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Registered Charity Number 1151980

Company Number 8013774

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Project
The project is funded by Rethink Mental Illness and the NHS North West London  Integrated Care System.

The project outline:

A partnership with 4 BAME organisations, each delivering a programme of activity in one of four boroughs including Westminster, RBKC, Hammersmith and Fulham and Ealling to address stigma around suicide and mental health:

Our partners delvering the project including: 

  • Abdul Mageed Educational Trust (Westminster)
  • Iranian Association (Hammersmith & Fulham)
  • Education and Skills Development Group (Ealing) 
  • Sudanese Community and Information Centre (RBKC) 
The Aims of the project including 

  • More people will have good mental health
  • More people with mental health problems will recover
  • More people with mental health problems will have good physical health
  • More people will have a positive experience of care and support
  • Fewer people will suffer from avoidable harm
  • Fewer people will experience stigma and discrimination

Latest News/Events/Jobs

» Hope in the Community Westminster – Call for Proposals - DEADLINE EXTENDED 14th Dec

Hope in the Community Westminster is a new non-clinical, mental health support offer with collaboration at its heart.We seek to provide third sector organisations with a free space to use for running services, activities and groups that focus on wellness. As we are ready to launch this hub soon, we invite those who are interested in using the space to share their ideas and proposals with us and apply through this open call for proposals by Thursday 14 December.

» The London Community Foundation Grants News (30.11.23)

See the latest funding opportunities and news from Lond Community Foundation including information about The Phoenix Way (grant-making initiative aimed at transforming Black and racially minoritised communities) - Children and Youth Round, North London Community Fund, Windrush Day Grant Scheme, and Westminster VCS Core funding.

» Community vaccination clinics for children (6th Dec and 13th Dec 3-5pm)

Did your child miss their flu vaccination at school? Would you prefer your child to have the gelatine-free flu injection? Is your child up to date with their MMR and polio vaccinations? Has your teenager had all their school vaccinations? Come to Parkview Centre for Health & Wellbeing oon 6th Dec 3-5pm or Barlby Primary School 14th Dec 3-5pm - No appointment needed!

» Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) activated in London

The Mayor of London has activated the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) due to the ongoing cold weather in the city. SWEP activation encourages partners to do what they can to shelter rough sleepers. While there are currently no Weather-Health Alerts for London, you can find guidance and resources on supporting communities in cold weather from the UK Health Security Agency and Met Office.

» Women’s health in North West London - what are you experiences?

We are looking for insight from women who live in NW London about women’s health and well-being services and experiences. We want to better understand the unique challenges and experiences that women face in their healthcare journeys. Share your thoughts and experiences through our survey.

» 'Stay with Us' Suicide Prevention Campaign Launch - info and resources

For those who were unable to attend the Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster 'Stay with Us' Suicide Prevention Campaign Launch please see the collated essential information and resources we have put together.

» To the Table - FREE food and storytelling event - 5th December, 6-8pm

Enjoy engaging, creative activities and share delicious FREE food with your neighbours in a celebration of what it is to live in a community. Celebrating our different cultures, we eat together and you have the opportunity to take part in creative workshops at Grand Junction on the 5th December. This event is free but booking is essential!

» Young Westminster Foundation November Newsletter (2023)


» North West London Health Equity Summit info share from the day

On Tuesday 24 October 2023, more than 200 people from across NW London gathered in St Pauls, Hammersmith for the first health equity summit for the area. One year on from the launch of the region’s inequality strategy, it was a chance to reflect on what had been achieved and discuss the challenges ahead. You can now see all the presentation and details of the day updated to the NHS NWL website.

» ADKC Annual Report 2023 + AGM on 12th Dec, 4pm

Action on Disability Kensington and Chelse (ADKC) invite you to read their Annual Report 2023. They are also holding their Annual General Meeting on the 12th December from 4 - 6pm in person at Bay 20, 71 St Marks Road (also on zoom).

» Workshops to improve breast screening information - 30th Nov or 12th Dec

Do you want to help improve breast cancer screening information and invitations? We are looking for 6 people to join two different workshops. We encourage people from underserved populations including but not limited to ethnic minority groups e.g., Asian, Black African or Caribbean, Arab, Mixed ethnicity and those from a disadvantaged background to apply.

» JOB: Human Resources Manager at Women and Girls Network (apply by 06.12.23)

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Human Resources Manager to lead and support our newly formed people oriented team. This is a key role within WGN and requires someone with sound experience of managing and developing people focused operations, to continue the delivery of a comprehensive, effective and supportive function.

» INVITATION to Lived Experience of Cardiovascular Care Focus Group 05.12.23

The NHS is seeking feedback on patients’ experiences regarding cardiovascular care in North West London. On Tuesday, December 5th, from 12:00 to 14:00, Imperial College Health Partners will host a focus group to discuss potential areas for improvement. Your input is valuable in determining our priorities. We are offering £25 per hour for participation.

» Ambassadors of Hope Mental Health Awareness training12.12.2023 (Westminster)

NHS-CNWL are delighted to be sharing details of our free training offer to help you, and those in our community, develop the toolkit to support with mental health and wellbeing. The Ambassadors of hope training is written from a lived experience point-of-view, this training aims to normalise and humanise conversations around mental health.

» Job and volunteer opportunities at Unfold (apply by 30th Nov and 10th Dec)

Unfold currently have 2 new opportunities to join their team. The first is a job opportunity as Programme coordinator for Mentoring for mums project (deadline 30th Nov) and the other is a volunteer administrator role (deadline 10th Dec).

» CNWL Domestic Abuse Awareness Conference - 07.12.2023

The trust’s annual conference is back to honour the United Nations International Day of Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls and the White Ribbon Campaign to end men’s violence against women. This year’s conference will be highlighting and celebrating a whole health approach to addressing domestic abuse. The event will be held virtually on Zoom on 7th December, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

» Sophie Hayes Foundation Employability Programme

Sophie Hayes Foundation is an employability-based charity, and our programmes are designed to help survivors of human trafficking to develop various skills through in person and remote group workshops, one to one sessions, remote learning, group coaching and access to further enrichment opportunities available to them.

» National Lottery Awards for All is changing! (posted 15.11.2023)

National Lottery Awards For All, is changing! You will now be able to: Apply for funding between £300 and £20,000 to support your project, an increase from the previous £10,000 per year; Get your project funded for up to two years rather than one. These changes mean that we have doubled the amount you can apply for and how long we’ll fund your project.

» Women's Health Survey

NHS North West London invite you to participate in this brief women's survey that will take no longer than 5 to 10 minutes of your time. Your feedback is crucial in providing valuable insights into various aspects of women's health and well-being. By sharing your experiences, you contribute to a better understanding of the challenges that many women encounter in their healthcare journeys.

» Call for participation-Damp and mould in the private renting sector

The Healthier Homes Project is a pilot project funded by the Northwest London Integrated Care System (and delivered by the West London Alliance, WLA) that looks to address health inequalities and poor health outcomes related to damp and mould in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). We are looking to interview people who have faced housing conditions and who are renting privately to help us understand what resources, support and assistance are available to them.

» Public steering group opportunity - STATIN project (apply by 24.11.2023)

As part of a study looking at developing an intervention to support patients who have been prescribed statins, we are looking for public partners to join our team who are prescribed statins or who have been prescribed statins in the past and are currently living in London. Even if (or especially if) you do not take your statins as prescribed, we would still be interested in hearing from you.

» Mentoring Programme for Young People With MH Needs

Are you a young person from a minority background experiencing mental health challenges? Or do you know, or work, with someone who is? Our free e-mentoring programme is here to help! Unlock your potential and achieve your educational and employment dreams with our free 12-week e-mentoring programme.

» Equipment donations for charities

Office equipment available free of charge from Westminster Cty Council's Responsible business Bouygues who would like to donate them to community organisations. They also have 10 laptops up for grabs!

» Age UK K&C & Age UK Westminster Digital Inclusion Project (added 03.11.2023)

The Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Social Isolation pilot supports and enhances existing Older Adult Mental Health services provided by CNWL by providing targeted outreach support to vulnerable elderly people including those living alone who are known to be more likely to experience social isolation.

» Exciting New Group for the Spanish & Portuguese Community!

Come and join us every Friday from 10am - 12pm at Stockwell Partk Community Centre. In this space we will talk about our health, wellbeing, benefits, access to local services, how to obtain individual help, while also having the chance to make new friends!

» Young Westminster Foundation October Newsletter

Take a look at Young Westminster Foundation's October newsletter for information on funding including Brighter Futures Grants and Strengthening Communities Grants, and insights into effects of Cost of Living crisis on our communities, and latest news and opportunities including Let me Know FREE professional training programme for frontline staff to help you talk to young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

» Community Living Well service

Community Living Well is an emotional wellbeing support service for anyone aged 16 and over, and who is registered with a GP in Kensington, Chelsea, Queen’s Park or Paddington. We can help to support your mental health and wellbeing.

» Fulham Memories Monthly Lunch Events

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» Participation towards Addiction Recovery study (posted 13.10.23)

If you are an Asian, Afro-Caribbean, or White woman in substance use recovery living in the UK, I would like to invite you to take part in a research study on Recovery from Substance Use Disorders in Women. Confidentiality will be maintained and your name will be kept anonymous.

» Support and Guidance During Current Events in Israel and Palestine

We are aware that ongoing, shocking events in Israel and Palestine have led to heightened tensions and emotional distress within our communities and want to remind you that Westminster’s Prevent team are available should you require our assistance; we are able to provide support and guidance for anyone who may be impacted by the current situation. If you or someone you know is feeling distressed or overwhelmed due to the recent events, there are resources and support available to help you navigate through these difficult times.

» Vacancies at Thrive Tribe - Healthier You (NDPP) (apply by 09.10.2023)

Thrive Tribe have been selected to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) in London and now we have lots of opportunities to join our team! We have vacancies for Health Coaches, Senior Health Coaches, and Healthier You Partnerships Managers.

» Build your own Community Website in 7 weeks

This training from Superhighways will bring together a small group of people from 8 to 10 micro charities and community organisations to build their own website, using the free community website builder Voice Online Communities. The training will run weekly online, 10am to 12pm weekly, starting Wednesday 25 October 2023.

» CAB Westminter - Advice Training

Join us for a series of informative sessions on key advice topics, including Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Universal Credit, debt and more. Moreover, we will delve into vital insights on whom to refer to for specialist advice, ensuring that you are equipped to support individuals seeking welfare benefits effectively.

» Mosaic Community Trust's current services and activities (29.10.23)

Mosaic Community Trust's Mothers Support Network offers a range of activities in the form of Drop in sessions, workshops run by professionals, opportunities to voice concerns, free therapeutic massage and more. Mosaic also run a community wellbeing hub at the Portman centre and Connected communities social hub which is for women living in Church street area only.

» Free Funding bid support

NEW OFFER OF FREE SUPPORT – fundraising strategy and bid writing help available now! Concentrated help from one of a panel of external fundraisers whose direct skills and expertise will be offered to Westminster VCS organisations (including CICs) for free.

» Free Birth Preparation Classes with Neighbourhood Doulas

From Wednesday 6th September 2023 (10.30 -12.30) Neighbourhood Doulas will be providing their 6-week course and information around birth preparation, knowing your rights and options, mindfulness, decision making, confident parenting and more. Available to North Kensington residents.

» Catalyst London: Supporting BME Communities to Develop Resilience and Influence

Voice 4 Change has recently launched ‘Catalyst London’, a 5-year London wide programme funded by the City Bridge Trust aimed at developing and strengthening Black and Minoritised Ethnic (BME) communities and would like to invite you to join our free sessions taking place across London on various dates from 25th September up until 13th December.

» North London Forensic Collaborative Small Grant Opportunity

North London Forensic Collaborative (NLFC) has recently launched a new small grant programme for Voluntary Community Faith and Social Enterprise organisations based in North London. This is open to organisations who currently work with individuals accessing forensic inpatient or community services, or organisations that are delivering health and wellbeing initiatives in local communities that with additional investment, could extend this offer to individuals accessing forensic services.

» Westminster's Council Tax Ethical Recovery process

Please read further for details of four key aspects of the Council’s Council Tax Ethical Recovery process including Pro-active promotion of the Council’s 100% Council Tax Support scheme, Long-term payment arrangements, Increased use of Council Tax Hardship (Section 13A) allowances, and ensuring that the removal of goods by the Council’s enforcement agents can only take place for Council Tax debts where the debtor has the ability to pay but is refusing to pay.

» Prevent Newsletter and service information

Trends in radicalisation and extremism are constantly evolving, and it is essential to stay updated on the latest information. Your local Prevent Team at the Westminster Council holds the local knowledge of the potential risks that your setting and others in Westminster may face, along with the appropriate referral procedures to follow. Please see the latest newsletter with information from the Prevent team at Westminster.

» Free Suicide Awareness Training for Community groups - Leaflet

As part of a new community response to suicide we are delighted to be able to offer free Suicide Awareness Training to organisations and community groups within the London Boroughs of*: Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, and Ealing.

» English Speaking Clubs & IT Drop-In Sessions in Westminster Libararies

There are a number of English Speaking/ conversation classes running on different days in libraries across Westminster including throughout the Summer. There are also IT classes and number of other classes available.

» Muslim Women's Fertility Support Group (Fertility UK)

Fertility Network UK is a national charity that offers free advice, support, information and understanding for those facing fertility challenges. We have local fertility groups, as well as a huge range of free specialist UK-wide groups. We have now started a Muslim Women's Fertility support group.

» Westminster Rent Support Fund

Westminster City Council’s Rent Support Fund has been created specifically to help those in financial difficulty. The money will be used to cover some or all of the upcoming rent increases for households who are not entitled to full housing benefits. Tenants who are eligible for full benefits will receive the increase in their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit payments.

» Pressures on our emergency services in this hot weather

Our A&Es are extremely busy with waits of up to 11 hours. We are seeing many health issues related to the current warm weather – please do share the link below which gives advice on looking after yourself in warm weather, especially if you have asthma or hayfever. It also provides information on where to go if you need help so we can keep A&E for life threatening emergencies. The leaflet is also available in a number of different languages.

» Triple P Teen Programme from Total Family Coaching

Raise happy, confdent teenagers. Manage behaviour and expectations so everyone enjoys life more. Set family routines and rules that everyone follows. Get along well with your teens and argue less. Balance work and family with less stress. 6 week online programme from Total Family Coaching.

» Family Forever Programme from Total Family Coaching

Family Forever is a programme designed to support families with complex need, delivering weekly sessions to address underlying issues such as poor mental health, bereavement, and/ or parenting difficulties. We provide adaptable and holistc family support and parentng advice including practcal assistance to improve household relatonships.

» FREE Zumba classes for Women at Gateway Academy

Central London Youth Development Trust (CLYD) are running FREE Zumba classes for women only at Gateway Academy every Wednesday 5-6pm!

» Vodafone offer to registered charities

Apply for free mobile connectivity to support your charity. If you're a charity that needs support for digital inclusion programmes, you can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 40GB data a month for six months, plus unlimited calls and texts. You can use these however you like - for example, to provide connectivity to your service users or deliver training to people in need. We distribute SIMs through charities and cannot distribute SIMs to individuals.

» Neighbourhood Doulas - Free Doula Support in the Community

Neighbourhood Doulas provide free doula support for those who have no birth partner, and one or more of the following: Perinatal / historical mental health, from a racially marginalised community, and/or speaks English as a second language. Our focus is on prevention and wellbeing as we support women and birthing people who are at risk of harm due to racism, isolation, and digital poverty, which leads to disconnection from healthcare networks.

» Digital resources from Kooth and Quell online mental health support

Quell and Kooth are online digital support services for adults and young people suffering mental health difficulties and have a number of useful resources. guides, and videos that you can access via the links provided.

» Volunteer opportunities at Family Friends

Familty Friends offers befirending services to support disadvantaged families living in K&C, Westminster, H&F and Brent. They are currently looking for volunteers for their 2 befirending services - Family befriending which involves whole family support; and Big Buddies where volunteers support a young person aged 10 - 18 years. Commitment for either of the roles is a few hours weekly or fortnightly over a period of 6 - 12 months.

» How to capture and share learning from your project

Depending on what’s involved, the process for gathering useful learning from your project can get called ‘research’, ‘evaluation’ or ‘reflection’, for example. Whatever you call it, the basic steps for gathering learning that’s useful to you are the same. Take a look at the National Lottery Community Fund page for their top tips!

» Pro-bono legal support!

Herbert Smith Freehills are offering pro-bono legal support to race equality charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.This includes: Grants; trading and commercial contracts; Structuring and governance Employment and incentive; Tax; Charity law and regulatory compliance.

» The Chinese Welfare Trust Admiral Nurse Clinic

The Chinese Welfare Trust Admiral Nurse Clinic is available to the carers and families of people with dementia who are of Chinese or Southeast Asian origin. The Admiral Nurse takes the time to truly listen to a family's situation and suggest methods to deal with symptoms and coping strategies for the challenges dementia can bring.

» Be Active Volunteering opportunity with Open Age

Be Active is a project supporting people over 60 to become more mobile and independent. Volunteers work one-to-one with a person who has been prescribed physiotherapy exercises and physical activity goals, in weekly sessions. Assisting with exercise helps rebuild the person’s confidence, ability to move around their home, and engagement in activities outside their home.

» Fertility Network UK’s fertility support groups

Fertility Network UK is a national charity that offers free advice, support, information and understanding for those facing fertility challenges. We have local fertility groups, as well as a huge range of free specialist UK-wide groups including LGBTQ+, a Black Womens Group and a South Asian Group.

» London Ticket Bank - a new scheme for distributing free tickets for cultural events

London Ticket Bank is a new scheme for distributing free tickets for cultural events across London for those that need them most. They are especially interested in reaching those experiencing food poverty in the current cost of living crisis.

» Bi Borough VCS Health and Wellbeing Strategy

This Strategy has been developed over a period of months through a collaborative process with the voluntary and community sector and colleagues from across the statutory sector/NHS. It presents a number of case studies from the VCS that illustrate its main goals and offers a set of clear recommended actions.

» Worrying About Money Leaflet in different languages

Please see the following leaflet that sets out support available for Westminster residents if you are in financial hardship. The leaflet can be downloaded in the following languages: Dari, Tigrinye, Sudanese Arabic, Bengali, Arabic, French, Farsi, and English.

» WCC Grant Funding opportunities information page

Please see the Westminster City Council landing page for all upcoming council grant funding opportunities for the VCS.

» Sisterhood Group 2023 - Community group for Black Women

Introducing Sisterhood Group - a well-being community space for Black Women in West London run by SASH. SASH is a sexual health service that provides free, confidential support and advice on sexual health and wellbeing and we run a monthly Black Women’s Group called the Sisterhood group which caters specifically to those of Caribbean and African and mixed heritage with a sexual health agenda.

» Westminster Early Years Support - free childcare & family hubs

Please see information about the following two services: The Govt’s free childcare offer - Early education and childcare information, and Westminster’s excellent family hubs where you can get information and support such as: advice on benefits, debt and other money issues, advice on housing, breastfeeding support and baby groups, family learning, family therapy clinic, groups for families where someone has a mental health issue, health visiting, and much more.

» Conversation Groups at VCKC (part of Wellbeing Programme)

Volunteer Centre Kensingrton and Chelsea run weekly conversation groups on Thursdays from 11 - 12pm as part of their Wellbeing programme which can support you if you have a disability or a mental health need. You can choose from a range of workshops and activities and groups which are small and friendly and there is always a chance to chat.

» Mental Health toolkits and resources from Good Thinking and Thrive London

Please see the following online toolkits and resources from Good Thinking and Thrive London that can help with the following: looking after your mental health in the Cost of Living crisis, Digital mental wellbeing tool for London for yourself, others, guides, self assessments, apps and more, and Thrive LDN mental health conversation starter tool to help you engage with friends, family, neighbours or those you support in your community.

» Safeguarding training for BME groups

This course has been developed to provide attendees with an awareness of what adult safeguarding is as set out under the provisions of the Care Act 2014 and support staff to identify signs and indicators of abuse and neglect and to understand the referral pathway to raise a safeguarding concern.

» What's in the Community resource page

What's in the Community Resource page collects information / flyers about services and activities and support resources available in or to RBKC residents divided in sections such as Massages/ Acupuncture, Food, Warm hubs, Cost of living support, Debt, benefits, and housing advice, Education and training, and much more.

» New Dementia Adviser for Westminster

We are pleased to introduce you to the new Dementia Adviser for Westminster, Skia Fentiman. She will be offering advice and support for those living with dementia in Westminster and also coordinates events such as the free Memory Cafes. The next one is coming up on 30th November.

» EMBARRASSED by Steve McQueen - A short film

Here is Steve McQueen's EMBARRASSED - a short film created to help raise awareness of prostate cancer within the black community and featuring Idris Elba CBE, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, Michael Ward, and Morgan Freeman.. The message is that if you are a black man aged over 45 you should ask your GP for a PSA test. Prostate cancer is generally easy to treat (without chemotherapy) and survivable if caught reasonably early.

» Report of Joint Committee on Human Rights: Black people, racism, and human rights

Please download and see the House of Commons/ House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Black people, racism, and human rights - including formal minutes relating to the report.

» Free online contraception - 16+

Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council can now access free contraception online. All you need to do is register on the website, you will directed to the contraception page where you will find all methods available these include; Emergency Hormonal Contraception, Progesterone only pill and the Combined only pill.

» Kooth - FREE online support for young people

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

» Mother's Support Group

Westminster Befriend a Family runs a Mother’s Support Group at Derry Hall on the Church Street Estate, between 10am and 12pm every Wednesday. It’s a place for mums and mums to be to meet up, have a (free!) cup of tea or coffee and enjoy some cake and a chat.

» March 2019 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Hammersmith & Fulham CCG's Financial Recovery Plans - request for feedback; Westminster and RBKC Councils' Dementia Strategy - request for local community input; Iraqi Association presentation; World Foods Carbs and Cals book (specifically targeted at BAME communities) Update from Diabetes Transformation team.

» December 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Request for feedback on NHS 111 service; Information about Latent TB and raising awareness; request for feedback on Primary and Urgent Care services in H&F; Volunteer Centre K&C - working with BME organisations

» ADKC Disability Connect project

The Disability Connect project is for socially isolated disabled people (with a physical, sensory or hidden impairment) who need or would like some encouragement and support to get out and about doing activities of interest to them.

» September 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Health Help Now App, GP Extended Hours, FAWA (French African Welfare Association), Central London Youth Development Trust cooking Sessions with children, Mosaic Community Trust programmes with Local Women in Church Street

» Sexual Health London - Free Home STI Testing Kit

Sexual Health London have commissioned an online sexual health testing website. It provides sexual health testing via post kit - very useful for young people and vulnerable groups.

» Free online support and wellbeing 365 days per year is a professional mental health and wellbeing service, commissioned to Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Fulham and Westminster FREE to use for 11-19 year olds.

» June 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Topics: Creating a new dietary resource for BAME communities with Diabetes and H&F Outcomes Framework, Update on the equalities framework & GP Extended Hours

» March 2018 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Theme: Integrated Care - My Care My Way and Engagement work done around Integrated Care Outcomes Framework

» December 2017 Quarterly Meeting Notes

Theme: Tackling Obesity in BME communities

» September 2017 Quarterly Meetings Notes

Theme: Improving the Health and Wellbeing of disadvantaged communities in Hammersmith & Fulham

» Professional Interpreters: Language is Everything

A supplier of professional interpreters – face-to-face, by telephone and written translations. We offer 136 different languages and dialects for face-to-face assignments in London and more by telephone. We have an office in North Westminster and are already supplying to Local Authority frontline teams, NHS Trusts and national third sector organisations working within the Tri-borough meaning that our interpreters know the area and are already on the ground, daily.

» June 2017 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: Habits and Addictions in BME communities

» The Alcohol Service

Change, grow, live is a social care and health charity that works with individuals who want to change negative patterns of behaviour and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

» March 2017 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME:Getting involved in improving services

» December 2016 Quarterly Meeting Notes

THEME: Migration, Homelessness and Mental Health

» July 20th Diabetes Open Meeting Notes

THEME: Diabetes and Black Minority Ethnic Communities

» May 2016 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: Domestic Abuse among BME Communities. This meeting explored the issue of Domestic Abuse from many different angles such as the barriers around housing, the particular difficulties for people with no recourse to public funds and the psychological issues for young people who have been exploited...

» March 2016 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: Stigma. This meeting's theme was about stigma and how it contributes to inequalities and stops people accessing services. We heard presentations discussing stigma in many different contexts from mental health and sexual health to the stigma surrounding disabilities, gender transitioning and dying.

» Healthy Relationships:Healthy Baby Programme

Pregnancy is a time of hope but can also bring challenges and strains. Healthy Relationships:Healthy Baby is a new programme from a local charity, especially for expectant mums and dads living in Westminster. Our dedicated team will work with you and your family so you can bring an end to hurtful behavior...

» December 2015 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: Young People's Health & Wellbeing. This was a great meeting to attend to hear about projects in the voluntary sector and ask our NHS commissioners and providers some searching questions. Presentations included: Westminster Mind, Spectra, Al Badja and the Westminster council...

» The Talking Talk Shop at The Dalgarno Trust, Wednesdays 11am - 12.30pm

The Talking Talk Shop is now open at The Dalgarno Trust on Wednesdays from 11am - 12.30pm. We work with people from all backgrounds with varying disabilities, who are on waiting list or finished counselling but wish to continue talking in a confidential, relaxed and safe environment...

» September 2015 Quarterly Meeting Notes

THEME: DEMENTIA - This was a great event to attend to find out more about how services for people with Dementia have been planned and delivered and question the people in charge of doing so. It was also a great opportunity to find out more about how to support people with Dementia and what services are available in the NHS and the third sector including some specialist services for BME communities.

» SMART Projects Stop Smoking Service

SMART Projects is launching a Stop Smoking Service, funded by the Kensington & Chelsea Social Council and in partnership with the Kick-it Stop Smoking Service. SMART will be providing Stop smoking advice on a one to one basis and workshops for people who would like to find out more...

» Al-Aman (DVIP) Arabic Speaking service

DVIP’s Al-aman service has continued to receive funding from London Councils to support women from Arabic speaking communities who have been affected by gender based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour based violence...

» Different Voices’ Directory of Services in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea

A directory of services was produced by the Different Voices Group at The Advocacy Project. It is a user involvement group that focuses on improving inpatient services and tackling the stigma attached to mental health. All the recommendations in the booklet are based on the service users’ own experiences of having used those services...

» Royal Trinity Hospice launches new dementia service in Kensington and Chelsea

Royal Trinity Hospice has launched a new service to support people with dementia and their carers living in Kensington and Chelsea, tackling recognised inequalities in access to palliative and end of life care.Funded by West London CCG, Trinity’s specialist Community Dementia Nurse will support people...

» Conversational English for beginners (for over 50s)

Brush up on your spoken, written and grammatical English to become a more confident speaker! For people aged 50 and over. TUESDAYs - 10.00am – 12.00pm. £3.00 per class @ New Horizons, Guinness Trust Estate, Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2PF...

» Healthier Homes Project

The Healthier Homes Project is a Public Health funded project to assist in reducing hospital admissions, GP visits and winter deaths caused by residents living in homes that are too cold, damp or are in dangerous conditions that put their health at risk.The project works as a referral service...

» ANGELOU Referrals

Angelou is a partnership of 9 organisations offering a shared service across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster supporting women and girls who are experiencing violence and abuse.

» June 2015 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: SUPPORTING PEOPLE APPROACHING THE END OF THEIR LIVES. This meeting was about how to best support people who are approaching the end of their lives. Public health are conducting a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) about end of life care and would like to hear from you about how you feel services work currently and any gaps that there might be...

» March 2015 Quarterly Meeting notes


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» 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...

» June 2014 Quarterly Meeting notes


» 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+)...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» April 2014 Quarterly Meeting notes

THEME: Unscheduled care - the utilisation of A and E and Urgent care services by BME communities

» 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...

» 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!...

» IKWRO - Self Confidence Support Group for Women

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) is registered charity that provides confidential support, advice and advocacy and outreach to women and girls of Middle Eastern origin. We work to help women and girls who are facing gender based violence...

» November 2013 Quarterly Meeting notes


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» 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...

» 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...

» December 2012 Quarterly Meeting notes


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» Free Days Out for Carers in Kensington and Chelsea

We also offer free training courses, complimentary therapies, other free events, talks and social meet-ups - booking essential...

» March 2011 Quarterly Meeting notes

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» December 2011 Quarterly Meeting notes

» March 2012 Quarterly Meeting notes

Date & Time: 7th March 12, 10am – 1pm, Venue: The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU, Theme: Men’s Health & Wellbeing

» March 2013 Quarterly Meeting notes

Theme: Women’s Health & Wellbeing Date: 6th March 2013 Venue: Lighthouse West Lodon

» 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...

» Psychological Therapies in languages other than English

Please note that all NHS psychological therapy services are obliged to provide an interpreter for people who are not fluent English speakers. This includes counselling services offered by GP practices as well as IAPT or other mental health services offered by CNWL or CLCH...

» 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...

» 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

» 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...

» Healthworks

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

» 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...

» Substance misuse services - NEW three borough service

Turning Point and Blenheim have been commissioned to provide the new substance misuse service in Westminser, RBKC, and Hammersmith & Fulham. This service is named the Recovery & Wellbeing network and will transform the way that drug and alcohol services are provided locally...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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.

» Women's Wellbeing, Patient Empowerment and Mental Health & 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 Patient Empowerment and Engagement project aims to raise awareness in the local community on the availability and effective use primary care health services...

» NHS videos aimed at newly arrived migrants in various languages

Here are a series of short films on how to use the NHS aimed at newly arrived migrants produced by the Black Health Agency. The film is available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Farsi/Dari, French, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Somali, Sylheti and Urdu...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Service

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

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» GO4mental health

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

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

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