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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Different groups use the facility to provide support to the community, enhance their cooking skills through vocational and accredited training courses, facilitate support to the Homeless, and cater for events such as board meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, weddings and other social events.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Living with dementia at any time brings challenges. But you’re not alone. If you need support and advice, we’re here for you.

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

This is a group for both people with dementia and carers to attend which is centred around a one hour singing activity. Either side of the singing, we facilitate peer support, with half an hour of tea and coffee and an opportunity to chat with one another. There is a trained member of staff available to answer any questions related to living well with dementia.

Who's it for?
People with dementia and their carers
Residents of London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea

Come along to our singing group where you can meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. These groups are based around the principles of music therapy, which include vocal warm-ups and singing a huge range of familiar old and new songs for everyone’s tastes.

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

AMICI Dance Theatre Company is a unique dance theatre company integrating able-bodied & disabled artists and performers.

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

Providing free and confidential support for women and girls experiencing all forms of domestic abuse. The Arabic Speaking Independent Domestic Violence Advocate will support women and girls to explore their options, increase their safety and understanding of the criminal justice system and enhance their emotional well-being.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Art therapy and massage for children

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Art Therapy is a psychological therapy that uses art media as its primary form of communication. It is not dependent on spoken language and can therefore help anyone who finds it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally to find a way to communicate their difficult emotions. This can be very helpful in the healing process following a traumatic event such as the Grenfell Tower fire. Art Therapy provides a private, confidential and non-judgmental space in which people can safely explore their experiences. No previous knowledge or expertise in art is required.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

We have Arts and Crafts classes to allow our members to express their creative side and keep their minds stimulated.

The aim of the Arts and Crafts classes is to stimulate both cognitive activity and physical dexterity to improve our members’ mental and emotional life. The sessions are specifically designed to help our elderly members to manage their behaviour and feelings, reduce stress and improve awareness and self-esteem with the broader purpose of contributing to their mental health and well-being.

Art can make you feel calm and at peace when engaging and it contributes to the mental health and well-being of all those who take part.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

Artspace Link is a legacy of a long-term NHS Mental Health Service collaboration programme called Artspace. The collaboration lasted for over 20 years delivering artist led programmes for people living with long-term and enduring mental health needs. Following the end of Artspace programming, ACAVA made a longterm commitment to support an established group of Artspace artists to continue their practice. The group of 6 now attend peer led studio sessions on a weekly basis at Blechynden St, with regular support from a professional artist, they exhibit together periodically, the most recent being the 'Creative Minds' exhibition in May 2019.

Where they Work: Kensington & Chelsea

ASSIST provides free support, advice and social groups for adults with, or seeking, a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and pre and post diagnostic information and advice service for adults who do not meet their local FACS (Fair Access to Care Services) eligibility criteria for further support. ASSIST runs a weekly social group and a monthly outings group.

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