Community Support Network South London (CSN)

Provides independent mental health advocacy services covering inpatient, forensic and community mental health services. CSN updates their website regularly, please check for most recent information

Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Community Advocacy Service

Provides Independent Mental Health Advocacy under the provisions of the Mental Health Act, including assisting people who are placed on a Community Treatment Orders (CTOs), and people accessing or wanting to access community mental health services.  CSN also assists people with mental health problems to get an assessment under the Care Act 2014. CSN also more »

Community Support Network South London (CSN) – Inpatient Service

Provides an independent inpatient advocacy service on the following wards: Luther King, Lambeth Triage, Nelson, Bridge House Male and Female wards, LEO (Lambeth Early Onset Unit), the Tony Hillis Unit, McKenzie Recovery Service & Eden Ward (PICU: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit); at Lambeth Hospital. Also provides advocacy support to former inpatients in the period immediately following discharge more »

Deptford Hearing Voices Service

Hearing Voices Service primarily is for people who hear voices, their carers and for voluntary and professional workers. The Hearing Voices Website is an independent website which has no formal relationship to any NHS Trusts, local government or other organisations. The Deptford Hearing Voices Service provides a service that enables the ‘voice hearer’ to speak with more »

Hearing Voices Network

Hearing Voices is a national organisation involved in supporting self-help groups for people to explore their voice-hearing experiences in a safe and confidential way, and to develop non-medical approaches to understanding and dealing with voices. Provides helpline, information, newsletter, publications, also involved in hosting conferences and training.  It co-ordinates a network of over 180 local more »


INQUEST  is a small charitable organisation with a staff team of eight and the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation. Their casework priorities are deaths in more »

Intervoice – The International Hearing Voices Network

Web-based network of groups and individuals interested in developing practical approaches to hearing voices which recognise the value of individual experience and challenging the stigma associated with mental health diagnoses. Website provides online forum, news and information. They are also in conjunction with Hearing Voices Network. It an international organisation but they provide services across more »

LifeSigns Self-Injury

They provide information about self-injury and while they never tell anyone to ‘stop’, they do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives. LifeSIGNS is a user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, they are continuing their mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of more »

Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act 2005, covering England and Wales, provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, or who have capacity and want to make preparations for a time when they may lack capacity in the future. It sets out who can take decisions, in which situations, and how they 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 »

My Health Locker

Myhealthlocker is an online resource for you to access your health records and take a more active role in your recovery.  Alongside related information, interactive tools and advice, myhealthlocker will empower you in the management of your care and help to improve wellbeing through instant access to your information. You can access your care plan from the more »

National Perceptions Forum (formerly National Voices Forum)

National Perceptions Forum is funded by the charity Rethink and was founded in 1986 by (ex) service users and survivors. The network offers mutual support, and develops awareness of mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, from the viewpoint of those who have experienced it. We produce a quarterly magazine called Perceptions, which gives members the chance to more »

National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

NSUN  national network for mental health is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give a stronger voice in shaping policy and services. Provides information and practical support for user/survivor groups. Members have access to an online database of user/survivor run groups across the UK and there are local more »

Peckham Befrienders

Peckham Befrienders is for Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) people (aged 18-65yrs) who are currently receiving care from SLaM The aims/objectives of Peckham Befrienders are to increase the social networks of the service users. They do this by providing a space for Service Users and Befrienders to form friendships within a befriending framework. They operate 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 »

Railton Road Centre – Lambeth Peer Support Network

Lambeth Peer Support Network helps people with mental health needs to support each other to stay well. They are part of Certitude.  They offer: Learning and development programmes Employment and training opportunities A range of social events and a space to meet. All network workshops and events are open to people interested in or engaged in 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 »

Recover Your Life

RecoverYourLife is one of the biggest Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although they are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, they also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with Abuse, and many more! They do not condone any pro-activity or encourage anyone to 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 »

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 »

Service User Research Enterprise (SURE)

The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that tests the effectiveness of services and treatments from the perspective of people with mental health problems and their carers. The unit champions service user involvement in all aspects of research. SURE is established on the premise that the research priorities and perspectives of service users are different from more »

Social Inclusion, Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP)

SHARP provides a range of effective, time-limited, evidence based therapeutic interventions for people in Lambeth with mental health needs, particularly a psychosis. These are aimed to develop coping skills, resilience and confidence and to help people to get on with their lives. They are involved in researching and developing novel and innovative therapies and ways of 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 »

Sound Minds – the arts for mental health

User led charity and social enterprise.  Music, film making, visual arts, drama and poetry projects for mental health service users. Various bands established and live gigs organised. Provides accredited training courses for those planning to work in the performing arts. Referral required – referral form can be downloaded from the website.

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 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 »

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 »


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 Poetry

Survivors’ Poetry (SP)  is a survivor-led arts group for people who have experienced mental health issues, coordinating artistic activities using poetry to make connections between creativity and mental health.  SP uses poetry workshops, readings, performances, music, visual arts, publishing, recording and other arts activities by and for survivors of the mental health system as a more »

The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities (TCTC)

The TCTC is a membership charity for all those connected with, interested or involved in the delivery of relationship-based support and treatment across the entire human lifespan. Their website is for people wanting to know more about therapeutic communities (TCs) and therapeutic environments. It describes the different types of TCs, what they do and who might benefit more »

The Survivors History Group

The Survivors History Group was founded in 2005 to value and celebrate the contribution that mental health service users/survivors have made and are making to history. It is working towards a comprehensive history on this website and in a book. It will also preserve historical material in digital form on this website, and in printed and more »

UK Survivors Group

Online discussion group for mental health users/survivors in the UK, disabled people and allies to debate and get/give support and network together. Join group and further information at website given below. Group Settings This is a public group Attachments are permitted Members cannot hide email address Listed in Yahoo Groups directory Membership does not require approval 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 »

Vocational Services (Lambeth)

Vocational services: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Lambeth Vocational Services consists of a number of projects: Vocation Matters, Carpet Cleaning Care, STATUS Employment and a range of partners. We support people, aged 18-65, who are in contact with mental health services in Lambeth, to become more included in their community- helping people find more »

Ward in the Community (Lambeth)

Our Residential Unit (Lambeth Hospital) is a low secure, residential forensic rehabilitation unit in Landor Road. It has four flats. We provide assessment, treatment and care for men and women, aged, 18-65, who have mental health problems and who require intensive rehabilitation into the community. We care for people who live in the London Borough of Lambeth. A Low more »

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