Who is Southwark Women’s Forum for?

The Southwark Women’s Forum is a women-only support group for those aged 18 or above who have lived experience of mental health problems. 

What can I expect from this group?

You can expect a safe, supportive space for women who have experienced or are experiencing difficulty with mental health.

Our aim is to connect the community with local services and events, as well encouraging participants to connect with one another. We like to give members an opportunity for honest, open discussion with women who can share similar experiences and also a chance to feed back their views of mental health services.

Guest speakers sometimes visit the forum to give talks on a variety of relevant and topics. There is also a free vegetarian buffet and refreshments available during the meeting, and the option for a head and shoulder massage with our massage therapist. 

When is Southwark Women’s Forum held?

The forum meets once a month on the second Friday of every month, from 12pm – 2pm. There will be no group in August and December due to our annual summer day-trip and festive meal, which group members are welcome to join us on.

Where is it held? Where is it held? During the C-19 pandemic, this group meets online using Zoom (www.zoom.com). To take part you will need to make an account for yourself at the Zoom website, download and install Zoom. After you have joined the group the facilitator will email you the details needed by Zoom to log in for a session. Five minutes before each the session starts, start Zoom, chose “Join a Meeting”, enter the details we have sent you. Each session uses the same details.