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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. You can also read more about mental health illnesses below.

I'm looking for help with: depression, anxiety, addiction, more...


'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. 

Age UK Camden: counselling, psychotherapy and group therapy services

Free and confidential time-limited individual and group psychotherapy/counselling to people 55 and over who are registered with a GP surgery in Camden. The services are open to people of all ethnic and cultural groups, and those who identify as LGBT. Home visits can be arranged for people with limited mobility. Counselling is also offered to people with dementia in the early stages or with memory issues. Weekly regular sessions can provide valuable and confidential support where people can begin to explore any difficult feelings or concerns they may have. 

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.

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 Alcohol Service

We provide key work sessions, group work and complementary therapies. We can plan detoxification and funded treatments. We provide support and assistance in achieving your own personal goals. Individuals can self-refer. The service is confidential and operates an equal opportunities policy. 

Camden Green Gym

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, improve your mental and physical wellbeing, and learn new skills whilst improving your local environment.

With a relaxed atmosphere, you can work at your own pace and there are activities to suit all levels of experience and fitness.

Camden Hub - Camden's Mental Health Wellbeing Centre

Camden Hub is Camden’s mental health wellbeing centre, from where our 6-8 week prevention service and personalised and recovery focused activities are run.

We also have a Floating support service where we work one-on-one to support people to live independently. We provide emotional and practical support for adults experiencing mental health problems; day opportunity services; and targeted one-on-one prevention work with vulnerable adults. The nature of this support varies hugely from person-to-person.



Camden Memory Service

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-17:00
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 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.

Camden Psychotherapy Unit

Camden Psychotherapy Unit (CPU) offers psychoanalytic therapy to anyone who is concerned about their emotional difficulties and either seeks therapy for themselves, or is looking for professional help to get a better understanding as to what kind of psychological help would be best for them. We aim to provide specialist comprehensive consultations and short- and long-term psychotherapy.

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

Our workshop, equipped for woodwork (joinery, turning, sculpture, marquetry etc) welcomes men only each Monday from 1.30 - 4pm, and we have a mixed session each Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. We also have a clay hand-building class which meets each Wednesday from 2-4pm.

Camden Town Shed is a volunteer-led project which takes place in a small and welcoming space, and which aims to reduce social isolation, particularly amongst older people.

CBUG - Camden Borough User Group

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-17:00
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 are 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.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)

Currently closed. Next open:
Sun: 12:00-13:30

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. 

Community Garden at St Michael's, Camden

The Gardening project takes place on Wednesday mornings at St Michael’s Church. The garden is a sanctuary of green space in the busy centre of Camden. Volunteers assist our regular gardener in maintaining and beautifying the church garden, through which all visitors enter the church. The project takes place throughout the year, and all help is welcomed, whether occasional or regular. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided to help sustain our gardeners’ efforts! It is a satisfying and relaxing opportunity, and also a sociable time.

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 23 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.

We offer creative education courses, and wellbeing through arts, music, sports, culture and education.

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:

Eaves' Poppy Project, for women experiencing violence, exploitation or trafficking

Support for women experiencing violence, exploitation or trafficking.

An acute service is available which offers support to women with safe house accommodation. This service prioritises those who are unable to access support from any other service.

Other services include a young women's service (for females aged 14-24), outreach supporting those over the age of 25, family advocacy and more.

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

We run a range of exciting youth projects including peer education projects which give young people the opportunity to run their own awareness-raising campaigns, gain new skills and showcase their talent. We do this by developing projects that address isues that affect them, such as community cohesion, healthy living, conflict, drugs and alcohol.

Here are some videos of Fitzrovia Youth in Action.

Focus Homeless Outreach

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-17:00

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.

Free Space Project

We are an arts and health charity based at the Kentish Town Health Centre providing arts and wellbeing activities for the patients of the James Wigg and Queens Crescent Practices as well as members of the Camden community. Our services range from weekly activities such as Dance for Parkinson's and Baby Singalong to one off or termly arts workshops. Some are designed and delivered by therapists whereas others are delivered by artists and facilitators but have a therapeutic approach. Read about our current projects


Healthy Minds - help to discover an interest that's right for you

Do you live in Camden? Would you like to take part in a community-based course, workshop or activity? Or perhaps you would like to get fitter, or share your skills and experiences through a volunteer scheme to help others? Healthy Minds offers a wide range of free and low-cost activities to help you discover an activity that’s enjoyable and right for you. And, if you need a hand deciding what to do, a Healthy Minds navigator or sports buddy will help.
Healthy Minds Community Programme, from Mind in Camden

Helen Bamber Foundation - supporting refugees and asylum seekers

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.


Hestia - facing up to domestic abuse and modern slavery

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.

Highbury Grove Crisis Centre

Highbury Grove crisis centre 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 One Housing's only crisis centre. 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. 

Highgate Day Centre

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-16:00

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.

Hillside Clubhouse: supporting you back into work or study

We rehabilitate people with mental health problems by supporting them into employment, work placements, training and education. We support social inclusion, confidence building and preparation for work, for example by giving members ownership and responsibility for the running of the Clubhouse together with staff  (The Workday Programme) – co-producing recruitment, publicity, catering, retail, maintenance, administration and finance and other business functions.

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.

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 7,000 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.



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 3 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. 

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

London Jesus Centre offers a wide range of activities and services – from mentoring to mums and tots, from maths to money-management, from healing groups to haircuts.

London Jesus Centre's drop-in service, ‘Welcome,’ is aimed at improving the lives of homeless and vulnerably housed people in Camden and Westminster. This is done by meeting people’s material, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

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.

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

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. Here is the Autumn 2017 programme.

Mind Yourself - 1-2-1 support to members of the Irish community

We offer 1-2-1 support to members of the Irish community who wish to improve or maintain their mental and physical health. In addition, Mind Yourself offers advocacy and advice; accompaniment to medical and health-related appointments; and group activities including yoga, knitting, walking and many more. Peer career support groups and counselling are also available.  Here is a link to our events programme.

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre

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 Gallop

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.  We are a completely independent community-led group. Anything you tell us is confidential, and you can contact us anonymously if you choose.

New Horizon Youth Centre

Providing a lifeline for London's homeless and vulnerable youths, our day centre offers:

  • free employment training
  • health and fitness services
  • counselling and self-development workshops to homeless youths aged 16-24.


Weekly timetabled services include women's group, family mediation, job searching and employment help (for people not currently in employment, education or training), drug and alcohol counselling, communication skills and general counselling.

NHS Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Lifespan 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.

Papyrus, for prevention of young suicide

Suicide is the leading cause of young deaths in the UK. Papyrus believes that many young suicides can be prevented. 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. Watch the introductory video about us. 

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. 

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.

Queens Crescent Community Centre

Queens Crescent Community Centre runs services and activities for Camden residents, especially those living in Gospel Oak. We foster community development, acting as a hub for local people. Investing in the community and working in partnership with other organisations, we look to create opportunities that empower the community.

Recovery College - courses and workshops to aid your recovery

We offer recovery-focused courses and workshops. Self-management tools, to build up resilience and prevent wellbeing deterioration, are always part of each learning opportunity. We offer a range of courses falling into five topic areas: Introduction to recovery principles; Understanding experiences of health conditions; Physical health and wellbeing; Building self-confidence; and Returning to work and study. Check out the variety of courses on our website.

Refugee Therapy Centre

Currently closed. Next open:
Thu: 10:00-19:00

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. 

Resources for Autism - north London evening social group

Currently closed. Next open:
Tue: 18:30-20:30
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.

Rethink Mental Illness - advocacy and training

Advocacy. This independent mental health advocacy service in Camden supports people who have been assessed as lacking mental capacity to make important decisions and have no one to represent them. This may include people living with dementia or people with long-term mental health problems who do not have close friends or suitable support available to them.  We also offer a wide range of factsheets on a range of mental health topics. Call 020 3317 7197, 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday.

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

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-21:00

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.

Self Injury Support

Currently closed. Next open:
Wed: 19:00-22:00

National organisation supporting girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm. 

Our Resource Hub is a collection of guidance, research and useful educational tools from many different sources and provides a wealth of information for those that self-injure, concerned others and professionals.



Substandard housing or homelessness can contribute to mental health problems or can make existing problems harder to manage. Shelter provides people with the best possible help to solve their housing problems. Free, accessible advice is available on our website, via the expert advisers on our helpline, and in our face-to-face advice centres.

Find out more by contacting Shelter's London Public Advice Line

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.

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. 

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 offering a range of activities for all ages, including events for those 60 years and over such as bingo and yoga classes, 'knit and natter', and we also host a befriending scheme. Our priorities include reducing the impact of isolation among people over 60, promoting healthy life styles - especially through encouraging regular exercise - and creating a sense of local ownership, by giving people more say in what is happening in their community.​

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.

Talk for Health

Talk for Health was set up to teach the skills and attitudes that allow for more deeply connective talk between people. We help individuals talk more openly, listen more deeply and improve their communication skills. Our programmes are for anyone who wants to understand themselves better, become more effective communicators, enjoy greater emotional well-being, and hone their skills in supporting others.

The Hive: 1-2-1 support and drop-in

Designed for and created by young people, The Hive in Camden supports young people with education, employment, housing, sexual health, substance misuse and health and wellbeing.
We also offer a space to relax, study, take part in events and activities, meet new people and get information about local services.
We employ a team of young people who are trained to help other young people in many areas of their lives and who can relate to the challenges that young people face on their journey to adulthood.

The Manna - drop-in for homeless and marginalised people

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 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:

The Stuart Low Trust - a 'welcoming place of support'

Stuart Low Trust (SLT) is a health promotion charity based in Islington, but open to all. Our mission is to ensure that local people, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress, have access to the support they need for better health and wellbeing.  We run a variety of activities, the majority of which are free or low cost. Most activities are evening and weekend events based in and around Islington. Watch the introductory video and check-out our forthcoming events.

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

Currently open
Wed: 9:00-17:30

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.

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.

West Euston Partnership

Currently closed. Next open:
Thu: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00

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.


West Hampstead Women's Centre

Currently open
Wed: 9:30-17:00

We run a safe and supportive space for all women, from which we offer advice, information and support across a wide range of topics. Activities include support groups for Somali and Irish women; women living with cancer; a debt advice service and support for job seekers; and classes which include computing for beginners, English, gardening and maths; and we offer aromatherapy and yoga - among many more subjects. Our drop-in support service is also available for local women who want support accessing services and information on what services are available.


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.