Support Groups - upcoming dates

 

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.

 

SIV monthly coffee mornings  are back!



We know how hard it is for many of you if we have the coffee mornings on the same day every month.  We have listened to you and now every coffee morning will be held on a different day so more of you have the  opportunity to coming along and join us.



Whether you can pop in for half an hour or the whole session you will receive a very warm welcome.  Our coffee mornings are a great time for you to meet other parent carers in similar situations who really understand what it's like to be the parent carer of a child with needs.

 

Location: South London Tabernacle Baptist Church, Bushey Hill Road, SE5 8QG

 

There is no need to book in advance!

 

Dates and times

 

  • Tuesday 12th October 2021, 10am-1pm

 

  • Wednesday 10th November 2021, 10am-1pm

 

  • Thursday 09th December 2021, 10am-1pm

 

  • Monday 10th January 2022, 10am-1pm

 

  • Wednesday 8th February 2022, 10am-1pm

 

FREE refreshments including cake and biscuits!  How can you resist!

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.

Open Minds is for any Southwark residents aged 18 or above experiencing difficulties with mental health and are currently or have previously been in contact with mental health services.

 

What can I expect from this group?

Open Minds provides a safe and relaxed drop-in space for people with mental health challenges to come together and chat about problems they have encountered and/or issues of interest.

 

A strong element of Open Minds is the social and supportive nature, based on the experience of the attendees.

 

When not meeting virtually, as well as space to chat there is the opportunity to take part in various activities to enhance personal well-being – such as arts and crafts and board games.

 

People are welcome to arrive and leave at any time during each session. Light refreshments are provided.

 

Attendance is free.

 

When is Open Minds held?

Open Minds is held for 3 hours every Thursday, from 1pm – 4pm.

 

Where is it held?

During the COVID19 pandemic, this group meets online using Zoom. To take part you will need to make an account for yourself at the Zoom website, download and install Zoom.

 

After you have joined the group the facilitator will email you the details needed by Zoom to log in for a session. Five minutes before each session starts, start Zoom, choose “Join a Meeting”, enter the details we have sent you. Each session uses the same details.

 

How do I join?

If you are interested, please email om@lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk for more information. It is important that you have contacted us before attending the group. 

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 once a month on the second Friday of every month, from 12pm – 2pm.

 

The forum also organises a walking group for women.

 

Where is it held?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, this group meets online using Zoom. To take part you will need to make an account for yourself at the Zoom website, download and install Zoom.

 

After you have joined the group the facilitator will email you the details needed by Zoom to log in for a session. Five minutes before each the session starts, start Zoom, choose “Join a Meeting”, enter the details we have sent you. Each session uses the same details.

 

How do I join?

If you’re interested in the group, please contact swf@lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk for more information. It is important that you have contacted us before attending the group.

The Southwark User Forum is for anyone actively cared for by mental health services either as in-patient or recently discharged.

 

What can I expect from this group?

You can expect a support from trained volunteers who share lived experience of ill mental health. SUC offers information, encouragement and friendly connections to help you to engage with community.

 

How do I join?

If you’re interested, pls contact Jennie Grace: please contact suc@lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk for more information.