Social Prescribing (Self-Care) Directory

Self care directory

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Theatre, spoken word. Music production and live events.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

ACAVA's monthly Creativity Clinic's developed from the Art for Wellbeing: Everyday (AWE) project, providing a supportive, social and creative space for AWE project alumni to come together, keep in touch and continue to develop their creative practice.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Crosslight Advice is an independent debt and money advice charity with seven branches across London and Kent. Our service is completely free, and we offer debt advice, education, practical assistance, and ongoing support to anyone who needs it, regardless of background or circumstance.

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

Cruse Bereavement Care offers a free support service to anybody living or working in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea or Hammersmith & Fulham whose normal life has been severely disrupted by the loss of someone they love.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham

In response to the impact of COVID on those experiencing health inequalities in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Bikeworks has developed a Cycling for Wellbeing program which will be delivered in Wormwood Scrubs and the surrounding offroad green spaces and quiet roads.
Inspired by the NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing, the program encourages people to form sociable networks, incorporate regular physical activity into their lives, take notice of the present moment and learn new skills. Participants will explore local places of interest that benefit their wellbeing, including ways
to 'give to others' through volunteering.
Participation is free and bikes can be provided, including adapted bikes and trikes. Helmets are available and COVID safe practices are followed.
Participants can book themselves in online or be easily referred by Social Prescribes/ Link workers/ Connectors and community groups etc.

Participation criteria:
Adults who can ride a bike unsupported for 10 metres.
People experiencing physical or mental health issues (anxiety, mild to severe mental health issues, weight management, other medical issues).
Those at risk of developing mental or physical health issues as a result of low activity or social isolation.

As a formally organised support group, Cycling for Wellbeing is one of a few in person activities allowed to go ahead under government COVID guidelines.

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

Bikeworks is a not for profit social enterprise based in Bethnal Green, London. Our mission is to change lives using the power of the bicycle. Our three core objectives are: to build a more diverse cycling community; improve mechanical skills; and support businesses to be greener through the promotion of cycling. To deliver this our mission we run a variety of community cycling programmes including an employment programme for disadvantaged groups, an inclusive cycling programme called All Ability, cycle training for the whole community, a bicycle reuse centre, a shop, a corporate teambuilding programme and mobile bicycle maintenance or 'Dr Bike' delivered in both community locations and directly to businesses

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

Dadihiye offer drop in sessions at both their Thorpe Close office and at 1 Nevern Place SW5 9NR.
They are able to assist with form filling, making phone calls, housing support, debt advice.
Drop in times are 10am-4pm Monday - Thursday at 1 Thorpe Close W10 5XL. Nevern Place is MONDAY ONLY

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

We support members from BME communities mainly from those from Somali Background, who are disadvantaged, low- income families, elders, disabled or live in most deprived areas all over London but particularly from London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC), i.e. North Kensington, Earls Court, Wolds End Estates, etc in RBKC.

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

Equal People Mencap offer a wide variety of supported training, groups, activities and social groups throughout the week at our Resource Centre in Ladbroke Grove and out in the community. Our daily Drop-in runs Monday to Friday 10-4pm.

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

The Dalgarno Trust is a community centre for people in North Kensington. We work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea delivering core services and our youth programme. We are proud to be a part of the Health Partners Programme with other community, voluntary, faith groups and residents associations working in the community of North Kensington, brought together by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea