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Posted on 22/01/2016

Peer support in the South

Click on one of the regions listed below to find a peer support group in your area.

The organisations listed here have been provided to help you access peer support in your local area. As they are not all Mind services we cannot guarantee the quality of support offered, and suggest you contact them directly to find out more.


Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

 

Friends in Need - Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead

Our group is for adults living with depression in the Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead area. We meet most days for social activities. We run an art group, a social and wellbeing group, a walking group and a community gardening project. We also try and go out one evening each week.

tel: 01494 463364

email: debbie.workman@bucksmind.org.uk

web: bucksmind.org.uk

access: self referral and referral

 

Depression Xpression - Reading

We meet every second Monday, 7.30pm-9pm.

Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

tel: 07462 784314

email: depressionxpression@gmail.com

access: self referral

 

Mind BLMK (Bedforshire, Luton and Milton Keynes)

Offering a range of services aimed at meeting individual needs and promoting mental health recovery, wellbeing and independence. 

Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire MK45 1AH

tel: 0300 3300648

email: hq@mind-blmk.org.uk

web: mind-blmk.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Oxford Brookes SRSH 

We are a volunteer led charity working with over a hundred young volunteers up and down the country to provide support to students with mental health problems.

BEAT & SRSH, Gypsy Lane Site, Oxford, OX3 0BP                   

tel: 01865 264168

email: brookes@srsh.co.uk      

web: srsh.co.uk

access: self referral

 

Oxford OCD Support Group     

The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance, but is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies and to provide mutual support.

Michael Young Building, Manzil Way (off Cowley Road), Oxford OX4 9DG         

tel: 0845 120 3778        

email: centrallondon@ocduk.org

web: ocduk.org/oxford-ocd-support-group

access: self referral

 

Oxfordshire Mind         

Our peer support groups are a safe, welcoming space to share activities, issues or thoughts and to meet people who may have experienced similar issues.

2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0DP

tel: 01865 263730         

email: info@oxfordshire-mind.org.uk

web: oxfordshire-mind.org.uk  

access: self referral and referral

 

Reading OCD Support Group   

This support group is for people with OCD, their relatives and carers. There is no charge to attend although there is a voluntary collection for the church which offers the room for free.

Trinity Church, Chalfont Close, Early, Reading, Berks RG6 5HZ  

tel: 01189 481139         

email: melanie_j_moore@hotmail.com

web: sites.google.com/site/readingocdgroup

access: self referral

 

Sport in Mind

A Berkshire charity using sport and physical activity to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems. Our weekly drop-in sessions are for those aged over 18 and available to people of all abilities. Includes badminton, yoga, football, table tennis and more. Contact Laura Brooks. 

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8EQ

email: info@sportinmind.org

web: sportinmind.org or facebook.com/sportinmind

access: self referral and referral

 

Together          

Our emphasis is on connecting people with their community, complemented by the reassurance of a daily drop-in in our coffee shop and a flexible programme of groups and activities. At Reading Your Way, service users enjoy individual time with peer support workers and Together staff.

127 Oxford Road, Reading, Berks RG1 7UU      

tel: 0118 958 0722        

email: readingyourway@together-uk.org

web: together-uk.org/projects/reading-your-way/                                    

access: self referral

 


Surrey East Sussex and Hampshire

 

Addlestone Wellbeing Group

Wellbeing group meets Thursdays (term time) 9.30–11.30am.

Sayes Court Children's Centre, Sayes Court Farm Drive, Addlestone, KT15 1NB

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk

web: nextsteps.me.uk

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Andover Mind  

Self help groups running in Andover include DASH (Depression and Anxiety self-help), a bipolar support group, a Wake-Up group (a social peer group) a Coping with Emotions group (for people who struggle with strong emotions) and a women’s group (for women who were sexually abused in childhood).

Westbrook Close, South Street, Andover, Hants SP10 2BN        

tel: 01264 332297       

email: advice@andovermind.org.uk       

web: andovermind.org.uk

access: self referral and referral

 

Bexhill Your Way        

The Your Way service has been developed by Together to deliver personalised services to people with mental health needs which are tailored to their individual needs and aspirations.

73a London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN39 3LB         

tel: 01424 213099         

email: bexhill-yourway@together-uk.org 

web: together-uk.org

access: referral and self-referral

 

Brighton & Hove Bipolar Self Help Group      

We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives.

BipolarUK, Buckingham Road Recovery Centre, 76-79 Buckingham  Road, Brighton, Sussex BN1 3RJ 

web: bipolaruk.org.uk/self-help-group-map 

access: self referral

 

Cornerhouse Woking

These groups are facilitated by Cornerhouse, a North West Surrey Mental Health Charity.

Meets Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking GU21 5HQ

Meets Thursday 1.00-2.00pm, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking GU21 5HQ

Wellbeing group meets Fridays 9.30-11.30am, Parkview Community Centre, off Blackmore Cresent, Sheerwater, GU21 5NZ

Young persons group meets Mondays 6.30 - 8.30pm

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk

web: cornerhouse.cc

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Friends in Need in Croydon

This is for adults living with depression and/or anxiety who are being treated through the Croydon IAPT service. Includes a range of fun and uplifting social events and activities.

Contact Sarah

tel: 07977 209694

email: friendsinneed@mindincroydon.org.uk

web: mindincroydon.org.uk

access: referral via Croydon IAPT service or Mind in Croydon

 

Crowborough OCD Support Group        

The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance. Instead, it is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, to provide mutual support and to share experiences and offer advice about accessing local treatment services.

Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, Sussex TN6 1FE    

tel: 07917 207714         

email: ashley@ocduk.org         

access: self referral

 

East Croydon depression self help group

Open to local residents living with depression and includes a time bank, a creativity group, a self help group, a women’s group and a range of social events. Leave a message and the group will call you back.

tel: 07530 356634

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Eating Disorder Support Group 

A holistic group exploring self-reliance, self-esteem, control and uncertainty, the effect on relationships with others, depression and anxiety, barriers to recovery and perfectionist tendencies.  Meet with others to share coping strategies and gain mutual support.

CornerHouse, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5HQ

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@cornerhouse.cc 

web: cornerhouse.cc

referral: Self referral (it is best to call and speak with the group facilitator)

 

Evolve

We're a peer support group for 13-19 year olds based in Croydon. Our group is run by people with lived experience of mental health issues and is for anyone who'd like a safe place to talk. We meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. There's also an online peer support group for anyone unable to come to meetings and for keeping in touch between meetings. People are welcome from any ethnicity, gender, background, sexuality or religion, regardless of whether or not you have a mental illness diagnosis. We never want people to feel alone, so please do get in contact. 

New Addington Baptist Church, 39 Arnhem Drive, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0EE

tel: 07847 517448

email: nickymattocks@hotmail.co.uk evolvepeer@outlook.com

web: youtube.com/watch?v=thueAnPClz8 

facebook.com/people/Evolve-Peer/100004269619043

facebook.com/groups/603992079778751/

facebook.com/EvolvePeerSupport/?fref=ts

access: self referral

 

Farnborough, Three Counties depression Group

tel: 0845 123 2320

email: threecountiesda@hotmail.co.uk   

access: self referral

Fareham and Gosport Mind      

Our peer support workers offer a wide range of peer led activities and support. Contact them to find out more.

126 West Street, Fareham, Hants PO16 0ET      

tel: 01329 281445 / 07757 508723         

email: admin@farehamandgosportmind.org.uk

web: farehamandgosportmind.org.uk

access: self referral and referral

 

Fareham and Gosport Rethink Adult Mental Health Support        

Our group meets monthly and offers mutual support and information

Rethink Wellbeing Centre, 126 West Street, Fareham, Hants PO16 0ET   

tel: 01823 365308                     

email: info@rethink.org

access: self referral

 

Hastings and Rother Mind

We provide opportunities for people to volunteer with us, participate in training, have fun with arts and creative activities and relax with complimentary therapies etc.

Hastings and Rother Mind, Trinity Street, Hastings, Sussex TN34 1HG    

tel: 01424 442435         

email: dean@activ8network.org

access: referral and self referral

 

Hastings Your Way      

The Your Way service has been developed by Together to deliver personalised services to people with mental health needs which are tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. Our emphasis is on connecting people with their community complemented by the reassurance of a daily drop-in and a flexible programme of groups and activities.

Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, St Leonards-on–Sea, East Sussex TN38 0JP

tel: 01424 434886         

email: hastings-yourway@together-uk.org          

web: together-uk.org

access: referral and self-referral

 

Havant and East Hants Mind     

Providing one to one and group support to achieve recovery

Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, Havant, Hants PO9 5BG  

tel: 02392 498916

email: info@easthantsmind.org             

web: easthantsmind.org/index.asp

access: self referral and referral

 

Lewes Your Way         

The Your Way service has been developed by Together to deliver personalised services to people with mental health needs which are tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. Our emphasis is on connecting people with their community, complemented by the reassurance of a daily drop-in and a flexible programme of groups and activities.

Together, 47a Western Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1RL       

tel: 01273 475219         

email: lewes-yourway@together-uk.org  

web: together-uk.org

access: referral and self-referral

 

Let's Talk Epsom

Meets 7.30-9.00pm every Wednesday

St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom, KT19 8HA

tel: 07817 471656

email: allen.price@btinternet.com

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Mary Frances Trust

The Hoarding group supports people with hoarding disorders as well as those who support them. The group is led by our CEO Patrick Wolter and a psychiatrist from Surrey Downs CCG. The group is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7-9pm at The Crescent Centre.

The Bi-polar group supports people with Bi-polar and is led by Patrick Wolter with the support of a volunteer facilitator. The group is held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 7-9pm at The Crescent Centre.

The Women’s group is informal peer support and is aimed at encouraging women to support each other through activities and conversation. The group is held every Wednesday from 1-2.30pm at The Crescent Centre.

The Crescent Centre, 23 The Crescent , Leatherhead, Surrey , KT22 8DY 

tel: 01372 375400 

email: info@maryfrancestrust.org.uk

web: maryfrancestrust.org.uk

access: People can self refer or be referred. There is a referral form that can be completed on the website

 

Mind in Brighton and Hove     

Services in Brighton and Hove include a variety of advice, information, service user involvement and advocacy services.

Central Office, 51 New England Street, Brighton, Sussex BN1 4GQ        

tel: 01273 666950       

email: info@mindcharity.co.uk  

web: mindcharity.co.uk

 

Mind Out LGB&T Mental Health Project             

We run groups where lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer people can share their experiences, problems, stories and survival with each other. Many LGBTQ people with lived experience of mental health are keen to meet each other outside of the commercial ‘scene’. We aim to provide a place to meet where it is safe to identify as LGBTQ and as having mental health concerns. We run groups on specific themes, such as for people over 50, trans and non-binary, under 30, women and BAME LGBTQ.

We run a group for people with experience of suicidal distress, Out of the Blue and a group for people in employment who are struggling with mental health, Work It Out. All of our groups are run by and for LGBTQ people with lived experience of mental health issues, are free, independent, confidential and person-centred.

Community Base, 13 Queens Road, Brighton, Sussex BN1 3XG 

tel: 01273 234839         

email: info@mindout.org.uk      

web: mindout.org.uk/contact-us

access: self referral 

 

Newhaven Your Way   

The Your Way service has been developed by Together to deliver personalised services to people with mental health needs which are tailored to their individual needs and aspirations.

Marshall Lane, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9RB

tel: 01273 514753         

email: newhaven-yourway@together-uk.org        

web: together-uk.org

access: referral and self-referral

 

Next Steps Groups 

Next Steps helps people with depression in Woking, Runnymede and surrounding areas through the provision of depression information, signposting and support.

This support includes one-to-one meetings and six individual support groups.                             

Englefield Green, Egham          

tel: 01483 757461         

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk    

web: nextsteps.me.uk

access: self referral

 

Portsmouth Support Group - OCD        

The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance, but is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, and to provide mutual support.

OCD-UK, Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Hants PO6 3AP

tel: 0845 120 3778        

email: stephen.hosking@btinternet.com

web: ocduk.org/portsmouth

access: self referral

 

Recovery Partners Peer Support

We work across East Sussex and provide up to 10 one-to-one free sessions with a Peer Support Specialist. Includes drop-ins in community venues, workshops, creative sessions and activities, mental health and wellbeing courses and peer support training. Contact Lara Desai.

tel: 07960 122525

email: l.desai@recovery-partners.co.uk

web: recovery-partners.co.uk

access: self referral

 

Rethink           

We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Ground Floor, 19 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4RU 

tel: 01323 644027

web: rethink.org

access: self referral

 

Rethink           

Short term specialist input provides crisis intervention, outreach, holistic information, and signposting. Listening support and advocacy.

A 12-week closed support group is held for anyone with issues around suicide. Group members can then attend a follow-on peer-led support group with a wider range of activities.

St. Richard's Community Centre, Egmont Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 7FP    

tel: 01273 709060         

email: brightonandhovesos@rethink.org

web: www.rethink.org/services-groups

access: open

 

Rethink Just Good Friends      

This is a service user involvement group which meets for information sharing and mutual support.

Uckfield, East Sussex

tel: 01323 644027 or 07973 892160

access: open

 

Rethink TANK

This is a Service User Involvement and Peer Support group. They meet weekly for informal information sharing and peer support as well as receiving occasional guest speakers.

Brightview, Saffrons Lodge, 6 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne, Sussex BN21 1DG   

tel: 01323 644027                     

access: open

 

Runnymede and Spelthorne Depression Support Group

This group is facilitated by Cornerhouse, a North West Surrey mental health charity.

The depression support group meets every Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm

CornerHouse Runnymede, 1A Corrie Road, Addlestone KT15 2HT

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk

web: nextsteps.me.uk

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

South Hampshire (Eastleigh) OCD Support Group         

The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance, but is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, and to provide mutual support.

Centenary Hall, Chamerlyne Rd, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 5JH

tel: 0845 120 3778

email: stephen.hosking@btinternet.com

web: ocduk.org/eastleigh

access: self referral

 

Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC)

SILC operate a programme of Peer Support called Let’s Chat and training groups throughout Surrey. The subject of these meetings is decided by the people who attend them.

Direct Payment recipients can use these forums to meet with SILC advisors, trustees and other Direct Payment users.

Peer support groups are a great way of sharing knowledge and experiences, solving problems and chatting to people in similar situations.

Astolat Coniers Way, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7HL      

tel: 01483 458111        

email: admin@surreyilc.org.uk  

web: surreyilc.org.uk

access: self referral

 

Sussex Oakleaf

Sussex Oakleaf provide a range of services to people with mental health needs, those with a personality disorder and individuals at risk of homelessness. We empower people and promote independence by providing recovery focused community wellbeing services, residential care, peer mentoring, housing support and volunteering opportunities. 

tel: 01444 459517

email: info@sussexoakleaf.org.uk

web: sussexoakleaf.org.uk

 

Peer Support in Southampton and New Forest

For more information please contact Development Officer Clare Grant:

tel: 02382 027831 or 07469 390926

email: CGrant@solentmind.org.uk

 

Portsmouth Support and Recovery Service – Peer Support

If you currently access Adult Mental Health Services in Portsmouth our services may be available to you. We can offer a range of support including Peer Support. 

28 The Avenue, Southampton, Hants SO17 1XN    

tel: 023 9268 0200 or 023 8033 4977   

email: supportandrecovery@solentmind.org.uk            

web: solentmind.org.uk

access: self referral and referral

 

Southampton depression self help group

Meets weekly 7pm-9pm. Contact Bryan

tel: 07545187188

email: dasouthampton@gmail.com

web: sites.google.com/site/depressionalliancesouthampton

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Southampton SRSH Student Support Group     

We are a volunteer led charity who work with over a hundred young volunteers up and down the country to provide support to students with mental health problems.

BEAT, SUSU Building, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hants SO17 1BJ

tel: 01865 264168

email: southampton@srsh.co.uk

web: srsh.co.uk

access: self referral

 

Staines Depression Support Group

Meets every Thursday 7–8.30pm

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk 

web: nextsteps.me.uk

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Stanwell Depression Group

This group is part of Cornerhouse. Meets every Wednesday 12.30 2.30pm

Stanwell Rose Community Centre, Stanwell, TW19 7SF

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk

web: nextsteps.me.uk


access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Sunshine & Showers: Depression and Anxiety Support Groups - Odiham and Hart

Meets every Tuesday 7.00-8.30pm and every Wednesday 1.00-2.30pm. The 18-30 group meets every Wednesday 7-8.30pm. Disabled access and free parking. Small group sizes. Please note these are not drop in groups, we need to set a start date with you. Contact Megan at Hart Voluntary Action.

tel: 01252 815652

email: megan.r@hartvolaction.org.uk

web: hartvolaction.org.uk

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Winchester Eating Disorder Peer Support – Family & Friends Group

This is a monthly group where family and friends (18+) of anyone (child or adult) with an eating disorder can talk about their concerns, share information and explore ways of coping. To find out more, please do email and check our webpage.

Trinity Winchester, Bradbury House Durngate Winchester SO23 8DX

tel: 07900 490609

email:  ed.carers@trinitywinchester.org.uk   

web: trinitywinchester.org.uk/eating-disorder-groups

access: self referral

 

Winchester Eating Disorder Peer Support – Recovery Group

This is a monthly group for people (18+) seeking to recover from an eating disorder. The aim of the group is to provide a welcoming, safe and confidential space to share experiences and additional sources of help. It is run by trained facilitators and promotes understanding and empathy. To find out more, please do drop us an email and check our webpage.

Trinity Winchester, Bradbury House Durngate Winchester SO23 8DX

tel: 07799 731381

email: ed.recovery@trinitywinchester.org.uk

web: trinitywinchester.org.uk/eating-disorder-groups

access: self referral

 

Woking Postnatal depression support group

Meets every Monday 10am-12pm at Park View Centre, Sheerwater, Woking, Surrey GU21 5NZ.

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk

web: nextsteps.me.uk

access: self referral and referral

 

Woking Self Help and Support Group for Sufferers       

We provide a monthly self-help group for people coping with an eating disorder, a monthly self-help group for people who overeat, and a monthly group for carers.

BEAT c/o Cornerhouse,  2 Courtenay Rd, Woking, GU21 5HQ    

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@beatwoking.org.uk 

access: self referral

 

Young Persons (18-25 years) Depression Support Group

Meets every Monday 6.30–8.30pm

CornerHouse Woking, 2 Courtenay Road, Woking GU21 5HQ

tel: 01483 757461

email: info@nextsteps.me.uk

web: nextsteps.me.uk

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

 



Kent and West Sussex

Ashford Peer Support

SpeakUpCIC supports people with lived experience of mental ill health through peer support and forums in the areas of Thanet, Sandwich, Dover and Deal as well as Ashford.

The Media Centre, 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1DA

tel: 01843 448 384

email: amanda@speakupcic.co.uk

web: speakupcic.co.uk

access: self referral

 

Beat

Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders

Maidstone Self Help and Support Group for sufferers and carers,

C/O Priority House, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9QQ

tel: 01634 811395 / 01634 270522

web: http://helpfinder.b-eat.co.uk/view-profile-and-listings/maidstone-self-help-and-support-group-for-sufferers-and-carers/

access: self referral

 

Bipolar UK     

Groups are free to attend and are open to all individuals affected by bipolar including those with a diagnosis, those pre-diagnosis, their family members, friends and carers.

Canterbury Bipolar group, Umbrella Centre, St Peters Place, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DB

web: bipolaruk.org/canterbury-support-group

access: self referral

 

Bipolar UK

Groups are free to attend and are open to all individuals affected by bipolar including those with a diagnosis, those pre-diagnosis, their family members, friends and carers.

Tunbridge Wells and District Bipolar group, The Hub, 2A Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2BD

web: bipolaruk.org

access: self referral

 

Branching Out Community Options    

Provides hope and support, and focuses on supporting people to achieving sustained mental health. 

2a Fielding Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9FL          

tel: 020 8313 9725        

email: cheryl.evans@community-options.org.uk 

web: community-options.org.uk            

access: referral and self referral

 

Bromley & Lewisham Mind

Community Wellbeing Services in Orpington. Safe, welcoming group support, activities and access to courses. Full support and training is offered to peer group volunteers with lived experience of mental health problems who wish to develop and gain valuable skills and experience.

Anchor House, 5 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ       

tel: 01689 811222        

email: email@blmind.org.uk

web: blmind.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Canterbury and District MH Forum                  

We aim to give a voice to mental health service users in the Canterbury and coastal locality.

34 Military Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1LT       

tel: 01227 788211         

email: cadmhf.mail@btconnect.com      

access: self referral

 

Coastal West Sussex Mind

A local mental health charity providing help and support to local people and their families in Shoreham, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Chichester.

The Gateway, 8-10 Durrington Lane, Worthing, BN13 2QG

tel: 01903 277 000

email: info@coastalwestsussexmind.org

web: coastalwestsussexmind.org

access: referral and self-referral

 

Chichester depression self help group

Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm. Please get in touch with Nicolas before coming along for the first time.

Judith Adams Centre, 58a St. Pancras, Chichester, PO19 7LS

tel: 01243 780420

access: Self Help for Depression Groups (formerly Depression Alliance groups), are open to anyone affected by depression. They provide a safe and welcoming space to make new friends and help combat isolation and loneliness of depression.

 

Dartford book group

Feel better sharing a book and meeting new friends. Thursdays 10:30 – 12:30

Dartford Library, Kent, DA1 1EU, Peter Blake Gallery

tel: 01322 291380                   

email: peerproject@northkentmind.co.uk

 

Depression peer support group - Richmond Fellowship

This peer support meeting is held once a fortnight for those with experience of depression, with tea and coffee provided. The group provides a platform for seeking support and information from others who have an understanding of the same condition, and aims to reduce feelings of isolation and stigma. The group is facilitated by a peer support worker and owned by the peers themselves. Please contact Leanne for dates and times.

Unitarian Church (opposite Horsham bus station), Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL  

tel: 07826 878083 or 01403 241866

email: Emma.McCarthy@RichmondFellowship.org.uk  

access: self referral and referral

 

Folkestone & District Mind      

Providing support, information and advice to anyone resident in the Shepway area, who has experienced or is experiencing mental distress.

Mind Resource Centre, 3 Mill Bay, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1JS   

tel: 01303 250 090        

email: contact@folkestonemind.org.uk  

web: folkestonemind.org.uk

access: referral and self-referral

 

Gravesend drop-in group

Friendly, informal supportive user-led group for those people with mental health issues. 11:30 – 1:30 on Mondays.

The Riverside Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2JY

tel: 01322 291380                   

email: peerproject@northkentmind.co.uk

web: northkentmind.co.uk/depression-support-group-2/

 

Greenhithe depression support group

An opportunity to check in and check out along with a wellbeing monthly theme. Held on the first Tuesday of each month.

St Mary’s Church Hall, London Road, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ND

tel: 01322 291380                   

email: peerproject@northkentmind.co.uk

web:  northkentmind.co.uk/depression-support-group-2/

Access: drop in

 

Hope

Hope is a support group for all women. We provide yoga and meditation twice a week, along with a befriending service to those with mental health problems and those who've experienced domestic violence, bereavement, miscarriage, low income and so much more. We encourage people to get active while making friends and sharing support together, but some people are happy just to meet and have fun. We also go out for day trips and dinners. 

tel: 07580 615206

email: hopegroup@outlook.com

web: hopegroup9.wix.com/hopegroup

access: self referral

 

Medway Engagement Group and Network CIC 

Offers peer support through group attendance.

Medway Voluntary Action, 5A New Road Avenue, Chatham ME4 6BB  

tel: 07891 573474 or 01634 402077                   

email: enquiries@megancic.org.uk

web: megancic.org.uk

Access: referral and self referral

 

Medway Women's Support & Self Help Group

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-3.pm. First floor, (Room 2), there is a lift, and the building and meeting room is also approachable by wheelchair. There is public car park adjacent to the centre , it is also conveniently situated for local bus routes, and 15 main walk from Rainham rail station.

Millennium Centre, Gatekeeper Chase, Rainham, nr Gillingham, Kent ME8 9BH

Phone Sue: 01634 726858

Phone Janet:  01634 669285

access: self referral

 

Mind Out LGBTQ mental health peer support group

A monthly peer support group and social where lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans and queer people can share their experiences, problems, stories and survival with each other.

Many LGBTQ people with lived experience of mental health are keen to meet each other outside of the commercial ‘scene’. We aim to provide a place to meet where it is safe to identify as LGBTQ and as having mental health concerns.

Our services are run by and for LGBTQ people with lived experience of mental health issues, are free, independent, confidential and person-centred.

tel: 01273 234 839

email: info@mindout.org.uk

web: mindout.org.uk

access: self referral

 

OCD-UK

The group does not offer specific therapy or professional guidance. Instead, it is an opportunity to share ideas and strategies, to provide mutual support, to share experiences and offer advice about accessing local treatment services.

Tunbridge Wells OCD Support Group, The Camden Centre, Market Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2SW        

tel: 07917 207714         

email: ashley@ocduk.org         

web: ocduk.org

 

Rethink           

Empowering service users to become active within JCB and to express their opinions regarding issues. Women’s group discusses issues which affects mental health. Activities to encourage assertiveness.

Swale User Forum, 4-5 High Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0BQ 

tel: 01474 330282         

email: surf@rethink.org

web: rethink.org

access: self referral

 

Rethink Sangam     

The group meets to aid recovery even further with peer support. Their aim is to gain confidence, self-esteem, aiding social wellbeing and combating social exclusion.     

Rethink Mental Illness Sahayak, 4-5 High Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0BQ                  

tel: 01474 364498

web: rethink.org/services-groups/groups/rethink-sangam

access: self referral

 

Recovery Hope

This group meets to provide peer support, creative activity and share information.

Rethink Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1LX

tel: 01823 365308

web: rethink.org/services-groups/groups/recovery-hope

access: self referral

 

Richmond Fellowship Chichester OCD Support Group

A peer led support group for people with diagnosed OCD and those who think they may have OCD, and also for the relatives, friends and carers of people with the condition.

Richmond Fellowship, Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester PO19 7DN

tel: 01243 780420

email: Michael.Bennett@RichmondFellowship.org.uk

web: richmondfellowship.org.uk

access: self referral or referral - no commitment required

 

RISE Kent

RISE Kent is a peer support groups for female adult survivors of sexual trauma. The group meet every other Thursday evening from 7.30-9pm. RISE is funded by the national lottery and provides a space where you can meet other survivors, creative activities that aims to provide a relaxing environment, supportive literature that you can take home and of course refreshments! 

tel: 07749616479

email: support@risekent.org

web: risekent.org 

access: self-referral

 

Sandwich Peer Support

Speakup CIC.

The Phoenix Centre, Jubilee Road, Sandwich CT13 0QP

tel: 01843 609 359

email: amanda@speakupcic.co.uk

 

Saturday Mind meet up in Dartford

Break up the weekend with a chat and cuppa with other service users. Saturdays 11:00 – 1:00

Dartford Library, Kent, DA1 1EU, Centenary Room

tel: 01322 291380                   

email: peerproject@northkentmind.co.uk

web: northkentmind.co.uk/depression-support-group-2/

 

Swanscombe depression support group

An opportunity to check in and check out along with a wellbeing monthly theme. Held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Swanscombe Church Centre, Swanscombe Street, Kent DA10 OJZ

tel: 01322 291380                   

email: peerproject@northkentmind.co.uk

web: northkentmind.co.uk/depression-support-group-2

Access: drop in

 

West Kent Mind  

We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre, 34 St John’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LW       

tel: 01732 744950         

email: hello@westkentmind.org.uk        

web: westkentmind.org.uk

access: self referral

 

Sittingbourne Your Way

If you have a mental health issue Sittingbourne Your Way can offer you a range of community based activities including informal drop-in sessions, one-to-one support and peer-led social and leisure groups.

tel: 07545 926603

email: sittingbourne-yourway@together-uk.org

access: referral and self referral

 

Spiral depression self help group

Meets every Wednesday in Canterbury 7-8.30pm.

email: spiralcanterbury@outlook.com

access: self referral

 

Sussex Oakleaf                        

Sussex Oakleaf provide a range of services to people with mental health needs, those with a personality disorder and individuals at risk of homelessness. We empower people and promote independence by providing recovery focused community wellbeing services, residential care, peer mentoring, housing support and volunteering opportunities. 

tel: 01444 459517                     

email: info@sussexoakleaf.org.uk                                      

web: sussexoakleaf.org.uk

 

smTalkingCircles

The first peer support group in the UK for adults (18+) affected by Selective Mutism (SM) and those still experiencing communication difficulties and related mental health issues stemming from unresolved childhood SM. 

Meets in Canterbury every four weeks for around 2 hours, in small (4-7 adults max) structured groups providing mutual support with no expectation on members to speak. Email us with any questions or ask a friend or family member to contact us on your behalf. 

email: info@smtalkingcircles.org.uk

access: self referral or referral with consent

 

The Capital Project Trust           

The CAPITAL Project Trust was founded in 1997 as a charity promoting peer support and mental health service-user involvement. It works to promote equality and respect for people with mental health problems, challenging the prejudice and stigma they experience wherever it arises.

CAPITAL provides inpatient peer support to inpatient peers in acute wards across West Sussex. 

We offer a level 4 accredited peer support worker course.

We are also offering peer facilitated feedback sessions in forensic inpatient units across West Sussex

March House, 2 Sussex Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1SF  

tel: 01243 869662         

email: enquiries@capitalproject.org       

web: capitalproject.org

access: self referral

 

Worthing Bipolar Self Help Group    

Bi-PolarUK, 4 Union Place, Haverfield House, Worthing, Sussex BN11 1LG

 



Greater London North

Mind in Barnet

Peer Support Employment Group 

Our Peer Support Employment Group is an employment project for people with mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, who are looking for work.

tel:     020 8343 5700 

email: GemmaGreen@mindinbarnet.org.uk

web:   mindinbarnet.org.uk

 

Barnet Depression Alliance

Welcomes Barnet residents only. Meets twice a month on Monday and Thursday evenings in North Finchley. Please note that this peer-led group is specifically for people affected by depression, and we're unable to support other complex and severe needs. Please contact Anne. 

tel: 07541 187907

email: barnetdepressionalliance@gmail.com

web: barnetdepressionalliance.org

access: self referral

 

Barnet Voice for Mental Health

Offers individual and group support to other people experiencing mental health problems.

Weekly drop-ins in North Finchley (Friday afternoon) and Mill Hill (Wednesday afternoon) providing a range of activities from 1.30-4.30pm.  

Weekly support group in High Barnet on Tuesday afternoon at 2-3.30pm.

Barnet Voice for Mental Health, 55 Christchurch Avenue, London, N12 0DG

tel: 0208 906 7506 or 07549 152 527                                         

email: elsie@bvmh.co.uk

web: barnetvoiceformentalhealth.co.uk

 

Beading for Recovery

We offer supervised jewellery making sessions and peer support to women in recovery from eating disorders and addictions. We also offer each individual one-to-one appointments with a registered dietician and access to Work to Recover programme. All is free of charge

Contact name: Rosalind Reynolds-Grey

Flat 1, 6 Cathnor Road, London W12 9JA

tel: 078 0880 8278                                       

email: info@sweetcavanagh.com

web: www.sweetcavanagh.com

Instagram:sweetcavanagh

Twitter:@CanvanaghSweet

Referral: referral or self-referral

 

Book Break with Friends in Need

Meets every Thursday 3-5pm at North Kensington Library. 108 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1PZ (opposite Ladbroke Grove tube).

tel: 07807 106815

email: rosietrustram@thereader.org.uk

web: thereader.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Brent Mind

Peer Support Employment Group 

A Peer Support Employment Group is our employment project for people with mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, who are looking for work.

tel: 0207 604 179

email: Durojaiye.James@brentmind.org.uk

web: www.brentmind.org.uk

 

Bowhaven       

For people with mental health issues who want a social environment that helps to promote the recovery process.

Bow Community Hall, 1 William Place, Roman Road, London E3 5ED                             

tel: 020 7364 5531        

email: kerryann@bowhaven.org.uk

web: bowhaven.org.uk

access: referral and self-referral

 

Brent Mental Health User Group

This is a local independent group which provides support and information for people with mental health problems.

Merlin House, 122-126 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 4HY      

tel: 0207 624 4055        

email: admin@brentusergroup.com       

access: self referral

 

Brent Mind - Horizon Programme

The Horizon programme offers a range of peer led activities, support groups, informal training and interventions to assist service users to progress in their own recovery goals by following a stepped recovery route.

Hampton House, 1b Dyne Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7XG

tel: 0207 604 5177

email: horizon@brentmind.org.uk

web: brentmind.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

5th floor, GordonHospital, Bloomburg Street, London SW1V 2RH

tel: 07718 668799         

email: debbie.lane-stott@nhs.net

web: cnwl.nhs.uk

 

City and Hackney Mind Wellbeing Services & I.R.I.E Mind

I.R.I.E stands for integration, respect, inclusion and empowerment. Support groups and activities to help support clients to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

City and Hackney Mind, 8-10 Tudor Road, Hackney, London E9 7SN

email: iriemindservices@cityamdhackneymind.org.uk

web: cityandhackneymind.org.uk

 

Core Arts

Uses the arts to break down prejudices and promote access and participation

1 St Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, London E9 6DJ                                                         

tel: 020 8533 3500        

email: gmolinari@corearts.co.uk

web: corearts.co.uk

Access: referral and self referral

 

Ealing Users Forum

Helping clients in Ealing have a say in the planning and monitoring of the services they use, with the aim of making them more user-friendly.

Loud and Clear Wembley, Point 1, Harrow Road HA9 6DE

tel: 020 8900 2221

email: mark.thorp@loudandclear.org

 

Earls Court depression self help group

Meets the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm in Earls Court.

email: earlscourtdepressionselfhelp@gmail.com

access: self referral

 

Enfield depression self help group

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8pm.

tel: 0208 366 6560

email: info@emugroup.org.uk

web: emugroup.org.uk

access: self referral

 

Enfield Mental Health Users Group

Group support.

Lancaster Centre, 53 Lancaster Road, Enfield EN2 0BU              

email: info@emugroup.org.uk   

web: emugroup.org.uk  

access: self referral

 

Enfield Users Group

Independent user group led by service users to promote personal development with all their different needs and diversity.

53 Lancaster Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 0BU                                                           

tel: 020 8366 6560        

email: emugroup@tiscali.co.uk

web: emugroup.org.uk

access: self referral

Friends of One North East

This is a group of around 20 current and ex service users who meet on a regular basis.

The social events are very popular with around 60 people at the quiz evenings and between 150 and 200 at the barbecue.

Every six months a newsletter is published for clients and ex clients (current circulation of around 400 and increasing every year) keeping them up to date with developments and events at 1NE.

10 The Broadway, Woodford Green, IG8 0HL

tel: 0208 220 0132

email: info@1ne.org.uk

web: 1ne.org.uk

access: referral

 

Harrow Mind   

Social activity group

Harrow Active Peer Project for Inclusion

Peer Support Employment Group - supporting people with mental health problems who are looking for work. 

First Floor, 132-134 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1BQ 

tel: 020 8515 7872        

email: m.gillham@mindinharrow.org.uk  

          e.lewis@mindinharrow.org.uk

web: mindinharrow.org.uk

access: self referral

 

Independent Newham Users Forum     

Our goal is to support and assist our members on the long road to recovery. Informal events and activities.

Ithaca House, 27 Romford Road, Stratford, London E15 4LI

tel: 020 8534 2488                    

web: inuf.org

 

Islington Borough User Group

IBUG is a group of people who use or have used mental health services in the past and have come together to monitor the provision of services in Islington.

Highgate Mental Health Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5NX

tel: 0207 561 4140                    

web: islingtonbug.org.uk

email: please use the online form on the website

access: referral and self referral

 

Islington depression self help group

Meets every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm. Contact Nick.

tel: 0844 8466064

email: daislington@gmail.com

access: self referral

 

Northolt and Greenford depression self help group

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at Greenford Baptist Church, Beechwood Avenue, Greenford UB6 9UA. Contact Liz and Lil.

tel: 07490 806404 or 07847 617747

email: hope.liz828@gmail.com or hope.lil828@gmail.com

access: self referral

 

Mind in Haringey - Emotional Support Project

This project supports young people aged 14-21 that are in or leaving care services (or may be a carer themselves) in the London Borough of Haringey and may be finding life difficult to cope with.

This programme offers supported group therapy alongside 121 support, life coaching sessions and the opportunity to become a peer mentor.

Mind in Haringey, Station House, 73c Stapleton Hall Road, London N4 3QF

tel: 0208 340 2474

email: lynette@mih.org.uk

access: referral by a community, voluntary or statutory agency; social or youth services

 

Mind in Haringey - Wellbeing activities

Mind in Haringey provide a number of group based wellbeing activities designed to build confidence, improve social skills and help people feel less isolated.

Station House, 73c Stapleton Hall Road, London N4 3QF

tel: 0208 340 2474

email: dave.forrest@mih.org.uk

web: mindinharingey.org.uk/wellbeing-activities

access: referral and self referral

 

OCD Suport group - Southgate

The UK's longest running OCD support group, now in its 25th year, for people with OCD and their family and friends. Takes place in a safe environment where everything remains confidential. There is no pressure to share or talk. I offer signposting and a Library Service with all the relevant and up-to-date books. The group is free and we offer free refreshments too.   

The Priory, The Bourne, Southgate, N14 6RA

tel: 07958 748200  

email: alisonislin@btconnect.com

access: referral and self referral

 

Tower Hamlets African and Caribbean Mental Health Organisation

An African Caribbean organisation offering friendship and support.

Bow Community Hall, 1 William Place E3 5ED                           

tel: 0207 426 5389        

email: mellow@safh.org.uk

 

User Forum, Barnet Mind        

The user forum meets without staff present and provides an opportunity for users to express their views.

2 Schoolway, Woodhouse Road, North Finchley, London N12 0RY                     

tel: 0208 343 5700        

email: chandpayne@mindinbarnet.org.uk

web: mindinbarnet.org.uk/what-we-do/users/user-forum

access: self referral

 

West Hampstead depression self help group

Meets the first Wednesday of each month 7.30-9.30pm. Contact Nick.

tel: 0844 846 6064

email: dawesthampstead@gmail.com

access: self referral

 

West London Friends in Need

Kensington and Chelsea Mind Friends in Need is a peer to peer social support and wellbeing community for people affected by depression and other mental health problems. The service is available to adults over 18 who live in Kensington and Chelsea and the Queen’s Park and Paddington areas of Westminster.

tel: 020 30110433

email: friendsinneed@kcmind.org.uk

web: kcmind.org.uk

access: self referral and referral

 

Westminster Mind       

Direct Access Service

4 Sutherland Avenue, London W9 2HQ  

tel: 020-7259-8100 ext 138 or 07971 182 203

web: westminstermind.org.uk

access: Self referral

 

 



Greater London South

 

ATHENA Project

A peer support project in Southwark, South London, where we train people with lived experience of mental health issues to become paid supporters to clients moving out of high-supported living.

tel: 07961 108 588

email: mhector@hexagon.org.uk

web: hexagon.org.uk

 

Bromley and Lewisham Mind - Stepping Stones

Community Wellbeing Services in Bromley.

Safe, welcoming group support, activities and access to courses.

Support and training is offered to peer group workers with lived experience of mental health problems who wish to develop and gain valuable skills and experience.

Stepping Stones, 38 Masons Hill, Bromley BR2 9JG

tel: 0208 289 5020

email: stepstone@bromleymind.org.uk

web: blmind.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Bromley and Lewisham Mind - Beckenham Centre

Community Wellbeing Services in Beckenham. Safe, welcoming group support, activities and access to courses.

Support and training is offered to peer group volunteers with lived experience of mental health problems who wish to develop and gain valuable skills and experience.

Beckenham Centre, 20b Hayne Road, Beckenham BR3 4HY

tel: 0208 249 2986

email: beck-centre@bromleymind.org.uk

web: blmind.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Canerows    

Peer to peer services improving the mental ill health of people from BaME backgrounds in Wandsworth.

Canerows operates:

  • a ward visiting scheme on 3 acute wards
  • post discharge peer support to people leaving hospital
  • Mama Lows Kitchen (a one-day drop in)
  • regular opportunities to meet, socialise and exchange ideas

c/o Sound Minds, 20-22 York Road, London SW11 3QA

tel: 0207 207 1786

email: canerows@soundminds.co.uk

web: canerows.co.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Certitude         

Peer mentoring programme.

Southside Partnership, Fanon Resource Centre, 107 Railton Road SE24 0LR      

tel: 0207 737 2888        

email: odaniel@southsidepartnership.org.uk

web: certitude.org.uk              

Access: referral and self referral

 

Cool Tan Arts

CoolTan Arts believes mental well-being is enhanced by the power of creativity. It’s a charity run by and for adults with mental distress.

Unit B 237 Walworth Road, London SE17 1RL

tel: 020 7701 2696

email: info@cooltanarts.org.uk

web: cooltanarts.org.uk

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Mind

Peer Support Employment Group 

Our Peer Support Employment Group is an employment project for people with mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, who are looking for work.

tel:020 7610 0057

email: Charlotte.Gurney@hfmind.org.uk

web: www.hfmind.org.uk

 

Hillingdon Mind

Peer Support Employment Group 

Our Peer Support Employment Group is an employment project for people with mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression, who are looking for work.

tel: 01895 271559 

email: nigel@hillingdonmind.org.uk

web: www.hillingdonmind.org.uk

 

Hear Us           

Orchard House, 15a Purley Road, South Croydon CR2 6EZ                                            

tel: 020 8681 6888

email: info@hear-us.org

web: hear-us.org           

 

Homeless Health Peer Advocacy - Groundswell

Aims to help improve the health of currently homeless people - primarily through one to one Peer Advocates helping people access health services by accompanying them to appointments.

Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mars, London SW9 9GX                                                    

tel: 020 7976 0111

email: info@groundswell.org.uk

web: groundswell.org.uk/homeless-health-peer-advocacy/

 

Imagine, CVA Resource Centre

User led social groups and activities.

82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB

tel: 020 8253 7078 or 07545054928        

email: imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

access: referral and self referral

 

Kindred Minds Southwark Mind

User-run and user-led project for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in Southwark and nearby areas.

Cambridge House, 131 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0HF

tel: 020 7358 7030        

email: kindredmindsproject@gmail.com

 

Mind in Kingston        

Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6LX

tel: 020 8255 3939        

email: info@mindinkingston.org.uk

web: mindinkingston.org.uk

 

Richmond Borough Mind Peer Group Network

Our Peer Led Groups aim to enable, empower and involve individuals regardless of their mental health to participate in or run peer led groups, to be active and thrive in their community.

The groups are run by and for people with experience of mental distress. The groups are run by Peer Volunteers focusing on offering groups that will improve your well being.

They can be about lots of things; having fun, making friends, moral support, sharing your culture, sharing skills or learning a new one.

The groups can take place anywhere, could be in a library, community centre or a cafe.

We offer comprehensive training and support to all our Peer Volunteers. Check the website for the latest groups and training opportunities.

T: 07827 491 325

Email: peer.network@rbmind.org

web: rbmind.org/peer-led-groups.asp

Access: self-referral

 

Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme (RUILS)

User run and user led by its peers – supporting individuals to live independently in their community.

Disability Action & Advice Centre (DAAC)

4 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, TW11 8HT

tel: 0208 831 6271        

email: carolinethorogood@ruils.co.uk

web: ruils.co.uk

 

South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust - Southwark

Peer Support in Southwark                            

tel: 020 32283240 or 07966150294         

email: penelope.doue@slam.nhs.uk

web: slam.nhs.uk

access: Internal referral only

 

Southwark depression self help group

Meets every Wednesday 7-8pm. For Southwark residents or those working, studying, or accessing a medical service in Southwark. Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, London SE1 0HF.

tel: 07530 241637

email: peersupport@lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk

web: lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk

access: self referral 

 

Streatham depression self help group

Meets weekly on Tuesdays 7-8.30pm. Contact Scott.

St Leonard's Church, Streatham High Road, Streatham, London SW16 1HS. 

tel: 07448 341534

email: streathamdagroup1@gmail.com

access: self referral

 

The SUN Project

Emotional and practical group for people who have longstanding emotional and behavioural problems (personality disorder) and who may feel they do not get adequate support from mainstream services.

Croydon Personality Disorder Service

Alexandra House, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX  

tel: 020 3228 8541        

email: barry.jones@slam.nhs.uk

web: hear-us.org/the-sun-project

 

The Today Group - depression self help group in New Cross

Meets every Wednesday 7-8.30pm at Besson Street Community Garden, Besson Street, London SE14 5QE.

tel: 0207 7325274

email: thetodaygroup@outlook.com

access: self referral

 

Twickenham depression self help group

Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month 7.30-9pm at Holy Trinity Church, The Green, Twickenham TW2 5TU. Contact Lynda.

web: datwickenham.co.uk

access: self referral

 

Waterloo depression self help group

Meets the first Saturday of each month 2-5pm.

email: waterloo@depressionselfhelp.org

access: self referral

 

E Sibling Project

Online resource addressing the needs of siblings of people with psychosis.

web: siblingpsychosis.org

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