Mental Health Information
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Wandsworth & Westminster Mind has been running structured recovery support programmes as well as a range of popular activities, groups and programmes at our Wellbeing Hub in Allfarthing Lane for many years.
We will work with anyone living in Wandsworth who has been affected by mental illness to help you to improve your wellbeing and lead meaningful and fulfilling lives in the community.
We will support you to identify your needs and aspirations and develop a plan of support and action to achieve them. You will receive one to one support and a menu of activities and services.
We work in partnership with our service users, volunteers, the council, health services, other providers and organisations to build a menu of services and activities to support wellbeing including:
We also run a number of specialist services and groups in Wandsworth including:
14th Geoff Simmons came to the Wandsworth Hub and gave a colourful visual presentation and talk on The Summerstown 182 Project which had a captive audience of 12 service users
Summerstown is an area in Wandsworth. The 182 are the names on a First World War memorial in a local church. The project tells the story of people and places in the local community. It focuses on the stories behind some of the names
Geoff projected maps and photographs on a wall and answered questions. We learnt about the area 100 years ago and some of its people, for example Sid Lewis, the youngest boy soldier, who at 12 went to fight in the war and Ted Foster, the Dustman who got the Victory Cross for his bravery.
Service user comments:
“I enjoyed it a lot”. It was very interesting.”
“It was nice to know what went on back then.”
“I liked to learn about the flood plain and the flooding”
“I didn’t like history at school and I don’t like local history but this was interesting.”
Geoff enjoyed commented on the friendly and comfortable atmosphere at the Centre
Look at the web site for regular updates on forthcoming talks at the Wandsworth Hub
We run regular friendly self-help groups in our Wellbeing Hub and at Springfield Hospital for anyone who experiences unusual perceptions or beliefs or who hears voices, has visions or has done so in the past.
All Hearing Voices Groups are centred around the needs and aspirations of their members, offering a safe supportive space for people to talk about their experiences, exchange ideas and share ways reducing distress, gaining control and coping better.
The Wednesday Club is an evening social group for people using WW Mind services.
We offer a programme of regular structured activities, social events, meetings and group meals throughout the year with additional monthly Saturday outings which we run in partnership with other local community organisations.
The club runs from 4.00pm to 8.30pm every Wednesday and generally takes place or starts off from the Wellbeing Hub in Allfarthing Lane. Its main purpose is to provide social engagement, connection and support for people but also to foster peer support and service user participation.
To get a better idea of what is on offer please see schedule of upcoming activities.
SW18 to 35 Club is a peer support group for people between the ages of 18 and 35 with experience of mental illness who want to improve their confidence and build their social networks by finding, developing and sharing regular community activities. These might include regular classes or workshops, visits to new places of interest, and social events.
The group provides a regular safe space for people to meet, chat and offer support to each other when needed. The focus is on enabling individuals to overcome mental health issues and live fuller lives, which are more integrated within the community. We plan a different activity for every session, each one aimed at trying something new or going somewhere different, and each one offering potential for continued participation within the community.
Currently, the group meets monthly, but we are working on making meetings more frequent.
To find out more about SW18 to 35 Club please contact us:
By phone: 020 7259 8122
By email: email@example.com
We are working in partnership with Enable: Leisure and Culture, who deliver Wandsworth Borough Council's Leisure and Sport services, to provide a physical fitness and support programme for people with serious mental health problems and physical health and fitness difficulties.
Participants are offered 12 weeks of one to one supervised physical activity and exercise in order to get fitter, feel better, and improve their overall health and wellbeing. People are supported to move on to other longer term healthy activities and programmes.
People using our recovery support day services will usually have a long term mental health problem and will either pay for them directly or will be eligible or in receipt of personal social care budgets to fund their placements.
Our other wellbeing activities and services are open to anyone living locally who life has been affected by mental ill health. These services are free.
To find out more about who is eligible and how to access services please contact us:
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone: 020 8875 9156
by post: Wandsworth & Westminster Mind Wellbeing Hub
London SW18 2AB
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm
Wednesdays only 8.30am - 8.30pm
Our Wellbeing Hub in Wandsworth is currently looking for volunteers to help facilitate:
If you have energy, experience and enthusiasm and want to give something back we want to hear from you.
Further information on how to apply here: