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Support and services in Camden

There are many mental health services available in Camden and this service directory aims to make it easier to find the support that is right for you.

We believe mental health and wellbeing is as important as looking after your physical health. Below you will find a list of the services available, what they offer and who they are best suited for. There may be a number of services that could help you boost your mental health and wellbeing.

Some organisations offer activities that will suit a wide range of people, rather than focusing on a particular activity or type of mental health support.

If you’re not sure where to start, you might find it useful to contact some of the service providers or have a conversation with your GP. 

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'Open Minded', Camden Council's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Camden Council coordinates all of the community mental health services available to children and young people in the borough under the name Open Minded. There are a wide range of different ways to help children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, including advice and support for parents, a range of types of counselling and therapy for children, and therapeutic work with the family as a whole. Occasionally, if needed, medication can be prescribed. 

Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit)

This service is available to anyone who is unable to obtain Legal Aid (check eligibility, cannot afford to pay and does not have insurance which covers legal fees.
All applications are initially reviewed by a barrister who considers legal merit, the time and type of advice required and individual financial circumstances.  Unfortunately, assistance cannot be guaranteed.

ALAG - Asperger London Area Group

ALAG is a community organisation working in partnership with local authorities and the voluntary sector to highlight the needs of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). We provide valuable social support to high functioning but vulnerable adults on the autism spectrum across London. This includes providing information, advice and guidance to our members and supporting them to access services and engage in their community.

Alone in London, part of Depaul UK

We provide a range of services to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our services include developing young people's skills and providing the resources they need to secure sustainable and safe housing.

Our work includes advice, family mediation, first contact and schools work - complementing the work of Depaul's Nightstop programme which provides a bed for a night for a young person in crisis.

Bangladeshi Mental Health Forum

The Bangladeshi Mental Health Forum (BMHF) raises awareness of mental health within the Bangladeshi community, and other BME groups such as Somali, new migrants and hard to reach communities. To do this our work includes organising mental health awareness events and workshops; campaigning for better accessibility to mental health services; and highlighting the concerns of families, carers of service users and the community to commissioners and service providers.


The Benzodiazepine & Opiate Withdrawal Service (BOWS)

A service that provides specialist support for people in Camden and Islington who are being prescribed benzodiazepines, opiates, z-drugs (sleeping tablets) and gabapentinoids by their GP and are seeking additional support to reduce and/or stop their use.


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Brandon Centre & 'Brandon Reach': counselling & psychotherapy for young people

We offer free and confidential help and advice for young people aged 12 to 24, and their parents and carers. Our work includes counselling and psychotherapy, multisystemic therapy and parenting programmes for parents and carers of 12 to 16-year-olds with difficult behaviour.

The Brandon Reach project service is for those who have lost their child through special guardianship or adoption and we offer individual therapy, group work, collective action, supportive counselling and signposting and linking to other services.

Calthorpe Project - a green oasis in Kings's Cross

We provide a community centre and garden which enable local people to mix, socialise and improve their quality of life. The Centre has a thriving programme which includes: Community Gardening, where you can grow some veg to take home or share with other volunteers and friends; a ‘Living Lab’, with food grown on-site for the Centre’s café; Gardening for Older People, which takes place every Friday; and a Bangladeshi Women’s Garden

Camden Carers

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Camden Carers offers advice, support and activities for family and upaid carers across the borough.

Services include advice, advocacy, training, an older carers project, a younger adult carers project (18-25), counselling, health checks and workshops, social outings and groups.

See the full activities calendar here.

Camden Crisis Sanctuary

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What is the Camden Crisis Sanctuary?
The Sanctuary is a place where you can come if you feel like you’re experiencing a mental health crisis. We are here to help you when you feel unable to cope on your own by:
  • Offering you short-term support to manage your immediate mental health needs.
  • Working with you to create your own individual plan to support your mental health.
  • Providing you with advice and information on resources within the community to help you cope when you leave.

Camden Green Gym

As expected and regretfully, our normal Camden Green Gym volunteering opportunities for health, wellbeing and conservation have had to be suspended! To keep in mind for post corona virus times: New volunteer referrals will be welcome once the social isolation period ends!

Camden Listening and Counselling Centre

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Counselling offers you the chance to talk to a counsellor one-to-one, in confidence and in a safe environment.

They will listen in a non-judgemental way. They will not tell you what to do, but will help you to explore the options open to you.

Your sessions with a counsellor will be once a week for 50 minutes. Initially you will come in for a free assessment and then you will be offered between 12-24 sessions.

Camden Memory Service

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We provide assessment, treatment and on-going support to people with dementia and their families/friends. We generally see people who are over 65 years of age, but we can also see younger patients in certain circumstances.

Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service

Chronic pain can lead to mental health problems. The Camden Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service integrates a full range of MSK services available throughout Camden, including provisions for your MSK assessment, diagnosis, treatment, advice, education and care planning, as close to your home as is appropriate, based on clinical need. The lead provider is University College London Hospital, delivered in partnership with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Connect Health, Camden’s GP Federations (Haverstock Healthcare and CHE) and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Camden Psychotherapy Unit

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CPU offers group and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy to anybody who is seeking psychotherapy or looking for advice about which kind of psychological help would be best for them.  The service provides comprehensive, specialist consultations and long-term group and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Camden Resilience Network

Community Resilience was identified as a key theme within Camden’s Local Care Strategy during a collaboration between service users, clinicians and care providers. This will be achieved by making better use of voluntary and community sector (VCS) services rather than relying on traditional models of care. The model for the Resilience Network was proposed and championed by people with experience of using mental health services because they believe it will help more people to live and thrive well in Camden.

Camden Town Shed - where you can 'work and chat with your mates'

Our workshop offers woodwork (joinery, turning, sculpture, marquetry etc) in open sessions on Tuesdays 10am-4pm (men only) and Wednesdays 10am-4pm (mixed) and in a closed tutored session for people needing support on Mondays 1.30-4pm. (Access on Mondays is by calling Alan on 07429 651 676). We also offer a clay hand-building class which meets each Wednesday from 2-4pm.

Castlehaven Community Association

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Due to government advice regarding Covid-19, we have made the tough decision to close the Community Centre and halt all our activities. Our staff and volunteers work face to face with hundreds of vulnerable people each year, to continue our reach we have moved our work to email or over the telephone, until it is safe to return to normal working practices. Please regularly check our website and social media for Castlehaven news. We are currently developing measures to help the community during this difficult time. Please stay safe and healthy.

CBUG - Camden Borough User Group

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Camden Borough User Group (CBUG) supports service user involvement in mental health services in the London borough of Camden. CBUG members have lived experience of Camden’s mental health services. We use this experience to ensure mental health services better meet client need. Our aim is to increase the involvement of service users in the development, monitoring and evaluation of mental health services in Camden. We work to co-ordinate and organise the voice of service users in Camden. CBUG is involved in many activities across the borough, including:

Child and adolescent mental health services in Camden

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Citizens Advice Camden

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For help and advice:
Telephone Adviceline - 0300 330 1157* - Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
*Calls to this number cost the same as calling local landline numbers
Universal Credit – Help with new claims - 0800 144 8 444 - Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Visit our new website with our Online Information Service:
Our service offers:

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

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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 12 Steps and Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery. 

Combat Stress - for veterans’ mental health

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For almost a century, Combat Stress has helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict - on the phone and online,  in the community and at our specialist centres.

Community Association for West Hampstead - 'bringing the local community together'

Due to Covid-19 West Hampstead Community Centre is closed until further notice. During this time we will be sending out regular newsletters on what you can do while at home with children or as an adult; providing information about local services that may be able to help you and anything else we think may be useful. Please go to the newsletter sign up here if you would like to hear from us.

Connifers Care

Connifers Care are a well established, reputable provider of support services for people with mental health problems and those with learning disabilities. They provide day opportunities for those with mental health needs and specialise in care for people with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome as well as other clients with complex needs.

Core Arts - promoting good mental health through creativity

Core Arts has 28 years' experience of providing best practice and best value in Mental Health Creative Day Care in London.
Based in Hackney, Core Arts promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. We provide quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfil their potential and participate fully in their community.


DePaul is an organisation that supports young people aged 16-25. We offer support to young people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships. Our services are free and confidential and all staff are DBS checked. We are still available during the corona virus, mainly working with young people and families remotely. If you know of any young people who are having relationship difficulties at home and would benefit from our support then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We provide the following services:

Doorstep Homeless Families Project

We provide homeless families, living in temporary accommodation in the London Borough of Camden, with access to services to secure the emotional and practical support they require to enjoy a good quality of life.

This involves creating opportunities as well as supporting families to make the best use of any opportunities that arise.

Doorstep provides services to families who live in the two hostels above its premises and in other temporary accommodation in the area. Our range of services includes:

Fitzrovia Youth in Action - helping young people to create a better community

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak our staff have switched to facilitating online group work with a number of cohorts to find out the best ways to stay connected, identify and give voice to their views and co-produce ways through which to engage in social action remotely.

Focus Homeless Outreach

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We offer an assertive outreach service to homeless people and people in hostels, aged 18 years and over. 

We will offer you assessment, triage, signposting (if appropriate) and treatment.

The team will advocate on your behalf and support you with social and practical issues. We will do everything that we can to assist you with your health, social wellbeing and physical health issues to help you on your way to recovery and resettlement to more permanent accommodation and linking to services appropriate to your individual needs.

Frazzled Cafe

'Frazzled Cafe is about people coming together to share their stories, calmly sitting together, stating their case and feeling validated as a result. Feeling heard, to me, has always been half the cure.' Ruby Wax, founder and patron.

Free Space Project

We are a charity supporting arts and community initiatives within Kentish Town Health Centre in Camden, north London. Our aim is to relieve mental and physical suffering through the use of the arts and holistic care.

We work in partnership with the James Wigg and Queens Crescent GP practices as part of a social prescribing model, meaning we take in-house referrals for registered patients. At times we are able to wider accommodate those living in the borough of Camden that are not registered patients and general public events.

FreshStart Psychotherapy

FreshStart Psychotherapy provides low cost psychotherapy or counselling for clients who require long term or open ended therapy but cannot access it via NHS or privately.

This unqiue service allows therapists an opportunity to gain valuable experience and low cost counselling for clients.

Galop LGBT+ hate crime support service

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Galop can help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia wherever it occurs. Talk to us about insults, intimidation, threats, online abuse or violence targeting you because of your sexual orientation or gender identity. We are confidential, independent and based within LGBT+ communities.
You can read our handbook, Hate Crime: A guide for LGBT+ people here

Galop LGBT+ Sexual Violence Support Service

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Our Sexual Violence Support Service is personal, friendly and actively inclusive of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, intersex, asexual, non-binary and genderqueer identified people aged 13+.
Talking about sexual assault can be tough, without worrying that your identity, relationship or what happened to you might be questioned or misunderstood. At Galop we recognise sexual, gender and relationship diversity and provide a welcoming and safe space to talk for all LGBT+ people.

Good Thinking is an online service that supports Londoners to look after their mental health and wellbeing in a way that works for them. Since its launch in 2017, over 700,000 people have used our digital service to tackle anxiety, stress, low mood, sleep problems and other concerns.

Available 24/7 on any device and completely anonymous, Good Thinking provides a range of resources to help Londoners improve their mental wellbeing, including:

Great Camden Minds

The aims of the Camden Minds are to:
  • Reduce the stigma of dementia
  • Have a say in services and policies relevant to us
  • Get peer support

The group's activities are very varied, with invited speakers, group discussions, taking part in research - and of course socialising together.

Healthwatch Camden

We are a valuable voice in health and social care in Camden, with information and advice for local people. We have the power to influence the delivery and design of local services, and we work in partnership with local organisations. We help shape local services not just for the people who use them, but also for anyone who might need to in future.

Helen Bamber Foundation - supporting refugees and asylum seekers

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The Helen Bamber Foundation supports refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced extreme human cruelty, such as torture and human trafficking. We provide specialist care to meet the complex needs of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in the world. We offer survivors specialist psychological and physical therapy, housing and welfare support, legal protection and creative arts and skills programmes to help people rebuild their lives.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we give them the support they need to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives. Our specialist team focuses on the five key areas of an individual’s life: medical, mind, body, spirit and family. We provide support to the whole family to help them all cope with the challenges they face. Long-term recovery is more than repairing damaged bodies and minds; it’s about rebuilding lives.


Henna Asian Women's Group

Henna Asian Women’s Group is a Women-Only community based organisation set up over 32 years ago in London to support women to overcome their isolation. We encourage ladies who are lonely due to language, cultural or health barriers to attend our women - only services. Membership fees are £10.00 annually.
Health Awareness

Hestia - facing up to domestic abuse and modern slavery

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We are the largest provider of domestic abuse refuges in London and have the largest team of specialists working to combat human trafficking across the capital and the South East. We help people find a permanent home, manage their finances and take care of their health. We also help access to work, training or education, as well as providing emotional and practical support to help people succeed in their daily lives. Our free mobile app Bright Sky has been developed to support victims of domestic abuse and their families.

Highgate Day Centre

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The Highgate Day Centre is a recovery-focused centre for Camden residents with mental health conditions which provides therapeutic and educational workshops and activities. We currently run a programme of group work in conjunction with 1:1 key-work sessions to help our clients to identify and pursue their recovery goals. The centre itself offers a wide variety of activities including yoga, well-being workshops, photography, and gardening. Groups are run by trained staff, healthcare professionals or peers.

Highgate Newtown Community Centre - HNNC

HNNC welcomes all who enjoy crafts, sports or learning new skills. We particularly welcome (and can help) people struggling to make ends meet, children needing local sports and under 5s play activities. People living alone will enjoy a hot meal in our café and have company sitting at a table. We offer a host of services for those unemployed and young people completing youth reparation sentences.

Home-Start Camden

Home-Start Camden (HSC) offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the London Borough of Camden who are going through a difficult time. Once a family has been referred to Home-Start Camden they will be visited by a Home-Start Camden coordinator who will assess the needs of the family.  The family will be carefully matched with a trained volunteer with parenting experience who can provide emotional and practical support to the family for 3-4 hours a week.

Hopscotch Women's Centre

Hopscotch AWC provides support services for Asian women and other minority women and their families on a wide range of issues including domestic violence, training, employment, housing and welfare benefits. Advisors speak Bengali, Sylheti, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and French. Our services include:

Ieso Digital Health - online CBT

Ieso Digital Health delivers high quality cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online for people experiencing common mental health issues like anxiety and depression.  Treatment is delivered directly to you by a fully qualified therapist through typed conversation.  You can schedule your appointments at times that best suit you, including evenings, weekends, and sessions can be attended securely with any device that has access to the internet.

Independent Health Complaints Advocacy

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The Independent Heath Complaints Advocacy Service can help individuals make a complaint about a National Health Service (NHS), which covers all NHS funded treatment, this includes NHS hospitals, GP’s, Ambulance Services, District Nurses, Mental Health Services, Dentists, Pharmacists or Opticians. The service is free, confidential and independent to the NHS.

Their advocates will:

Islington Crisis House

Islington Crisis House supports those with complex needs. Crisis and recovery services provide a valued community alternative to hospital admission for people in crisis as well as short-term transition from hospital to home. Highbury Grove Crisis Centre is a flagship service and is run by Look Ahead. The centre is delivered in partnership with Islington CCG, Islington Council and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust to ensure the service is fully embedded on the integrated crisis pathway.

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service

Bereavement counselling for Jewish people. There are also support groups including:

  • Butterflies - for mothers or fathers who have lost a parent.
  • Aftershock - for people aged 18-30 who have lost a parent,
  • Stepping Stones - for those aged 40-60 who have lost a partner
  • After Loss - for people aged 60+ who have lost a partner.

The service has experience in supporting people affected by loss, including suicide, disaster, holocaust issues, sudden infant death, miscarriages, still birth and abortion.

Jewish Care

Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. There are more than 70 centres and services, offering care for more than 10,000 people and their families every week. Jewish Care offers:

  • a helpline
  • dementia service
  • disability services
  • services for holocaust survivors and refugees
  • home care
  • support and social groups
  • mental health services
  • respite stays.



Kentish Town Health Centre

Various activites, art therapy, exibitions, creative projects, choir, fashion projects, dance group (Parkinsons). Community services, GPs on site, free space gallery, art therapy, well-being garden, dance for people with parkinson's, aromatherapy massage, cycle maintenance workshops, drawing for people with aphasia

Key Changes

We provide music engagement and recovery services in hospitals and the community for young people and adults experiencing mental health problems. Activities including music production and sound recording, songwriting, composition, vocal technique and performance skills.

King's Cross - Brunswick Neighbourhood Association

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of local residents through the active involvement of people living in the King’s Cross and Brunswick area of Camden. We aim to do this without making any distinction on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation and race, or of political, religious or other opinions. We have a Youth Team, Community Programme and help young women - programmes are designed to support residents so that they become more independent and confident.

Kingsgate Community Centre

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Kingsgate Community Centre offers low-cost activities to people who would not otherwise be able to access them. Our programme of more than 45 activities includes health and fitness, art and dance classes, and social events.


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Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online mental health and wellbeing website that offers confidential support to children and young people aged 11-25 in Camden.

There are a range of features to support young people including: an online interactive magazine, discussion boards, self-help tools, and wellbeing activities.

Kooth is commissioned by the NHS, staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors.

KOVE Kilburn Older Voices Exchange

Kove is an independent community group for older people in Kilburn, West Hampstead, Finchley Road, and Swiss Cottage offering support and linking people within the community.  We run local forums, bench to bench walks, a film club and other activities. All older people welcome.

We also campaign on local issues facing older people.

We are part of Ageing Better in Camden, a partnership of older people and Camden organisations, working together to tackle social isolation and loneliness among older people.

Latin American House

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Latin American House offers legal and social advice in relation to benefits, housing, employment, immigration, and the European Settlement Scheme. We also offer adult classes in a range of subjects (English, Spanish, Digital Skills), a bilingual nursery for children aged 2-5, a Spanish Saturday School for children of spanish-speaking families, cultural events, and general signposting and support for life in the UK. 
Please visit our website to book an advice session. 


We are a charity and community centre in Camden, London, with a long history of supporting people across the community.

We work with people from all backgrounds and circumstances to support wellbeing, community, and independent living. We build relationships with people based on who they are, not the labels they have, and do this through any of our services:

Lisson Grove Choir

We are an amateur choir specialising in the polyphony and plainchant of the Roman Catholic church. Our home is the lovely church of Our Lady, in St John’s Wood, London. We have a huge collection of masses so music is rarely repeated within three years. This means that the members must be able to read music accurately. However, perfect sight reading is not absolutely necessary and a love of the genre is more important than encyclopaedic knowledge. 

Live Music Now

Live Music Now is a UK-wide initiative, created by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker. Our musicians deliver interactive music programmes in care homes and hospitals, and a range of community and healthcare settings. We also work in special schools, where music can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families. Our specialist support and training provides young musicians with skills and employment at the start of their professional careers, across all genres of music.

London Irish Centre Community Services

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Wellbeing Services (Day Centre). This runs three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kennedy Hall at the The London Irish Centre - address opposite. The service is for people over the age of 55 with low-medium support needs. We offer a warm Irish welcome and provide:

  • Home cooked nutritious meals
  • Classes
  • Activities
  • Workshops
  • Healthy Living
  • Day trips
  • Holidays
  • Tea dances


London Jesus Centre - improving the lives of homeless and vulnerably housed people

At the London Jesus Centre, our aim is to restore dignity and create community to some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in London. We are open to those of all faiths or of none. Our services focus on addressing the social and practical needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed, refugees and asylum seekers, the unemployed and people over 65.

London Natural Health Centre

London Natural Health Centre was founded in 1997 with a vision: to offer a wide range of natural health treatments to those working and living in Central London. Two decades on, we now offer one of the widest ranges of holistic therapies in the UK and continue to expand our practice.

London Nightline - 'students there for students'

We are a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London and Open University. You can talk to us about anything – big or small – in complete confidence. We won’t judge you or tell you how to run your life: we’ll simply listen to whatever is on your mind.

All our volunteers are students themselves, who have undergone extensive training and who understand that university life isn’t always plain sailing.


Maiden Lane Community Centre

During the coronavirus outbreak affecting the UK, Maiden Lane Community Centre management has decided to close the Centre and suspend Centre-related activities until further notice. In response to the COVID- 19 outbreak Maiden Lane Community Centre is working with a range of partners to re-open our Food Bank.

Mary Ward Legal Centre

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We provide specialist advice and casework in the areas of debt, housing and welfare benefits. We also run free advice clinics with the support of volunteer lawyers in the following areas of law: employment, housing, family, consumer, general civil litigation. The premises are accessible by wheelchair.
We can help with
  • Housing
  • Debt
  • Welfare benefits


Mates in Mind - improving mental health in the construction industry

Mates in Mind aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK construction industry. It is led by and for the industry in partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and British Safety Council, as well as with other leading organisations and charities such as Mind, Samaritans and Mental Health First Aid England.

Maytree - supporting people in suicidal crisis

Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. Our mission is to alleviate suffering and help people in suicidal crisis to re-engage with life and to restore hope.  The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK.  It fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector.  We offer a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended and heard in complete confidence, without judgement and with compassion and warmth.  

Mind in Camden Phoenix Wellbeing & Recovery Service

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A range of coproduced activities: peer support; goal setting; counselling; individual, practical, emotional and crisis support; mindfulness groups; access to information technology; subsidised meals; special events; trips. Also includes Hearing Voices Groups.  There is also a range of workshops and social spaces available. 

Mindline Trans+

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Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid. We are also here to support family members, friends, colleagues and carers.
Mindline Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. We don’t record calls and we don’t ask for any personal details. You don’t have to tell us your name.
Our listeners will try and understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. 

Minerva Project

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They provide enhanced, specialist support to women and girls over 15, with complex multiple needs who have committed a crime and are at risk of re-offending.

Clients are allocated a key worker for 18 months and have access to specialist interventions to support them with a range of needs around:

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre

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Nafsiyat offers high quality community-based psychotherapy for people from different cultural backgrounds based in London. Therapeutic help is offered to individuals, families, children and adolescents experiencing psychiatric problems, emotional strain and sexual problems. It also offers training and development of intercultural therapy, working with a number of prestigious universities, colleges and training agencies in London. Read more about our services.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Galop

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Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don't suffer in silence.
Opening Times:
10am – 5pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 8pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
10am – 5pm Friday
1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.
Online chat:
5pm - 8pm Wednesday
5pm - 8pm Thursday

NCL Support After Suicide

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The NCL Support After Service is a free and confidential service for people who have been bereaved by suicide and who live, work or study within the five North Central London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. We also provide support to individuals residing outside of the five boroughs but may have been affected by a suicide that occurred within the five boroughs.

New Horizon Youth Centre

Providing a lifeline for London's homeless and vulnerable youths, our day centre offers a free employment, education and training programme; health, fitness and wellbeing services; and a range of personal development workshops for young people. We also offer lifeskills workshops, health checks, sport and physical activity, women’s group, men’s group, family mediation, job searching and employment help (for people not currently in employment, education or training), support for substance misuse, and counselling.

NHS Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation ASD and LD Service

We provide specialist assessment and treatment for people of all ages with autistic spectrum conditions (ASD) and learning disabilities, who experience psychological difficulties linked to their condition. We aim to help people with:
  • autism spectrum conditions and related neurodevelopmental difficulties
  • learning disabilities (including borderline or unclearly defined)
  • brain injury, sensory and other neurological and neuropsychological difficulties

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

  • Advice on immigration, housing, benefits and employment
  • Health and counselling services
  • English classes and 1-2-1 tuition, IT support and creative workshops.
We run a drop-in café twice a week offering a warm welcome, a meal and clothes. All of our services are provided free of charge to anyone who is destitute or has a low-income threshold.
Please note our drop in cafe is currently closed due to Covid restrictions and all our services have moved online.
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Nubian User Forum

The Nubian Users’ Forum (NUF) is an independent group within Camden and Islington for African and African/Caribbean people, who use or have used mental health and substance misuse services. NUF works to combat the social stigmas associated with mental health and raises awareness of the isolation, racism, discrimination and over-medication experienced by those within this group. Members help shape the commissioning and development of statutory and voluntary services in and out of the borough. 

Opening Doors London - to let older LGBT people know they are not alone

Opening Doors London (ODL) provides information and support services specifically for older LGBT people in the UK. We are a membership organization providing regular social opportunities across the capital to help develop networks and communities for LGBT people, aged over 50. Members receive a monthly newsletter packed with information and listings for activities and events around the capital, to help build support and social inclusion.

Our Three Points

We are a diverse network of people aged 60+ in the Gospel Oak and Haverstock areas, working together to build connections between local people, places and nature. We work together to offer a range of activities promoting sociability, community involvement and a strong voice for people aged 60+. Activities take place at different locations across Camden. What are Our Three Points?
  • Our voices - raising the voices of people aged 60+ to ensure they have a say in issues that affect them.

PAPYRUS: Prevention of Young Suicide

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PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide in young people.

Suicide is the biggest killer of people aged 35 and under in the UK. PAPYRUS believes that suicide is preventable. We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together, we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented. 

Photography Group, from Team around the Practice (TAP)

Group members take photographs and use them to express and reflect on their experiences. See how modern media can make it easier than ever to make and share images, and to use photography to help promote your personal wellbeing. Read more about TAP's Photography Group (and also TAP's Horticulture Group) to find out who it's for and the referral process if you are interested in taking part. Here is an introduction to TAP.

POhWER - London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service

Our work in Camden includes Independent Health Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS, and Learning Disability Advocacy Services which support those living with a learning disability who need a 'voice' and helping hand to help them make choices. Read about how to get support from an advocate


Portugal Prints

Portugal Prints is an artist community within Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster. Together, we make art to build better lives.

We support artists living with mental health difficulties to construct a life beyond the services, a life of creativity and curiosity. We believe that art can empower people to express themselves, to learn, to build resilience and to nurture meaningful relationships.

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

We provide accommodation for seafarers - both active and retired - as well as ex-servicemen, and other adults in need of accommodation. Established as a Seamen’s Mission of the Methodist Church, Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest (QVSR) is now Britain’s largest provider of accommodation of its kind.

Recovery College - courses and workshops to aid your recovery

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We co-produce recovery-focused educational courses, teaching self-management tools to support wellbeing and resilience.  Our courses fall into four broad topic areas: Recovery Journey, Mental Health Conditions, Wellbeing and Self-development.  Check out our webpage for more information, including videos, our course guide and current term calendar.

Refugee Therapy Centre

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The Centre provides psychotherapy, counselling and associated treatments to refugees and asylum seekers in their own language. The Centre endeavours to help people to deal with and overcome psychological problems in a creative, supportive and caring environment in which they can better understand their feelings and experiences. Through this support they are able to feel more content about themselves. We offer individual, couple, family and group therapy, as well as child and adolescent psychotherapy, based on an assessment of need. 


Remploy is an organisation in the United Kingdom which provides employment placement services for disabled people. It is a major welfare-to-work provider, delivering a range of contracts and employment programmes, for people with substantial barriers to work.

How can Remploy help me?

A range of videos showcase the work undertaken by the company.

Resources for Autism - north London evening social group

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In light of COVID 19 our services are now closed until further notice  and will resume when Government say it is safe to resume.

This is a friendly group that meets weekly in Islington. The aim of the group is to improve confidence and practise social situations that members may find difficult. Every other week the group go out on a trip in the London area. Read more about the north London evening social group - discussion topics, trips out and activities that the group enjoys.

Routes Home - supporting London's non-UK rough sleepers

We work with non-UK nationals that are vulnerable, and not eligible to access services in the UK to assist in getting them off the streets. The service is run by St Mungo’s and commissioned by the Greater London Authority. 

If you are sleeping rough you can self-refer to Streetlink. There is also information on this site specifically for rough sleepers or those at risk of sleeping rough about how to return home.

Samaritans - Central London

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The Central London branch provides emotional support round the clock for anyone experiencing feelings of distress, despair or who is in crisis. Samaritans provides a safe space. As volunteers we’re ordinary people, and keep all our conversations private.

Visitors are welcome 365 days a year. You don't need an appointment and the service is completely free of charge. Our branch is wheel chair accessible.

Santé Refugee Mental Health Access Project

Our vision is for refugees and asylum seekers to have the freedom and opportunity to lead independent lives in a community, and our mission is to support refugees and asylum seekers in the London region, particularly those with mental health issues, to gain equal access to health and other essential services. We offer one-to-one befriending and advocacy, helping service users access services, integrate into the community and seek asylum. Many service users become volunteers.

Scotscare, the charity for Scots in London

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We offer a wide range of support to help you permanently overcome issues that may be holding you or your family back. Our team will spend time listening to you, considering what sort of support you need and how we may be able to help. We tailor our support to each individual and our clients are always welcome to return to us again in future.


In need of housing advice?
For the latest information and guidance on issues such as ending a tenancy, disrepair and general housing advice, access our online advice.
Please only call our emergency helpline if you are homeless or will be soon, or are at risk of harm in your home. The people who need us most can’t always get through.

SHP (Single Homeless Project)

Our service supports Camden residents who are in recovery from substance use issues. We will help you explore your education, training, volunteering or employment goals and develop a personal plan to help you achieve them. The support we offer varies and is tailored to your individual needs and aspirations. We offer:


SilverCloud is recommended as one of the NHS’s Online mental health services. Once registered, you can choose which areas you want to focus on and complete modules at your own pace, where and when it suits you. You’ll also have access to a variety of tools that help you with setting goals, problem solving and other practical life skills. Read more about SilverCloud at NHS Choices.

SOBS - Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

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Our organisation exists to help the survivors of a bereavement by suicide to support each other, at the time of their loss and in the months and years that follow. We are a self-help organisation providing a safe, confidential environment in which those bereaved by suicide, can share their experiences and feelings.

We offer peer led support groups, online virtual support groups, a national telephone helpline, online community forum and email support. We offer a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

Some Space - support if you are affected by a friend or family member's drug or alcohol use

Some Space is a free and confidential friends and family service for adults aged 18+ in Camden.
We help Camden residents who are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use to regain control over their life, whether or not the drug or alcohol user is also receiving help.
A person’s drug or alcohol misuse can have a big impact on people close to them. Relatives, partners and friends can find themselves feeling responsible, but unsure how to help, and are often in need of guidance and support themselves.

Somers Town Community Association

STCA is a locally managed organisation set in the heart of St Pancras and Somers Town. We offer a wide range of activities and services for children, young people and adults from across the community. Our users are people who live or work in the area and have been making decisions about what services we deliver for over 30 year. 

Spirituality & Recovery Monthly Peer Support Group

This peer support group began in April 2019 and is unique in London for being the only NHS-supported peer support group expressly for people who frame their difficulties in terms of spirituality.  Group members encourage each other to improve or maintain their wellbeing by creating a monthly safe space where they can come together to get to know each other and share their stories and any spiritual, religious and cultural perspectives.

St Marylebone HCC

St Marylebone HCC offers a number of professional psychotherapy modalities for individuals and groups. We also have a fortnightly drop-in mental health support group.

Spiritual direction is available for those wishing to explore their faith journey, as well as weekly and monthly services with prayers for healing, and pastoral support.

All of these activities centre around the belief that addressing mental health issues involves more than simply ‘making better’–rather that positive mental health is an ongoing, proactive process.

St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre is a community centre offering health and wellbeing services to the St Pancras and Somers Town community, where local people help to co-design, deliver and use projects that tackle their own health, wellbeing, economic and social issues. The centre offers wide-ranging support and resources for local residents, around all aspects of health – from physical to mental health, ageing education to financial health education, professional training, counselling, career-advancing volunteering opportunities and more.

St Pancras Community Association

We are a community association based near Mornington Crescent Station. We offer something for all ages, including outings, classes and coffee for over 60s in their Golden Years, Stay & Play and nursery provision for pre-school children, and exercise for all ages, especially if you're not so fit and need a little boost towards getting healthy.

Streetlink's No Second Night Out

No Second Night Out (NSNO) was launched as a pilot project aimed at ensuring those who find themselves sleeping rough in central London for the first time need not spend a second night on the streets. Our aim is to ensure that there is a rapid response to new rough sleepers, and that they are provided with an offer that means they do not have to sleep out for a second night.

Studio Upstairs

Studio Upstairs provides a place for people to express their talents through the arts who, for reasons of mental health difficulties or emotional distress, choose not to participate in traditional arts institutions. Providing artistic resources and education within a therapeutic community setting, we challenge the stigma and prejudice projected onto those experiencing mental and emotional distress.

We currently offer memberships to our 'community art group', 'performance group' and our 'therapeutic art groups' at the studio. Please find more details on our website.

Swiss Cottage Community Centre

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Swiss Cottage Community Centre provides facilities for recreation and leisure-time activities with the aim of maintaining and improving the conditions of life for the residents of Swiss Cottage. There are activities and support for the over 60s including a social club and exercise, a dedicated play area for under 5's, language classes including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), a range of holistic therapies, room hire, and a community cafe with outdoor terrace. 


Tavistock and Portman Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Opportunities:
If you or a family member/carer live in Camden and have used mental health services in you may be interested in being involved in our PPI work. Patient and Public Involvement includes patients, family members, carers and the public in various aspects of our work to help develop and improve the services we offer in a meaningful and informed way.

The Hive

The Hive is a free mental health and wellbeing service that supports all young people aged 16 to 24 in Camden. Based at The Hive in Camden, we support young people with mental health, personal development, health and wellbeing, sexual health, employment and education and substance misuse.
Service announcement (12th May 2021):
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to close the waiting list for new 121 signpostings. We anticipate that this will only be for a short time.

The Manna - drop-in for homeless and marginalised people

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The Manna is the outreach ministry of St Stephen's, Canonbury. We offer a drop-in for homeless and marginalised people, offering friendship, advice and support. Evening meals are offered on a Tuesday and lunch on a Wednesday. We have an alcohol worker and connections to the Islington Outreach team. We have a clothes store, showers, a washing machine and tumble drier (£1 per wash). Activities include gardening, cooking classes, women's group, art, choir, table tennis, pool and poetry group.

The Minded Clinic

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The Minded Clinic provides yoga therapy and mindfulness sessions and courses. Their staff are all trained by the Minded Yoga Therapy program and have worked with the NHS, mental health organisations, social work and voluntary services. 

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The Passage - for homeless and vulnerable people

We run London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people. We welcome and treat clients with respect and dignity, and find out what they need and want.

We offer professional and appropriate advice and help according to the client’s needs and aspirations. We agree an action plan with clients which is time-limited with the aim of supporting clients out of homelessness.

Our mission is to provide resources which encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives. We do this by:

Third Age Project

We serve people in Camden, 60 years and over, on low incomes, who live on their own, are socially isolated or who may be living with a long-term health condition or disability. Activities include weekly socials, Art, craft, drama, Ukulele music, choir, cycling, dance, tai chi, yoga, chair-based exercises, health talks and much more. Our members also benefit from reduced priced events, tea dances and coach trips.

TOP UK - The OCD and Phobia Charity

TOP UK runs a network of self-help therapy groups for people living with phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and other related anxiety disorders. Our groups use a type of behaviour therapy which is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles and the work of Professor IM Marks. In many cases there is a long waiting list for therapy on the NHS but you should be able to access a TOP group immediately.

Traumatic Stress Clinic, St Pancras Hospital

Our services provide evidence-based psychological treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is an anxiety disorder which can be caused by stressful or frightening events. Our team also offer supervision, consultation and support to other services in C&I and community organisations on understanding and managing the condition. We have been commissioned to offer consultation and psychological care following major traumatic incidents. Age range treated: 18+

United Response

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United Response provides a range of support services for adults and young people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs or physical disabilities. This includes person-centred support, help with job seeking, living independently, getting out and undertaking social activities, holidaying and keeping in touch with family. We help support someone to have a full life within the community.

Voiceability - Camden mental health peer mentoring

Voiceability delivers the Camden Peer Mentoring Service. This is a volunteer led service, where Peer Mentors use their lived experience of mental health to support others in the community and hospitals who may be experiencing difficulties with their Mental Health. We offer 1-to-1 emotional, and practical support over 10 sessions for up to 5 months.

We are contactable on 0300 303 1660 or

Voluntary Action Camden

Voluntary Action Camden is a 'CVS' or Council for Voluntary Service.
Organisations such as ours are also known as an 'umbrella' or 'infrastructure' organisation.  Essentially, we are a charity that supports other charities and community groups to thrive in the London Borough of Camden.

WAY - Widowed & Young

WAY offers a unique peer-to-peer support network to anyone whose partner died when they were young. We also have lively social groups that meet up throughout the year for drinks, meals out, walks and picnics. 

If you have a question or would like to find out more about WAY, please contact us.

Wellbeing Club - (Chinese Mental Health Association)

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The Wellbeing Club is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at Chinese Elders who wish to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Through our programme of fun and informative activities, talks and exercise classes, we wish to give attendees the awareness, knowledge and means to improve their own health and so prevent more acute problems from arising later in life. The Wellbeing Club is also a safe, friendly and open social space, giving our attendees a platform to make new friends.

West Euston Partnership - Improving local people’s opportunities in health, employment and community life

The partnership aims to improve local people’s opportunities in health, employment and community life. We deliver a highly successful careers advice service that covers the London Borough of Camden. Our One Stop Shop is a safe and supportive environment with free computer access and study facilities and our wellbeing projects are a vital force for promoting health and social cohesion. Read more about our work and sign up for the monthly newsletter.


West London Day Centre

Our drop in centre provides immediate services to alleviate the hardships experienced by those sleeping rough. We offer hot breakfasts, showers, laundry, clothing store, haircuts, luggage storage and mail collection as well as access to health workers.

We assess everyone individually and work out the best way to assist - our aim is to get them off the streets and back into accommodation as quickly as possible.

Whittington Hospital, Speech and Language Therapy (Adults) Mental Health Team

A specialist speech and language therapy team from Whittington Health NHS Trust offers direct help and support to adults with mental health problems who are experiencing communication and/or eating and swallowing difficulties both as in-patients and for people living in the community who are receiving services from Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust.

Women + Health

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In line with government advice, we wish to notify all our clients that we closed our doors at the beginning of this week (Monday 23rd March).
To support the wellbeing of our existing clients using our counselling service, we are still offering counselling over the phone. Please contact your counsellor if you wish to discuss.

Women + Health offer both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy service for both individuals and groups who are registered with a GP service in the borough of Camden.