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.

Selecting more than one category will only return results that provide all of those services

We provide clinical services through some 100 practising therapists at CCPE. In addition we run a drop-in centre at The Caravan at St. James' Church, Piccadilly. The drop-in offers a core service of listening and emotional support, which can – by arrangement – evolve into counselling.

Where they Work: Queen's Park & Paddington, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham

FreshSteps at CCPE offers counselling and psychotherapy to children, young people and their families. This is provided by the FreshSteps scheme, enabling vulnerable clients to have access to high quality therapy provided by students on the CCPE MA programme in Transpersonal Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy. FreshSteps is committed to promoting the emotional and developmental wellbeing of the young persons and families it serves. All therapists have undergone an Enhanced DBS Check.

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

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

Kensington and Chelsea 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.

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

Dadihiye Somali Development Organisation is a registered Charity (1041387) and Company limited by guarantee (8192593) that has been operating since in 1994 in UK. The main aim of the organisation is to cater for disadvantaged, low income and socially isolated people from emerging new communities in particular women who have language and cultural barriers & a lack of understanding of UK systems, preventing them access to mainstream services to help with issues such as poverty, unemployment, underachievement of children in schools & housing amongst others. We work with the Somali (our largest client group), and other BME communities seeking support. Dadihiye has over 20 years experience of providing services to the local Somali and BME communities including:-
• Professional information, advice and casework service on welfare benefits, housing, legal, family, energy efficiency, basic debt and social care issues.
• Development of counselling and advocacy for Somali families that have been traumatised by the civil war and assisting them to settle in the UK.
• Relief of poverty and enhancement of skills to reduce social exclusion and encourage integration at all levels within the community, wider society and promote values of respect and tolerance.
• Provide translation and interpretation services and facilitate access to other support services and mainstream services.
• Sign-posting individuals, including young people to training courses to provide them with qualification and skills to reach their potential and high expectations and become active members of their community and the wider society and to be models for others, especially within their own communities.
• Formation of a Somali cultural centre where the younger generation can have a deeper understanding of their roots through Somali culture and literature.

We have recently been involved in assisting families and community members affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy on a various number of issues in collaboration with other local groups and the local authority.

Our services and activities are provided by a team of experienced and dedicated staff members and volunteers who are from within the area and have built trust with the community over a number of years.

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