Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self-Care Directory

The Social Prescribing (Self-Care) directory has been created to improve links between health professionals and the voluntary and community sector.

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SMART is a charity supporting people affected by mental illness on their path to recovery. Mondays - discussion group and light refreshments, 6-9pm. Wednesday - Film Club and popcorn 6-9pm Thursdays - Quiz Night, 6-9pm. Saturdays - Scrabble club and home cooked meal, open 10-4pm, live music once a month Sundays - Sunday roast and Creative space twice a month, open 10-4pm

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

Kick It is the free stop smoking service for residents or those registered with a GP whom are currently smoking. The service provides 1-1 motivational support, alongside free nicotine replacement therapies and regular carbon monoxide monitoring.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

The best way to socialise is with fun and games. Many of the Members at The Pepper Pot play dominoes, bingo, board games and cards. These social games enable our members to interact, have fun during their time here and to create a more interactive environment.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We believe in the transformative power of play.
Through our work in West London, we have seen hundreds of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, or those that have experienced trauma, become a part of our family through our wide and varied activities, which offer something for everyone.
Established in 2007, we first focused on sports, but since then we’ve added healthy eating initiatives, arts activities, educational group trips, mentorship programmes, and holidays in the UK and abroad.
What binds these programmes is a commitment to creating a safe, open-minded, inclusive and loving environment, where we can play together and happy memories are made.
We offer a wide range of programmes and activities- from sports to art to cooking- so that every one of our kids can discover what gives them joy. We also offer support and guidance to parents and carers experiencing emotional, practical and social issues.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Holiday programmes, trips and residential weekends. Environmental projects

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Stay and Play sessions, for a chance for carers to chat and babies to play.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

This project supports people with LD, PD/SI to access volunteering opportunities.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

Work includes: FGM Training Program for Professionals – designed to educate and prevent this cruel practice among professionals and volunteers from children centres, schools, churches, health institutions and the justice system, including the police. Providing psychological counselling services and referrals – for those who have experienced FGM. Advocacy against FGM – Hear Women also partners with women’s, men’s and youth groups, community leaders, mainstream civil society and the media to change discriminatory laws and practices against women, promoting gender equality and women’s advancement in all aspects of life.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We provide an advisory and information service including casework dealing with welfare benefits, immigration and nationality, homelessness and housing, translation and interpretation, employment and training, legal and police matters, health care and general information etc.
We provide supplementary school programme including holding classes for Bengali language as a mother tongue, Bengali language for non-Bengali people, English as second language. GCSE & ‘A’ level Bengali, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology etc.
We provide advice, guidance on health care by a professional doctor.
We provide ICT facilities to beneficiaries, especially from the Bangladeshi community.
We organise cultural functions, festivals and to hold Bangladesh national events throughout the year, (e.g. Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day, Independence and National Day, Bengali New Year, Victory Day, etc.). Exhibition of crafts, paintings, photographs, are a part and parcel of the cultural activities.
We provide music school programme to the interested groups including second generation Bengalis through providing facilities of learning Dance, Music and Drama.
We organise get together parties every week for women and also to arrange socio-cultural seminars and hold classes on painting, knitting, sewing, cooking, performing arts etc. under women’s awareness programme.
We provide indoor and outdoor games facilities including table tennis, snooker, chess, carom board, badminton, football, cricket and gym etc.
We provide hostel facilities with TV/visitors lounge, game room, kitchen and dining room etc. to the boarders’ expected to come from all over the world and in particular from Bangladesh.
We provide library facilities containing educational books, children’s books, books on Bengali literature with sufficient up-to-date stock of newspapers and periodicals.
We provide community development services and liaises with the local authorities, central government, voluntary sector organisations with the object of maintaining a good relationship between the indigenous population and the ethnic minority communities.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham