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Friend And Neighbour (FAN) groups in London

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. Who is my friend? Who is my neighbour? Come to a FAN Group and you'll meet friends and neighbours and feel more hopeful for the world. It's a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers. Very few people know all their neighbours these days!

"A stranger is someone whose story you haven's heard"

Why not come to a FAN meeting where local residents enjoy meeting newcomers and helping everyone feel part of the community.

Further details herehttp://www.thefancharity.org/group_site/index.php?pp=London


Health & Wellbeing Services

» Active for Life - Opportunities to Keep Fit In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Leisure Services’ Sports Development Team provides a wide variety of sport and physical activity opportunities for RBKC residents at venues across the borough including women only and men only classes...

» After School Football Sessions in South Westminster (Wednesdays 4 - 5pm)

The Abbey Centre's 'After School Football sessions' will start Wednesday 19th March. The sessions will be for children aged 6-11 years old and will be delivered between 4-5pm at Churchill Gardens Playground. The sessions will be delivered in partnership with Chelsea Football Club...

» Arabic Women’s Project at Al-Hasaniya, North Kensington

Al-Hasaniya serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London – primarily Kensington and Chelsea residents, but with some pan-London projects – providing support for health, welfare, education and cultural activities...

» ARC guide for services – Supporting disabled young people from black and minority ethnic communities through the transition to adulthood

A new guide to help local areas provide the best support in transition planning for disabled young people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities has been published. The guide, entitled ARC guide for services...

» Breathe Easy Support Group

DO YOU LIVE IN PIMLICO AND SUFFER FROM A BREATHING PROBLEM? BREATHE EASY PADDINGTON is your Westminster patient support group, for anyone affected by a lung condition. We offer mutual support, information...

» British Red Cross Refugees and Befriending Project

The British Red Cross runs four 'Refugees and Befriending Projects' (R'n'B) for young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 14-21. Our peer-led befriending projects are facilitated by peer-befrienders and adult volunteers...

» Carers Kensington and Chelsea - new advice service

Carers Kensington & Chelsea provides information, advice and support for unpaid carers - people looking after someone who cannot manage on their own. This service is provided by Carers UK in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and NHS Kensington and Chelsea...

» Carers Network Time Bank (Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham)

Carers Time Bank is the first time bank for carers in London. Members help and support each other by exchanging their skills and sharing their local knowledge and experience...

» Carers Project in RBKC - NEW! delivered by Carers Network Westminster

Are you a Carer? Join our Carers support group Kensington & Chelsea.Looking after someone can be overwhelming, especially at the beginning. At our support groups, carers have the opportunity to meet other carers and talk openly...

» Counselling and Advice at Westminster Mind

Westminster Mind provides a diverse range of services for people whose lives have been disrupted by a loss of emotional and psychological wellbeing...

» Counselling Directory - search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you

Counselling Directory was set up as a free, confidential service to encourage those in distress to seek help. Visitors can read about different areas of distress, view useful articles written by counsellors and refine their...

» Counselling Services for female survivors of domestic and sexual abuse (Westminster and K&C)

Please be aware of the free Therapeutic Services provided by Solace Women’s Aid in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. These include:1to1 counselling for female survivors of domestic violence age 14 + (Ascent). 1to1 counselling for female survivors of sexual violence including child sexual abuse (aged 14+)...

» Deaf Hope Services

Deaf Hope is a new specialist domestic abuse service for Deaf women and children, and the first service of its kind in the UK. We have been established around 18 months and our current funding is...

» Dementia Adviser Service in Westminster

The Westminster Dementia Adviser service provides advice, information and guidance to those who have received a diagnosis of dementia, as well as their families and supporters. As well as working in partnership with NHS...

» Diabetes UK releases interactive CD ROM for the South Asian community

Diabetes UK releases interactive CD ROM for the South Asian community Diabetes UK has released a free interactive CD ROM about Type 2 diabetes tailored towards the South Asian community, to help...

» Domestic abuse and Sexual violence Information about Helpline services in your area

Please see below some information about domestic and sexual violence helplines that are funded by London Councils and available in your area...

» Domestic Abuse Referral Flowchart

Please see below (and attached) a flow chart which will guide practitioners and front-line staff as to which DV support services to approach in Westminster when seeking assistance for domestic violence victims...

» Domestic and Sexual Violence information on Westminster City Council Web Site (updated 02/2015)

Please click the link below to access this information. The professionals page also contains a link to the DV Flowchart which is an aid to agencies and professionals regarding which servicers to refer to depending on the age and risk/needs...

» Domestic Violence Information and publicity leaflet

A valuable resource for information about help services around Domestic Violence. You can download the leaflet from this article...

» Employers: Fit for Work Service Leaflet

If you have employees off work sick or struggling with health problems you can refer them to Fit for Work Service at no cost to your business...

» Exercise for Health and Wellbeing in 2015 with SW1CO (Fridays am)

EXERCISE FOR HEALTH, WELLBEING to increase mobility, balance and sense of well-being. Open to all SW1 residents. VENUE: Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, SW1 TIME: 9.30 – 10.30 AM. Every Friday - £2 donation...

» FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Service

West London African Women's service - Community support and information...

» Fit for Work Service in Kensington & Chelsea now expanding to Westminster and Hammermith & Fulham

Fit for Work Service in Kensington & Chelsea now expanding to Westminster and Hammermith & Fulham

» Fit-for-Life - Free 8 week weight loss programme

This FREE eight week group behaviour change programme is designed to help the patients to lose weight, get fitter and make more informed choices about your diet and lifestyle...

» Free Alcohol & Emotional Health Workshop for Westminster residents

Free 90 minute talk; For Westminster Residents; Confidential discussion to increase awareness on safe drinking and looking after your emotional health & wellbeing; Chance to ask questions; Information on services / support; Free information pack...

» Free counselling sessions in Spanish & English at the Migrants Resource Centre

WHY COUNSELLING? There are times in our lives when we experience distressing events and times; when we can find ourselves overwhelmed with feelings that seem to have no obvious explanation.When this happens, counselling can be very helpful...

» FREE Football Coaching for Young people at St. Charles College

Young people who would like to develop their football skills can avail of free coaching run by QPR at St. Charles College,W10 6EY on Mondays between 4.30pm and 5.30pm...

» Free talking treatment at Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group

Safe space with counselling elements - a free talking treatment at the Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group...

» Friend and Neighbour (FAN) groups in London

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. Who is my friend? Who is my neighbour? Come to a FAN Group and you'll meet friends and neighbours and feel more hopeful for the world. It's a great opportunity for local people to meet newcomers. Very few people know all their neighbours these days!...

» Get Active! - Affordable activities for all abilities and ages at the Beethoven Centre

See details below for affordable activities for all abilities and ages available at the Beethoven Centre...

» GO4mental health

A website/ directory for mental health service users in Westminster...

» Health Centre for walk-in (unregistered) patients

The Halfpenny Steps Health Centre provides health services for registered and walk-in patients. It is staffed with a team of GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to deliver a high quality, continuous service...

» Health Trainers

Health Trainers provide free one-to-one support, motivation and advice to borough residents (from Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea or Hammersmith & Fulham) over 18 who want to improve their health and wellbeing...

» Healthier Life for You blog

Healthier LIfe 4 You is a community organisation not for profit with charitable aims. We aim to promote Health and Wellbeing to local people in the community (Families, Children & Young people). As well as running Health workshops, we use Dance, Art & Craft and Leisure activities to enable service users to achieve emotional and Physical wellbeing...

» Healthworks

HEALTHWORKS√ offers a range of services to help the residents of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and surrounding boroughs

» HELP Counselling - low cost short & long term counselling service

Based in Portobello Road, Notting Hill Gate, London, HELP Counselling Centre provides short & long-term counselling based on an affordable, sliding scale for people who need support in negotiating a crisis as well as for those who wish to consider their life patterns and choices...

» Help for your Family with Home-Start (Westminster)

We support ANY family in Westminster who needs us, providing there is at least 1 child under 5. Rich or poor, settled or transient.Our trained volunteers help to give encouragement and support to change the pattern of troubled lives...

» Helpline for Maternity Services

The maternity helpline provides direct access to clinical support and advice to women and their families, irrespective of whether you are a patient of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a visitor to the area or simply require information and support.

» Housing and resettlement, Welfare benefits and debt advice (Westminster)

The Bayswater Families Centre, in conjunction with CAB, Homestart and Z2K are holding Drop-in Advice sessions covering: Housing Advice and Assistance; Resettlement Advice and Assistance; Welfare benefits Advice and Assistance; Debt Advice and Assistance...

» Housing Factsheet Library

Some housing factsheets on key housing issues. The fact sheets provide a very basic summary of the issue, the possible actions you can take, and who to contact for further information...

» Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - Westminster service

STRESSED, ANXIOUS, DEPRESSED? If you are finding it difficult to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression, we can offer quick and easy access to help and support...

» Independent Domestic Violence Advisory Service at ADVANCE

ADVANCE is a specialist domestic violence crisis intervention service. We support women who are assessed as being high or very high risk of continued domestic and sexual abuse and those at risk of being killed...

» Jobs in Mind

Jobs in Mind, a mental health charity whose varied services provide specialist support and advice around problems at work, training and education. Our mission is to understand, support and enable the recovery of those affected by mental health problems...

» K&C Mind HARP Group (Hoarding, Acquiring Recovery Planning)

The HARP Support Group is a new, monthly, facilitated self-help programme, for people who are motivated to develop strategies and actions to manage and modify compulsive hoarding behaviour...

» Kick-It FREE Stop Smoking Support service for local communities

The Free Stop Smoking Support sessions include specialist behavioural support by certified Stop Smoking Practitioners, which will improve the client’s motivation as well as help building up capacities and strategies to stay smoke-free...

» LIVING WELL - Wellbeing services

Living Well offers a wide range of high-quality health related services aimed at providing people with the skills they need to get the most out of life. Services include HIV service, Youth service and Community support service...

» Maternity Action Advice Line

Maternity Action’s Advice Line offers free confidential telephone support. We will listen to you and try to understand all the issues you are facing. We will then provide you with information that is relevant to you and your situation...

» New Domestic Abuse service for Arabic speaking Women

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre has recently been successful in securing funding for a new project to support young, vulnerable women of Arabic speaking backgrounds who are or have experienced domestic abuse. Our service is aimed at young women aged between 16 and 25 years old...

» New Young Women's Domestic Violence project for Arabic speakers

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan's Women's Centre have a new project for young women of Arabic backgrounds who have or are experiencing domestic violence. The service is aimed at young women aged between 16 and 25 years old who live in London...

» North London Rape Crisis Service

North London Rape Crisis offers free, confidential counselling, advocacy and holistic therapies to women aged 14 and over who live, work or study in Islington, Camden, Westminster, Barnet, Enfield, Kensington and Chelsea and Haringey...

» Open Age launches Steady and Stable

» Personalisation Project at the Chinese Mental Health Association

The Befriending Service at the Chinese Mental Health Association is running a pilot Personalisation project for ethnic Chinese sufferers of mental health. Personalisation is about giving people with needs, choice and control over their care, with support and resources provided by their local authority...

» Portobello Walks (Tuesdays 10-11am and Wednesdays 6-7pm)

Do you love walking? Want to improve your health and fitness? Interested in meeting new people? If yes, why not join the new Portobello Walks and explore the local North Kensington area. The walks are free, fun and suitable for all fitness levels...

» Public Health Training Service - RBKC

The Royal Borough can help your business. We offer award-winning training on Food Safety and Health and Safety. We also offer Environmental Principles training, Personal Licence Holders training and Customer Service Training...

» Rahab UK - Supporting women affected by prostitution and victims of sex trafficking in RBKC

» Rape Crisis London

Rape Crisis London has four centres that offer help, information and support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence of any kind, at any time of their lives...

» Schools Domestic Violence Prevention Project in Westminster

» Sexual health clinic for Young people - Cont@ct Plus @ Bessborough Street Clinic

» Sexual Health clinic for young people - Cont@ct Plus @ South Westminster Centre

» South Westminster Centre for Health

Provides community and specialist dental services, district nursing, nutrition and dietetics, diabetes and podiatry (foot health) services, Speech and language therapy for children...

» Spanish-speaking counsellor at MRC (Pimlico) from September 2013

From 23rd September, in addition to Italian and English, the Migrants Resource Centre in Pimlico, Westminster is offering a counselling service in Spanish...

» Talking without Fear Project

The talking without fear project is a 12 week therapeutic group programme for children affected by domestic abuse and for their mothers. The groups are delivered across Westminster...

» Wellwatch - a new service by Central London Healthcare for patients with long term conditions

Wellwatch is a new service that aims to keep patients with long term health needs in Westminster area well for longer and help them avoid the need for hospital care. The patients are supported via face to face contact with one of our Health and Social Care Coordinators in the GP practices or over the phone...

» Westminster Carers Time Bank

I'd like to introduce you to the Westminster Carers Time Bank. This is the only Time Bank in London set up by carers to support carers in Westminster. Membership of the time bank is free and there are many benefits...

» Westminster Connect - Peer support group

The peer support is for people aged 18 to 60 who have a physical disability, hearing or sight impairments and those with long term health conditions. Westminster Connect also co-ordinates peer support for Deaf people...

» Westminster Wellbeing - Free NHS service promoting Health and Wellbeing

Westminster Wellbeing is a free NHS service promoting health and wellbeing within communities and organisations in Westminster. We provide a range of services which include training and workshops for community organisations...

» Women Only Exercise classes at the Abbey Centre from September 2013

Enjoy great all women weekly workouts - have fun and keep fit! Every Monday (11.30-12.30) & Wednesday (10-11am) term-time...

» Women's and Men's Wellbeing projects at Mosaic Community Trust

The Mosaic Community Trust’s Women’s Well-Being Project seeks to empower women who are socially disadvantaged. The Men's Wellbeing Porject is offering men a safe place where they can be free to share and receive support...

» Women's Therapy Centre

The Women's Therapy Centre has been offering individual and group psychotherapy to women since 1976. Its access policy ensures that psychotherapy is available to all women, regardless of sexual orientation, disability, cultural or social...

» Women's Wellbeing Sessions (Yoga and others) in SW1

Yoga and other wellbeing activities every Friday from 10.15am - 11.15am for Women in SW1. Read further for more details...

» Yoga Class at Dalgarno Trust

New Yoga Class starting Monday 16th September. When: Monday 6:30-7:30pm. Where: Dalgarno Trust, 1 Webb Close, W10 5QB. Cost: £3...

» Zumba at Portobello Green Fitness Club

Fridays 2 - 3pm, Portobello Green Fitness Club. Price £2.10. It's fun, It's fitness, It's ZUMBA!...

» ‘COFFEE MORNINGS’ with SW1 Community Organisers every Friday 10.30 - 12.00

Share your ideas, chat and catch up on local issues. Open to all SW1 residents. VENUE: The Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace. London SW1P 1EW. Time: Every Friday 10.30am - 12pm...