Support groups

Peer support groups can be very beneficial in combating the loneliness that often comes with mental health difficulties. On this page, you can read about the groups we run around Lambeth and Southwark, and find the one that most suits your needs.

Self-referral to the peer support groups needs to be made by email first.  Please contact us at [email protected].  Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you have identified the group.  You can identify more than one group.  Please include a phone number as this will speed up your referral.  We are sorry that we cannot offer a telephone referral at the moment.  Please resist the temptation to telephone other departments.  All they can do for you is send us an email.

If you do not use email then please telephone our Information Service on 0208 159 8355 (Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8am–3pm) and they will send an email to us on your behalf.  If you have difficulty getting through to the Information Service, then please leave them a voice mail message that includes your full name and contact telephone number, which groups you are interested in.  The Information Service will send us an email. 

The Hearing Voices Group and Open Minds are paused due to Covid-19.

Southwark Women’s Forum

A women-only support group for those who have lived experience of mental health problems.

Open Minds

A welcoming drop-in group for people who are experiencing difficulties and are or have been in contact with mental health services.

Kindred Minds

A drop-in group for people from a Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) background experiencing difficulties with mental health.

Voices Group

A safe space for anyone who is a voice hearer or suffers with paranoia.

Friends in Need

An evening group for people experiencing difficulties with anxiety or depression.