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 download our flyer (docx, 601kb) for further details of times and dates and you can book a place here.

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!

 

You spoke and we listened! 

 

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. 
 

The following are the dates of our upcoming Chill & Chat sessions so please be sure to SAVE THE DATE of the ones you want to join! 

 

No need to book!

 

Early Years / Primary aged 0-11 years
Thursday 8th September 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 

Secondary Age 11-16 years
Wednesday 14th September 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 

Young People aged 16-25 years
Thursday 22nd September 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 

Girls only
Wednesday 28th September 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 
Early Years / Primary aged 0-11 years
Thursday 6th October 2022
From 10am to 1pm


Secondary Age 11-16 years
Wednesday 12th October 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 

Young People aged 16-25 years
Thursday 20th October 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 

Girls only
Wednesday 2nd November 2022
From 10am to 1pm

 

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.

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.