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All Sewn Up Project

All 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 helps to subsidise the City more »

Baytree Centre

Their vision is to create supportive pathways towards social inclusion for inner city families. This happens through integrated educational and training programmes for women and girls that generate solutions which consider the unity of the whole person. They offer training, education, skills and opportunities for professional and personal development to women and young people at their centre on Brixton more »

Beormund Community Centre

The 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 to meet the needs of more »

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. For NHS services, please visit IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

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 around the complex theme of more »

CoolTan Arts

CoolTan Arts is an award winning arts in mental health charity run by and for adults with mental distress. They believe that mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity. There’s something for everyone at CoolTan. They run a vibrant community arts centre in Walworth Road, Southwark, South London. They provide a friendly, safe and supportive more »

Core Arts

Their 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 Social Firms to offer new more »

Crisis Skylight London

Crisis 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. The Centre provides courses leading to qualifications in more »

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 is associated with drug misuse. more »

Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS)

Provides guidance and advice on student funding issues including loans, grants, benefits, access funds, hardship funds, bursaries and charitable trusts. Trust fund search facility available via website or post on completion of form. Can provide information about applying to grants administered by Family Action.

First Step Trust (FST) Lambeth

First 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. We provide a commercial environment which people can join, on a voluntary basis, more »


For more than a decade, the 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, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and more »

Helplines Partnership

Helplines Partnership is the membership body for organisations that provide helpline services in the UK and internationally. We facilitate high quality service delivery to callers by providing services, including training, contact solutions, a Helplines Quality Standard , tailored support and information resources. We raise the profile of the sector by representing our members’ interests and more »

Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill (JAMI)

Jami’s main focus is on recovery, and all the services offered have this end goal. Jami believes that recovery from mental ill health is possible through giving people control over their lives by means of real choice and participation. The organisation aims to give people the resources and support necessary to lead as ‘ordinary’ a life more »

Lambeth College

Offers 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 users. This offers a choice more »

Lewisham Southwark College

Lewisham 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. The College welcomes teenage and adult learners – creating employable more »

Mental Health Foundation

National organisation aiming to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. Offers information, publications, reports, training materials and online services, leaflets, booklets, factsheets. Runs conferences and workshops. Promotes and finances research and development work, aims to influence policy and raise public awareness. The Mental Health Foundation also incorporates the Foundation for People more »

Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service

Metanoia Institute provides counselling and is o­ne of the largest counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in Britain. Provides low cost counselling and psychotherapy. Metanoia Institute is a membership organisation with a directory of counsellors and psychotherapists around the UK. Also offers therapy training. You can have up to six months of sessions with our practitioners more »

METRO Youth Services

METRO Youth Services METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects. They run weekly youth groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBTQ) young people in Southwark and Lambeth. The SPARK group in Southwark is for LGBTQ more »

Metropolitan Home Learning Project

The 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 funded by the Big Lottery more »

Morley College – Adult Education

For over 125 years we have been providing adult education in arts, culture and applied sciences to the communities of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.   There are a wide range of courses available and a course guide can be ordered from the College website. The central London location means we are easy to get to with more »

Mosaic Clubhouse

Mosaic Clubhouse is part of a worldwide network of clubhouses that exist to provide support and opportunities to people living with a mental health condition. They also provide information and signposting for the wider Lambeth community who may be concerned about their own or others’ mental health. All their services are delivered in partnership with more »

National Careers Service

The 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 grow in their lives and more »


Pecan is a Christian organisation started by local churches in Peckham. We help people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, to re-write their futures, to flourish. We work with the most vulnerable people in the Peckham community – including ex-offenders and their families, people living with mental health issues and the more »

Portugal Prints

Supported 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 Health Services, ie you will more »

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 them manage the day to more »

SHARE Community

Share 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 employment support for disabled adults, more »

Southbank Mosaics

Southbank Mosaics provides a studio where you can learn to make mosaics.  To get on a course you need to attend an interview and they have taster sessions for 2 hours free of charge.  If offered a place the cost is £10 per hour. The workshops provides an opportunity for people to be creative in a more »

Southside Rehabilitation Association (SRA) Centre

SRA 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, enabling them to return to more »

Southwark Council Adult Learning Service

Variety 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, libraries and children’s centres.  

Southwark Your Way, Together UK

Services offered: Drop-in Peer support Social networking Your Way individually tailored support. Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with.  Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might more »

St Luke’s Hub Kennington

St 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 work with a range of more »

St Mungo’s – Putting Down Roots Gardening

Putting Down Roots is a gardening project for people who are currently homeless or have been in the past, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. We work in hostel grounds, public parks and on our own allotment, developing gardening skills, growing organic vegetables and carrying out hard landscaping and building projects. We have more »

Status Employment – Lambeth Supported Employment

Assisst 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 to gain and retain employment more »

Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey 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 to see at the farm, more »

The Alliance

A user-led organisation providing a website, advocacy, training and helpline services to help people who are using drug treatment services, have used them in the past, or are likely to use them in the future.  Hosts a discussion forum for drug users and carers. Their work focusses on the following areas:  Capacity Building, Advocacy, Representation, Building Connections, more »

Thrive Battersea Garden Project

National charity aiming to research, educate and promote the use and advantages of gardening for disabled people. Thrive’s horticultural therapists offer gardening programmes to over 200 Londoners in our three gardens in Battersea Park and through community based outreach projects. We have a fantastic space for gardeners, volunteers and staff in Battersea Park at our more »

Upper Norwood Library Hub

The 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 Children’s activities and events Courses more »

Vocation Matters

Vocation Matters is a user led project. We provide time-unlimited, vocational information and support for people who are in contact with mental health services. We cover education, employment, training, volunteering and welfare.  We also provide information to health professionals when required. Referral to the project is simple: Service users can self refer, or a health more »

Waterloo Job Shop

Jobs, Work Experience Placements, Apprenticeships: Waterloo Job Shop provides a local job brokerage service to unemployed residents of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. Their Services include: Job vacancies; work experience placements; Apprenticeships; Advice on finding work; Job preparation workshops; CV and cover letter writing service; Application form support; Interview techniques coaching; One to one advice and more »

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 fathers into school programmes, tackling more »

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