11 Southwood Smith Street
London N1 0YL

Tel: 020 7288 2500

Mind Empower offers drop-in sessions, lunches and a wealth of activities as well as one-to-one key work and support for all Islington residents who experience mental health problems. We take referrals from all professional as well as self-referrals. We offer a safe and friendly space for people to socialise, learn new skills and share their interests.

Mind Empower offers volunteering opportunities in a supportive and non-judgmental environment as well as support to service users who are interested in sharing their skills with others through running peer groups.

Mind Empower runs a collaborative project with FoodCycle offering volunteering opportunities as well as a community meal every Wednesday to anyone in Islington who feels vulnerable, underprivileged or experiences hardship.

Drop-in Days

Monday and Friday
Lunch at 12:30.

The drop in is when the centre is open access for existing members to take part in activities, receive support and have lunch.  



Centre open - 10:30 - 3:30

Drop-in 10:30 - 3:30 (for existing members) 

Art group 11:00 - 12:00  (no booking required)

Gardening group (at Culpepper Gardens) 1:30 - 3:30 (no booking required) 

Mindful Yoga and Meditation 1:15 - 2:30  (no booking required) 


Centre open - 10:30 - 3:30

Jewellery making 10:30 - 12:30  (no booking required) 

Healthy cooking and eating 10:30 - 1:00 (no booking required)  

One-to-one meetings by appointment 1:30 - 3:00   


Centre open - 1:00 - 3:30  

Free Community meal 1:00 - 2:30 with FoodCycle (no booking required)   

Sewing and knitting group 1:30 - 3:30 (no booking required)

Retro Video Games 2:00 - 3:00 (no booking required)


Centre open - 10:30 - 3:30

Breakfast club 10:30 - 11:30 (no booking required)

IT training  11:00 - 4:00 (by appointment)

Creative writing group 2:00 - 3:30 (no booking required)


Centre open - 9:30 - 3:30

Drop-in 9:30 - 3:30 (for existing members) 

"Art Attack" - drop-in for arts and crafts 1:00 - 3:00 (no booking required)

Hoarding Peer Support Group 2:30 - 3:30

Mind Empower is closed on the last Friday of every month

We are always looking for volunteers and service users to run groups and activities, so do get in touch with us if you are interested.

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