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Vietnamese Mental Health Services

Overview

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. Attendance contributes £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

Phone:
020 7234 0601

Email:
info@vmhs.org.uk

Website:
http://www.vmhs.org.uk

Address:
25 Fair Street, London SE1 2XF

Other Info

Opening times:
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Costs:
£2 per session at the Drop-Ins.

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

Directions:
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:
31st July 2018