Action Talking Therapies Network

Overview: ATTN is a free counselling service for visually impaired adults (18+) and their family members, living or working in London, based at RNIB in King’s Cross.  It offers face to face counselling sessions to people living, working or studying in London whose lives are affected by sight loss or have a visual impairment.  The service more »

Alzheimer’s Society – Lambeth and Southwark

The Alzheimer’s Society for Lambeth and Southwark provide information, support and advice to people who are worried about or affected by dementia.  A Dementia Support Worker or Dementia Adviser can see people at the office or in their home and you can self-refer. They also run a monthly carers support group, one in Lambeth and one more »

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals, their families and carers of those who have the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar. They provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives Each year they reach out to and support over 65,000 individuals via the more »

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. It provides an online guide to social care and a confidential helpline providing information and advice for carers. On the helpline you can request a free call back, and there is an interpreter service for over 170 languages. The helpline advisers more »

Carers Hub Lambeth

Overview A list of the core services that are available to carers: Older Carers Peer Support Groups The Older Carers Peer to Peer Support Group Project With… Enquiry Line Offering information, support and general advice Mental Health Carers’ Service We provide general information, advice, emotional support and… Learning Disabilities Service Support for Carers of people more »

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. We offer specialist services for carers of people of more »

Carers UK

Offers a telephone helpline and publishes information and advice for carers, including on benefits, community care issues and details of local support groups. Publishes a regular magazine for members. Also hosts an online forum. Works to bring carers’ issues to the attention of government and policy makers.

Certitude

Certitude Certitude provides support for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and their carers. They are London-wide but have specific support in Lambeth and Southwark. Please look at the separate entries in our directory for Railton Road Centre, Mosaic Clubhouse, Solidarity in a Crisis, and Somali Project. Support offered for people with LEARNING DISABILITIES: more »

Contact a family – Southwark

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. They provide information, advice and support. The charity brings families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve families’ circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society. Contact a family was founded in the 1970s by more »

Disability Advice Service Lambeth

DASL is an independent charity working with, and on behalf of, disabled people of all ages from all impairment groups including people with mental health problems. We also provide some of our services to carers, including parent carers, and older people. DASL’s Advice Service is mainly for people with mental health problems. They also try more »

Drug & Alcohol Service (Lambeth)

The Drug and Alcohol Service (Lambeth) is part of the Addictions Division. They provide assessment, treatment and advice for people, aged over 18, who have substance misuse (drug and/or alcohol) related problems.  They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. They provide a Tier 2 addictions assessment and brief intervention clinic, and a Tier more »

Every Pound Counts Lambeth

They offer advice to help you find out what benefits you’re entitled to, and how to access them. You may qualify for advice from the Every Pound Counts Service. If you do not qualify you can get advice from One Lambeth Advice. Every Pound Counts is available to the following Lambeth residents: people with disabilities more »

Headway – The Brain Injury Association

Aims and objectives Our Mission is: To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. In addition, Headway will campaign to reduce the incidence of brain injury. Our Objectives are: To increase awareness and understanding of brain injury and its consequences To initiate more »

Help For Carers

Help For Carers (formerly known as Crossroads) provides relief from the stresses experienced by people who look after someone with a care need caused by disability, illness or age and need some home-based support. The organization provides a home-based respite service for the carers of older people and adults and children with physical or learning disabilities. There more »

Lambeth Autism Group (National Autistic Society Lambeth Branch)

Lambeth Autism Group is the local branch of the National Autistic Society.   They are a group which provide a wide range of support and  information and raise awareness of autism on a local and national level. Social support includes a monthly coffee mornings for parents/carers, a weekly young adult social club, monthly book group and more »

Lambeth Mencap

  Lambeth Mencap is a voluntary organisation which is a registered charity & company limited by guarantee.  They are managed by a Voluntary Board of Trustees, which  includes parents & relatives of people with learning disabilities, professionals and volunteers. Lambeth Mencap provides the following services:- An outreach support service to adults living independently in the community or more »

National Self-Harm Network

Survivor-led organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self harm. Aims to provide relief for people who self harm by offering support, advice and information, and an online support forum via website. Downloadable leaflets also available.  Also supports friends and carers.

No Panic

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N.B. This is a national service

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 »

Seroxat & SSRI User Group

The Seroxat User Group was set up by UK patients using the medication, to provide support and advice to users and to their families and friends. It provides a website with online support and advice about Seroxat anti-depressant medication and other SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors).  This website contains information about the aims of the group, more »

Solidarity in a Crisis – Out-of-Hours Peer Support

Solidarity in a Crisis supports people in distress by providing out of hours emotional support over the phone and in person. The service is run by Peer Supporters who have their own experience of facing and overcoming crisis. By sharing life experiences, Peer Supporters can promote recovery and enhance feelings of belonging, especially for those more »

Southwark Carers

Southwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. They also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark by working in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible. Southwark Carers offer a wide range of free services for the more »

Southwark Wellbeing Hub

The Southwark Wellbeing Hub is  delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing and joint funded by Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Council.  They provide information and support to people with mental health and wellbeing issues living in Southwark.  They offer Information, Navigation – information about local services, Support, Peer support and Wellbeing workshops. They also support family, more »

Southwark Young Carers

Southwark Young Carers is the borough wide service for Young Carers in Southwark, provided by Imago Community. Young Carers are anyone aged 8-18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue. Young Adult Carers are those aged 18-24. Southwark Young Carers will enable Young Carers aged 8-24 more »

SUITE

SUITE is the service user and carer and family focussed part of the Education and Training Department of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. We support, coach and give training to service users and carers so that they can develop and deliver training to SLaM staff on a whole range of topics. We believe that more »

Survivors UK

Offers support, advice, information and counselling for men over 18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault /rape. Individual counselling held in central London as well as web and email chat. You can self-refer. Also offers training for professionals and organisations. They offer individual counselling from their base in Shadwell, London E1 more »

The Kiloran Trust

A large welcoming house in west London in which carers can come for a Respite Care Break away from Caring.  Kiloran is here specifically for unpaid carers looking after a relative or friend at home – a husband, wife, child, parent, sibling – who requires full time commitment to their care. We offer carers a break more »

TOPAZ

TOPAZ is a team of Social Workers, occupational therapists and community workers offering advice and support to adults with health concerns in Lambeth. They provide support people with mental health issues (including agoraphobia) or physical health problems. They can provide support with: Budgeting / benefits advice Transport advice Carers support / advice Counselling Housing issues more »

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Their Legal Helpline gives parents and carers advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time off in an emergency, shared parental more »

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

Offers free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. WHO CONTACTS YOUNGMINDS?  Parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers – any adult who is worried about a child or young person’s more »

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