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Vietnamese Mental Health Services


The 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 children of mentally ill parents
  • Supported accommodation for Vietnamese single man users
  • Supporting Vietnamese community organisations outside London to develop local mental health services
  • Training workers and interpreters on medical and psychiatry terminology
  • Training/education about mental health issues; health/social care systems to people from Vietnam
  • Training/information about Vietnamese culture and beliefs in mental health to health/social care professionals
  • Publishing booklets/leaflets in Vietnamese and Chinese on health/mental health issues, and bimonthly Health Newsletter.
Offers information, advice and emotional support, including information on housing and benefits, outreach to visit people at home, informal counselling, drop-in day centre, training about mental health and advocacy for court and mental health tribunals.  Also offer support for carers and children of people with mental health needs.

Drop-in day centres are provided in 3 different places in London and offer an informal therapeutic climate where service users/carers can socialise and provide mutual support.

Staff members are at hand to provide information, support and informal counselling. Staff and service users/carers jointly plan and organise activities such as English classes, craftwork teaching, leisure activities and outings.

All centres open from 11am to 3pm, provide hot lunches and refreshments; Vietnamese/Chinese magazines, newspaper and video music.  Charge £2.00 per session.

Day centre drop in:

Every Wednesday and Friday at Tower Bridge:
Vietnamese Mental Health Services
25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF
Telephone: 020 7234 0601

Also publish booklets and leaflets in Vietnamese on mental health and health issues.  Provide supported accommodation for single men.

You can self-refer and referrals can be made by GPs, CMHTs, Hospitals and voluntary and community organisations.

Contact Details

020 7234 0601



VMHS, 25 Fair Street London SE1 2XF

Other Info

Opening times:
The VMHS office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, except Bank holidays.

£2 per session at the Drop-Ins.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access with ramped entrance to ground floor. No adapted toilets.

Tube: London Bridge Buses: 1, 42, 47, 78, 188, 343, 381, C10, RV1.

Other information:
Target groups: Vietnamese people with mental health problems, their families and carers. Registered charity.

Last updated:
15th January 2020