Community Wellbeing in Wandsworth

Wandsworth & Westminster Mind provides person-centred recovery support as well as a range of popular activities, groups and programmes at our Tooting High Street Wellbeing Hub. 

We will work with anyone living in Wandsworth who has been affected by mental illness to help you to improve your wellbeing, build your resilience and get more out of life by engaging meaningful and fulfilling activities 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:

  • Health Training and Expert Patient Programmes
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness, Drama and Movement
  • Self-help and Therapeutic Workshops
  • Arts and Crafts, Photography, Music Appreciation, Creative Writing, Patchwork and Quilting
  • IT Training, Cookery Courses, Conversational Language Classes
  • Advocacy and Service User Participation
  • Active Wellbeing and Exercise

How we did in 2016-17

We provided recovery support services to 57 people of whom:

~ 90% maintained or improved their mental health and wellbeing

~ 30% successfully completed accredited training courses

~ 17% undertook training as peer mentors

~ 14% have taken up volunteering or peer mentoring roles

~ 2 people with lived experience have been employed a Hearing Voices group facilitators

Active Wellbeing

We are working in partnership with Enable:Leisure and Culture to provide physical fitness and support programmes for people with serious mental health problems who also have health and fitness difficulties.

Participants are offered 12 weeks of one to one physical activity and exercise in order to get fitter, feel better and to improve their overall health and wellbeing. People are supported to move on to and sustain other longer term physical activities and programmes.

People who take part in the Active wellbeing programme achieve measurable improvements in their physical fitness and mental wellbeing. 

Achievements to date (January 2016 to June 2017)

~ 68 people have engaged with or are currently in the programme

~ 72% have completed a 3 month personal fitness programme

~ 80% of these have achieved the Chief Medical Officer's recommended activity levels for improving physical health

~ 58% have maintained their recommended activity levels for more than six months

~ 45% are continuing to use the gym or exercise classes regularly

~ 55% are keeping up other regular activities such as walking, swimming, gardening and dog walking

~ The average weight reduction after six months was 2.8 kilos

~ Mental wellbeing scores went from very low or below average at start of programme to above average on completion

~ Graduates have gone on to volunteer in a variety of roles including co-ordinating walking groups and running dance training workshops

Unusual Perceptions Groups

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 Unusual Perceptions 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

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 4pm - 8.30pm every Wednesday and generally takes place or starts off from the Wellbeing Hub in Tooting (from 9 June onward). 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.

THE WEDNESDAY CLUB - June 17.pdf

SW18 Club

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 8128

By email: wandsworthwellbeing@wwmind.org.uk

Here's a link to SW18 to 35 Club website


Out and About Group

The Out and About Group runs a series of trips for service users from Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub the remainder of 2017.  

Scheduled trips are as follows: 

  • 21 September - Sky Gardens (admission free)
  • 28 September - Maritime Museum (admission free)
  • 5 October - Imperial War Museum (admission free)
  • 12 October - St. Paul's Cathedral (admission free)
  • 26 October - Science Museum (admission free)
  • 2 November - The Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, Barnes, London
  • 23 November - Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens
  • 30 November - Trip to the cinema
  • 7 December - Tower Bridge and Design Museum
  • 21 December - Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Our Services: Who they are for and how to access them

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: wandsworthwellbeing@wwmind.org.uk

by phone: 020 7259 8128

by post:  Wandsworth & Westminster Mind Wellbeing Hub 

              201-203 Tooting High Street 

              London SW17 0SZ

             

Please see here our timetable of Group Activities at the Tooting Hub:

GROUP PROGRAMME - TOOTING.doc

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesdays only 9.00am - 8.30pm

Volunteering Opportunities

Our Wellbeing Hub in Wandsworth is currently looking for volunteers to help facilitate:

  • The Art and Craft Group 
  • IT Training Group
  • Photography

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:

WANDSWORTH HUB - VOLUNTEER FLYER.doc  

Mind volunteer application form 2016.doc

Contact Us

Wandsworth & Westminster Mind
Basement
Hopkinson House
6 Osbert Street
London SW1P 2QU

020 7259 8100
admin@wwmind.org.uk

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