation providing access to treatment for the public, education and training. It enables people to find a therapist. A reduced fee scheme is available for people on low incomes.counselling-psychotherapyuk
Brixton Advice CentreThe Advice Centre promotes access to justice by providing good quality legal advice and representation to people who would otherwise be unable to afford legal services They specialise in advice on Housing / Homelessness, Welfare Benefits and Debt. Need help now? Use One Lambeth Advice to find online information, speak to advisers by web chat, …legallambeth
Brixton Pound CafeBrixton Pound Café is a pay-what-you-can community café using surplus produce to create a delicious, affordable veggie and vegan menu for everyone regardless of situation. The Brixton Pound Café provides a relaxed and inclusive environment for locals who want an alternative to expensive, less inviting establishments in the area. Serving …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeinglambeth
Brixton Recreation CentreFollowing a number of refurbishments, Brixton Recreation Centre now boasts some of the best facilities available in London. Adults have a state of the art gym and fitness studios with 60+ group exercise classes every week. Under 16’s have a specialist children’s shokk gym, interactive dance mats, 3G football pitch, interactive …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing leisure-centres-lambeth-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults childrenlondon
Brixton Tate LibraryFree use of computers: For internet, email and word-processing Reference Library: Encyclopedias, directories, maps, newspapers and magazines, council leaflets, government publications and books for study Foreign language books: Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Pashto, Russian, Somali and Spanish. Books for Sale: Lending books now on sale 50p or …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing librarieslambeth
Brockwell Park – Therapeutic GardeningBrockwell Park Community Garden is a large community garden in the middle of Brockwell Park between the tennis courts and the walled garden. On Fridays people with mental health issues are  invited to join in with the gardening activities.  They grow fruit and vegetables and have a greenhouse.  A friend …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing gardeningadultslambeth southwark
Brook SouthwarkBrook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.  The charity works with young people to provide free and confidential sexual health information, good sex, relationships, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.  Also outreach and education …sexual-healthyoung-people-young-adultssouth-london
Bullying at WorkThe Government website www.gov.uk has advice on workplace bullying and harassment. See here for more information. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has produced separate guidance leaflets for employees and employers. Guide for  employees can be downloaded here Guide for managers / employers here Mind, the national mental health charity, also …bullying employment16uk
Bullying UKBullying UK is part of the charity Family Lives and as well as their core family support services offered through their helpline and online chat, they also work in many different areas and offering tailored support around issues such as bullying, special educational needs and support for specific communities. Family …bullyingengland
Burke Niazi SolicitorsOne of the largest Mental Health firms in North London. They have grown over the years as a result of the increased need for advocates in England. They cover all of London and also travel further afield to represent clients in both the near and far counties and clients at special …advocacy solicitorsadultsall-london london
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM is a leading movement campaigning against male suicide in the UK. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat (open 5pm-midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year) for anyone in the UK who is down or wants to talk about …11 adults men young-people-young-adultsunited-kingdom
Camberwell Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks, eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Adult study spaces available with free internet access, free WiFi and photocopying facilities. Weekly and monthly activities Adults including ‘Starting with computers, email and the Internet’ and ‘Book Club’. Weekly and monthly activities for Children …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults childrensouthwark
Canada Water Library (Southwark)Books, talking books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays to borrow.  Also free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children and Adults.  Includes Beginners’ courses on Word, Excel & Powerpoint, starting with Computers, Email and Internet.  Help …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support libraries-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults children young-people-young-adultssouthwark
Cardboard CitizensCardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for over 25 years. They empower people with lived experience of homelessness and strive to change society’s perceptions of homeless people. Through theatre they support participants to develop confidence, skills, qualifications and employment. Their aim is to tells stories …homelessness16 adults young-people-young-adultslondon
Care & Repair EnglandCare & Repair England is an independent charitable organisation which aims to improve older people’s housing. It believes that all older people should have decent living conditions and be able to live in a home of their own choosing. They promote and support the development of practical housing solutions, particularly …housingolderpeopleengland
Care Quality CommissionThe CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.  They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and they encourage care services to improve. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards …complaintsuk
Care Quality Commission – Mental Health ActIt is the job of the Care Quality Commission to check that patients’ basic human rights are maintained while they are being cared for or treated under the Mental Health Act. Find out about your rights under the Mental Health Act  Find out what to expect if you are detained …complaintsadults-at-riskengland-and-wales
Carers DirectCarers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England.  It provides an online guide to social care and a confidential helpline providing information and advice for carers.  Language Line is available for people who need and interpreter. Call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 …nhs-servicescarerengland
Carers Hub LambethCarers Hub Lambeth offers advice, information, emotional support, signposting, peer support groups and events.They have a specialist team for adult carers, older carers and young carers (anyone with a caring role who is under 18) and a specialist worker for carers of someone with a mental illness. A list of the core services that are available to carers: Older …support-servicecarer young-carerlambeth
Carers TrustCarers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They offer specialist services …support-servicecareruk
Carers UKThe UKs only national membership charity for carers. They provide advice, information and support, connect carers so no-one has to care alone and campaign for lasting change. They offer an expert telephone helpline for all carers based in the UK and publish information and factsheets on topics including benefits, community …support-servicecareruk
Central & Cecil Housing TrustOffers supported housing, person-centered care and support to vulnerable people over the age of 55, including: • people who require personal care or care with nursing • people living with dementia • active older people living in sheltered and extra care housing • people with mental health support needs C&C strives to improve …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias disabilities housing mental-health supported-housingadults-at-risk olderpeoplelondon
Central Hill Day CentreLambeth may provide and arrange day care for residents who are frail and vulnerable or are in need of support to remain living in the community. Who it is for?  Older people with physical health problems. Where it is available?  Local service covering Lambeth. How to access or apply for …day-centres learning-disability physical-disabilityolderpeoplelambeth
Centre 70 Advice CentreCentre 70 supports adults who are facing social, mental, financial or other personal difficulties through a holistic programme of free and affordable services including:  Advice, Counselling, Training and Advocacy.  It supports the local community at its centre in West Norwood, as well as a range of outreach locations in Lambeth and …benefits debt housing-advice legal support-servicelambeth
Centre 70 CounsellingThey aim to provide a professional and confidential counselling service to the local community at a reasonable cost. To make an appointment you do not need a referral from your doctor. You can contact them directly on 020 8670 2775.  The office is open on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday …counselling-psychotherapylambeth
Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)CCPE provide a training centre for transpersonal psychotherapy, offering a range of accredited professional counselling and psychotherapy training programmes with a transpersonal and integrative orientation.  They occupy a seven storey Regency building on the banks of the Grand Union Canal in Little Venice, London. All the courses are run by staff who …counselling-psychotherapy drop-in-counselling-servicegreater-london
Centre for Mental HealthCentre for Mental Health seeks a fairer chance in life for people facing or living with mental ill health. We find ways of improving people’s life chances and breaking down barriers by putting high quality research into policy and practice. Changing Policy.  They have been changing and influencing mental health …campaigning mental-health researchengland
centred – together equal different (LGBTQ)centred is a community organisation run by diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people. Their work focuses on diverse LGBTQ experiences, especially where these intersect with experiences concerning race, gender, disability, deafness, age and minority faith.  They work closely with friends, family and allies who also wish to achieve …campaigning community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeinglgbtlondon
CentrepointCentrepoint provides housing and support for young people in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK. Homeless young people, aged 16-25, stay with Centrepoint for up to two years, but support is maintained for another six months to make sure they can live independently. They provide …homelessnessyoung-people-young-adultslondon
CertitudeCertitude provides support for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and their carers. 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 …support-serviceadults-at-risklondon
Change Grow Live ServicesThey work with people who want to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals. They believe that everyone has the right to lead the best life they can. Their services empower people to improve their health and wellbeing and take control of the direction of their lives. …addiction alcohol drugs sexual-health18 young-people-young-adultslambeth southwark
Charity Job – VolunteeringA website advertising voluntary jobs as well as paid jobs with charities. You can search by area.volunteering-communityopportunitieseducationadultsengland
Child & Adolescent Community Service (Lambeth)Lambeth CACS is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). It provides assessment, treatment and care for young people, aged 0-18, who have moderate to severe mental health difficulties which impact on their functioning. They also will see young people and their families where substance misuse is …camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service nhs-serviceschildren young-people-young-adultslambeth
Child & Adolescent Early Intervention Service (Lambeth)Early Intervention is a Tier 2 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). They provide assessment, care and short-term therapeutic treatment of up to 6 months, for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have mental health problems. – They care for children and young people …camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service nhs-serviceschildren young-people-young-adultslambeth
Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Lambeth)The Team is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based at the Mary Sheridan Centre. They provide psychological assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. A Tier 3 CAMHS is provided …adhd autism-spectrum camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service mental-health-learning-disability nhs-serviceschildren young-people-young-adultslambeth
Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Southwark)The Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based in the Sunshine House, Southwark Child and Young People’s Development Centre. They provide assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have a severe developmental disability and …adhd autism-spectrum camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service mental-health-learning-disability nhs-serviceschildren parents-guardians young-people-young-adultssouthwark
Child & Adolescent Trauma, Anxiety and Depression ClinicThis service is for children and adolescents with difficulties arising from exposure to traumatic and severely stressful events. They offer assessment and treatment to children and adolescents who experience severe and/or treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders and unipolar depression. They also provide second opinion assessments for the diagnosis …anxiety-phobias-ptsd camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service nhs-serviceschildren young-people-young-adultsuk
Child and Adolescent Forensic Service (Maudsley Hospital)This is a specialist service, available to people from across the UK. GPs, consultants, health professionals, referrers, commissioners and members of the public can find comprehensive information about this national service here: https://www.national.slam.nhs.uk/camhs-forensic Overview They provide specialist forensic services, treating complex and high risk cases. Many of the young people …camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service nhs-servicesyoung-people-young-adultsuk
Child Death HelplineA freephone telephone helpline for all those affected by the death of a child.  The helpline offers a confidential listening service providing emotional support to anyone affected by the death of a child. The helpline is staffed by a team of  volunteers who are parents who have been bereaved by …crisis-support telephone-email-supportfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskunited-kingdom
Child Looked After Mental Health Service (Lambeth)Children Looked After Mental Health Service (CLAMHS) is a multidisciplinary team that works with children and young people who are looked after by Lambeth Social Services and are between the ages of  0-18 years. They offer:- 1. Care Planning Service (CPS) As children and young people enter the care of Lambeth Social …camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service clamhs nhs-serviceschildren-in-carecroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
ChildLineFree, 24 hour, national, confidential helpline service for children and young people (up to 19 years) about anything worrying them or if they are in any kind of danger or distress. Offers telephone listening, comfort and protection. Trained counsellors provide support and advice and can refer children in danger to appropriate …counselling-psychotherapy support-service telephone-email-supportchildren young-people-young-adultsunited-kingdom
Children and Young People's RegisterThe Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card is a voluntary register of the children and young people aged 0-18 years with a disability who live in the borough of Lambeth.  The Liberty card will allow the card-holder to receive discounted admissions, queue jumps etc to venues locally and …disabilitiesparents-guardians young-people-young-adultslambeth
Chipmunka PublishingMental health books give a voice to writers with mental illness around the world. At Chipmunkapublishing we raise awareness of mental health and the stigma surrounding mental health problems by encouraging society to listen. We are documenting mental health literature as a genre so history does not forget the survivors …mental-health-publishersinternational
Christians Against Poverty (Debt Counselling Charity)Christians Against Poverty is a Christian charitable company in the UK, founded in Bradford in 1996.  It is a national organisation specialising in debt counselling for people in financial difficulty, including those in need of bankruptcy or insolvency. Local Services: London Brixton offers a Job Club run in partnership with …debtadults christian-communityuk
Church Housing TrustChurch Housing Trust supports 14 London hostels that take care of approximately 450 homeless people at any given time. They meet the needs not covered by statutory grants such as residents’ welfare, therapeutic activities, training facilities and resettlement support. A StreetSmart grant will be used to fund welfare and resettlement …homelessnessadults-at-risk
CIO Indian Mental Health in the UKWebsite providing information about mental health and services and support available to Asian minorities in the UK. The CIO is a group of individuals who are seeking to setup a network of information and service centres to help assist UK Indians gain access to help and support concerning mental health. …support-servicebmecommunitiesuk
Citizens Advice SouthwarkThey help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.  They provide Telephone, Drop-in and appointment services in their Bermondsey and Peckham offices five days a week.  There are Drop In services on a first come first served basis: 97 Peckham …benefits complaints debt employment housingsouthwark
Civil Legal Advice (CLA)Free legal advice in England and Wales for people who are eligible for legal aid.  You can get help from CLA on a range of problems, including:  debt if your home is at risk, special educational needs, housing, discrimination, domestic violence and issues around a child being taken into care. …legal-aid legaladults-at-riskengland-and-wales
Clapham Park ProjectClapham Park Project was set up in 2001. They work with the community in Clapham Park, helping young people and adults to: improve their skills and find work feel safe from crime and anti-social behaviour get a better education and believe in themselves get healthier and fitter improve their neighbourhood, …befriending employment support-servicechildren olderpeople young-people-young-adultsclapham-park
Clean Break – Centre For The Arts  Clean Break was set up in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. Still the only women’s theatre company of its kind today, Clean Break has remained true to these roots, continuing to inspire playwrights …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportwomenlondon
Clinic for Dissociative Studies (CDS)The Clinic for Dissociative Studies is a national centre of specialist expertise in the care and treatment of people with dissociative disorders.  Dissociative disorders, in particular dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.), arise in response to extreme trauma and abuse. As an independent provider to the NHS, they provide diagnosis, outpatient treatment, …abuse mental-health personality-disordersengland
CMHTs (Lambeth)The Lambeth Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) are now called Psychosis Promoting Recovery and the teams are divided into 4 covering Lambeth Central, North East, North West, and South. You can find more details on the individual teams under the letter ‘P’ or search via ‘Category’ under NHS Services – …
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)About CoDA UK – information for newcomers Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted …addiction co-dependencymen womenlondon uk
Cocaine AnonymousCocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Together they follow the 12 step recovery programme in order to gain and sustain sobriety. …addiction16national
Cocoon Family SupportCFS is a London-based charity who support those affected by ante- and postnatal depression, and those struggling to deal with difficult emotions before and after birth. They are run solely by volunteers with personal experience of postnatal depression. The services they provide include – Peer support every Saturday morning between …peri-postnatal-depressionfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskall-london
Combat StressCombat Stress is the leading Veterans’ mental health charity in the UK provided treatment for ex-Service personnel suffering with mental ill-health including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD). anxiety and depression.  It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, where you Served, or whether you saw combat – they may be …support-serviceservice-personnel-veteransuk
Coming Off Psychiatric MedicationThis is a website which aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process. It is put together by people who have been prescribed medication and withdrawn from it, and clinicians who have been involved in supporting this process. The website …addiction medication prescription-drugsuk
Community Clubs for Sport – Lambeth & SouthwarkDisability Sports Coach provide high quality sporting opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the UK.  DSC Community Clubs are fun, accessible clubs that provide Paralympic and multi-sports for disabled people aged 11 and over. Club Lambeth.  Meets at Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road SW9 8QQ, on Tuesdays from 4.30pm …disabilitieslambeth southwark
Community Forensic Mental Health Team (Lambeth)Lambeth Forensic Community Team, is part of Lambeth community mental health team (CMHT), based at Landor House in Lambeth Hospital. They provide community-based assessment, treatment and care for people, aged 18-65, who have a history of offending, and who have mental health problems. They care for people who have a …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhtslambeth
Community Housing & Therapy (CHT)Runs residential projects and outreach services incorporating therapeutic and rehabilitative programmes. For adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, predominantly a psychosis, and for psychologically traumatized ex-service personnel. CHT’s therapeutic programme provides a structure orientated towards recovery, training, employment and increased independence: an integrated psychological and psychiatric approach.  counselling-psychotherapylondon
Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for Older Adults – LambethThe Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults (Lambeth) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged 65 and over are living in the community and have a mental health difficulty and younger people with a formal diagnosis of dementia. The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults are a team …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias cmhts mental-health nhs-servicesolderpeoplelambeth
Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults – SouthwarkThe community Mental Health Team for older adults (Southwark) provides community-based assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 who have mental health problems and younger people with a diagnosis of dementia. They are a team of psychiatrists, psychological therapists, mental health nurses, social workers and occupational therapists who specialise …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias mental-health nhs-servicesolderpeoplesouthwark
Community Opportunities Information NetworkThe Community Information Network provide information about local opportunities in employment, education, leisure, arts, sports and volunteering. They meet with every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month between 11am and 1pm at Beale House in Stockwell. You can also phone any day on 020 3228 6820 for information or …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support employment support-service11lambeth southwark
Community SouthwarkCommunity Southwark (formerly known as Community Action Southwark, CAS) is the umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector. volunteers and social action in Southwark. CS equips voluntary organisations and community groups in Southwark with the tools and information they need to help them make a difference in the community …communityopportunitieseducationadultssouthwark
Community Support Network South London (CSN)Provides independent mental health advocacy (IMHA) services covering inpatient, forensic and community mental health services. CSN has the following services, funded by NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England Clinical Commissioning Group. They take referrals from service users, carers, and professionals. Where carers …advocacy imhaservice-userslambeth south-london
Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Community Advocacy ServiceCommunity Support Network South London (CSN) was formed in 1993, by a group of mental health service users in Lambeth, South London.  In 1996, it obtained funding for an advocate, who worked 28 hours a week at the local psychiatric hospitals. Now it provides in-patient, community and forensic advocacy services. …advocacy imhaservice-userslambeth
Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Forensic ServiceThe Community Support Network provide forensic and community advocacy services for Lambeth residents who use forensic mental health services, including those accessing independent advocacy under the provisions of the Mental Health Act. Forensic Advocacy Forensic services are for people with mental health problems who have also committed a criminal offence, …advocacy forensic-service imhaadults service-userslambeth
Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Inpatient ServiceIn-Patient Advocacy This is provided on Luther King Ward, Lambeth Early Onset Unit, Rosa Parks Ward, Nelson, Tony Hillis Unit & Eden Wards at Lambeth Hospital, Greenvale Specialist Care Unit (older adults), Ward AL1 (Maudsley Hospital) and Chelsham House (Bethlem Royal Hospital). Also provides advocacy support to former inpatients in …advocacy imhainpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodation service-userslambeth
Contact a Family – SouthwarkContact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. They provide information, advice and support. The charity brings families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve families’ circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society. Contact a Family was …disabilities national-charities support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risksouthwark
Contact a Family – LambethContact a Family is a national charity which provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Information, support and advice They offer information and advice to parent carers of disabled children from 6 to 19 years old and to professionals who work …disabilities national-charities support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth uk
Copleston CentreThe Copleston Centre has a well-established track record for community based activities and services for people with mental health concerns. They provide a wide range of classes and sessions which bring people together. They offer a welcoming space where people can socialise and get in touch with their creative side. …comp-alt-therapies support-servicesouthwark
Core ArtsTheir mission: 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 their members are able to express themselves and their ideas and know they will be heard and respected. Use Social Enterprises and …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support18all-london hackney
Counselling Directory – Find a CounsellorCounselling Directory is a website which enables those who are distressed or suffering from a mental illness to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. Counselling Directory lists full profiles, detailing the areas of counselling each counsellor offers, the fees they charge and background information as …counselling-psychotherapyunited-kingdom
Court of ProtectionThe Court of Protection makes decsions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to because they lack mental capacity. They are responsible for: deciding whether someone has the mental capacity to make a particular decision for themselves appointing deputies to make …independent-public-bodies legaladults-at-riskuk
Creation TrustCreation Trust is dedicated to making sure that residents living on the Aylesbury estate in Southwark receive the benefits of the regeneration of the area. These benefits are not just new homes, schools, community facilities and a much improved park and open spaces, but the social and economic benefits of …campaigning employmentyoung-people-young-adultsaylesbury-estate southwark
Crisis Skylight LondonCrisis Skylight is part of the national charity Crisis for single homeless people and they provide an education, training and employment centre for homeless and vulnerably housed people as a route out of homelessness.  There are courses in art, music, drama, vocational courses and basic skills training. If you are …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support homelessnesslondon
Crisis Support (SLaM)Having a mental health crisis means different things to different people.  You might feel so distressed that you want to harm yourself, or someone else.  You might hear unpleasant voices, or feel that people are watching you or trying to hurt you.  It could help to tell someone you trust, maybe a family member …crisis-support emergency-psychiatric-assessment mental-healthsouth-london-maudsely-nhs-foundation-trust-catchment-area
Crossline – Christian HelplineCrossline says it is here to listen to you with love and compassion in total confidentiality. No charge, no commitment, they are just here to help. Crossline is a confidential, Christian-staffed helpline established in Hull and the surrounding area. It is part of the ministry of evangelical churches and it …spiritual-supportunited-kingdom
Cruse Bereavement CareCruse Bereavement Care is a national charity that exists to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.  The National Helpline number is 0808 808 1677. Cruse Bereavement Care in Lambeth. Set up in 2009, Cruse …bereavementlambeth uk
DeafHopeSignHealth is a charity dedicated to making sure Deaf people get the same sort of access as hearing people to healthcare and health information. DeafHope and Young DeafHope are part of the charity SignHealth.  They provide a sign-language based service to help deaf women, and their children, who suffer from …abuse deaf-hard-of-hearing victim-support11 womenlondon
Dental Services for Special NeedsOffers dental services from check up through to dentures for anyone that needs special care – eg people with anxiety, phobias, complex medical issues or learning disabilities.  Sedation offered if necessary. Self refer for an assessment appointment initially.anxiety-phobias-ptsd nhs-serviceslambeth southwark
Depression UKDepression UK is a national Self Help Organisation that offers support to its several hundred members. Most suffer from depression; others may be past sufferers, or care for those who have the illness. D-UK Facebook.  All members are welcome to visit the public Facebook page. This is an active community …depression-bipolar mental-health support-serviceindividuals-adultuk
Deptford Hearing Voices ServiceThe Deptford Hearing Voices Service primarily is for people who hear voices, their carers and for voluntary and professional workers. The Hearing Voices Website is an independent website which has no formal relationship to any NHS Trusts, local government or other organisations. The Deptford Hearing Voices Service provides a service that …schizophrenia-spectrum support-groupscarer service-userslondon
Diaspora Support NetworkMission Statement: The Diaspora Support Network’s (DSN) mission is to support the resettlement of foreign national detainees and unlock their potential to positively contribute, build and sustain their communities. DSN is a resource for individuals, businesses and communities in various nations, working towards resettlement through economic and social justice. They …advocacy immigrationbmecommunities other-community-groupslondon
Disability Advice Service LambethThe Disability Advice Service Lambeth (DASL) is a Disabled People’s Organisation which works with disabled people, including those with mental health support needs, older people and carers, mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth. DASL has a specialist Advice Service for people with mental health support needs. They also try to …benefits disabilities mental-health support-servicelambeth
Disability Law ServiceThe mission of the Disability Law Service (DLS) is to provide free legal advice to people with disabilities and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice.  They advise on community care, employment, housing and welfare benefits. They aim to respond to enquiries within 3-5 working …benefits disabilities housing-advice legallondon
Disability Rights UKDisability Rights UK are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.  A national charity aiming to relieve poverty and improve the living standards of disabled people.  Provides information on social security benefits and …benefits campaigning disabilitiesuk
Disabled Persons RailcardIf you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. Get 1/3 off adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain. If you’re travelling with another adult they will also get 1/3 off their rail fare, so you …disabilities traveluk
Disabled Photographers' SocietyIf you have a disability and want to enjoy photography this organisation offers help.  Their aim is to promote photography for people with disabilities, as individuals or as members of a disability group and for care workers and those with an interest in helping the disabled. Offers free technical support, free …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing disabilitiesengland
Divine RescueDivine Rescue is  a volunteer-led humanitarian charity organization based in South London helping homeless, ex-offenders, sex workers, vulnerable people and people in crisis within the community. When the crisis is over, They help people recover and move on with their lives, They intend to extend our reach further to other …support-serviceadults-at-risk sex-workerssouth-london
DMC Chadwick RoadOur aim is to help you with everything from long-term management of chronic diseases to health promotion and mental health. We have a friendly and experienced team of clinicians and administrative staff providing primary care for Peckham and surrounding areas. We offer routine and same day appointments.  gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health mental-health nhs-services18southwark
Do-it VolunteeringThe UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community. Do-it.org lists over 1 million volunteering opportunities that are posted by volunteer centres, national/local charities and voluntary groups. Enabling 200,000 people every month to donate their time and build their skills, Do-it ensures that almost 70,000 organisations find …volunteering16uk
Domestic Violence Intervention ProjectD.V.I.P.org runs services for men who have been violent to their partner, and for women who have suffered domestic violence.  We support parents and children affected by domestic violence. They work with people across London, from all walks of life. With over 25 years of experience, we aim to help people end the cycle of domestic …abuse domestic-violencebmecommunities men women young-people-young-adultsall-london london south-east
Dragon CafeRun by a charity and part of the Mental Fight Club Located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, opposite Borough tube station, the Dragon Café offers people with mental health problems a wide range of creative and well-being activities including: Tai-Chi Dance Creative Groups Held in a welcoming friendly environment. All activities are …18
DrinklineDrinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking.addiction alcoholuk
Drug & Alcohol Service (Lambeth)The Drug and Alcohol Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems.  They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief …addiction alcohol drugs18lambeth
Drug & Alcohol Service (Southwark North)The Drug and Alcohol Service (Southwark North) provides assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems. They care for people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief treatment clinic, and a Tier …addiction alcohol drugs nhs-servicessouthwark
Drug Addicts AnonymousAre drugs a problem in your life? Have you tried to cut down, or stop altogether, but found you can’t stick to your decision? Maybe you’ve tried to stop taking one particular drug only to find your use of another drug or alcohol rises out of control? DAA knows how …addiction alcohol drugs prescription-drugsadults adults-at-riskuk
Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Service (Lambeth)The Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide specialist assessment, treatment and care for people, aged over 18, who are referred through the courts on a DRR Order. A DRR service provides offenders with fast access to drug treatment programmes where their criminal behaviour …addiction drugslambeth
Dulwich Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs, Blu-ray films, CDs and music scores to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children and Adults including Film club, Poetry group, Monthly Talk, creative writing …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportadults childrensouthwark
Dun Cow SurgeryDun Cow Surgery run a Counselling service please ring the surgery for counselling information.gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Durning LibraryA Public Library service that also has a Friends of the Durning Library voluntary organisation whose aims are to promote and support the development of the Library in Kennington and to assist in the provision of its services to the community. Various Events and Groups are on offer including : Reading Group  (normally …south-london
Early Intervention Service (Lambeth) – LEO (Lambeth Early Onset)The Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Community Team is part of the LEO Service, which includes the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) and inpatient Unit. LEO Community Team supports people, aged 16-35, who are experiencing mental illness for the first time. They provide care for people who live in the London Borough …emergency-psychiatric-assessment nhs-services16lambeth
Early Intervention Service (Southwark)The Early Intervention Team supports people, aged 14-35, when they first begin to develop the symptoms of mental illness and before they reach ‘crisis point’.  They provide assistance to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. Their team includes health and social care professionals. They work with people …community-team mental-health community-mental-health-teams-cmhtsyoung-people-young-adultssouthwark
Early Intervention Unit (Lambeth Hospital)The Early Intervention Unit is part of the Early Onset Service, which includes the crisis assessment and community teams. They provide inpatient assessment, treatment and care for people, aged 16-35, who are experiencing psychosis for the first time. Psychotic disorders involve distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing, seeing – …inpatient mental-health nhs-services schizophrenia-spectrum16croydon lambeth lewisham southwark
East European Resource CentreEast European Advice Centre runs a number of projects that are focused on helping disadvantaged Eastern European migrants in London to improve quality of life and integration to the British society. Their concern is with people who are socially excluded, live in poverty or destitution that may lead to homelessness, …employment homelessness immigration legal18 other-community-groupslondon
East Street Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying and printing facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children, Adults and Older People. Special collection of Spanish language materials.communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support libraries-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults childrensouthwark
ECT Anonymous UKInformation and advice on all issues surrounding the use of Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT).  Answer machine in operation; please leave your name and telephone number and some one will return your call when available. ECT Anonymous has no funding and no paid staff.. To contact phone and leave message.mental-healthuk
Eden Community GardenEden’s objective is to provide a green, tranquil, inner city space; a pleasant place for all to sit, play or garden. Its aim is to create and maintain a sustainable habitat for wildlife and promote bio-diversity by planting British native species and through organic gardening. Eden offers local residents a tiny …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing gardeningfamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth
Education Support PartnershipSupport for those in education concerned about issues such as workload, stress, student behavioural problems, work life balance.  The Education Support Partnership is a new name for the joined forces of Teacher Support Network, Recourse & Work Life Support and the Education Support Partnership. The Education Support Partnership provides mental health …support-serviceadultsengland-and-wales
Educational Grants Programme – Family ActionFamily Action distributes grants to individuals looking to unlock their educational potential by participating in further education. Many individuals face challenges during their time at college, which may mean they are unable to complete their studies and pursue their future career goals. For others, their life situation may change meaning …communityopportunitieseducationyoung-people-young-adultsuk
Elder AbuseElder Abuse Helpline works to protect and prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and by doing so, they also protect other adults at risk of abuse. They are the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK working exclusively on the issue today. …support-serviceolderpeopleuk
ElefriendsElefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a safe place to share experiences and listen …support-service web-chat-support
Emergency Social Work Service, Lambeth Social ServicesA Duty Social Worker will provide advice and guidance after 6pm and up to 8am. Out of hours access to ‘Approved Mental Health Professionals’ and further information for people not already known to mental health services.  If the person is already known to mental health services, phone the Psychosis Promoting …emergency-psychiatric-assessmentlambeth
Emergency Support from Lambeth CouncilThis scheme provides in-kind support wherever possible rather than cash grants and may be available to you if you are experiencing a crisis or an emergency. They provide emergency support through: High street vouchers Food vouchers Fuel payments Second-hand furniture Refurbished white goods A handy-man service Removals and storage service …benefitslambeth
Emmaus LambethEmmaus provides a home and meaningful work to 27 formerly homeless people. By living in their community in West Norwood, South London, and working in one of their eight shops, people have the chance to gain some stability and support, and take the opportunity to find a positive way to …employment homelessnessadults-at-risklambeth
Entelechy ArtsEntelechy Arts is a participatory arts company based in south east London. Entelechy works with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to produce high quality theatre, music, dance and video events and performances. The company is skilled in creating work which brings together people who wouldn’t usually meet. Working …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing dance-musicolderpeoplesouth-east-london
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)Who they are: The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. Their job is to help make Britain fairer. They do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect …equality-human-rightsengland
Equinox Supported Housing – Aspinden WoodA care home for people who have long term problems with alcohol, mental health and homelessness. Equinox staff support service users to minimise harm from alcohol dependence, whilst living in a safe environment. The centre serves people who have been drinking for many years and have additional problems related to …supported-housingadults-at-riskengland london
Equinox Supported Housing – Southampton Way (for men)Equinox Southampton Way is a service that provides medium term accommodation and a recovery approach resettlement programme for men with enduring mental health problems who have led chaotic lives and/or have been institutionalised. Recovery plans are based around the service user’s needs, wishes, and aspirations and provides the opportunity to …supported-housingadults-at-risk mensouthwark
Every Pound Counts LambethThey offer advice to help you find out what benefits you’re entitled to, and how to access them. You may qualify for advice from the Every Pound Counts Service. If you do not qualify you can get advice from One Lambeth Advice. Every Pound Counts is available to the following …benefits18lambeth
Everyman ProjectThe Everyman Project was formed as a result of the closure of the Everyman Center, A Volunteer Organisation which was formed in 1989 offering support to Perpetrators of domestic violence. After the center closed in 1996 due to lack of funding, some of the then volunteers decided to continue the work by …anger-management counselling-psychotherapymenall-london
Faces in FocusFaces in Focus is a young people’s Counselling Service for 11 – 25-year-olds who mainly live, study or work in Southwark and Lambeth. Young people can refer themselves or be referred by another organisation or agency. Young people can get help with issues such as: Education, training, and employment Housing …counselling-psychotherapychildren young-people-young-adultslambeth southwark
Families Affected By AddictionA weekly support group for Lambeth family members/significant others, over the age of 18, affected by someone else’s addiction. The group is open for family members to attend for information and advice within a supportive and relaxed environment.addiction alcohol drugsfamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth
Families AnonymousFamilies Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems. FA has groups, spread throughout the country, which meet regularly. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend the meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem. The Fellowship …addiction drugs prescription-drugs support-groupsfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Family Action Lambeth Perinatal Support ServiceThe Family Action Perinatal Support Services are early intervention, low intensity services for those with low to moderate level diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing perinatal mental illness. The services are led by a professional project co-ordinator, with an early years, health or social care background, and …mental-health support-servicepregnant-women women-with-post-natal-illness-and-their-familiesengland lambeth
Family LivesFamily Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.  They’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  They listen, support and never judge.  They believe that happy children come from happy families. Specifically for Lambeth and Southwark …support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth southwark
Family Lives – Parents HelplineFamily Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.They know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Their role is to support …telephone-email-supportfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk grandparents parents-guardiansengland-and-wales
Family MattersThe Family Matters counselling practice is supported by qualified professionals – specialists in the areas of childhood sexual abuse and rape. They are trained across a wide range of issues and disciplines to help those affected address their fears and identify a clear path towards resolution and healing. Our expertise …abuse rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusefamilies-in-need-or-at-riskse-london
Family Rights GroupOffers advice and support to families involved with social services in child protection procedures or court proceedings, or are having problems getting family support services, adequate contact with their child or have other difficulties with regards to their child.  advocacyfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskengland-and-wales
Family Services UKThis is a charity based in Deptford, South East London SE8 providing low-cost therapy to individuals and families, walk-in counselling without appointment to those in crisis, as well as support groups, parenting workshops, psycho-educational programmes and activities to improve mental health wellbeing. You don’t have to be referred to their …counselling-psychotherapy support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklondon
Family Support NetworkProvides training courses in English language, literacy, numeracy, IT and social and life skills. Childcare and advocacy services available for people undertaking courses.  support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklondon
Fegans Child & Family CareA Christian Charity that offers support for families and children. We provide practical help such as form filling, or emotional support such as listening, befriending and counselling. Parent and toddler groups are run weekly.  The counselling service is for children and families (individual or as a family group).         …support-servicechristian-community families-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Ferndale Community Sports CentreFerndale Community Sports Centre is home to some of the best five-a-side football pitches in South London. It is managed by Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) which is a charitable social enterprise. We also offer tennis and netball, indoor pavilion with activities room for keep fit classes. We exist to make …leisure-centres-lambeth-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeinglondon
First Person PluralFirst Person Plural (FPP) specialises in working for and on behalf of all those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and similar complex trauma-related dissociative identity conditions. These similar conditions include type 1 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS), and a type of Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD) which is …mental-health personality-disorders18england
First Step Trust (FST) LambethFirst 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. They provide a commercial environment which people can …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support disabilitieslambeth
Fisher Meredith LLPFisher Meredith know that when you are faced with a legal problem you’ll want it resolved quickly and without fuss. It is a London based law firm that has been providing successful outcomes for individuals and businesses since 1975. Fisher Meredith offers a wide range of legal services to individuals, …solicitors
Flaxman Leisure CentreThe Flaxman Sports Centre offers excellent, fully refurbished training facilities throughout. The gym offers cardiovascular equipment along side extensive resistance and weight training facilities. Flaxman Sports Centre offers many other facilities and activities, including 2 squash courts, a specialist martial arts zone and a multi-use sports hall for Badminton and 5 a-side …leisure-centres-lambeth-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeinglondon
Food addicts in recovery anonymous – LondonAre you having trouble controlling the way you eat?  Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating, and bulimia.  No dues, fees or weigh-ins.  Everyone is welcome, including those who think they may have a food problem …addiction support-servicemen women young-people-young-adultsinternational
Foodbanks (Lambeth)The foodbanks in Lambeth are known as Norwood & Brixton Foodbank. The foodbanks provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty …families-in-need-or-at-risklambeth
Foodbanks (Southwark)The Foodbank provides three days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The foodbank works with a range …families-in-need-or-at-risksouthwark
Forensic High Support & Recovery (Southwark)The Forensic and General High Support Team is a community mental health team (CMHT).  They provide intensive support, monitoring, rehabilitation and advice for people, aged 18-65, who have severe and ongoing mental health problems and learning disabilities, and a history of offending.  They provide care for people with complex forensic needs …cmhts forensic-service mental-health mental-health-learning-disability nhs-servicesadults-at-risksouthwark
Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)Assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders who are identified as presenting a high risk of causing serious harm to others, includes community team, community residential service and 15 bed medium secure unit. Aims to reduce and manage risk in the least restrictive environment possible, reduce personality pathology …community-team inpatient nhs-serviceslambeth southwark
Forest Hill Group PracticeCounselling Service : The practice has counsellors on site several days of the week. You will need to see one of the GPs for referral to the counselling team. Mental Health Service: The practice has a mental health worker who can see patients with common mental health problems such as …gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Fred Francis Day Centre for Older PeopleFred Francis is a day centre which offers a variety of activities for older adults with dementia or mental health problems.  Run by Southwark Council. This service is only available to residents of Southwark after having had an assessment of their needs by Adult Social Care. Activities include: – Arts …day-centresolderpeoplesouthwark
Freedom from TortureFreedom from Torture, formerly the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, has been working for more than 30 years to provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights. Since its inception, over …advocacy counselling-psychotherapy equality-human-rights legal support-groupsrefugees-asylumlondon
Freedom Pass & 60+ Oyster CardA Freedom Pass entitles the holder to 24-hour free travel across Transport for London’s networks, except for some river boats where travel is half price.  Travel is free for Freedom Pass holders on London Underground, Overground, DLR and all bus services 24 hours a day. Travel on rail services is also …disabilities mental-health travelolderpeople service-userslambeth southwark
Functional Family Therapy Service (Southwark)For Southwark Families with children 10 to 17 years of age.  The Families’ First team are a team of family therapists trained in the Functional Family Therapy model (FFT).  FFT is an evidence based family therapy approach to working with young people and their families where the adolescent in the …camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service counselling-psychotherapy mental-health nhs-serviceschildren families-in-need-or-at-risk young-people-young-adultssouthwark
Galop – LGBT Anti-violence charityGalop is the LGBT anti-violence charity, making life safe, just and fair for LGBT people. Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  Galop also supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have …abuselgbtall-london
Gamblers AnonymousGamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.  GA members offer the hand of friendship to anyone who is looking to try and stop …addiction gamblingadults adults-at-riskengland-and-wales northern-ireland
GamCareGamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice, support and free treatment for anyone affected by problem gambling. Their expert services are confidential and non-judgemental. NATIONAL GAMBLING HELPLINE GamCare offers free, impartial and confidential advice and support about a gambling problem. Their advisers are available to talk from 8am to …addiction gambling helplines-nationaluk
Gateway Acupuncture ClinicThe Gateway Clinic is a specialist acupuncture clinic, offering treatment for patients with chronic long term conditions in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Offer: Full course of body acupuncture treatment. Accept GP referral for acupuncture treatment for the following conditions: Chronic pain (including musculoskeletal and neurological) Headaches and migraines. Accept self-referral: …comp-alt-therapies nhs-serviceslambeth lewisham southwark
GCFLearnFreeFor more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ …communityopportunitieseducation
GemmaNational self-help friendship network of lesbians and bisexual women, disabled and non-disabled, of all ages. Taping circle and email group. Quarterly newsletter available in large print and in Braille and on cassette, as well as standard print. there is a phone contact for group members only. It’s aim is to …support-groupslgbt womenuk
General Medical Council (GMC)The General Medical Council works to protect patient safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK.  The website shows the ways they do this, and how they set and deliver their aims. They work with doctors, employers, educators, patients and other key stakeholders in the UK’s healthcare systems. …advocacy complaints nhs-servicesuk
GingerbreadGingerbread is a charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.  They say they want a society in which single parent families are treated equally and fairly. To get there they provide information to help single parents support themselves and their family. They run programmes to …support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk single-parent-womenuk
GP Surgeries (Lambeth)Click on the website link below to find GP surgeries in different localities across Lambethgp-practices-lambeth nhs-services
GP Surgeries (Southwark)Click on the website link below to find GP surgeries in different localities across Southwarkgp-practices nhs-servicessouthwark
Grandparents PlusGrandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children’s …national-charities support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk grandparentsengland-and-wales
Groundswell (Inclusive solutions to homelessness)  Groundswell is a registered charity which exists to enable homeless and vulnerable people to take more control of their lives, have a greater influence on services and to play a fuller role in our community. They deliver a range of innovative projects which put homeless people at the heart …homelessnessadults-at-risk
Grove Vale Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children and Adults. Help with computers, email and the internetcommunityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support libraries-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults childrensouthwark
GT Stewart Solicitors and AdvocatesGT Stewart Solicitors are a team of solicitors who specialise in criminal defence work and public law challenges. They offer legal advice and representation on issues such as extradition and unlawful detention. They provide representation to people who are (or have recently been) detained under the Mental Health Act. They …legal solicitorsadultslambeth-and-southwark uk
Guernsey Grove Community Association, Herne HillThis association offers African Caribbean and British older people in Lambeth, over the age of 65, a variety of activities including arts and crafts, home and hospital visiting, discussion groups excursions. The service can also assist in completing forms, arranging funerals offers individuals bereavement counselling. Anyone who is over the …bereavement day-centresbmecommunities olderpeoplelambeth
Guild of Psychotherapists ( low cost service)The Guild runs a Clinic whose aim is to provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy  for people on a low income (up to £18,000 per annum) who live in Southwark and Lambeth. The Clinic (near Waterloo) offers “Talking Therapy” – a once weekly 50-minute psychotherapy session at an agreed regular time for adults resident in …counselling-psychotherapy18lambeth lewisham southwark
Guy's and St Thomas' HospitalsGeneral Hospitals with inpatient and outpatient services. No A&E service. Services include: Centre for Parent & Child Support; Estia Centre; Home Treatment Team – North Southwark; Intensive Psychological Treatment Services; Job Ward – York Clinic; John Dickson Ward; Mental Health in Learning Disabilities; Occupational Therapy Services; Psychological Medicine – Liaison …nhs-servicesadults children inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationcroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
Guy's Hospital Estia CentrePart of the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, a range of services for adults with learning disabilities and additional mental health and/or challenging needs. The centre’s main aim is to develop a variety of training initiatives for those supporting this client group. Aims to improve patient care through evidence based practice. Several …nhs-services support-groupslambeth lewisham southwark
H.U.S.H. – Self-Harm Support GroupH.U.S.H. (The Hidden Universe of Self-Harm) was launched in 2001 and is a fully user-led self-harm support group based in East London.  It is for anybody over the age of 16, male or female, who self harms. H.U.S.H is held every Thursday,  4.00pm – 6.30pm, and members also go on outings. …self-injury-self-harm support-groups16self-harm
Headway – The Brain Injury AssociationHeadway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal …disabilities head-injuriescarer families-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Health Inclusion Team – LambethA nurse-led specialist community health inclusion team, part of the NHS, to support vulnerable people who have difficulty accessing primary care services (eg GPs  and nurses), such as homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers and people with addictions. The clinics are run at day centres, drug and alcohol services and hostels in …addiction community-team homelessness nhs-servicesadults-at-risk refugees-asylumsouth-london
Healthwatch LambethHealthwatch Lambeth is part of a national network of local Healthwatch organisations working to ensure your voice counts when it comes to shaping and improving local health and care services, now and in the future. Their aim is to address inequalities in health and social care and ensure local services …campaigning nhs-serviceslambeth
Healthwatch SouthwarkHealthwatch is here to make sure your views on local health and social care services are heard.  They are the independent champion for patient and public voice in improving health and social care. They bring people together to influence and improve services, share your experiences with them. They have places …campaigning nhs-servicessouthwark
Hearing Voices NetworkHearing Voices is a national organisation involved in supporting self-help groups for people to explore their voice-hearing experiences in a safe and confidential way, and to develop non-medical approaches to understanding and dealing with voices. Provides helpline, information, newsletter, publications, also involved in hosting conferences and training.  It co-ordinates a …schizophrenia-spectrumservice-usersuk
Help For HoardersThis website provides information, support and advice and creates awareness about this secretive condition, for hoarders and their loved ones.  It also has information about local support groups.  The purpose of the website is not to judge or cure, but that with the tools available here, hoarding will become better understood …obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoardinguk
Helplines PartnershipHelplines Partnership is the membership body for organisations that provide helpline services in the UK and internationally. It facilitates high quality service delivery to callers by providing services, including training, contact solutions, a Helplines Quality Standard , tailored support and information resources. It raises the profile of the sector by …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support
Hexagon Housing AssociationHexagon is an innovative and responsive Housing Association working in partnership with a range of local authorities to meet housing and care needs across South East London. Hexagon has been providing high quality housing, care and support services to vulnerable client groups for more than 20 years. They offer a wide …housing supported-housingsouthwark
Hibiscus InitiativesThe Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP) is a charity which provides support for females of all ethnic origins and nationalities within the UK criminal justice system. Hibiscus is branch of the FPWP aimed at the special needs of foreign national women imprisoned in the UK and ensure that they understand …advocacylondon
HIV Liaison ServiceA multi-professional team of HIV Mental Health Specialists who aim to increase the capacity for mainstream mental health & HIV services to support people living with HIV, who also have a significant mental health problem. Provide advice, training and liaison work to a wide range of statutory and non-statutory mental and …hiv-aids nhs-services sexual-healthlambeth lewisham southwark
Hoarding UKHoardingUK is the only UK-wide charity solely dedicated to supporting people affected by hoarding behaviours.  Their aim is to empower individuals experiencing hoarding behaviours to achieve spatial and personal change, to reduce isolation and improve their health and well-being.  They are a multi-service organisation, helping thousands of people over their …obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoarding support-serviceuk
Home Treatment for Older Adults (Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark)Home Treatment (Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham) care for people aged 65 and over with severe mental illness who would benefit from assessment and treatment at home as an alternative to hospital. Their aim is to provide short-term treatment for people who are having a mental health crisis. Wherever possible they …mental-health nhs-servicesolderpeoplelambeth lewisham southwark
Home Treatment Team – LambethHome Treatment (Lambeth) provides a service for people, aged 18-65, with severe mental illness who would benefit from assessment and treatment at home as an alternative to Hospital. They provide care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. We provide short-term treatment for people who are having …home-treatment-teams-slam nhs-servicesadults-at-risklambeth
Home Treatment Team – SouthwarkThe Home Treatment Team provides a community based service to support people with mental illness living in Southwark, aged 18-65. They seek to support people at home in order to avoid the stress, anxiety and upheaval that can happen with a hospital admission. The team includes both health and social care staff. They determine …home-treatment-teams-slam nhs-servicesadults-at-risksouthwark
Home-Start LambethHome-Start Lambeth offers support, friendship and practical help to families with pre-school age children across Lambeth. They train volunteers who are usually parents themselves and match them with a local family. They visit weekly and offer support tailored to meet the needs of the family. Home-Start believes that children need a happy and …support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth
Home-Start SouthwarkProvides support and friendship for families with a child under the age of five, particularly when they are going through difficult times, or feeling isolated without friends and family nearby, or coping with illness or disability. Difficulties may include: Loneliness, Ill health, Isolation, Relationship difficulties, Post-natal illness, Poverty, Multiple births, Disabilities, Bereavement, …support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risksouthwark
Homeless LinkHomeless Link is a national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England. They work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness. VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance Homeless Link is delighted to be one of the 21 members of the …campaigning homelessness national-charitiesengland
Homeless Outreach Team (START) – Lambeth, Lewisham & SouthwarkHomeless Outreach (START) is a small multi-disciplinary assessment team for street homeless people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Their role is to engage and assess homeless people with severe mental health problems and to refer them on to local mainstream services.  They do not provide care co-ordination and they are …homelessness mental-health nhs-servicesadults-at-risklambeth lewisham southwark
Hope AgainHope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care’s website for young people.  Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. They also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. How Cruse can help: Cruse offers a …bereavement telephone-email-supportchildren young-people-young-adultsuk
Hope Worldwide (ODAAT)ODAAT stands for One Day At A Time. It is a drug and alcohol recovery programme that is structured as a three-stage quasi-residential programme with professional therapeutic input.  As one of the longest running services of its kind, ODAAT in the UK operates a three-stage programme which comprises one to one …addiction alcohol drugs homelessness18 menlambeth london
Housing – Lambeth Service CentreProvides a service which can help with organising repairs, deal with enquiries, arrange tenancy and rent appointments and raise complaints with appropriate services.  housing lambethlambeth
Housing Ombudsman ServiceThe Housing Ombudsman is set up by law to look at complaints about the housing organisations that are registered with him.  The service is free, independent and impartial. On 1 April 2013 the new Housing Ombudsman Service was launched with an extended jurisdiction covering all housing associations and local housing authorities. Some managing agents and …complaints housingengland
IAPT – Lambeth & Southwark Talking Therapies ServiceImproving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) can help with:  Anxiety, Depression & Panic the services have been developed to provide talking therapies for anyone who is: Feeling down, low or depressed Feeling stressed or anxious Finding it hard to control worrying Anxious in social situations Experiencing low mood or anxiety …counselling-psychotherapy nhs-servicesindividuals-adultcroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
IKWRO Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights OrganisationIKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights. We provide services for women and girls, including advocacy, training plus counselling.  abuse advocacy rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abuse victim-supportadults-at-risk
Independent AgeWhatever happens, as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues …support-serviceolderpeoplelondon-uk
Independent Living & Carers' PartnershipThe Independent Living and Carers’ Partnership (ILCP) is a group of local charities working together to help Lambeth residents:  Age UK Lambeth, Carers’ Hub Lambeth, Disability Advice Service Lambeth and the Royal Association for Deaf People (Lambeth). Their services are for anyone in Lambeth who is a disabled person, has …advocacy befriending benefits deaf-hard-of-hearing mental-healthadults carer olderpeoplelambeth
Independent Parental Special Education Advice IPSEAThe website has free resources, which you can download, to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).  You can access these resources via the website home page, which include model letters, frequently asked questions and a jargon buster . If you cannot find …disabilities legal-advice-lineparents-guardiansengland
Information Commissioner's OfficeThe ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights Their mission is to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. They do this by overseeing the laws that give you rights about the official information you …independent-public-bodiesuk
Innisfree Housing AssociationInnisfree is a housing association which now owns over 500 homes, mainly in North & West London. They provide family homes, a very successful scheme for Irish Elders and supported housing for vulnerable single people. Over 60% of their tenants are Irish. This Housing Association has properties across London including …housing supported-housing temporary-accomodationadults-at-risk olderpeoplelondon
InquestINQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues …campaigning legalrefugees-asylum service-usersengland-and-wales
Institute for Optimum NutritionThe Institute for Optimum Nutrition is an independent, not for profit educational charity whose principal activity is to further the knowledge and practice of optimum nutrition. Its objectives are: To advance education of the public and health professionals in all matters relating to nutrition. To preserve and protect the health …comp-alt-therapiesuk
Integrated Psychological Therapy Team – LambethThis is a specialist psychological therapy service (secondary care) that provides assessment, care and treatment for people aged 18-65 who have a severe mental illness and live in the London Borough of Lambeth or Southwark.  Referrals are accepted by mental health professionals from IAPT and CMHTs. The service provides a range of …mental-health nhs-services18lambeth
Intervoice – The International Hearing Voices NetworkWeb-based network of groups and individuals interested in developing practical approaches to hearing voices which recognise the value of individual experience and challenging the stigma associated with mental health diagnoses. Website provides online forum, news and information. They are also in conjunction with Hearing Voices Network. It an international organisation …campaigning schizophrenia-spectrum support-groups support-serviceservice-usersinternational
Into the LightInto The Light is a London based not for profit project.  It was founded in 1993 and established to provide a place of understanding and support to those who had experienced child sexual abuse.  Into The Light is a Full Member of The Survivors Trust and a Member of the Institute …counselling-psychotherapy rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abuseuk
JAMI – mental health support for the Jewish CommunityJami is the mental health service for the Jewish community. Statistics show that one in four British adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem each year. Mental health affects everyone. Jami is here to address those needs. It was established in 1989 and now helps over 1,200 people each …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportjewishlondon
Jamyang Buddhist CentreTibetan Buddhist meditation and study centre which welcomes everyone of any faith or none. Offers a programme of meditation, relaxation and study, retreats, bookshop, library and yoga classes.  Jamyang has a regular programme of prayers and ceremonies (pujas). Jamyang is the Tibetan name for the Bodhisattva of Wisdom and is …spiritual-supportcarersouth-london
Jewish CareJewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, they give care and support to 7,000 members of the community and their families. They provide services to: Older people People with mental health needs Holocaust survivors People with dementia People who …housing spiritual-support supported-housingadults-at-risk jewish olderpeople young-people-young-adultslondon-and-the-south-east
Jewish Woman's Aid JWAOur services All JWA’s services aim to enable and empower you to take back control of your life. And all our services are free and totally confidential. Our trained staff will provide you with information, advice and support that is relevant to your own circumstances. The services that we can …abusewomennational
Jobcentre Plus in LambethAdvisors are able to help you find employment based on your circumstances, current employment status, and any benefits and allowances you are receiving. You can also receive help with applying for any benefits you might be entitled to. The Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) can help people with mental health problems …benefits employmentlambeth
Jobcentre Plus in SouthwarkAdvisors are able to help you find employment based on your circumstances, current employment status, and any benefits and allowances you are receiving. You can also receive help with applying for any benefits you might be entitled to. The Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) can help people with mental health problems …benefits community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support employment16southwark
John Harvard Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs and Blu-ray films to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children and Adults. Tuition on computers, email and the internet.  Help with job hunting online.communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportadults childrensouthwark
Joint Council for the Welfare of ImmigrantsJoint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy.  Since it started JCWI has helped many thousands of individuals and families who, often in desperate need, have been affected by the unfairness …immigration legal solicitorsrefugees-asylumuk
KidscapeBullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace , and comes in many different forms. Kidscape exists to equip young people, parents and professionals with the knowledge and …young-people-young-adultsuk
Kings College HospitalAssessment & Liaison Service    020 3299 3181 They offer inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists for people aged 18-65. They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at hospital.  Their aim is to ensure that mental illness expertise is …emergency-psychiatric-assessment inpatient nhs-serviceslambeth southwark
Kingswood Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children and Adults. Help with using computers, email and the internet.communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support libraries-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults childrensouthwark
Lambeth Accessibility CheckerThe new Lambeth guide includes physical access information on 294 council owned buildings. Lambeth Council has worked with DisabledGo to produce an easy-to-use and searchable guide that sets out access information on key public facilities in the borough. From our schools, leisure centres, parks and libraries, to pharmacies and health centres, …disabilities physical-disabilitylambeth
Lambeth CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group)Lambeth CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) is responsible for commissioning or ‘buying’ healthcare services for the people who live and work in the borough of Lambeth. Clinical Commissioning Groups or ‘CCGs’ were created in 2013 after NHS reforms and are made up of all the local GP surgeries. The role of an NHS CCG …ccg nhs-serviceslambeth
Lambeth Chinese Community AssociationCharitable social group for the local chinese community. Services include outreach, health, refugees, mother tongue education, homecare and advice to elderly.  There is an annual membership fee. The Association is on the CQC register to carry out the following legally regulated activities.  Personal care – Christine Tan is responsible for these services.  …day-centresother-community-groupsmainly-lambeth
Lambeth CollegeOffers a wide range of general courses, some vocational and many leading to qualifications. Phone for details or a prospectus or visit their website.  Offers a Learning Support Service for people with mental health needs if they request it. Also runs ‘Return to Learning’ course especially for mental health service …college communityopportunitieseducationlondon
Lambeth CouncilThe London Borough of Lambeth provides a broad range of services for local residents. These include help finding a home and landlord and tenant advice, administrating Council Tax and housing benefits, adult and children’s support services, running schools and managing admissions, managing parking permits and parking fines and registering to vote. Lambeth Council have …local-councilslambeth
Lambeth Elderly Association from VietnamThe Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam (LEAV) is a small organisation supporting over 300 older Vietnamese and Chinese-Vietnamese residents of Lambeth and surrounding boroughs. LEAV was founded in 1986 to provide support to the recently arrived refugees from Vietnam, better known internationally as the “boat people”. The aim of the …support-serviceolderpeople other-community-groupslambeth
Lambeth HospitalNHS psychiatric hospital with inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation facilities.  No A&E facilities. Services include: Triage Ward    020 3228 6181 Bridge House Ward  (Female)    020 3228 6631    Psychosis service Bridge House Ward  (Male)    020 3228 6636    Psychosis service Eden Ward (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit PICU) & Place of Safety Assessment Unit    020 …inpatient nhs-servicesinpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationlambeth south-london-maudsley-trust southwark
Lambeth Larder – Community Food ResourceLambeth Larder is a social enterprise. They connect people, especially those in financial crisis, to emergency food and other support by producing free resources. Get in touch if you have information you would like to be listed, or if you want to receive resources. Lambeth Larder works with organisations like …at-risk-of-homelessness benefits crisis-support employment financial-services homelessnessadults-at-risk refugees-asylum service-userslambeth
Lambeth Living Well Network HubThe Hub has been replaced See entry for Lambeth Single Point of Access.lambeth
Lambeth Mediation ServiceThe mediation service is an independent and confidential community based charity that has been helping to resolve conflict in Lambeth for nearly 30 years. They believe that mediation can be a real opportunity for challenging perceptions, questioning beliefs and changing attitude, which can help resolve even entrenched disputes. Their major projects …complaints housing18 young-people-young-adultslambeth
Lambeth Mental Health and Learning Disabilities ServiceThe Lambeth MHLD service provides community-based psychiatric and psychological assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. They care for adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities who may have emotional, behavioural, and social, communication or physical difficulties. They provide …learning-disability mental-health nhs-services18lambeth
Lambeth Single Point of AccessThe Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA) helps adults aged 18 to 65 years to get the right mental health support first time.  People can contact them direct if they are worried about their mental health and need more support than their GP can provide. They have a team of …cmhts mental-health nhs-servicesadultslambeth
Lambeth Stop Smoking ServiceWhen trying to quit you are 4 times more likely to succeed with treatment which combines behavioural support and medication than if you ‘go it alone’.  Thankfully there is lots of support available for Lambeth smokers who want to quit. Londoners can access the London Stop Smoking Portal or call the Stop Smoking …addiction nicotineindividuals-adult inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationlambeth
Latin American Disabled People's ProjectThey help to improve the quality of life of disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people living in London. They also work with carers, families and communities to  improve the quality of their lives, break isolation and support community integration.  This includes support for people with mental health problems. Services include a …disabilitiesother-community-groupslondon
Latin American Women Rights LAWRSThe Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women. Their mission is to reach out and provide tools to empower Latin American women in the UK to pursue personal and social change. They help women to assert their rights to be free from …abuse advocacy benefits counselling-psychotherapy domestic-violence housing-advicewomenlondon
Leonard Cheshire Disability – Southwark Advice PlusSouthwark Advice Plus is an information, advice and access service for disabled adults (18+) living in Southwark. The aim is to enable disabled people to regain and maintain their independence by delivering person-centred information and advice on topics such as: debt and money management benefits business careers support services We are …advice18 adults-at-risksouthwark
Lewisham Southwark CollegeLewisham Southwark College is a further education college, with three campuses across south east London with easy access from the tube/DLR, buses and trains. The college passionately believes in encouraging talent in a friendly and supportive environment and deliver a range of exciting, vocational courses. It welcomes teenage and adult …college communityopportunitieseducationlondon
LGBT+ HelplineSwitchboard provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.  They also support family and friends. They listen to all kinds of calls and take every one seriously. Whatever made you call …support-service telephone-email-supportlgbtlondon
Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties)Liberty is also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties. Founded in 1934, they are a cross party, non-party membership organisation at the heart of the movement for fundamental rights and freedoms in the UK. They promote the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness as the foundations of …campaigning equality-human-rights legalengland
Library Services (Lambeth)Mobile library allows you to borrow up to 15 items. There is a library stop within half a mile of every home. Home visit service visits individuals who are unable to travel, also visits residential homes offering a selection of books and cassettes for residents. To access home visit library …lambeth
LifeSigns Self-InjuryThis website provides information about self-injury and while they never tell anyone to ‘stop’, they do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives. LifeSIGNS is a user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, they are continuing their mission to guide people …self-injury-self-harmservice-usersuk
Link Age SouthwarkLink Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity providing friendly volunteer support to over 500 isolated, older people in Southwark. They have been working in Southwark for over 23 years, reducing loneliness and isolation and helping older people maintain active lives within the community. Their fantastic volunteers support older people to …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias befriending support-serviceolderpeoplesouthwark
Lister Health CentreThis GP practice is located in the heart of Peckham in South London, opposite Peckham Academy.  There is only one GP at present. Services include a primary care counselling service for which no referral is necessary.gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Local Government and Social Care OmbudsmanThe Ombudsman service looks at individual complaints about councils, all adult social care providers (including care homes and home care agencies) and some other organisations providing local public services. They are a free service. They investigate complaints in a fair and independent way and do not take sides. There is …complaints independent-public-bodiesengland
London & Quadrant Housing TrustLondon & Quadrant provides specialist mental health accommodation and services throughout east London and Essex, ranging from supported living accommodation to registered care homes. But they offer more than accommodation and care, they also support your road to recovery and help you find the confidence and skills to build an independent …supported-housing18london se-england
London Care (South London office)London Care provides homecare services in people’s own homes to help them to continue living at home, for example help to get washed and dressed. This service can be purchased directly by the individual, or by the Council on behalf of the individual.support-serviceadults-at-risk olderpeoplelondon-and-the-south-east
London Clinic of PsychoanalysisPsychoanalysis is a specific approach to the understanding of mental functioning and the treatment of mental distress. Psychoanalysis recognises that we have impulses, perceptions and thoughts, which we are not consciously aware of, and that conflicts in these unconscious aspects of our minds can give rise to disturbance and symptoms. …counselling-psychotherapylondon
London FriendEstablished in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. They support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London. They offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence.  Also …counselling-psychotherapy support-groupslgbtlondon
London Irish CentreThe London Irish Centre charity is the heart of the Irish community in London.  The charity provides care, culture and community to the Irish across London, working from the iconic London Irish Centre in Camden Town. The Irish community in London is large, multi-generational and diverse.  Through events, gatherings and online platforms, they …support-serviceother-community-groupslondon
London Irish LGBT NetworkThe London Irish LGBT Network provides a safe, inclusive, knowledgeable and social space for all Irish LGBT people in London. The Network offers an opportunity to meet like-minded people. In short, they are a unique organisation in London, celebrating, representing and campaigning on behalf of Irish LGBT culture and linking …support-groupslgbt other-community-groupslondon-uk
London Mutual Credit UnionCredit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned, financial co-operatives that exist for the benefit of a group of members who share a common bond, such as where they work or live. Their mission is to provide members with access to reasonably priced financial services and encourage the development of good financial habits such …financial-servicesadultslambeth southwark
London NightlineNightline is a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students of the University of London, Open University and now beyond! You can talk to them about anything – big or small – in complete confidence. They won’t judge you or tell you how to run your life: they …telephone-email-supportstudentslondon
London School of MosaicThis is the first art school in the UK specialising in Mosaic Studies. They run a degree programme, short courses, work with the community and decorate public space. London School of Mosaic was opened in September 2017 and is a small independent art school constituted as a self-governing charity with trustees …communityopportunitieseducationlondon
London South Bank University Legal Advice ClinicThe Legal Advice Clinic is a free public drop-in advice service staffed by LSBU law students working under the supervision of practising solicitors. They  provide basic information on any topic. They provide generalist advice in all social welfare matters (except immigration). They can direct you to appropriate local advice and legal services. …legallondon
London Street RescueThames Reach’s London Street Rescue service operates every night of the year across 14 London boroughs (but not Lambeth or Southwark) and helps both those rough sleepers who are new to the streets and those that that have been sleeping out long-term.  Outreach workers pair up with a volunteer and …homelessness support-servicelondon
Look Ahead (Care & Support)Look Ahead are specialists in delivering mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness and young people services. They know that individuals with all kinds of mental health needs can and do recover – this belief is crucial to how they support people.  They design and deliver recovery-focused and person-centred services with their …advice housing supported-housingadults-at-risklondon-and-the-south-east
Loughborough Farm: community food growing spacesThe Loughborough Farm is a community food growing project in Loughborough Junction. The aim is to build a network of growing spaces around Loughborough Junction on pieces of land that are currently derelict or underused. The food grown will be for local consumption and it is given away at the farm …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing gardening
Mackintosh LawMackintosh Law is a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity and community care. Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is the Sole Principal of the firm. Nicola is nationally recognised as a leading lawyer advising and conducting complex casework …legal solicitorsadults-at-riskall-london
Managed accommodation with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustHighly supported accommodation across South London, provided by SLAM. This directory with the Quality Care Commission provides a list of supported accommodation, for people with mental health conditions, people who require nursing or personal care, or people with dementia. The list includes specialist adolescent and women’s services. Each specialist care unit …nhs-serviceslambeth
Mankind Counselling (male victims of sexual abuse)Mankind Counselling delivers specialist support services to men aged 18+ who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault at any time in their lives.  Please note that this service is based in Hove, Sussex, but there is a Resources Library on the website.  you can download leaflets, posters, Annual …abuse counselling-psychotherapy rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk menuk
ManKind Initiative (male victims of domestic violence)If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, Mankind Initiative is here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, they are here to give all the support we can.  One in six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in …abuse domestic-violenceuk
Manor Place SurgeryManor Place Surgery is a GP practice located at the same address as the Walworth Partnership of GPs. There is a primary care counselling service for which you need a GP referral.gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Mary Macarthur Holiday TrustThe Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust helps to qualify applicants for financial assistance towards holidays for women in need of a holiday by reason of age, poverty, infirmity, disablement or social or economic circumstances.  Under the terms of The Trust, grants are only available to women over the age of 18, who have not …womenunited-kingdom
Mary Ward Adult Education CentreThe Mary Ward Centre is London’s Adult Education College with a difference. The central London location makes it easily accessible, and students will enjoy the experience of working in a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian building in the calm surroundings of Queen Square. Why choose the Mary Ward Centre?  Courses run …college communityopportunitieseducationadultslondon
Maternal OCDMaternal OCD is a charity co-founded by two mothers who have experienced and recovered from extreme perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It is a debilitating anxiety disorder which is treatable.  There is information on the website about this issue and there are links to other relevant services. Maternal OCD aims …mental-health obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoardingparents-guardians pregnant-women women women-with-post-natal-illness-and-their-familiesengland
Maudsley HospitalThe Maudsley Hospital provides the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. It also provides substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The Maudsley Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is a freephone telephone service where you can get advice and information about …inpatient nhs-servicesadults children inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationcroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
Maytree Respite CentreThe Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. We offer a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended …crisis-support support-service18uk
Memory Service (Lambeth & Southwark)The Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Memory Service (SLIMS) offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and support options to anyone over the age of 18 with mild to moderate memory problems likely to indicate dementia. The multidisciplinary team work in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society. They offer a comprehensive assessment package based on …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias mental-health nhs-servicesolderpeoplelambeth southwark
Men's Advice LineMen’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). They help by giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; and signposting you to other services for specialist help. They help and …abuse domestic-violencemenuk
Mencap (Lambeth & Southwark)Lambeth and Southwark Mencap faced serious financial challenges and, as a result, we discontinued providing services on 31st May 2019.   Like many other charities, we had seen rising costs at the same time as income levels had gone down. We made changes over a long period to reduce costs …
Mental Capacity ActThe Mental Capacity Act 2005, covering England and Wales, provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future. It sets out who can take decisions, in …legal mental-health mental-health-legislationadults-at-risk service-usersengland-and-wales
Mental Fight ClubThe mission of the Mental Fight Club is to put on imaginative events for people of all mental experience. Their latest endeavour, The Dragon Café, is open every Monday, 12:00 – 8:30pm, except in August, when it is closed. The Dragon Cafe provides a simple, affordable, healthy menu each week, …18london
Mental Health FoundationTheir vision is for a world with good mental health for all and their mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health. National organisation aiming to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. Offers information, publications, reports, training materials and …campaigning mental-health mental-health-publishers national-charitiesuk
Mental Health Law OnlineThis is an internet resource on mental health law and mental capacity law for England & Wales.   It is primarily for mental health practitioners, to which anyone can contribute. This website resource on mental health law in England and Wales is compiled and edited by website users. It provides general information …legal mental-health-legislationuk
Merton & Lambeth Citizens Advice BureauCitizens Advice Merton & Lambeth (CAML) is an independent charity that provides information and advice to help people who live, work or study in Merton or Lambeth to resolve problems. CAML is part of a national network of over 300 local charities that deliver advice across the country, overseen by …advocacy benefits complaints debt employment housing legallambeth merton
Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy ServiceMetanoia Institute is one of the largest counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in Britain.  They provide a high standard of training in different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and all their training is accredited. As a registered charity, they provide low cost counselling and psychotherapy at two sites in Ealing, within a 10 …counselling-psychotherapy18london
METRO Youth ServicesMETRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. METRO promotes health, wellbeing, equality & participation through youth services, mental health & wellbeing services, sexual & reproductive health & HIV services and community participation …support-groupslgbt young-people-young-adultslondon-and-the-south-east
Metropolitan Home Learning ProjectThe Home Learning Project in London provides volunteer English language (ESOL) teachers and learning mentors who give home-based one-to-one English language tuition and support to refugees who are unable to leave their homes, often due to mental health issues arising from trauma experienced in their countries of origin. The project, which is currently …communityopportunitieseducationrefugees-asylumlondon
Metropolitan HousingMetropolitan is one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. Metropolitan supports customers with mental health issues, including people with complex needs, dual diagnoses and those with forensic histories. In all of their mental health services they adopt a person-centred approach and encourage people to get …supported-housing18england london
Metropolitan Support TrustProvides a number of different services for different groups of people in London and the Midlands. Lambeth mental health services include floating tenancy support, supported housing and residential care. Also provides accommodation service for rough sleepers and alcohol scheme for men. Their client groups include: – People experiencing mental ill-health …mental-health supported-housing18 olderpeople refugees-asylumlambeth southwark
Migrant HelpMigrant Help is a UK charity that has over 50 years experience of delivering support and advice services to migrants in the UK. It provides individuals with the resources and support they need to find safety, access appropriate services and information and develop greater independence. Migrant Help provides a wide …support-servicerefugees-asylumuk
Mind (The National Association for Mental Health)Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Supports around 200 local, independent affiliated Mind associations across the UK. Organises campaigns, conferences and training courses.Provides an extensive range of books, leaflets, reports, factsheets and other publications available. Publishes …campaigning legal mental-health national-charitiesengland-and-wales
Mind and Soul Community ChoirMind & Soul Choir was founded as a way of promoting mental wellbeing and reducing some of the stigma surrounding mental illness through singing. The choir meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm till 7pm in the gym at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ. No experience at all is …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing dance-music18lambethsouthwark
Mind Yourself (for Irish people in London)Mind Yourself  supports Irish people in London who want to improve or maintain their physical or mental health. They do this by providing health related one-to-one support (information, advice and advocacy), accompaniment to health-related appointments and group activities. You can refer yourself or you can refer a friend, family member …support-serviceother-community-groupsall-london
Mind: Bereavement SupportMost of us will, at some time or another, experience bereavement.  Different studies describe the stages of the grief cycle in slightly different ways, but the most common stages are: Denial – feelings of shock, disbelief, panic or confusion are common here. “How could this happen?”, “It can’t be true”. …bereavement crisis-support11 individuals-adultuk
MindLine Trans+If you identify as trans or non-binary, there is a new helpline to offer support when you need it.       0300 330 5468 The line operates Mondays and Fridays, 8 pm to midnight and is run by trans volunteers. They are committed to equality improvement across their services. …helplines-national support-servicelgbtengland-and-wales
Mindout – LGBTQ Online Support ServiceMindOut is an LGBTQ mental health charity based in Brighton.   This service is specifically for LGBTQ people and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK or abroad.  People make contact for emotional support when other services are not open, when they are not able to access LGBTQ support in …befriending support-servicelgbtuk-and-international
Minster Centre Psychotherapy & Counselling ServiceThe Minster Centre offers a low-cost counselling and psychotherapy service for adults suffering from a variety of emotional difficulties.  The service is not suitable for individuals who have severe mental health problems, who are suicidal or who have a current drug or alcohol problem. Fees are on a sliding scale …counselling-psychotherapyall-london
Missing People – Message Home HelplineMissing People is dedicated to bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.  For their families, life can feel like a desperate and unbearable struggle as they wait for days or even years. That’s why they are working for missing people and their families, 24 hours a day, …support-servicemissing-peopleuk
Money Saving ExpertMoneysavingexpert is run by Martin Lewis and provides information about every aspect of personal finance, such as bank accounts, savings, loans, debt, etc, and how to get the best deals.  This is a website based service. “Mental Health and Debt Guide” is a free 44-page PDF booklet supported by Mind, …debtuk
Moodzone – NHSWhatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Moodzone is here to help. This website offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better. The website offers: Tips …anxiety-phobias-ptsd depression-bipolar mental-health nhs-serviceschildren men womenuk
Morley College – Adult EducationFor over 125 years Morley College has been providing adult education in arts, culture and applied sciences to the communities of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.   There is a very wide range of courses available and a course guide can be ordered from the College website. The central London location means …college communityopportunitieseducation16lambeth lewisham southwark
Mosaic ClubhouseMosaic 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. Clink on the link for information on the referral process. Information Hub The Information Hub offers …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support crisis-support16lambeth
Mount Carmel Hostel for Recovering AlcoholicsA registered residential treatment centre for recovering alcoholics.  Its aims are to enable each resident to live a fulfilling and responsible life without alcohol.  Provides a therapeutic, non-judgemental and safe environment for people who have experienced serious problems with alcohol and who see abstinence as their only way forward.  Offers …alcoholadultslondon
Moving Pieces TheatreMoving Pieces is a unique arts in health theatre company based in London. They combine performing arts with the containment of psycho-therapeutic practices and emergent ideas relating to neuroscience.  They provide courses for people experiencing mental health challenges; performers actively looking to devise theatre performance based on personal experiences; mental …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing dance-musicadults carer service-userslondon
Mozaic Women's Wellbeing ProjectThe service is for any woman who is experiencing violence. This includes abuse such as: threats and intimidation; emotional and mental abuse; physical abuse; sexual abuse; financial abuse; stalking and harassment; FGM; forced marriage; ‘honour’ based violence. The MOZAIC project provides an accessible woman-centred advocacy service to women who have …advocacy domestic-violencewomenlambeth lewisham southwark
Multi-Faith Chaplaincy – SLAMThey are committed to an inclusive philosophy of spiritual and pastoral care which is met through the provision of a multi-faith Spiritual and Pastoral Care service (SPC). The service promotes and safeguards the religious and spiritual lives of service users, carers and staff, as well as upholding the spiritual life …inpatient spiritual-supportservice-userssouth-london
Music SupportMusic Support is a registered charity founded and run by people from the UK music industry, for individuals in any area of the UK music industry suffering from mental, emotional and behavioural health disorders (including but not limited to alcohol and drug addiction). Helpline.  They offer a helpline 24 hours …national-charities support-service telephone-email-supportadultsuk
Muslim Community HelplineThe Muslim Community Helpline is a national organisation for women, men, youth and children. which first started a nationwide Muslim Women’s Helpline, but changed status to reflect the growing number of calls from all members of the community. They say they are here to help and support, whatever your needs, …support-serviceislamic-communityuk
My Health LockerMyhealthlocker is an online resource for you to access your health records and take a more active role in your recovery.  Alongside related information, interactive tools and advice, myhealthlocker will empower you in the management of your care and help to improve wellbeing through instant access to your information. You can access …mental-health nhs-servicesservice-userscroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
NacroWorks to prevent crime and to promote the care and resettlement of offenders in the community and community involvement in crime prevention. Provides services such as housing and training for employment to people caught up in the criminal justice system, or at risk of becoming so. Help and advice to …housing support-serviceengland-and-wales
Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy CentreNafsiyat offers short-term  intercultural therapy to people from diverse backgrounds who live in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey.  People coming from other boroughs must obtain funding from their local NHS trust or fund themselves.  Self referral and agency referrals in writing only, an online referral form is available. They provide therapy …counselling-psychotherapybmecommunities other-community-groupslondon
Narcotics AnonymousThis is a self-help fellowship of people who wish to stop using drugs and support each other in remaining drug free.  There are over 1000 meetings across the UK every week. There is a telephone helpline and regular self-help meetings based on a twelve step programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. …addiction drugsuk
National Autism Society – LambethLambeth Autism Group is the local branch of the National Autistic Society.   They are a group which provide a wide range of support and  information and raise awareness of autism on a local and national level. Social support includes a monthly coffee mornings for parents/carers, a weekly young adult social …autism-spectrum disabilitiesfamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth
National Bullying HelplineThe National Bullying Helpline is a voluntary run helpline. Their service is aimed at everyone bullied at work, at home, in the community or in education. Provides information and advice about bullying at work and bullying at school for children, parents and employees. Most people understand bullying as behaviour by …bullyingadults children parents-guardiansnational
National Careers ServiceThe National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. How we can help you We know that everyone has the ability and potential to develop and …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support employmentengland
National Centre for Domestic ViolenceNCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary. They specialise in providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence …abuse domestic-violence legaladults-at-risknational
National Deaf Adult ServicesAdult Deaf Services provides: 16-bed inpatient unit psychological therapies and assessment multi-disciplinary community team assertive outreach community support (London only). They provide assessment, treatment and interventions for a full range of mental illness, behavioural and psychological problems in adults with severe to profound hearing loss.  They also work with deaf people with …deaf-hard-of-hearing disabilities nhs-services18united-kingdom
National DebtlineNational Debtline is a national helpline for people with any kind of debt problems, offering telephone and web chat services. The service is free, confidential and independent. How we can help you National Debtline is a debt advice charity run by the Money Advice Trust. They are a free and confidential …debtengland-and-wales
National Domestic Violence HelplineThe Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might …abuse domestic-violencewomenuk
National Self-Harm NetworkSurvivor-led organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm. Aims to provide relief for people who self-harm by offering support, advice and information, and an online support forum via the website.  It is a website service. The aims of this forum are to: Support individuals who self harm …self-injury-self-harm web-chat-supportuk
National Sexual Health HelplineProvides information on all aspects of sexually transmitted infections, including contact details for genito urinary medicine GUM clinics in England. Free Helpline on 0300 123 7123  nhs-services sexual-health sexually-transmitted-infections16 couples lgbtengland
National Survivor User Network (NSUN)The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is a network of people who have and do experience mental distress who want to change things for the better. NSUN connects people and influences policy, practice and perceptions by amplifying the experiences and aspirations of our members. The network was set up  to …campaigning national-charities support-groups support-serviceservice-usersuk
NetmumsNetmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and …support-service web-chat-supportchildren families-in-need-or-at-risk womenengland
Neuropsychiatry Service, SLaMLocation: King’s College Hospital, Maudsley Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital Mode: Inpatient, outpatient, outreach Average length of inpatient treatment: 12 weeks Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, GP consortia Beds: 10 Key areas: Alzheimer dementia, cerebal hypoxia, cognitive impairment, conversion disorders, dementia, depressive pseudo dementia, dissociative disorders, early onset dementia, encephalitis, …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias disabilities nhs-servicesuk
NHS 111 ServiceCall 111 when you need medical help fast but when it is less urgent than a 999 emergency.  24-hour general medical telephone helpline. 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask …nhs-servicesuk
NHS Complaints AdvocacyNHS Complaints Advocacy is a national service which can help you if you, or someone you know, has not had the care or treatment you expect to receive from your NHS services and you want to complain.  Advocacy is there to help you understand and go through the complaints process. …advocacy complaints nhs-servicesuk
NHS Health ChecksThe NHS Health Check is a free health check-up helping you prevent the onset of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and certain types of dementia. If you are aged 40 to 74 years old, without a pre-existing condition, you are eligible for a free health check every five years. If you …nhs-servicesengland
No PanicNo panic offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders. National Organisation for Panic, Anxiety Neuroses, Information and Care. They provide information and advice for the carers of and people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and the effects of …anxiety-phobias-ptsduk
Norwood Pensioners' GroupThe Norwood Pensioners’ Group was established in response to a need for local services for older people in the Norwood area. All activities take place at the Old Library, Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 and a light lunch is available. The project is run on a voluntary basis. Part of …yoga-exerciseolderpeoplelambeth
NSPCC HelplineThe NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.  Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children. The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share …helplines-national support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Nunhead Library (Southwark)Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow.  Also free eBooks and eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces and photocopying facilities, free internet access and free WiFi. Weekly and monthly activities for Children, Adults and Older People. Help with computers, email and the internet.  Help with job hunting online.communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support libraries-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingadults childrensouthwark
NYAS – Youth AdvocacyNYAS, National Youth Advocacy Service, is a national children’s charity, based in Birkenhead, Merseyside. NYAS provides advocacy and legal representation to children and vulnerable adults when important decisions are being made about them. The children and young people NYAS work with might be in care, have a disability or special needs, …advocacy advocacy-children-young-people legaladults-at-risk children young-people-young-adultsuk
Oasis Children's VentureOasisplay is a local charity that runs three different and unique facilities for children and young people in Stockwell, London. Oasisplay provides innovative and inclusive outdoor play and learning opportunities that enable disabled and non-disabled children and young people to lead happy, fulfilled lives and play positive roles in the …childrenlambeth
OASIS Outreach and Support (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham & Croydon)OASIS is a health service for young people aged 14-35, who are experiencing psychological distress. These experiences might include: • Struggling to cope at school, college or work • Preferring to spend time alone, away from family and friends • Feeling anxious, irritable or depressed • Changes in sleeping and …mental-health nhs-servicesyoung-people-young-adultscroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Service – Maudsley HospitalOur service provides assessment and treatment for young people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions, including body dysmorphic disorder, tic disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, anxiety and habit disorders, including trichotillomania. We also assess and treat OCD related anxiety disorders in young people with a developmental disorder, e.g. high functioning …camhs-child-adolescent-mental-health-service obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoardingchildren young-people-young-adultslondon
OCD ActionOCD Action is the largest 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. They …mental-health obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoarding18uk
OCD UKOCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge …mental-health national-charities obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoarding18 children families-in-need-or-at-risk young-people-young-adultsuk
Office of the Public GuardianThe Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance. They also help people plan ahead for someone to make certain important decisions for them, should they …independent-public-bodies legaladults-at-riskengland-and-wales
Older Adults – Service User & Carer Advisory Group (SUCAG)This is an ‘umbrella’ group which enables service users, relatives and carers (past and present) to discuss views and feedback to inform the development and delivery of our Older Adult services. New members of the group receive the SUCAG Guide, which describes how they work. Training is available to members and …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias mental-health nhs-servicescarer olderpeople service-userslambeth southwark
Omnibus ClaphamOmnibus is a multi-arts centre in London, offering a mix of theatre, music, comedy, literature, film and visual arts, as well as family and free events. The in house productions focus on retelling classic tales with a contemporary twist. As a multi-arts venue, they are committed to combining art forms and …south-london
One in FourOne in Four is a specialist charity with a dedicated team of experts and counsellors with many years of knowledge, experience and expertise in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and particularly child sexual abuse. They understand the trauma and long-term effects of sexual violence and child sexual …abuse counselling-psychotherapy rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusemen women young-people-young-adultsall-london uk
Open learnPart of the Open University, their vision is to break down barriers to education by reaching millions of learners each year, through free educational resources.   They offer free on line courses in a wide range of subjects. Almost 1000 courses to choose from Flexible learning with no start of …educationadultsuk
Opening Doors LondonOpening Doors London (ODL) is the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*) people in the UK. They are a membership organization providing regular social opportunities across the capital to help develop networks and communities for LGBT* people, aged over 50. …befriendinglgbtlondon
OPTIMA Mood Disorders ServiceThe OPTIMA Mood Disorders Service is an intensive day programme for people of working age with bipolar disorder who have recently had several hospital admissions for an affective episode. The programme has two main phases. The core programme, designed to consolidate recovery, can last up to 3 months and consists …depression-bipolar mental-health nhs-services18 service-userslambeth lewisham southwark
OutlineOutline provides support to people with their sexuality and gender identity, including but not limited to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans community of surrey, primarily through a helpline, website and support groups. If you would like to talk through your issues surrounding your sexuality or gender identity, or you …support-service telephone-email-supportlgbtlondon-and-the-south-east
Outside Edge TheatreOutside Edge aims to change the lives of people affected by chemical addiction through theatre and drama. Through their work they support people affected by chemical addiction to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build skills and confidence in order to support recovery at all stages. Additionally, the company provides …london
Ovalhouse TheatreOvalhouse is a lively theatre on the Kennington Oval, opposite the famous cricket ground.  Ovalhouse has been known for its support for artists – professional and young people – for over 50 years – commissioning new work that responds to today’s social and political issues, and work that reflects the …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeinglondon
Overeaters AnonymousSelf-help fellowship of men and women who need mutual support and understanding in overcoming eating problems, including compulsive overeating, purging, anorexia and bulimia. Uses the 12 Step model of Recovery based on that of AA. Overeaters Anonymous  (QA) is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or …addiction eating-disordersuk
Overeaters Anonymous – South East England including LondonOvereaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who are recovering from compulsive overeating. The OA is open to everyone experiencing eating disorders, the only requirement to become a member is a desire to stop eating compulsively and admitting powerlessness over food. The program offers safe, anonymous and supportive local meetings …eating-disorderssouth-east-england-including-london
PACT – Parents and Communities TogetherPACT is a community-led social support project, set up by Citizens UK, where parents of 0-3s meet weekly to participate in different collaborative activities. The project adopts a community organising approach to bring parents together with community organisations, health professionals, statutory services, schools and children’s centres to reduce social isolation, …support-servicechildren parents-guardianslewisham southwark
Palm Tree Recovery CentrePalm Tree Recovery Centre provides support to people living with a mental illness and/or learning disabilities, including: Mental health and wellbeing programmes Hot and nutritious meals Psychiatric admission support Family support Listeners support Group creativity activities Structured learning Enablement support Daily living skills support Who the service is for: People …learning-disability mental-health-learning-disabilitysouthwark
PALS (Patients Advice and Liaison Service)Your local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) provides free information, confidential advice and support on health related matters to patients, families and their carers.  This service provides information and advice regarding health services in Lambeth and Southwark including hospitals, GP practices and other community health services. PALS is not …complaints nhs-serviceslambeth-and-southwark
Pan-London Housing ReciprocalSafer London manages the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal, an agreement between local authorities and registered housing providers, which prevents those fleeing violence or abuse from becoming homeless. The agreement allows those fleeing violence or abuse to move to a safe area of London without losing their social tenancy. Properties in safe areas …abuse domestic-violence housing-advice victim-supportadults-at-risk families-in-need-or-at-risk women young-people-young-adultslondon
PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young SuicideMany thousands of people contemplate suicide; many harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.  Papyrus works to prevent suicide in people aged 15-35 years and to give young people hope.  They provide confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young …crisis-supportyoung-people-young-adultsuk
Parent to Parent Service – NASPart of the National Autism Service Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism. Volunteers …autism-spectrum helplines-nationalfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Park Medical CentreThe GP practice is contracted to provide general medical services. Counselling & Psychology is described as an attached service.  Please discuss with your GP if you feel you would benefit from one of these services.  gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Parliamentary & Health Service OmbudsmanThe PHSO makes final decisions on complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS in England, UK government departments and some other UK public organisations. It does this fairly. You can complain to the Ombudsman if you believe there has been injustice or hardship because an organisation has not …complaints nhs-servicesuk
Paxton Green Time BankA time bank is a new and exciting way for people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same time. Participants ‘deposit’ their time in the bank by giving practical help and support to others and are able to ‘withdraw’ their time when they need something done themselves. Time …skills-sharelambeth-and-southwark
PECANPecan is a Christian organisation started by local churches in Peckham. They help people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, to re-write their futures, to flourish. They work with the most vulnerable people in the Peckham community – including ex-offenders and their families, people living with …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support support-service16peckham southwark
Peckham BefriendersPeckham Befrienders is a Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) people (aged 18-65yrs) who are currently receiving care from SLaM The aims/objectives of Peckham Befrienders: are to increase the social networks of our service users. We do this by providing a space for Service Users and Befrienders to form friendships within …befriendingbmecommunities service-userssouthwark
Peckham Library (Southwark)Books, talking books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray films to borrow.  Free eBooks & eAudiobooks, free eNewspapers and eMagazines. Study spaces, photocopying & scanning facilities.  Free internet access on 28 computers. Free Wi-Fi. Variety of weekly and monthly activities for adults.  Training on computers, email and the internet.  Help with job …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportsouthwark
Pegasus Opera CompanyPegasus Opera Company is a registered charity and the UK’s leading professional, multiracial touring company. We have a long track record of staging high quality productions, while developing a new audience and presenting productions with which they can identify. We exist to create opportunities for young black singers from all …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing dance-musicbmecommunitieslondon
Pembroke House, WalworthPembroke House is a multi-use community space in Walworth and it is linked with the Church of England parish of St Christopher’s. The Lunch Club  This  is open to anyone over 50 living in Walworth an takes place on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2pm. No need to book. Cost is just …gardening-southwark it-support volunteeringsouthwark walworth
Penderels TrustServices in London Penderels Trust offers advice, guidance and practical solutions to enable people with disabilities and older people to live independently in their own homes, to achieve their goals in life and to help them play an active part in their community. They are a not-for-profit organisation and have been a …support-serviceolderpeoplelondon
Penrose Housing AssociationPenrose provide residential and non-residential services for men who are ex-offenders with mental health problems, and others, who would benefit from more intense support to regain choice and control, recover or rehabilitate. They work with a range of individuals and families including those: recovering from mental health who may have offending …learning-disability mental-health supported-housingmenlambeth london
Penrose SurgeryConsultations by appointment only, Penrose Surgery offers Mental health counselling.gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64.  PIP started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 8/4/13. To qualify for PIP, you must: be aged 16 to 64 have a long-term health condition or …benefits
Personal Support Unit PSUThe PSU is a charity for people facing court alone.  Many thousands of people find they must represent themselves in court during life-changing situations: divorce, contact with their children, eviction, and trying to recover debts. The PSU helps people to represent themselves more effectively in civil and family cases and …legalfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskengland
Pharmacy WebsiteThis is a website service only, see “How to use the site”.  It offers detailed information on psychiatric drugs from a medical perspective, including answers to common questions such as what are they used for, how they work, what side effects there are, if they addictive, if they affect other medication, …medication pharmacy-servicesuk
Phoenix Futures – Supported HousingPhoenix Futures is a charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for 50 years.  They provide residential, prison, community and specialist services. The Lambeth Supported Housing provides abstinence based supported housing for single homeless people with a history of substance dependence from Lambeth. Their drug and alcohol workers provide support through one-to-ones and …addiction alcohol drugs homelessness supported-housingadults-at-risklambeth
Place2BePlace2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.  Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in 286 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of 129,000 pupils, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including …counselling-psychotherapychildren young-people-young-adultslondon
PLUS Providence LINC United ServicesPLUS is a registered charity which offers residential, respite, leisure and employment services for adults with learning disabilities in south east London. PLUS recognises and celebrates the uniqueness of every individual with a learning disability. Our work enables personal growth, encouraging each person’s voice to be clearly heard in decision-making and …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support disabilitieslondon-south-east
POhWERPOhWER is a charity and membership organisation. They provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.  POhWER delivers information, advice, support and advocacy services throughout England. They aim to support people who face difficult issues and want to make their voice heard. They regularly work …advocacy complaints imhaadults-at-risk children olderpeopleengland lambeth southwark
Portugal PrintsSupported work scheme offering rehabilitation to people with mental health problems through creative and commercial work. Offers a holistic, tailor made support program: creative arts workshops, art psychotherapy, key working, commercial design work experience, training and volunteering opportunities. To join Portugal Prints you will need to have current contact with Mental …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportservice-usersall-london
Portuguese Community CentreThe Centre offers a range of services to support the Lusophone community integrate into UK life and work.  Their primary aim is to improve the economic wellbeing and quality of life of Portuguese speakers in the local community.  This includes people from Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, …support-servicelambeth southwark
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)PODS was set up in 2010 in order to help people find appropriate support and to do whatever they can to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality.  They provide some pointers as to what they can offer directly, and then what other sources of help are out there. START WITH …mental-health personality-disordersservice-usersuk
Positive Parenting & ChildrenPositive Parenting and Children is the UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Since 1987 PPC has worked with hundreds of families, providing practical support to parents and children in their own homes and in their local communities. Qualified social workers and family support workers …hiv-aids sexual-health support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk young-people-young-adultssouth-london
Praxis Community ProjectsPraxis Community Projects is committed to working with vulnerable migrants. They are deeply concerned for the safety and well being of refugees, asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers, people with limited or no recourse to public funds as a result of their immigration status, young unaccompanied asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking, …immigration support-servicerefugees-asylumlondon
Premier LifelinePremier Lifeline: the National Christian Helpline is a national Christian confidential helpline open 9am to midnight every day on 0300 111 0101 (charged at the standard landline rate). Premier Lifeline aims to be a listening ear at the end of your telephone line, providing a confidential anonymous place for you …spiritual-supportall-london
Princess Street Group PracticeThey have counsellors and psychologists based at the practice who provide support for people with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues GP’s refer patients for an assessment by one of the mental health team who will arrange an appropriate course of treatment. The team also provides advice about self help, …gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health mental-health nhs-services18southwark
Project Dare – Body AdorationProject DARE! is a not-for-profit social enterprise. They run Drama and Art courses entitled “The DARE! Sessions” which help people feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. They also work with individuals, within mental health bodies, public health arenas and educational settings. They support people as an early intervention …men women young-people-young-adultscroydon lambeth southwark
Psychiatric Liaison ServicesSee A&E PSYCHIATRIC LIAISON SERVICES – KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL and ST THOMAS’ HOSPITALmental-health nhs-services support-service
Psychiatric Liaison Team for Older Adults – Guy's and St Thomas' HospitalsA mental health assessment team for older adults. For people of 65 years and above who are inpatients of Guy’s Hospital or St Thomas’ Hospital and are identified as having mental health needs. At the inpatients of Guy’s Hospital or St Thomas’ Hospital. Run by the NHS. Part of South London …inpatient nhs-servicesinpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodation olderpeople
Psychiatric Patients Speak OutThis is a website based service which aims to be a clear, user friendly, non-complicated resource to find out what is going wrong with the lives of people detained, released and connected to psychiatry.  Various people’s stories are often given saying there is patient damage or loss, and also possible …campaigning support-serviceservice-usersuk
Psychology & Psychotherapy for Older Adults (Lambeth & Southwark)The team offers a range of specialist, evidence based, psychological interventions to people aged 65 and over who are experiencing moderate or severe mental health difficulties or dementia. They also see younger people who are experiencing memory or other cognitive problems. They work with families and others caring for people …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias community-team counselling-psychotherapy nhs-servicesolderpeoplelambeth southwark
Psychology in Hostels Project (Lambeth)They provide a flexible and responsive psychology service to adults (18 years+) with complex needs in the Lambeth homeless hostel network. Such people may have severe mental health problems, histories of complex trauma and comorbid drug and alcohol use. The service is provided by psychologists based across three Thames Reach …at-risk-of-homelessness counselling-psychotherapy mental-health supported-housinglambeth
Psychosis Community Service – Southwark Central (CMHT)The Psychosis Community Service (Southwark Central) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark and already …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-userssouthwark
Psychosis Community Service – Southwark North East (CMHT)This Service provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark (North East) who already …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-userssouthwark
Psychosis Community Service – Southwark North West (CMHT)The Psychosis Community Service (North West) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark (North …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-userssouthwark
Psychosis Community Service – Southwark South (CMHT)Psychosis Community Service  (South Southwark) provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available to people who live in the London Borough of Southwark who already …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-userssouthwark
Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth Central (CMHT)The Psychosis Community Services provide care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. The services are available to people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth and already …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-userslambeth
Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth North East (CMHT)The Psychosis Community Services provide care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. The service is available to people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth and already …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-usersnorth-lambeth
Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth North West (CMHT)The Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. This team is available to people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth and …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-usersnorth-lambeth
Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth South (CMHT)The Psychosis Community Services provide care for adults, aged 18-65, who have a psychotic illness. This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. They are available to people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth and already receive …cmhts nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts schizophrenia-spectrum18 service-userslambeth
Psychosis Service (SLaM)The Psychosis Service provides early intervention services, community services promoting recovery and a range of rehabilitation services as well as two national specialist services.  By running services across the four boroughs they benefit from the ability to benchmark and identify variation and thereby implement large scale transformation. They claim to …cags-clinical-academic-groups nhs-servicesuk
RADAR (Reducing and deterring Adult re-offending)A new multi-agency team has been set up in Southwark to provide a robust approach to offender management in the borough. Specialist Police Officers, Resettlement Workers, the Probation Service Substance Misuse Team and CRI Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) case managers will come together under one roof from early 2012 in …addictionsouthwark
Railton Road Centre – Lambeth Peer Support NetworkLambeth Peer Support Network helps people with mental health needs to support each other to stay well. They are part of Certitude.  They offer: Learning and development programmes Employment and training opportunities A range of social events and a space to meet. All network workshops and events are open to people …mental-health support-serviceservice-userslambeth
RamblersNational organisation working to promote walking and improve conditions for walkers. Safeguards Britain’s network of public pathways and the right to roam, and campaigns for increased access for walkers. Information on pathways and guided walks available. Can put you in touch with Ramblers’ groups across the country. Join a walk …walking-cyclingengland
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support CentreNational Freephone Helpline The National Rape Crisis Helpline can be reached on 0808 802 9999 or on minicom 0208 239 1124. The Helpline is open every day of the year (including bank holidays) between 12 and 2.30 and 7 and 9.30pm. National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and …abuse advocacy counselling-psychotherapy rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusegirls womennational south-east-england
Raw SoundsRaw Sounds is a programme of music workshops for people with mental health needs, open to young people and adults between the ages of 16-65 accessing mental health services. Their approach seeks to connect with participants in a humanistic way, where the focus is on recognising people as unique, diverse …dance-music16lambeth southwark
Reablement Service (Southwark)The Reablement Service – Southwark offers a skills development programme to support adult Southwark residents who are attending the adult community mental health teams and the Maudsley Inpatient Units, where health may restrict or inhibit daily living. They offer skills development in the following Adult Social Care domains: Meal Preparation; …cmhts mental-health nhs-servicesadults-at-risk inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationsouthwark
Recovery in ActionThis project aims to reduce the social isolation experienced by people with mental health issues, living within London inner city communities. Through a structured program of group work and tailored one-to-one support the project enables participants to identify and achieve personal goals, work towards better social integration and develop pathways …mental-health support-serviceservice-userslambeth-and-southwark
RefugeRefuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in West London in 1971.  Since then Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. They have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day they support more …abuse domestic-violence housing temporary-accomodationwomenuk
Refugee CouncilThe Refugee Council works directly with thousands of refugees each year.  They support them from the moment they arrive in the UK.  They provide crisis advice and practical support, help them to integrate into their new communities and offer mental health counselling to help them come to terms with the …support-servicerefugees-asylumengland london
RelateRelate aims to help you make the most of your couple and family relationships, past, present or future. They can help you even if you’re not currently in a relationship. Source of support Their services include Relationship Counselling for individuals and couples, Family Counselling, Mediation, Children and Young People’s Counselling and Sex Therapy. They also provide …counselling-psychotherapycouples individuals-adult lgbtuk
Relatives & Residents AssociationThe Relatives & Residents Association is the national charity for older people in care or needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope. They support and inform residents, families and friends to find out all they need to know about care and to help them if things go …residential-care support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk olderpeopleuk
Release – Drugs and Drug LawRelease is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation is an independent and registered charity.  Through their services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use (drugs and alcohol) and to drug laws. Services …addiction alcohol drugs legallondon
Resources for AutismResources for Autism provide practical services for children and adults with an autistic spectrum condition and for their families and carers. All staff and volunteers are autism trained and services are designed to be welcoming and accepting of users whatever their level of need and support. They are constantly developing …autism-spectrum disabilitieslondon
Respect PhonelineThey are a confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. They are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators, as well as to their (ex) partners and frontline workers. They are a helpline and email service. …abuse domestic-violencemen womenengland
Respond (from Hurting to Healing)They aim to make a real difference to people with learning disabilities by providing effective and flexible support to help them to improve their lives. Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, …abuse learning-disability rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abuseadults-at-risklondon
Rethink Mental IllnessRethink Mental Illness is a national charity which helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is a selection of what they do. They support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And …mental-health national-charities support-serviceengland northern-ireland
Retreat AssociationThe Retreat Association is a national, ecumenical Church organisation to help people find ways of exploring and deepening their journey with God through sprituality and prayer.  They can help people find a retreat or a spiritual director.  They offer an information resource for those involved in retreat work and for …spiritual-supportchristian-communityinternational uk
Rights of WomenThis is a women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law.  Their services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. They also work to improve the law for women …equality-human-rights immigration legal-advice-line legalwomenengland-and-wales
RiversideOne of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, providing support and affordable housing to people of all ages and circumstances throughout England.  Riverside provides: affordable homes to rent for singles, couples and families care and support for older people, those at risk of homelessness and other …homelessness housinglambeth
Robes ProjectThe Robes Project operates a cold weather night shelter from November to April in seven different South London churches. Each church takes it in turn to offer hospitality and shelter to a group of homeless people for one night a week. The project is run by two staff and over …homelessnessmen womenlambeth-and-southwark
Royal Association for Deaf People (Lambeth)As part of the Lambeth Independent Living & Carers Partnership, the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) have announced their Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service will remain in Lambeth after a successful funding extension.. “I Need Advice” – the qualified advisors provide rights-based information and advice on – Financial …deaf-hard-of-hearing disabilities mental-health-learning-disability support-servicelambeth
Royal College of PsychiatristsThey are the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom.  They work to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health …mental-health national-charitiesuk
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products we offer in our online shop. We’re a catalyst for change – inspiring …blind-visual-impairment18all-london
Run Talk RunRun Talk Run says it exists to make both running and mental health support less intimidating, and more accessible Run Talk Run is a weekly 5km gentle jog. Before every run there is a window of time to meet the other runners and say hello to the run leader. It’s alright if you’re …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing sportadults service-userslambeth southwark
Runaway HelplineAdvice to young people aged 11 to 17 years who have run away from home or care or been forced to leave. Can pass on messages to family or carers. Can make referrals to other organisations and can help find a place of safety. This service is free and confidential …helplines-nationalchildren missing-peopleuk
Salvation Army Family Tracing ServiceThe Family Tracing Service restores and sustains family relationships by locating relatives who have lost contact with each other, either recently or in the past. They provide a service that is professional, compassionate and non-judgemental, with support throughout the searching process.  Their dedicated team of caseworkers, who work on behalf of …national-charitiesfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk missing-peopleuk-and-overseas
SamaritansThe Samaritans Helpline offers confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service helps you to talk through your concerns, worries and troubles.  You don’t have to be suicidal to call.  There is a network of local branches across the UK and callers are automatically diverted …crisis-supportuk
Sanctuary Supported LivingSanctuary Housing Association understand that poor mental health can lead to homelessness and people with mental health problems can sometimes find it difficult to secure and maintain good quality accommodation.  Through day-to-day support their clients are able to stabilise their lives and begin the journey towards recovery.  For some this …housing supported-housingadults-at-risk olderpeopleengland
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)Support for bereaved parents and their families whose baby dies before, during or soon after birth. Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals …counselling-psychotherapy support-groups support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklondon-uk
SANE and SANElineSANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives. To raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services. To provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their …campaigning mental-health national-charitiesfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk service-users young-people-young-adultsuk
ScopeScope exists to make  the UK a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.  They provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. They raise awareness of the issues and work to make changes …disabilities physical-disabilityuk
Scott – Moncrieff & Associates Ltd – SolicitorsTheir Mental Health Department represents clients with mental health problems.  Their experienced solicitors are members of the Law Society Mental Health Panel.  Legal Aid can be offered subject to eligibility criteria. Also deal with a wide range of legal issues.legal solicitorsadults-at-riskengland-and-wales
SELDOCHow do I get healthcare help when my GP is closed? SELDOC’s out-of-hours service is open when your GP is closed. To access advice or book a consultation, call our specialist call handlers. They will assess your needs and a SELDOC clinician will call you back within 20 minutes to …gp-practices-lambeth gp-practices nhs-servicessouth-london
Self Injury SupportSelf injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity to support women and girls in emotional distress.  They particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. Direct support services. Contact us for free, …self-injury-self-harm telephone-email-supportgirls women young-people-young-adultsuk
Self Management UK (Experts Patients)Self Management UK   – Self management support for people living with long-term health conditions including mental health issues. They used to be called The Expert Patients Programme.  They have over 12 years’ experience working with patients, carers, healthcare professionals, clinicians and commissioners. They work with patients and carers to help …england
Seroxat & SSRI User GroupThe Seroxat User Group was set up by UK patients using the medication, to provide support and advice to users and to their families and friends. It provides a website with online support and advice about Seroxat anti-depressant medication and other SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors).  This website contains information about …medication support-groupsfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk individuals-adultuk
Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that examines mental health services from the perspectives of those that use them, explores empirically and conceptually the impact of service user involvement in research (in terms of both process and outcomes), and critically interrogates how service users have changed knowledge production …mental-healthservice-userssouth-london-maudsely-nhs-foundation-trust-catchment-area
Shape ArtsShape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes. In addition to this they provide access auditing and training services to arts …creative-writing-poetry-media dance-music disabilitiesadultsuk
SHARE CommunityShare works with disabled people who need extra help and support in order to achieve their potential and realise their dreams and aspirations. Share’s aim is to transform disabled people’s lives so that they live more independently and make choices about all aspects of their lives. They provide training and …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support disabilities18croydon lambeth merton southwark wandsworth
Shared Lives – LambethShared Lives, a community based service for adults with learning disabilities and other social care needs in Lambeth, is being delivered now by Grace Eyre in place of Mencap.  The service enables people with learning disabilities and other social care needs to live life to the full in their community without having …disabilities housing learning-disabilityindividuals-adultlambeth
Shelter Housing AdviceShelter’s London advice line offers free specialist advice on housing issues across all London boroughs. This includes advice on debt, welfare, and guidance on access to accommodation and available local services. If you are eligible for legal aid, Shelter London’s legal services offer advice and court representation in cases including …homelessness housing housing-advicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk individuals-adultengland-and-scotland
SHP Tenancy Support Services – Lambeth & SouthwarkSHP (Single Homeless People) aims to prevent homelessness and promote social inclusion.  They run regular advice surgeries in partnership with local treatment services.  At the surgeries you can get advice and support on:  Housing queries, Benefit issues, Council Tax issues, Debt advice, and referral for Tenancy Support if required. This service is …at-risk-of-homelessness tenancy-support16lambeth southwark
Silver Fit – Lifelong FitnessFun and fitness sessions at Brockwell Park for people aged 45 and over whether you have never exercised before or are a seasoned pro.  Chance to meet new friends and get healthy doing it. Every Tuesday, 2pm at the cafe in Brockwell Park Also offer Pilates and Nordic walking.  yoga-exerciseolderpeoplelambeth southwark
SilverCloud HealthSilverCloud is for people aged 16 or over who need help with mental health issues and the emotional challenges associated with long-term conditions.  SilverCloud uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you change the way you think about things.  Once registered you work through a series of topics chosen by …counselling-psychotherapy depression-bipolar mental-health support-service16 adultsuk
SLAM Hayworth Ward (Ladywell Unit, Lewisham Hospital)Hayworth Ward is in the Ladywell Unit at University Hospital Lewisham. We provide inpatient assessment, treatment and care for people aged over 65 with acute mental illness or under 65 for people who have dementia. We care for older adults who are admitted to hospital in a crisis. We support …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias nhs-servicesservice-userslambeth-southwark
SLaM Jim Birley Unit for women with mental illnessThe Jim Birley Unit (JBU) is a ward at the Lewisham Hospital. We provide inpatient care and treatment for women, aged 16-65, who have severe mental illness. We provide care for people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. Our aim is to ensure that women with severe mental …mental-health nhs-serviceswomen
SLaM Recovery CollegeThe Recovery College of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is supported by the Maudsley Charity. ​ To find out which courses are on, and when and where they are being run, read through the new timetable here. Brief descriptions of what you can expect from each …communityopportunitieseducation nhs-services16 service-userslambeth southwark
SLOW – Supporting Bereaved ParentsThe aim at SLOW is to provide an informal, quiet place for bereaved parents. Some say that the group provides a haven from the ravages of the ‘outside’ world at a time when life has been irrevocably changed by their child’s death. They know that the death of a child disturbs every aspect of …bereavementparents-guardianslondon
Smoking Cessation ServicesSmoking Clinic – Maudsley Hospital This is a specialist service, available to people living or working in Southwark.  You need to be referred to this service and the email for making referrals is: [email protected] The tobacco dependence clinic provides support and treatment for people who want to stop smoking. The …addiction nhs-services nicotineindividuals-adultlambeth southwark
SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)Aim to meet the needs and overcome the isolation of people over 18 years who have been bereaved by suicide. • National network of self-help support groups (including some in London) which aim to break the isolation of bereavement and provide a safe, confidential environment where people can share their …bereavement support-groupsfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP) LambethSHARP provides a range of effective, time-limited, evidence based therapeutic interventions for people in Lambeth with mental health needs, particularly a psychosis. These are aimed to develop coping skills, resilience and confidence and to help people to get on with their lives. They are involved in researching and developing novel and …community-team mental-health nhs-servicesservice-userslambeth
Solace women's aidFor more than 40 years they have supported women and children in London to build safe and strong lives. Futures free from male abuse and violence. How they can help you. If you have been affected by abuse remember you are not alone. There are a number of different ways …abuse domestic-violencewomenall-london lambeth-and-southwark uk
Solace Women's Aid (Domestic and Sexual Violence Advice & Counselling Services)Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Their work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse. They run a wide range of services to …abuse domestic-violence rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusewomenlambeth london southwark
Solicitors for the ElderlySFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) is a specialist group of lawyers to support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people. (By vulnerable they mean people who may not be able bodied and/or who may be mentality incapacitated i.e. they need help to make decisions or they can’t make decisions …legal solicitorsolderpeopleuk
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales.  It regulates more than 130,000 solicitors in England and Wales.Its purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified. The solicitors’ profession includes single-solicitor …complaints legal solicitorsadults-at-riskengland-and-wales
Solidarity in a Crisis – Out-of-Hours Peer SupportSolidarity in a Crisis supports people in distress by providing out of hours emotional support over the phone and in person. The service is run by Peer Supporters who have their own experience of facing and overcoming crisis. Listening with empathy, care and concern – Solidarity in a Crisis (SiaC).  …crisis-supportservice-userslambeth southwark
Somali ProjectCertitude’s Somali Project is an award winning service that supports people from the Somali Community in Lambeth. The Service, formerly a Social Inclusion Project, supported people with housing, tenancy, benefits and advocacy. Responding to ever changing needs The Somali Project now connects people who are isolated or have mental health …bmecommunitieslambeth
South Asian Community Mental Health Service (AMARDEEP) LambethA 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. They care for people living in the London Borough of Lambeth. Their aim is to provide care for people in the South …community-team nhs-services community-mental-health-teams-cmhts18 bmecommunitieslambeth
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust – MembershipThe South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS mental health services for south London in hospitals and the community. Support SLaM by becoming a member Members and governors are at the heart of the organisation. Members support SLaM on a voluntary basis and provide feedback, local knowledge and …nhs-services18south-london
South London Botanical InstituteFounded in 1910 in Tulse Hill, the South London Botanical Institute has a beautiful botanical garden and runs a wide range of courses, workshops, school visits and events for all ages. Many visits, events and workshops are Free or nominal cost,  they also offer volunteering opportunities. Opening Times: Thursdays (10am-4pm; free); …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support volunteeringadultslambeth
South London CaresSouth London Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours (age 65 and over) hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city. They seek to address the modern blight of loneliness and disconnection in our capital by harnessing the people and places around us …olderpeoplelambeth southwark
South London Islamic CentreThe South London Islamic Centre has five prayer services a day, funerals, marriages and cultural and social services.  They aim to support the Muslim communities by providing religious, cultural and social activities.  It also offers advice about benefits, care, health and racial harassment and offers bereavement support and marriage counselling.   There …spiritual-supportislamic-communitysouth-london
Southbank CounsellingSouthbank Counselling is a collective of individual therapists who are united by the same values offering psychotherapy and counselling in Vauxhall, Central London. They provide confidential, one to one counselling and psychotherapy in central London between Vauxhall and Westminster, on the South Bank of the River Thames. The counsellors and pychotherapists offer …counselling-psychotherapylondon
Southside Rehabilitation Association (SRA) CentreSRA is a charity providing employment training / intermediate employment for people with mental health problems.  We do this by running a variety of social enterprises: At West Norwood: The Copyshop – Printing Services Southside Catering, preparing buffet food Secretarial Services At Camberwell: Cleaning All the profits are reinvested in our trainees, …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportservice-userslambeth southwark
Southwark CarersSouthwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. They also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark by working in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible. Southwark Carers offer a wide range …support-servicecarersouthwark
Southwark Carers (Young Carers)Southwark Young Carers is the borough wide service for Young Carers in Southwark, provided by Imago Community. Young Carers are anyone aged 8-18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue. Young Adult Carers are those aged 18-24. Southwark Young Carers will …support-serviceyoung-carersouthwark
Southwark CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group)Clinical Commissioning Groups or ‘CCGs’ are a new kind of organisation. They were created in April 2013 and are made up of all the local GP surgeries. The role of an NHS CCG is to commission NHS services on behalf of the people who live in the area. NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group …ccg nhs-servicessouthwark
Southwark Child and Family ServiceThe Southwark Child and Family Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based at Mapother House, Maudsley Hospital. We provide outpatient assessment and treatment for children, up to the age of 12, with emotional and behavioural difficulties. We care for children who are registered with …mental-healthfamilies-in-need-or-at-risksouthwark
Southwark CouncilThe London Borough of Southwark provides a broad range of services for local residents. These include help finding a home and landlord and tenant advice, administrating Council Tax and housing benefits, adult and children’s support services, running schools and managing admissions, managing parking permits and parking fines and registering to vote. Southwark Council …southwarksouthwark
Southwark Council Adult Learning ServiceVariety of courses for qualifications and for social and personal development.  Courses come under the headings of Basic skills, Employability, Work-related, Creative leisure and health, and Family learning. A brochure detailing the courses is available and on the website. Courses take place at venues across Southwark including Thomas Calton Centre, …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportsouthwark
Southwark Home Treatment – Adult Mental HealthOur Home Treatment team (Southwark) provides a community based service to support people, aged 18-65, at home, rather than in hospital. Our service helps to avoid the stress, anxiety and upheaval that can happen with a hospital admission. We support people who live in the London Borough of Southwark. Our …mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Southwark Law CentreProvides specialist legal advice, casework and representation in Employment, Housing, Asylum/Immigration and Welfare Rights Law, mainly for people who live or work in the London Borough of Southwark. Does not provide a drop in service or provide general information. Appointments are usually made via other agencies – for example, advice …legal-aid legalrefugees-asylumsouthwark
Southwark Leisure ServicesLocal sport and physical activities A full range of sport and physical activities can be found across the Southwark Borough regardless of your age or ability. The local sports clubs offer everything from angling and fencing, to BMX and boccia, netball, athletics, tennis and much more. From the website you …leisure-centres-southwarksouthwark
Southwark Mediation Centre (SMC)Mediation is confidential and voluntary, a process where the people involved can work towards realistic and practical solutions, as easy or as short as people want to make it and a positive way of sorting things out. The services at SMC are aimed at Family mediation.  The Centre encourage the …advocacy complaints employment legal support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risk young-people-young-adultssouthwark-and-lambeth
Southwark Mental Health and Learning Disabilities ServiceThe Southwark MHLD service provides community-based psychiatric and psychological assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who live in the London Borough of Southwark. They care for adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities who may have emotional, behavioural, and social, communication or physical difficulties. They provide …mental-health-learning-disability nhs-services18southwark
Southwark Pensioners CentreSouthwark Pensioners Centre is a local charity that supports older people aged 50+ to enjoy healthier, independent and more active lives, in touch with each other and their communities. At their community resource centre they work to promote choice, opportunity and quality of life for people aged 50 and over. …benefits housing-adviceolderpeoplesouthwark
Southwark Stop Smoking ServiceLocal help to quit If you need more support, find your local stop smoking service through the Stop Smoking London Portal.  They also provide more general information about quitting.  If you just want to speak to a specially trained advisor, you can call the helpline on 0300 123 1044. You can also …addiction nicotineindividuals-adult inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodationsouthwark
Southwark Wellbeing HubThe Southwark Wellbeing Hub is delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing and joint funded by Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Council.  They provide information and support for anyone in Southwark experiencing problems with their mental wellbeing.  They offer help them navigate local services, groups and activities so that they can find the right …mental-health support-serviceindividuals-adultsouthwark
Southwark WorksThe Southwark Works Programme has been successfully working with local residents for over 10 years.  The programme provides tailored support that is based on individual client needs. They have built up significant experience of working holistically to support people and improve their quality of life, as well as their employment …employmentsingle-parent-women young-people-young-adultssouthwark
Specialist Care Unit for Older Adults, Greenvale (Lambeth)Greenvale Specialist Care Unit provides specialist assessment, treatment, accommodation and 24 hour nursing care for people aged over 65 who have dementia and challenging behaviour. The team of specialist nurses, psychologists occupational therapists and physiotherapists work closely with the person, their family and carers.  They help to minimise people’s challenging …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias inpatient nhs-servicesolderpeoplelambeth
Spectrum TherapySpectrum is a London-based centre for psychotherapy providing space for personal enquiry in which people learn to manage all aspects of their lives, develop self-knowledge, resilience and the capacity and skills to solve problems. Spectrum is a psychotherapy practice and training organisation and is comprised of psychotherapeutic and health practitioners. They are …counselling-psychotherapylondon
Spires Centre & StreetlinkSpires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. They work to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. Spires’ services are offered …at-risk-of-homelessness day-centres homelessness support-serviceadults-at-risk sex-workers womenlambeth south-london
Sporting RecoverySporting Recovery say that their innovative community-based exercise program is focused on people who are ‘marginal, high risk and hard to reach’ who often have concerning co-morbidity problems e.g. illicit drug and substance misuse, a diagnosis of mental health and/or offending behaviour. These adults have difficulties accessing, trusting and re-engaging …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing sportadults service-userslambeth southwark
Springfield Community FlatAdvice and support for vulnerable people living in Lambeth and surrounding areas. Services include advice of debt, benefits, finding work, housing problems and advice for asylum seekers and other migrants. Offer assistance in accessing legal advice and medical help. Creche with early years sessional care, breakfast club and after school …support-servicefamilies-in-need-or-at-risklambeth wandsworth
St George the Martyr – Café & TimebankCommunity Cafe Free tea, coffee, cake and conversation on Thursday afternoons, 2pm – 4pm.  Meet other people, relax and find out more about the timebank. HOurBank Borough The HOurBank is a way for people to share their skills with each other.  If you do a job for someone else you …support-service volunteeringindividuals-adultsouthwark
St Giles SurgerySt Giles Surgery building hosts two separate GP practices operating a rota for registration, which alternates 2/3 weekly. The clinics offered includes a Counselling Service.gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
St Giles TrustSt Giles Trust is a large charity helping people facing severe disadvantage to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. They help them to become positive contributors to local communities and the wider society. They passionately believe everybody is capable of changing their lives. Their mission is to …debt employmentadults young-people-young-adultslondon
St John's Senior Citizens ProjectSt Johns Community Development Project is based in the heart of the community and aims to improve the lives of senior citizens through a range of activities and events. We provide a weekly social club and exercise session, a singing group, and craft sessions. We also have a programme of outings, meals out, …olderpeoplelambeth
St Luke's Hub KenningtonSt Luke’s Hub is a new community space in Kennington where you can get support and advice on using computers, getting online and financial support and advice. They host a range of projects and classes that help develop and empower the local community, from employment support programmes to parenting classes. They …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support debt support-servicelambeth southwark
St Thomas' HospitalGeneralHospitalwith an Accident & Emergency department and access to emergency mental health services. The services found at the hospital include: A&E Liaison Psychiatry; Adamson Centre; Adult Clinical Psychology; General Liaison Psychiatry Team; MAPPIM (Maternity and Perinatal Partnerships in Mental Health); Neuropsychiatry; Neuropsychiatry and Memory Disorders Clinic; Psychiatric Liaison Team for …inpatient nhs-servicesadults inpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodation young-people-young-adultscroydon lambeth lewisham southwark
Stalking HelplineMission: The mission is to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support. Vision: The vision is a society in which people are safer – and feel safer – from violence and aggression; they want people to be able to live life to the full. The …abuse stalkingadults-at-risk young-people-young-adultsuk
Status Employment – LambethAssisst people with mental health issues in finding and retaining paid employment. Works with people to get into work or move closer to the job market. This can be through education, training, paid work or volunteering. Starts by helping you to identify your current skills, look at your aspirations and help you …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportservice-userslambeth
Steel and Shamash SolicitorsProvide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health Law.  Also cover a wide range of other legal issues.legal solicitorsadults-at-risklondon-and-the-south-east
Step Change Debt CharityStep Change is the UK’s leading debt charity.  They provide free debt advice and help devise personal action plans with practical solutions to help those struggling with the stress and worry of debt. Step Change offers an extensive online service that includes a Benefits checker, a debt remedy service which takes …debtadults adults-at-riskuk
Stockwell Good NeighboursStockwell Good Neighbours is an organisation for older adults who live in the Lambeth area which provides a wide range of social activities and projects to benefit people’s health and well-being and prevent social isolation.  There are currently 60 members, and most are of West Indian origin. They meet in …bmecommunities olderpeoplelambeth
Stockwell PartnershipStockwel Partnership are a charity run by local people for local people. They aim to improve the quality of life in the local neighbourhood by undertaking projects, building partnerships, and supporting residents to take action on issues they care about. They work with residents to create a neighbourhood where people …advocacylambeth
Stonewall Housing & Advice LineStonewall Housing is the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) housing advice and support provider in England. They provide housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, as well as free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages. They also …campaigning housing housing-advicelgbt young-lgbtall-london
Streatham Ice & Leisure CentreLeisure centre with 25m swimming pool, ice rink, gymnasium, group exercises, lessons and courses.  Small café.leisure-centres-lambeth-community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeinglondon
Streatham LibraryFull library service.  Free computers for internet, email and word processing.  Foreign language books.  Room for hire.community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing librarieslambeth streatham
Stroke CareStroke Care is an award winning registered charity based in Southwark.  Its work focuses on prevention of strokes by working closely with other agencies to raise awareness in local communities, as well as rehabilitation services and support to improve the quality of life of those affected by stroke, and other …disabilities support-servicecarer olderpeoplesouthwark
Studio UpstairsStudio Upstairs is an arts and health charity with branches in Bristol and London. Their vision is for a world in which everyone can transform their life through creative community.  They support creative and personal recovery through arts practice.  They say they provide positive, life-changing interventions for people with mental …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing creative-writing-poetry-media dance-musicadultslondon
SUITESUITE is the service user and carer and family focussed part of the Education and Training Department of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM). They support, coach and give training to service users and carers so that they can develop and deliver training to SLAM staff on a whole …volunteeringcarer service-userssouth-london south-london-maudsely-nhs-foundation-trust-catchment-area
Support Needs Assessment & Placement (SNAP) TeamThe SNAP Team no longer exists, but Lambeth customers with housing support needs can self-refer for housing advice and assistance via: Tel  020 7926 4200 email:  [email protected] Or by dropping in to see a Housing Adviser at the Lambeth Council Customer Centre at Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, Brixton.  …housing lambethadults-at-risk olderpeoplelambeth
SupportLineSupportLine provides confidential, emotional support for children, young adults and adults.  They offer support by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details …mental-health rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abuse telephone-email-supportuk
Surrey Docks FarmSurrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in the heart of London. It occupies a beautiful 2.2 acre site on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe.  The farm is an ideal setting and environment for environmental activities throughout the calendar year. There is always something interesting …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support learning-disabilitylondon southwark
Survivors PoetrySurvivors’ Poetry (SP)  is a survivor-led arts group for people who have experienced mental health issues, coordinating artistic activities using poetry to make connections between creativity and mental health. Poetry Express – SP’s quarterly newsletter appears on Facebook.community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing creative-writing-poetry-mediaservice-userslondon
Survivors UKSurvivors UK is here to help sexually abused men, or anyone identifying as male and non-binary, as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes. Offers support, advice, information and counselling for men, from the age of 13 and older, …abuse rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusemenuk
Sydenham GardenSydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham.  They aim to do this through providing co-workers (the name they give to the primary beneficiaries) an opportunity to take part in …alzheimers-disease-other-dementias community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing gardening-southwark mental-healthadultslambeth lewisham southwark
Talk To Frank (formerly National Drugs Helpline)24-hour helpline offering information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse.  Can address health concerns about any drugs – legal or illegal.  Provides information about local services and support groups and national drug resources. Literature available and there is a lot of information on the website including …addiction drugsuk
Tate South Lambeth LibraryFree Library service.  Books available in Portuguese, Spanish and Polish.  Free computers.lambeth
Tavistock RelationshipsTavistock Relationships is internationally renowned as an organisation delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples. They deliver professional training to the next generation of couple therapists and provide clinical services to couples and parents throughout London. They provide a range of affordable …counselling-psychotherapy web-chat-supportcouples families-in-need-or-at-risk individuals-adult lgbtall-london
Thames ReachThames Reach helps homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. In this way, they hope to achieve their vision of ending street homelessness. They support people with experience of homelessness as well as vulnerable or isolated men and women who may be in …at-risk-of-homelessness homelessness supported-housingadults-at-risklondon
The Alliance – Drug & AlcoholThe Alliance was founded by a group of committed professionals and people who had used drug treatment services, working together as equals to improve the quality and availability of treatment in the UK.  It arose from a belief that drug users need a real voice in their treatment and in …addiction alcohol drugsuk
The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Pyschotherapy ServicesAt TAC we are a registered healthcare provider with more than 300 practitioners meeting the diverse mental health and wellbeing needs of our clients in London through face-to-face talking therapies within our low cost, NHS or private therapy services. All of our experienced counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are fully qualified, …counselling-psychotherapy disabilitiesbmecommunities couples individuals-adult lgbt young-people-young-adultslambeth
The Beth CentreThe Beth Centre is a safe confidential space providing expert support for women at risk of, or affected by the criminal justice system living in Lambeth. They aim to reduce re-offending rates; increase positive family relationships and increase the use of community sentences, rather than custody, for women. SUPPORT OFFERED …support-servicewomenlambeth
The Black, African & Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)BAATN are the UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. Their primary focus and area of expertise is to support people from these heritages. However, they are open to other People of Colour who are affected by prejudice …counselling-psychotherapy intercultural-therapybmecommunities other-community-groupslondon
The Caravan Drop-in and Counselling Service‘The Caravan Drop In’ is a drop-in counselling service situated in St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London. It is run by the CCPE (Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education) in partnership with St. James’s Church, which has provided a home for the Caravan since 1982.  See website www.ccpe.org.uk The service is open …counselling-psychotherapy drop-in-counselling-serviceall-london
The Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC)At The Chinese Information and Advice Centre CIAC, we provide a wide range of support for people facing immigration issues, women and children (including victims of domestic violence), asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people, as well as those in need of benefits and welfare advice. Please click on the following …domestic-violence immigration support-serviceother-community-groupsall-london
The Choir with No NameThe Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people. They are a diverse bunch of folks; all genders, all colours, all ages – everyone is welcome. They sing pop, rock, soul, gospel, reggae, musicals… you name it, they give it a go… although they’ve yet to try …dance-musicadults-at-risklondon
The Clinic for Boundaries StudiesThe clinic for Boundary Studies is a centre of practice on all aspects of professional boundaries. The clinic provides specialist support services for the public alongside training and professional development services for practitioners. It is also involved in research and development around professional boundaries and conduct. Support and Recovery:  The …counselling-psychotherapyuk
The Compassionate FriendsThe Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children. They offer support both directly to bereaved families and indirectly by fostering understanding and good …bereavementfamilies-in-need-or-at-riskuk
The Conservation Volunteering CharityThe Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are taking action every day to reclaim London’s Green Spaces. Come and join one of our volunteering activities across the capital.  Everyone is welcome to volunteer regardless of age, experience or background, and while working outdoors is good for your physical and mental health it also gives you a …communityopportunitieseducationadultslondon uk
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)South London office of a charity aiming to improve the environment and access to the environment in the UK and internationally, and running a range of projects including training, educational and volunteering programmes. Contact for information about local projects.volunteering18lambeth south-london
The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities (TCTC)The TCTC is a membership charity for all those connected with, interested or involved in the delivery of relationship-based support and treatment across the entire human lifespan. Their website is for people wanting to know more about therapeutic communities (TCs) and therapeutic environments. It describes the different types of TCs, what they …counselling-psychotherapy mental-health residential-careservice-usersuk-and-international
The Curly Hair ProjectThe Curly Hair Project (CHP) is a social enterprise which supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them. They say their work is very inclusive – it’s all about developing empathy and understanding for the amazing diversity of people in the world. The CHP is an award-winning …autism-spectrumboys carer girls men womenuk
The Doctors' Support NetworkAs doctors they are used to supporting patients’ health and well being, but they often neglect their own. Doctors have among the highest rate of mental health problems of any profession, but often feel isolated and unsupported. The Doctors’ Support Network aims to provide support, reduce stigma, and campaign for better services for …mental-health support-serviceuk
The Gaia Centre, LambethThe Gaia Centre, funded by the London Borough of Lambeth, was the first of its kind in the UK to offer a ‘single point of access’ for women, girls and men experiencing violence and abuse. This means that anybody experiencing any form of gender-based violence in Lambeth can find all …abuse domestic-violencemen women young-people-young-adultslambeth
The Gardens SurgeryThe practice is in the process of seeing changes within the Counselling and Psychology services. Please ask a doctor for a referral.gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
The HarbourServices for people aged 18 years and over with alcohol and drug addictions who want treatment and support. Services available: Café style Drop in,  Access to Computers – Wifi Access, A full group programme e.g. Relapse Prevention, SMART Recovery, Women’s Group,  Complementary Therapies,  One to One support,  Benefits Advice,  Tenancy …addiction alcohol drugslambeth
The HavenThe Haven provides urgent and follow-up care to people who have been sexually assaulted or raped. The patients or clients may be women, men, adults or children. You can call them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an initial assessment. If you were assaulted more than 12 months …abuse nhs-services rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abusesouth-london
The Kiloran TrustA large welcoming house in west London in which carers can come for a Respite Care Break away from Caring.  Kiloran is here specifically for unpaid carers looking after a relative or friend at home – a husband, wife, child, parent, sibling – who requires full time commitment to their care. …support-servicecareruk
The Listening PlaceFace to face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living. The world can feel like a very lonely place if you are feeling that life is no longer worth living: not only is it difficult to share those feelings but it can be hard to get …crisis-support18london
The Loss FoundationThe Loss Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer, whether that be spouses, family members, friends or colleagues. They provide a variety of support events to help people at any point during their loss, and create the …bereavement support-servicelondon oxford
The Peace CentreThe Peace Centre was set up to provide support for anyone who has been affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles or who supports someone who has been affected.  It can help them to engage with appropriate support services and can access funding for individuals for: psychological interventions trauma focussed physical …bereavement comp-alt-therapies counselling-psychotherapy education employment mental-health non-emergency-helpline support-service telephone-email-support victim-support11 adults families-in-need-or-at-riskuk
The Pocklington TrustThe Thomas Pocklington Trust are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the needs of people with sight loss and to developing and implementing services which meet their needs and improves lives. This approach includes their website where they are trying to achieve a high standard of accessibility,  There is information on …blind-visual-impairmentuk
The Recovery Centre- Lambeth Addictions Treatment ConsortiumThis service has been developed to provide an open and welcoming space for those in recovery from substance misuse problems and for their families, friends and wider community. The Recovery Centre provides an opportunity for those in recovery to develop new social networks, gain advice and support to access mainstream services, …addiction alcohol drugslambeth
The Silver LineThe Silver Line is a free telephone helpline for older people, providing information, friendship and advice.  All calls are treated as confidential. There are no strict age limits but most of their callers are over 55 – The Silver Generation. Services include: Information Friendship and advice. They signpost callers to the many …telephone-email-supportolderpeopleengland-and-wales
The Survivors History GroupThe Survivors History Group was founded in 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 website and in a book. It will also preserve historical material in digital form on this …mental-healthservice-usersuk
The Woodlawns Centre + Streatham Darby & Joan ClubWoodlawns Centre provides a range of activities for older people. See web page for more details. They also offer space for hire.  The premises are available for Weddings (Ceremonies and Receptions), Seminars, Anniversaries, Conferences, Christenings, Parties, Meetings, Corporate Functions, or any other event you are planning. The Streatham Derby & …olderpeoplelambeth
Three Boroughs Personality Disorder Day Service (Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham)The Cawley Centre is no longer a National & Specialist Service. In late 2017 it merged with the Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (ITPS), which was formerly based at the Munro Centre. The new service is known as the Three Boroughs Personality Disorder Day Service (Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham) and offers …mental-health nhs-services personality-disorders18lambeth lewisham southwark
Thrive Battersea Garden ProjectThrive Battersea Garden Project offers a gardening programmes to over 200 Londoners in four gardens in Battersea Park, and at community based outreach projects. The Main Garden on East Carriage Drive is also where our London office is based. Thrive also work in the Herb Garden near the Albert Gate entrance …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportlondon
THT DirectNational telephone helpline providing emotional support and information on a range of issues including HIV testing, post-exposure prophylaxis, screening for sexually transmitted infections, prosecutions for transmissions of HIV, benefits, housing, discrimination at work, immigration. Holds database of local HIV services. Helpline 0808 802 1221 THT Direct is here to give …hiv-aids sexual-health sexually-transmitted-infections16 couplesuk
Time4LambethTime4Lambeth is a Timebanking outreach project specifically focusing on Lambeth.  They are working to develop and grow Timebanking in Lambeth, through developing a network of hubs, so that more people can enjoy the benefits of Timebanking.  Time4Lambeth has been set up by Paxton Green Timebank. A time bank is a new and exciting …skills-sharelambeth
TogetherHead office of national organisation providing community based services including residential care, supported accommodation and community support, day services, services for people involved in the criminal justice system, training and information. Together also aims to work for positive change in mental health legislation and practice. Too many people pass through …support-serviceengland
Transport for AllTransport for All (TfA) is the organisation of disabled and older people dedicated to champion the rights of disabled and older people to travel with freedom and independence in London. Many transport services remain out of bounds for its disabled and older citizens. Physical barriers like flights of stairs, gaps and …disabilitiesolderpeoplelondon
Transport for London TFLWebsite service with information about all types of transport in London – buses, tube, rail, overground, tram and river bus. Can plan a journey and get up to date traffic information.london
Traumatic Stress Service – Maudsley HospitalAt the Traumatic Stress Service (TSS) they provide assessment and treatment for people, aged 18-65, throughout the United Kingdom. They are based at the Maudsley Hospital.  They aim to reduce the level of distress experienced by people who suffer psychological difficulties following a traumatic experience, often known as Post Traumatic …anxiety-phobias-ptsd mental-health nhs-servicesindividuals-adultlambeth southwark
Traumatic Stress Service – Springfield HospitalThis is a national specialist service which works with people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and associated conditions. You can find more in-depth information about the service and the treatments we provide here This service is for people over the age of 18 year (there is no upper age …anxiety-phobias-ptsd mental-health nhs-services18 bmecommunities service-personnel-veteransmerton south-london wandsworth
Tree ShepherdSupport service for people who want to start their own business and provide ongoing mentoring and coaching after they start up. They run courses on enterprise training, and also provide enterprise support and business clinics.employmentsouth-london
Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)TOP (Triumph Over Phobia) is a national network of self-help groups offering help and support to people who experience phobias or obsessive compulsive disorder or other related anxiety.  Self-help manual available. Local groups available in Lambeth and Southwark as well as nationwide which use structured self-help methods in a supportive …anxiety-phobias-ptsd mental-health obsessive-compulsive-disorder-hoardinguk
Tulse Hill Community Advice CentreThe Advice Centre offers free, face-to-face, non-judgmental advice for debts and benefits at confidential meetings.  Staff will also help you to access other services if needed.benefits communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing debt drop-in-counselling-serviceadults christian-community religious-grouplondon
TURN2US – Access to Welfare BenefitsTurn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.   There is a lot of information on the website but there is also a telephone helpline 0808  802 2000. Check benefit entitlement.  Check which means-tested benefits you may be entitled …benefitsuk
Turning PointA social enterprise providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment. Tailored personalised care helps achieve positive outcomes by offering choice, creating independence and helping people build a better life. Services for …addiction alcohol disabilities drugslambeth london southwark
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Our membership includes over 7,800 individual therapists and more than 70 training and accrediting organisations. What we do UKCP is the quality mark for high standards in …campaigning counselling-psychotherapyadults childrenuk
University of the Third Age (U3A) NorwoodThe University of the Third Age (U3A) Norwood is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for older people who are no longer in full time work, usually over 50 years.  They provide opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue …creative-writing-poetry-media dance-music walking-cyclingolderpeoplenorwood-and-surrounding-areas
Upper Norwood Library Free Computer and Internet ClassesFree Friendly and Relaxed Computer and Internet Classes at Upper Norwood Library. Their facilities consist of a computer lab and lap top classroom, with a 1-1 teacher/trainer. Provides a computer club atmosphere that is open to all adults. They particularly welcome : Retired people Carers Unemployed Mothers As well as those who simply wish to …communityopportunitieseducation it-support18 olderpeoplelambeth-and-southwark
Upper Norwood Library HubThe Library Hub in Crystal Palace is a contemporary community learning and cultural hub.  It provides access to activities, events, learning materials and programmes, literature, information and education to residents in Crystal palace and surrounding areas. The range of activities includes: Acting / Drama Energy bill switching and energy advice …communityopportunitieseducationlambeth
Urgent NHS Mental Health Treatment in LambethWhat to do in an emergency If there’s an emergency or you’re worried about the person you care for during office hours, the first place to ring is your GP or your local community mental health team (ask for the duty desk). The Lambeth Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) are …crisis-support emergency-psychiatric-assessment nhs-servicesadults-at-risklambeth
Vassall Senior Citizens AssociationOverview “Project Promotes Elderly Empowerment”.  Vassall Senior Citizens Association is a voluntary organisation aiming to help older people experience a sense of empowerment. The project provides opportunities for people aged 55 and over and within the Vassall Ward specifically, but generally offered to Lambeth Residents to get together to liase, access …olderpeople
Veteran's Welfare ServiceThe Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for veterans and beneficiaries of Veterans UK pensions and compensation schemes, and all their dependants. It also provides support to enable the seamless transition from service to civilian life, assist bereaved families or respond to life events …support-serviceservice-personnel-veteransuk
Veterans UKThe Veterans UK helpline provides assistance on many issues including benefits, housing and welfare.  When the helpline is closed, callers will be given the option to be routed to Combat Stress or The Samaritans 24hr helpline. Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured …helplines-national support-serviceservice-personnel-veteransuk
Victim SupportVictim Support helps anyone affected by crime, children as well as adults, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long …abuse advocacy legal support-serviceengland wales
Vietnamese Mental Health ServicesThe VMHS is a registered charity, serving the mental health needs of people from Vietnam in the UK, services provided are: Working in partnership with mainstream health/social care to provide treatment, care and support to Vietnamese users and their families Outreach and counselling services Drop-in day centres Support for carers and …day-centres mental-health support-servicebmecommunitieslondon uk
Villa Street Medical CentreGP practice They offer 6-8 sessions of counselling lasting 50 minutes, on a regular weekly basis at Villa Street Medical Practice in a quiet, private place where you can talk face to face with a qualified counsellor. Ask your GP to refer you to the counselling service. They work as …gp-surgeries-southwark-mental-health nhs-servicessouthwark
Vocation MattersVocation Matters is a user-led project. They provide time-unlimited, vocational information and support for people who are in contact with mental health services. They cover education, employment, training, volunteering and welfare.  They also provide information to health professionals when required. Referral to the project is simple: Service users can self-refer, …communityopportunitieseducation community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportservice-userslambeth
Vocational Services LambethLambeth Vocational Services version Vocational Services Lambeth consists of a number of projects: Vocation Matters (see separate entry), Carpet Cleaning Care, STATUS Employment (see separate entry) and a range of partners. They support people aged 18-65 who are in contact with mental health services in Lambeth, to become more included …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-supportservice-userslambeth
VoiceAbilityVoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts.  They provide free and independent advocacy and user involvement services. They are recognised for their advocacy and service user involvement groups, which are offered in many local authorities across England. They offer a wide range of …advocacyservice-usersengland
Walworth GardenWalworth Garden is a local Charity and Social Enterprise.  They provide environmental education, training in horticulture, garden maintenance services, workshops and courses including beekeeping. Mission Statement.  “To change lives by delivering excellent learning and horticulture therapy in an award winning garden that’s open to all.” You can support the local community …16lambeth southwark
Wandsworth Association of PsychotherapistsThey can offer a variety of styles of psychotherapy and counselling by practitioners trained and qualified in these fields: integrative, psychodynamic, humanistic, psychoanalytic, and CBT. Their psychotherapists work from different locations covering the borough of Wandsworth, so that clients can, if they wish, see someone conveniently near their home or …counselling-psychotherapysouth-south-west-london
Ward in the Community (Lambeth)The Residential Unit (Lambeth Hospital) is a low secure, residential forensic rehabilitation unit in Landor Road. It has four flats. It provides assessment, treatment and care for men and women, aged, 18-65, who have mental health problems and who require intensive rehabilitation into the community. It cares for people who live in the London …inpatient nhs-servicesinpatients-rehabilitation-wards-supported-accomodation service-userslambeth
Waterloo Action CentreWaterloo Action Centre is a busy centre with lots of social activities, a day time welfare advice service and a free evening legal advice service. The advice service offers a confidential advice on issues such as welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment issues to any residents of Lambeth and people aged 65 and over.   Phone any weekday to make an …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing legal support-serviceadults olderpeoplelambeth
Waterloo Community CounsellingThey have been providing counselling and psychotherapy for more than 25 years. They help people resolve emotional issues, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain self-confidence. They offer language counselling to MECS referrals (Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service). MECS was in part set up to provide language counselling to clients who are unable …counselling-psychotherapybmecommunities couples men womenall-london lambeth southwark
Waterloo Depression Self Help GroupThis is a self-help group for people who experience depression and people can self-refer themselves.  The group meets on the first Saturday of every month from 2pm to 5pm in a community centre very close to Waterloo station. You can email for more details. On the website link scroll down …depression-bipolar support-groupsservice-userslondon
Waterloo Job ShopWaterloo Job Shop provides a local job brokerage service to unemployed residents of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. Waterloo Job Shop is a local job brokerage facility that has successfully placed local people into employment.  It also offers pre-employment training courses to help people improve their skills, including CV writing and interview …community-opportunities-work-training-employment-support18lambeth southwark wandsworrth
Waterloo LibraryWaterloo Library has recently been refurbished and relocated to The Oasis Centre, opposite Lambeth North Tube, in a building shared with Oasis Hub Coffee Centre.  It is a self-service library, with Lambeth librarians on site every day for up to two hours.  It provides a range of lending services including books CD’s, DVDs and foreign language …lambeth
We Are With YouAddaction support people to make positive behavioural change. Whether that’s a problem with alcohol, drugs, or mental health and wellbeing – Addaction are there to help people make changes to their lives in ways they never thought possible. Their work takes in community support, education, help for those in the criminal justice …addiction alcohol drugsengland lambeth
WelcareWelcare  works with children and families across South London and East Surrey. They help parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children.  They provide practical help and support to families, empowering them to rebuild their lives and access opportunities to ensure their children have a …support-servicechildren families-in-need-or-at-risksouth-london
Wellness Centre – Sporting RecoveryThe Wellness Centre encourages people who have or are experiencing mental distress to adopt a healthier lifestyle.  Sporting Recovery is an exercise programme for people aged 18+ and in need of support and encouragement to become more socially and physically active. Sporting Recovery’s programme promotes structure and social interaction in …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeing dance-music sport18lambeth south-london-maudsely-nhs-foundation-trust-catchment-area southwark
West London MissionThe Big House in Camberwell has 11 studio flats, providing supported accommodation to people who have been homeless. It specialises in supporting ex-servicemen from the British Armed Forces.  They work closely with a large number of ex-services organisations including SSAFA, Veterans Aid, Garden Leave, Stoll and the Poppy Factory amongst …addiction alcohol homelessnessadults-at-risk service-personnel-veteranslondon
West Norwood LibraryWest Norwood library boasts a fun and engaging children’s area, a suite of 30 computers with free wifi, more than 35,000 books, and technology and equipment to give people with disabilities access to the wonderful books and facilities. There are the usual regular classes and activities for all ages, found …communityopportunitieseducationlambeth
Wheels for Wellbeing – CyclingWheels for Wellbeing is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling, including people with mental health needs. Cycling can be easier than walking, a way to keep independent, fit and healthy, a mobility aid, and a useful form of everyday transport. Inclusive …disabilities walking-cycling18croydon lambeth lewisham southwark
White Eagle ClubThe White Eagle Club, located on Balham High Road halfway between Balham and Tooting Bec, is a centre for all local Polish people.  It organises activities, outings and seminars, and has a restaurant (open seven days a week) serving Polish cuisine with European variations.
WISH – A voice for women's mental healthWish is a user led, women’s mental health organisation.  It is a national charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community.  They provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman’s journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. …mental-health national-charities support-servicewomenengland-and-wales
Woman's Trust – recovery from domestic abuseWoman’s Trust is a London based charity which helps women who have experienced domestic violence. Woman’s Trust was formed female domestic violence survivors and counsellors to provide local specialist mental health support for women affected by domestic violence/abuse in London. They understand that domestic abuse damages women’s mental health and makes …counselling-psychotherapy domestic-violence support-groupswomenlondon
Women and Girls NetworkWomen and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN is a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic …abuse rape-sexual-abuse-historical-sexual-abuse support-servicegirls womenall-london
Women of the Beaumont Society (WOBS)Telephone helpline offering information, advice, support and befriending for wives, women partners, family and friends of transgendered and gender dysphoric people (i.e. people concerned about their gender). Volunteers have personal experience of being in relationship with a gender dysphoric person. All calls are charged at normal landline rates. Answerphones are …support-servicelgbtuk
Women's Therapy LinkAffordable counselling for women.  A network of female Psychotherapists offering experienced Counselling in UK locations. If you would like to speak to one of the counsellors today, please feel free to phone.  They will be happy to discuss what is concerning you. If you have a personal crisis, relationship problem, …counselling-psychotherapywomenuk
Woodlawns Asian GroupThe Woodlawns Asian Group is a day centre for older Asian people in Streatham offering help, support and activities to promote their independence, health and well-being. It reaches out to the lonely and vulnerable people who live in the area. The Group offers a number of activities for members and …community-opportunities-leisure-wellbeingbmecommunities olderpeoplelambeth
Working FamiliesWorking Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Their Legal Helpline gives parents and carers free advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time …employment legal-advice-linefamilies-in-need-or-at-riskuk
Working With Men (WWM)Working With Men is an award winning charity supporting positive male activity, engagement and involvement, their current work includes solution based approaches to tackling conflict and knife related incidents in schools and in the community, Raising the attainment levels of boys in school, Support for single mothers of boys, fatherhood and …anger-management support-serviceboys men single-parent-men single-parent-womenlondon uk
WPF Therapy (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)Therapy WPF offer a range of therapy options, both individual and group sessions.  These can be weekly or more frequent.  They can be a set number of sessions or open ended.  The best options for you will be discussed during your initial consultation. They believe that a consultation at the …counselling-psychotherapyall-london
Yoga classes in LambethYoga classes in Lambeth are listed on three websites: www.localyogaclasses.co.uk/search/London-Lambeth www.yogaclassnearyou.co.uk/yoga-classes-in-Lambeth www.yogahub.co.uk/location/united-kingdom/greater-london-lambeth/lambeth  men womenlambeth
Yoga classes in SouthwarkYoga classes in Southwark are listed on two websites: www.localyogaclasses.co.uk/search/London-Southwark www.yogaclassnearyou.co.uk/yoga-classes-in-Southwarkmen womensouthwark
Young Lambeth DirectoryThe Young Lambeth Directory provides an online directory of services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth up to the age of 19, or 25 for young people with disabilities. On the website choose the “Young People” option.support-servicechildren families-in-need-or-at-risk grandparents parents-guardians young-people-young-adultslambeth
YoungMindsYoung Minds is a leading national charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They are fighting for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They say they are here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have …helplines-national mental-health national-charitieschildren young-people-young-adultsuk
YoungMinds Parents HelplineYoung Minds is a national charity.  The Parents Helpline is a telephone helpline if you are worried about a child or young person, up to the age of 25 years, regarding emotional problems, behaviour or mental health.  You can call the free helpline for confidential, expert advice. Who contacts YoungMinds?  Parents, carers, …helplines-national national-charitiesparents-guardiansuk
Youth AccessYouth Access is a national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice and counselling services (YIACS). Their projects and activities ensure that links are fostered and sustained between the different sectors impacting on our members’ work with young people. Youth Access is an advice and counselling network.  They believe that every …counselling-psychotherapy support-serviceyoung-people-young-adultsuk
Youth Offending Service (Lambeth)The Lambeth Youth Offending Service works with young people that get into trouble with the law. We look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime.  The Youth Offending Service (YOS) is a multi-agency team which works with young people and families …legalfamilies-in-need-or-at-risk young-people-young-adultslambeth

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