Support Groups

Please see below for dates of upcoming coffee mornings and other support group sessions where you can meet, chat and share experiences.  

You can also find more information about various support groups and services in Southwark here.

Join us for an informal and friendly coffee morning with Blagoje Vucinic (Mr B), Autism Post Diagnosis Support Worker from Autism Support Team.

This is an opportunity for parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder(ASD) to ask questions about the diagnosis, to discuss practical strategies for meeting the needs of your children, to meet other parents, to share information and experiences, or simply just to listen. 

Please click here to download our flyer (pdf, 563kb) for further details of times and how to book. 

Resources for Autism invite you to our parents’ coffee morning.

All families are welcome to relax, enjoy coffee and, cake and chat about autism with other parents, share stories and feel at home.

When: Thursday 29th February 10.30 am to 12.30pm

Where: Trinity College, Newent Close, London, SE15 6EF

Who can attend:  Southwark and Lewisham parents/carers of autistic children/young people 

Registration: Book your place by emailing nazia@resourcesforautism.org.uk or visit our website at www.resourcesforautism.org.uk to complete a referral form

Further information:  Our autism specialist family practitioner will be providing practical support and advice  

 Click to download the Resources for Autism flyer (pdf, 4.2mb)   

For all fathers and male carers, a space for you and your child to explore and make friends.

Dates and times

Wednesdays at 10am - 11:30am

Location

Dulwich Wood Children Children and Family Centre, Lyall Avenue, London, SE21 8QS
 

Further details

SIV monthly coffee mornings  are back!

We at SIV really appreciate that you took your time to tell us what you wanted out of our Chill & Chat coffee mornings. So we have taken it on board and have decided to make our Chill & Chat coffee mornings more age specific. We hope this will mean that you will meet other families with children or young people of a similar age and so in turn have more in common. 

You can contact us for details of upcoming sessions by emailing info@southwarkiv.co.uk

No need to book!

Being held at:

The Blue Youth and Community Centre
190-192 Southwark Park Road
Bermondsey 
London
SE16 3RP

It's a great opportunity to meet other families who really understand what life is like when you have a child/young person with needs

There are excellent travel links to the centre as well as pay and display along the road.

Travelling by bus?
Catch any of these buses below. 👇 

Elephant and castle - 1

London Bridge - 381

Canada Water - 381, 1 and P12

Dulwich - 78 

Nunhead - P12

Peckham - 381

The bus route 78 from Dulwich takes you to Dunton road, then it is a short 5 minute walk from there.  All other bus routes are practically outside.

Please email  info@southwarkiv.co.uk for further details.  

Are you a parent/carer of an autistic child living in Southwark?  If so, please join our wellbeing support group (pdf, 151kb).

Dates and times

Every other Tuesday 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Southwark Carers, 3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EN

Contact  

Telephone: 07460 399290

Email: autismvoice1@gmail.com 

Please click here for more details about Autism Voice.

The Southwark Women’s Forum is a women-only support group for those aged 18 or above who have lived experience of mental health problems and who live in Southwark.

What can I expect from this group?

You can expect a safe, supportive space for women who have experienced or are experiencing difficulty with mental health.

Our aim is to connect the community with local services and events, as well encouraging participants to connect with one another. We like to give members an opportunity for honest, open discussion with women who can share similar experiences and also a chance to feed back their views of mental health services.

When is Southwark Women’s Forum held?

The forum meets face-to-face as a group once a month on the second Friday of every month, from 12pm – 2pm in Southwark. 

How do I join?

You can register online via this link

 Further information

 Telephone 0208 159 8355 or email: informationservice@lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk

The Neurodiversity Family Hub provides services to Children and Young People with neurodiversity and their families, including:

  • Weekly youth clubs & holiday clubs.
  • Advocacy for educational settings, and any statutory partners - local authorities, GP's, and any other linked organisations.
  • Companionship solidarity and commonality - finding a community that understands with themes
  • Parent circles for small groups of parents to find strategies and self care

Click here to see further details