Addiction Helper

Addiction Helper offer free assessments to people struggling with addiction or their loved ones. They can provide information about local services and treatment options. Their trained addictions counsellors can help to identify the most appropriate form of treatment for your particular problem and your circumstances. They can provide information about local: Rehab Facilities Detox Programmes Day…

Africa Advocacy Foundation

Africa Advocacy Foundation works with communities both in the UK and overseas who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. We provide information, advocacy, advice, practical support and training through our a range of projects and partnership activities. Please visit their programme…

AL-HASANIYA Morroccan Women’s Centre

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK. Their aim is to provide support in all matters concerning the health, welfare, education and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families. They seek to encourage and help clients access mainstream services and…

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – London

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; The organisation…

ASHA Projects

A service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer secure, temporary accommodation. Refuges Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who come to us stay in…

Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)

Most people today have heard the term ‘baby blues’ used to describe a mild, short, period of depression which many women experience after childbirth.  Fewer people are aware that as many as 10% of all recently delivered women develop postnatal depression. You are not alone in suffering.  The Association for Post-Natal Illness is the leading…

AVP London

AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) provides workshops aiming to develop skills to enable participants to resolve difficult situations without resorting to violence, but based on respecting and caring for themselves and others. Also provides training for people wishing to facilitate workshops themselves. About 1 in 50 people in Britain are the victim of a violent…

Baytree Centre

Their vision is to create supportive pathways towards social inclusion for inner city families. This happens through integrated educational and training programmes for women and girls that generate solutions which consider the unity of the whole person. They offer training, education, skills and opportunities for professional and personal development to women and young people at their centre on Brixton…

Clean Break – Centre For The Arts

  Clean Break was set up in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. Still the only women’s theatre company of its kind today, Clean Break has remained true to these roots, continuing to inspire playwrights around the complex theme of…

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

About CoDA UK – information for newcomers Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of  informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common  interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused  in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an  adapted version of their Twelve Steps…

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

They run services for men who have been violent to their partner, and for women who have suffered domestic violence.  They support parents and children affected by domestic violence.  They work with people across London, from all walks of life. With nearly 20 years of experience, they aim to help people end the cycle of…

Gemma

National self-help friendship network of lesbians and bisexual women, disabled and non-disabled, of all ages. Taping circle and email group. Quarterly newsletter available in large print and in Braille and on cassette, as well as standard print. there is a phone contact for group members only. It’s aim is to lessen isolation of disabled lesbians…

Hibiscus Initiatives

The Female Prisoners Welfare Project (FPWP) is a charity which provides support for females of all ethnic origins and nationalities within the UK criminal justice system. Hibiscus is branch of the FPWP aimed at the special needs of foreign national women imprisoned in the UK and ensure that they understand the British Criminal Justice system…

Lambeth College

Offers a wide range of general courses, some vocational and many leading to qualifications. Phone for details or a prospectus or visit their website.  Offers a Learning Support Service for people with mental health needs if they request it. Also runs ‘Return to Learning’ course especially for mental health service users. This offers a choice…

Latin American Women Rights LAWRS

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation which supports the immediate and long term needs of Latin American women migrants in the UK. Their aim is for Latin American women in the UK to be free from violence, abuse and exploitation, to be economically secure in the UK, to…

Lewisham Southwark College

Lewisham Southwark College is a further education college, with three campuses across south east London with easy access from the tube/DLR, buses and trains. The college passionately believes in encouraging talent in a friendly and supportive environment and deliver a range of exciting, vocational courses. The College welcomes teenage and adult learners – creating employable…

Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust

The Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust helps to qualify applicants for financial assistance towards holidays for women in need of a holiday by reason of age, poverty, infirmity, disablement or social or economic circumstances.  Under the terms of The Trust, grants are only available to women over the age of 18, who have not had a holiday in recent…

Mozaic Women’s Wellbeing Project

The MOZAIC project provides an accessible woman-centred advocacy service to women who have experienced or are still experiencing domestic violence.  The project is run by 170 Community Project and is based at St. Thomas’ Hospital and is only for patients attending Guy’s and St Thomas’. Mozaic can offer: Emotional support Telephone support Referrals to counselling…

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The…

Netmums

Netmums is a large parenting network with information about all aspects of parenting such as where to find support locally, playgroups, help with post natal depression. supporting children with special needs, etc.  It is primarily a website service. The Netmums mission is to: • Help families have fun with and enjoy their children • Bring…

One in Four

One in Four is a specialist charity with a dedicated team of experts and counsellors with many years of knowledge, experience and expertise in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and particularly child sexual abuse.They understand the trauma and long-term effects of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.One in Four was established in…

Pembroke House, Walworth

Pembroke House is a multi-use community space in Walworth and it is linked with the Church of England parish of St Christopher’s. The Lunch Club  This  is open to anyone over 50 living in Walworth an takes place on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2pm. No need to book. Cost is just £3.00 for each session –…

Project Dare – Body Adoration

Project DARE! is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We run Drama and Art courses entitled “The DARE! Sessions” which helps people feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. They also work with individuals, within mental health bodies, public health arenas and educational settings. They support people as an early intervention and preventative measure to low…

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

National Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9999 12:00 – 14:30 daily 19:00 – 21:30 daily 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and support for women, girls and who have been raped or sexually abused.  Can give information on court and police procedures, child protection, and organisations offering counselling…

Refuge

Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in West London in 1971.  Since then Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. They have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day they support more than 4,600 women, children and…

Respect Phoneline

They are a confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. They are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators, as well as to their (ex) partners and frontline workers. They are a helpline and email service. The service is run and…

Rights of Women

We are a women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law.  Our vital services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. We also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access…

Robes Project

The Robes Project operates a cold weather night shelter from November to April in seven different South London churches. Each church takes it in turn to offer hospitality and shelter to a group of homeless people for one night a week. The project is run by two staff and over 200 volunteers. Each guest is…

Self Injury Support

Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity to support women in emotional distress.  They particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. Aims To offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who…

Solace Women’s Aid (Domestic and Sexual Violence Advice & Counselling Services)

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse. They run a wide range of services to meet the different needs of…

Solas Anois – Irish Women’s Domestic Violence Project

Offers refuge for Irish women and children experiencing domestic violence. Telephone advice, counselling and group support. Provides advice and information on issues such as re-housing, welfare rights, children’s services, emotional support for residents.

Spires Centre & Streetlink

Spires is a South London based charity that helps hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people all year round. They work to improve the quality of life of people who are homeless, insecurely housed, unemployed or suffering from the effects of poverty, mental ill health and loneliness. Spires’ services are offered at the drop-in day centre…

Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health. They do this through providing co-workers (the name they give to their beneficiaries) an opportunity to take part in one of our four main projects, along with many supplementary…

The Curly Hair Project

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) causes difficulty ‘reading’ others and understanding social interaction. Most work so far is on the male presentation – the different challenges for females are just starting to be explored. The curly hair project (CHP) is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting females with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and other autism spectrum disorders….

The Gaia Centre, Lambeth

The Gaia Centre provides confidential, non-judgmental and independent support for anyone experiencing gender violence in the London Borough of Lambeth.  Their services support women and girls aged 14+ and their children, and men aged 16+. Gender violence occurs when an individual or group of individuals exert power and control over someone else. Types of gender violence include: Domestic…

Waterloo Community Counselling

They have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to people in London for more than 20 years. They help people resolve emotional issues, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain self-confidence. They offer individual and couple counselling in English and individual and group counselling for members of black and minority ethnic communities. The service was originally set up as a charity…

WISH – A voice for women’s mental health

Established in 1987, Wish is a national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community. They provide independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman’s journey through the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems. Wish is the only national mental health charity just for…

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN became a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic response to women who had…

Women’s Therapy Centre

The Women’s Therapy Centre offers individual and group psychotherapy to women. Its access policy ensures that psychotherapy is available to all women, regardless of sexual orientation, disability, cultural or social background, immigrant status, previous psychiatric history or age. The Centre has a particular commitment to offering psychotherapy to women whose needs might not otherwise be met…

Women’s Therapy Link

Affordable counselling for women.  A network of female Psychotherapists offering experienced Counselling in UK locations. If you would like to speak to one of the counsellors today, please feel free to phone.  They will be happy to discuss what is concerning you. If you have a personal crisis, relationship problem, a difficult decision, or a…

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