A4e Independent Living Service

The A4e Independent Living Service provides assistance and support to individuals in receipt of Direct Payments from London Borough of Southwark.  They offer support services to people with mental health needs who require support, advice, information or guidance in relation to managing their care and support needs. Their key objective is supporting others to live a more independent, inclusive life with freedom to choose. They offer more »

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 »

Adfam National

 Adfam National is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. For Families:  Find information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use. For Professionals:  Where professionals can find all the resources they need to better support families. By telephone 020 3817 9410 (please note we more »

Al-Anon Family Groups

Based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous, runs self-help group meetings for partners, families and friends of problem drinkers, whether they are still drinking or not. Confidential helpline offers understanding, support and information. Literature, books and leaflets available. Alateen, a part of Al-Anon, is for young people 12-17 years of age affected by someone more »

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 »

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 »

Arbours Association

Arbours offer individual and group psychotherapy for a range of emotional problems including those relating to critical life events. These critical event might be bereavement, anxiety, depression, marital breakdown, redundancy, abuse, eating disorders, gender, race and sexual issues. Their aim is to encourage people to come to them as a first rather than a last resort.  more »

Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)

Most people today have heard the term ‘baby blues’ used to describe a mild, short, period of depression which many women experience after childbirth.  Fewer people are aware that as many as 10% of all recently delivered women develop postnatal depression. You are not alone in suffering.  The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading more »

Association of Child Psychotherapists

Professional membership organisation monitoring training standards for child psychotherapists. Can provide details of child psychotherapists in your area – both private and NHS. Also details of workshops and seminars run by other organisations for relevant professionals. Find a therapist: http://www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk/fat Referral/how to contact: Phone, email or write.    

ATD Fourth World

ATD FOURTH WORLD is a human rights-based, anti-poverty organisation with more than 40 years’ experience of engaging with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty in the UK. Working in partnership with people affected by poverty, ATD Fourth World has concentrated its efforts on supporting families and influencing policy through work at more »

BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders

Beat is the UK’s only nationwide organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf. They are also the world’s largest eating disorders charity. Their activities are designed to increase knowledge, awareness and understanding of eating disorders; to provide support, help and information to people directly affected; and to increase 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 »

Big Book of Benefits & Mental Health

The Big Book has updated user-friendly information, tips, tactics and sample forms to support anyone living with mental health problems and those who advise them, in the ever changing world of “welfare reforms” Written in an engaging, informal style with many illustrations and copious examples, this book aims to make complex information about benefits more accessible 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 »

Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service (Southwark)

The Southwark Neurodevelopmental Service is a Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) based in the Sunshine House, Southwark Child and Young People’s Development  Centre. They provide assessment and treatment for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have a severe developmental disability and complex mental health problems. They more »

Child Death Helpline

A freephone telephone helpline for all those affected by the death of a child.  The helpline offers a confidential listening service providing emotional support to anyone affected by the death of a child. The helpline is staffed by a team of  volunteers who are parents who have been bereaved by the death of a child.  more »

Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card

The Children and Young People’s Register and Liberty Card is a voluntary register of the children and young people aged 0-18 years with a disability who live in the borough of Lambeth.  The Liberty card will allow the card-holder to receive discounted admissions, queue jumps etc to venues locally and across the UK;  it is 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 »

Contact a Family – Lambeth

Contact a Family is a national charity which provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Information, support and advice They offer information and advice to parent carers of disabled children from 6 to 19 years old and to professionals who work with them. They provide a 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 »

Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance merged with Mind on 1st August 2016 so use the Mind website for further information on depression. For almost 40 years, Depression Alliance has been bringing people together to end the loneliness and isolation that can come with depression.  Raising awareness and campaigning to improve attitudes towards depression has been central to Depression more »

Depression UK

Depression UK is a National Self-Help Organisation that helps people cope with their depression. The charity is run by a team of  volunteers.  Depression UK does not have a local group network within their own organisation, they are just one large national group, but with the obvious benefits that go with that. Offer mutual support and encourage more »

DMC Chadwick Road

Our practice nurses can help you with everything from long-term management of chronic diseases to health promotion and mental health. Email: SOUCCG.dmccr@nhs.net

Dragon Cafe

Run by a charity and part of the Mental Fight Club Located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, opposite Borough tube station, the Dragon Café offers people with mental health problems a wide range of creative and well-being activities including: Tai-Chi Dance Creative Groups Held in a welcoming friendly environment. All activities are Free and open to all. more »

Eden Community Garden

Eden’s objective is to provide a green, tranquil, inner city space; a pleasant place for all to sit, play or garden. Its aim is to create and maintain a sustainable habitat for wildlife and promote bio-diversity by planting British native species and through organic gardening. Provides informal training in horticulture and  offers organic vegetable growing more »

Families Affected By Addiction

A weekly support group for Lambeth family members/significant others, over the age of 18, affected by someone else’s addiction. The group is open for family members to attend for information and advice within a supportive and relaxed environment.

Families Anonymous

When drug addiction enters a family via one of its members, the effect can be devastating. If you have reason to believe or even a vague suspicion that someone close to you may have a drug problem, Families Anonymous knows how you feel. They know what it is like to be alone with this problem. They more »

Family Action

Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. They have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 45,000 families through over 130 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants more »

Family Action Southwark – Building Bridges

Provides support to families where a parent is affected by mental illness.  Aimed at people living in Peckham or Camberwell. Offers a service to the whole family to ensure that parents can recognise and meet their own needs and those of their children.  Provides help with parenting skills, managing children’s behaviour, support with daily routines, more »

Family Action Southwark – Father’s Project

The Project works with fathers who have children aged 11 or under where there is a significant difficulty in the parent/child relationship, or where extra support is needed to enable the father to continue to care for the child. “Mellow Dads Parenting Programme” is a 16 week programme for Dads with children between 1 and more »

Family Action Southwark – Newpin

Family Action Newpin supports parents who are the main carer of a child under the age of five to help them with bringing up the child.  The support could be – to reduce isolation, to increase self-confidence, encouraging children to learn through play, to improve a child’s emotional and social skills, and to improve a more »

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.  We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We listen, support and never judge.  We believe that happy children come from happy families. Specifically for Lambeth and Southwark (and Croydon) we support families more »

Family Matters

 Family Matters works to help relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of abuse, including sexual abuse and rape, together with their non-abusing family members and partners, and thus help to: Break the cycle of abuse. Reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm amongst survivors. Reduce the pain, suffering more »

Family Rights Group

Offers advice and support to families involved with social services in child protection procedures or court proceedings, or are having problems getting family support services, adequate contact with their child or have other difficulties with regards to their child.  

Family Services UK

We are a charity based in Deptford, South East London SE8 providing low-cost therapy to individuals and families, walk-in counselling without appointment to those in crisis, as well as support groups, parenting workshops, psycho-educational programmes and activities to improve mental health wellbeing. You don’t have to be referred to our service by a GP. If more »

Family Support Network

Provides training courses in English language, literacy, numeracy, IT and social and life skills. Childcare and advocacy services available for people undertaking courses.  

Fegans Child & Family Care

A Christian Charity that offers support for families and children. We provide practical help such as form filling, or emotional support such as listening, befriending and encouragement, counselling. Parent and toddler group Thursdays 10am-12 noon. Home visits possible. The counselling service is for children and families (individual or as a family group).          

First Person Plural

First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of those affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) (sometimes called multiple personality disorder – MPD) or the similar childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative disorder unhelpfully known as type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS). We offer more »

Functional Family Therapy Service (Southwark)

For Southwark Families with children 10 to 17 years of age. The Families’ First team are a team of family therapists trained in the Functional Family Therapy model (FFT). FFT is an evidence based family therapy approach to working with young people and their families where the adolescent in the family presents ‘externalising behaviours’ and more »


We’re the leading charity working with single parent families. Supporting, advising and campaigning with single mums and dads to help them meet their family’s needs. Since 1918 we’ve been supporting, advising and campaigning with single parents to help them meet their family’s needs and achieve their goals. Whatever success means to you – a healthy more »

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. We do this because we want to make children’s lives better. Campaigning for change more »

H.U.S.H. – Self-Harm Support Group

H.U.S.H. (The Hidden Universe of Self-Harm) was launched in 2001 and is a fully user-led self-harm support group based in East London.  It is for anybody over the age of 16, male or female, who self harms. H.U.S.H is held every Thursday,  4.00pm – 6.30pm, and members also go on outings. Members of the support group 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 »

Home-Start Lambeth

Home-Start Lambeth offers support, friendship and practical help to families across Lambeth. They train volunteers who are usually parents themselves to visit families with at least one child under 5, in their homes and they also run weekly family support groups. Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key more »

Home-Start Southwark

Provides support and friendship for families with a child under the age of five, particularly when they are going through difficult times, or feeling isolated without friends and family nearby, or coping with illness or disability. Difficulties may include: Loneliness, Ill health, Isolation, Relationship difficulties, Post-natal illness, Poverty, Multiple births, Disabilities, Bereavement, Mental health problems, or Children more »

IAPT – Lambeth & Southwark Talking Therapies Service

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services have been developed to provide talking therapies for anyone who is: Feeling down, low or depressed Feeling stressed or anxious Finding it hard to control worrying Anxious in social situations Experiencing panic attacks Experiencing flash backs of traumatic events Caught up in excessive washing or checking Experiencing anxiety, more »

Insight Southwark – Drug & Alcohol Service

At Insight Southwark we offer a fantastic, vibrant service for children and young people who require support and information about their own or a parent’s substance misuse problems. We are open to children and young people up to the age of 24 who are living in Southwark or attending school in the borough. We have 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 Living Well Network Hub

Living Well Network  The Lambeth Living Well Network Hub is the front door to community based support for people’s mental health and wellbeing. We work alongside GP’s to ensure that people can gain access to personalised support that enables them to: Stay well and experience sustainable recovery Have choice and control in all their decisions Participate in the community more »

LEO (Lambeth Early Onset) Community Team

The Lambeth Early Onset (LEO) Community Team is part of the LEO Service, which includes the Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) and inpatient Unit.  Also known as the Early Intervention Service. LEO Community Team supports younger people, aged 16-35, who are experiencing mental illness for the first time. We provide care in the community for people more »

LEO (Lambeth Early Onset) Inpatient Unit

18 bed acute psychiatric admission ward. Offers assessment and treatment specifically for people aged 16-35 years who are initially referred to LEO during a first or second psychotic episode. The unit comprises of 10 male and 8 female beds which are all single rooms with an en-suite toilet. The aim is to improve clinical and more »

Mankind Counselling (male victims of sexual abuse)

Mankind Counselling delivers specialist support services to men aged 18+ who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault at any time in their lives.  Please note that this service is based in Hove, Sussex, but there is a Resources Library on the website.  you can download leaflets, posters, Annual Reports and find out about more »

ManKind Initiative (male victims of domestic violence)

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, we are here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, we are here to give all the support we can.  One is six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime: You are not to more »

Maytree Respite Centre

“A sanctuary for the suicidal”.  The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. We offer a free 4-night /5-day stay, and the opportunity to be more »

Mental Fight Club

The mission of the Mental Fight Club is to put on imaginative events for people of all mental experience. Their latest endeavour, The Dragon Café, is open every Monday, 12:00 – 8:30pm, except in August, when it is closed. The Dragon Cafe provides a simple, affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of more »

Mental Health Care

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Mental Health Learning Disabilities (Lambeth)

Mental Health Learning Disabilities (Lambeth) is a specialist, community-based service at the Maudsley Hospital. They provide outpatient assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who have mental health problems and learning difficulties. They care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth.   They are a team of psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses (CPNs), counsellors and more »

Metropolitan Support Trust

Provides a number of different services for different groups of people in London and the Midlands. Lambeth mental health services include floating tenancy support, supported housing and residential care. Also provides accommodation service for rough sleepers and alcohol scheme for men. Their client groups include: – People experiencing mental ill-health – People with learning disabilities, more »

Metropolitan: De Crespigny Park

Our service at De Crespigny Park is for 18 to 65 year-old Southwark residents with a forensic mental health diagnosis who receive support from the High Support Rehab Team. De Crespigny Park comprises 12 self-contained one-bedroom flats with a shared garden and communal areas. Staff are on-site at all times and keyworkers meet at least more »

Mind and Soul Community Choir

Mind & Soul Choir was founded as a way of promoting mental wellbeing and reducing some of the stigma surrounding mental illness through singing. The choir meets every Wednesday evening from 6pm till 7pm in the gym at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ. No experience at all is necessary – everyone can sing. more »

Missing People – Message Home Helpline

Missing People is the only charity in the UK which is dedicated to bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.  For their families, life can feel like a desperate and unbearable struggle as they wait for days or even years. That’s why they are working for missing people and their families, 24 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 Deaf Adult Services

Adult Deaf Services provides: 16-bed inpatient unit psychological therapies and assessment multi-disciplinary community team assertive outreach community support (London only). We provide assessment, treatment and interventions for a full range of mental illness, behavioural and psychological problems in adults with severe to profound hearing loss.  We also work with deaf people with visual impairment. Using 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.


Netmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and enjoy their children • Bring more »

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NSPCC Helpline

The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.  Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children. The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child, more »

OCD Action

OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) . They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. They are a dedicated charity with more »


OCD-UK is the charity dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of almost one million people in the UK whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We work with, and for children and adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, health professionals and researchers to develop and share our experiences and knowledge to help people increase their more »

Optima Mood Disorder Service

This new service provides a Group Psychoeducation Programme for people with a Bipolar Disorder.  It is an interactive, learning and skills based group for people who want to better understand and manage their mood disorder. Groups are made up of between 6 and 10 people and take place weekly for 13 weeks.  The four main more »

PACT – Parents and Communities Together

Parents And Communities Together (PACT) is a partnership of civic institutions such as Churches, Mosques, Schools and Tenants and Resident’s Associations, statutory maternity services, the Institute of Psychology and Psychiatry(KCL). Bringing communities together to support families.  A unique community-led network of social support and health education working to improve outcomes for babies and parents in Walworth and more »

Parent to Parent Service – NAS

Part of the National Autism Service Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult with autism. Volunteers are based across the UK more »

Positive Parenting & Children

Positive Parenting and Children is the UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Since 1987 we have worked with hundreds of families, providing practical support to parents and children in their own homes and in their local communities. Qualified social workers and family support workers from Positive Parenting and Children more »

Princess Street Group Practice

They have counsellors and psychologists based at the practice who provide support for people with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues GP’s refer patients for an assessment by one of the mental health team who will arrange an appropriate course of treatment. The team also provides advice about self help, computer based programmes and books more »

Psychological Therapy Service – Southwark & Lambeth

This is a low intensity therapy option for people aged 18 or over with conditions such as stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.  Some higher intensity one to one sessions are also provided. The Psychology Department of St Thomas’s Hospital provides a psychological assessment and treatment service in GP more »

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth Central (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults aged 18-65 years who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available for people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from one more »

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth North East (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults aged 18-65 years who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available for people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from one more »

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth North West (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provides care for adults aged 18-65 years who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available for people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from one more »

Psychosis Promoting Recovery – Lambeth South (CMHT)

Our Psychosis Community Services provide care for adults aged 18 – 65 who have a psychotic illness.  This involves distorted perceptions of reality – thinking, feeling, hearing and seeing – often with symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. We are available to people who live in LB Lambeth and already receive treatment for mental illness from more »

Raw Sounds

Raw Sounds is a programme of music workshops for people with mental health needs, open to young people and adults between the ages of 16-65 accessing mental health services. Our approach seeks to connect with participants in a humanistic way, where the focus is on recognising people as unique, diverse and resilient individuals, and teach more »


Relate claims to be the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships. Their services include Relationship Counselling for individuals and couples, Family Counselling, Mediation, Children and Young People’s Counselling and Sex Therapy. They also provide friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in more »

Relatives & Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home. They support people by giving them the information they need to make confident and informed choices – whether about selecting a care home, paying for more »

Salvation Army Family Tracing Service

Assists in tracing close relatives for reconciliation only.  Need to know full name, date of birth and last known address of the person sought.  Does not undertake enquiries to locate parents in situations where a birth occurred outside marriage, or where there has been an adoption.  Also unable to look for anyone under the age more »

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Support for bereaved parents and their families whose baby dies before, during or soon after birth. Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others. Runs a telephone more »


SANE’s vision is to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness. SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to our aims and outcomes: to raise awareness and combat stigma about more »


Saneline – Mental Health Helpline SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm. SANE responds to 15,000 calls each year. Often this means helping people to deal with very difficult situations, 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 »

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 »

Shared Lives- Lambeth Mencap

The Shared Lives  Scheme is managed by Lambeth Mencap on behalf of Lambeth Social Services. The scheme supports adults with Learning Disabilities and  matches them with people who can offer accommodation and care and support in their own home.  The service is similar to fostering, but for adults.    The service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. more »

Shelter Housing Advice

Shelter’s London advice line offers free specialist advice on housing issues across all London boroughs. This includes advice on debt, welfare, and guidance on access to accommodation and available local services. If you are eligible for legal aid, Shelter London’s legal services offer advice and court representation in cases including possession hearings, evictions and ASB more »

SHP Tenancy Support Services – Lambeth

SHP (Single Homeless People) aims to prevent homelessness and promote social inclusion.  They run regular advice surgeries in partnership with local treatment services.  At the surgeries you can get advice and support on:  Housing queries, Benefit issues, Council Tax issues, Debt advice, and referral for Tenancy Support if required. This service is for anyone living in Lambeth who is: more »

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

Aim to meet the needs and overcome the isolation of people over 18 years who have been bereaved by suicide. • National network of self-help support groups (including some in London)which aim to break the isolation of bereavement and provide a safe, confidential environment where people can share their feelings and experiences. • National phone more »

South Asian Community Mental Health Service (AMARDEEP)

A community-based assessment, treatment and advice service for people from the South Asian community living in Lambeth, aged 18-65, who have a range of mental health and complex social care problems. Their aim is to provide care for people in the South Asian community who, for cultural or language reasons are unable, or who refuse, to more »

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust – Membership

SLAM provides specialist mental health NHS services, inpatient and outpatient, for Lambeth Southwark, Croydon and Lewisham. Support us by becoming a member Members and governors are at the heart of our organisation. Members support SLaM on a voluntary basis and provide us with feedback, local knowledge and support.  By becoming a member you will be more »

South London Family Centre

Provides a wide range of services to all members of the community, with the focus on the family and its members. Services include: Family mediation Home and school mediation Counselling Supported or Supervised child contact They serve people from multiethnic and culturally diverse background and provide a range of mediation and counselling services for men, more »

Southwark Mediation Centre (SMC)

Mediation is confidential and voluntary, a process where the people involved can work towards realistic and practical solutions, as easy or as short as people want to make it and a positive way of sorting things out. The services at SMC are aimed at Family mediation.  The Centre encourage the use of mediation amongst families more »

Southwark Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Service

Mental Health Learning Disabilities (Southwark) is a specialist, community-based service at the Clinical Treatment Centre (CTC), Maudsley Hospital. It provides outpatient assessment, advice and treatment for people, aged over 18, who have mental health problems and learning difficulties. MHLD cares for people who live in the London Borough of Southwark.

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 Works

For people who need some extra support to find a job Southwark Works has a team of specialist employment advisers to help you. They provide personal, confidential, one-to-one support for unemployed residents who are experiencing challenges or difficulties in securing a job. This includes: People affected by welfare reform Ex-offenders or people with criminal records Young more »

Springfield Community Flat

A small charity  providing advice and support for vulnerable people living in Lambeth and surrounding areas.  Services include help with debt, Benefits, finding work, housing problems and advice for asylum seekers and other migrants. Offers assistance in accessing legal advice and medical help.  Provides a creche with early years sessional care, breakfast club and after more »

St George the Martyr – Café & Timebank

Community Cafe Free coffee and cake on Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm.  Meet other people, relax and find out more about the timebank. HOurBank Borough The HOurBank is a way for people to share their skills with each other.  If you do a job for someone else you can get someone to do a job for you.  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 »

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 »

Tavistock Relationships

Tavistock Relationships is internationally renowned as an organisation delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to supporting couples. We deliver professional training to the next generation of couple therapists and provide clinical services to couples and parents throughout London. We provide a range of affordable counselling and psychotherapy services which more »

Thames Reach Employment and Resettlement

Finding work plays a key role in helping people on their journey away from homelessness. Thames Reach runs a range of schemes helping formerly homeless people find work. Boosting people’s self-confidence and developing their skills and experience play a vital role in helping people get a job. Thames Reach helps people to take up training, more »

The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Pyschotherapy Services

The Awareness Centre is one of the largest clinical institutes in London and  they provide counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, psychosexual and relationship therapy, psychiatry and coaching. They work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Their philosophy offers an holistic overview of many different approaches to therapy  supporting the diverse community of London.  They have a team more »

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of child/children.  We offer support both directly to bereaved families and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child more »

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

South London office of a charity aiming to improve the environment and access to the environment in the UK and internationally, and running a range of projects including training, educational and volunteering programmes. Contact for information about local projects.

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 »


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 »

Traumatic Stress Service – Maudsley Hospital

At the Traumatic Stress Service (Maudsley Hospital) we provide assessment and treatment for people, aged 18-65, throughout the United Kingdom. We are based at the Maudsley Hospital. We aim to reduce the level of distress experienced by people who suffer psychological difficulties following a traumatic experience, often known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The more »

Traumatic Stress Service – Springfield Hospital

The Traumatic Stress Service (TSS) is a specialist outpatient assessment, psychological treatment and consultation service for people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The treatment options that are offered are Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Tf-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Treatment is compliant with NICE guidelines for PTSD, other anxiety disorders, depression, self-harm and personality more »

Upper Norwood Library Free Computer and Internet Classes

Free Friendly and Relaxed Computer and Internet Classes at Upper Norwood Library. Their facilities consist of a computer lab and lap top classroom, with a 1-1 teacher/trainer. Provides a computer club atmosphere that is open to all adults. They particularly welcome : Retired people Carers Unemployed Mothers As well as those who simply wish to learn to use a computer, laptop, more »

Volunteer Centre Lambeth

Volunteer Centre Lambeth’s main aim is to improve the quality and quantity of volunteering within Lambeth by promoting volunteering opportunities and supporting volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations. At the Volunteer Centre Lambeth we are here to help you find voluntary opportunities in and around Lambeth to match your skills, interests and availability. We can provide you with more »

Volunteer Centre Southwark

Volunteer Centre Southwark is a local charity that aims to enhance the community in Southwark by making volunteering easy. They do this through promoting, supporting and developing volunteering and active citizenship. Helps people who are interested in volunteering to get in touch with organisations looking for volunteers. Maintains a database of volunteer positions available locally, more »

Walworth Garden

Walworth Garden is a local Charity and Social Enterprise.  They provide environmental education, training in horticulture, garden maintenance services, workshops and courses including beekeeping. Mission Statement.  “To change lives by delivering excellent learning and horticulture therapy in an award winning garden that’s open to all.” You can support the local community by using the gardening services more »

Waterloo Community Counselling

They have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to people in London for more than 20 years. They help people resolve emotional issues, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain self-confidence. They offer individual and couple counselling in English and individual and group counselling for members of black and minority ethnic communities. The service was originally set up as a charity 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 »


Welcare  works with children and families across South London and East Surrey. They help parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children.  They provide practical help and support to families, empowering them to rebuild their lives and access opportunities to ensure their children have a happy, confident childhood and future.  more »

Wheels for Wellbeing – Cycling

Wheels for Wellbeing is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling, including people with mental health needs. Cycling can be easier than walking, a way to keep independent, fit and healthy, a mobility aid, and a useful form of everyday transport. Inclusive cycling means EVERYONE can cycle 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 »

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 »

Young Lambeth Directory

The Young Lambeth Directory provides an online directory of services, activities and events for children, young people and families in Lambeth up to the age of 19 or 25 for young people with disabilities.

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 »

Youth Offending Service (Lambeth)

The Lambeth Youth Offending Service (LYOS) works with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. Help young people at the police station if they’re arrested Help young people and their families at court Supervise young people more »

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