At Islington Mind we want everyone to have better mental health and wellbeing, to realise their ambitions and make the most of their lives, their relationships and their communities.

LATEST NEWS - Updated 10/07/2024

The waiting list for our Counselling Service/Talking Therapies Clinic is closed as of 01 March 2024 and the service is not currently taking new referrals. 

On 5 March our LGBTQI+ service Outcome was honoured to welcome representatives of Islington Council

View our impact report 2022-2023

We continue to ask that you stay at home and do not attend the day centre if you have a new continuous cough, a fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or have tested positive for coronavirus. 

For details of our services, please view the timetable

We continue to offer 1-hour face-to-face appointments across all services. Please contact us on 020 3301 9850 if you would like to see a member of staff in person.

For support groups, activities and drop-ins running online view the Virtual Activities page

For the Crisis Café view the Crisis Support page

For the Art and Music Rooms view the Despard Road page 

For information on our weekly Walking Group view the Despard Road page

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or domestic violence, visit the Emergency Support page

You can support our #LGBTQ+ projects through the Rainbow Lottery

Welcome to Islington Mind

As the leading independent mental health organisation in Islington we offer high-quality services to local residents seeking mental health advice and support. Our website provides details of our organisation and the services we provide.

Cost of Living Support

With inflation rising significantly and the energy price cap increased, the cost of living is a real concern for many households in Islington.

We are working to provide information about what help is available.



Cost of Living Crisis – Your Support

We are working to develop our response to the cost of living crisis:

We are running an Emergency Fund Scheme to help our service users access basic food, goods and means of communication. If you would like to support this scheme, please donate:

Donate to the Emergency Fund Scheme

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What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Islington Mind receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Our Services and how we can help

Islington Mind has been awarded the Mind Quality Mark 2021-24

The Mind Quality Mark is a rigorous quality assurance standard. It sets the bar of good practice and legal compliance for all organisations in the Mind Federation.

Once every three years, local Minds are reviewed against the Mind Quality Mark standards. The reviews are led by people with lived experience of mental health problems and senior leaders from other local Minds. They are based on a robust assessment of documentary evidence as well as interviews with and survey responses from trustees, staff, volunteers, and people who use services.

To achieve the Mind Quality Mark, local Minds must be well-run organisations delivering safe, life-changing support for people with mental health problems.


Voluntary Action Islington’s
Voluntary Team of the Year award

Our amazing volunteer team at Outcome recently won “Highly commended” at the Voluntary Action Islington 2022 awards. Every year Voluntary Action Islington and its Volunteer Centre Islington celebrate the achievements and efforts of all people volunteering in Islington together with the Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector.
We were delighted to be recognised and honoured as an important LGBTQI+ service.

Maria Yianni’s Dignity in Care
Volunteer of the Year Award

Maria is one of our amazing volunteers who won Volunteer of the Year at this year’s
Islington Dignity in Care awards.

These important awards recognise the quality of support provided to people with care needs, with a particular focus on ensuring that anyone receiving care can retain their dignity at a vulnerable time in their lives.

Mental Health Recovery Pathway service

Islington Mind’s Mental Health Recovery Pathway (MHRP) is our mental health provision based across three sites in Islington.

The MHRP is designed to respond to the needs of Islington residents with a wide spectrum of ongoing mental health problems.


Virtual Support Services

We are here to support you remotely.

In addition to our daily drop-ins, we are hosting a variety of activity groups, as well as small support groups that will offer a safe space to discuss difficult topics.


Artwork and Writing by
Service Users



Online Art Workshop

We recently collaborated with local artist Simon Poulter to offer a 6-week online art workshop. View the participants’ work here:



Outcome’s Freedom Art Gallery

Outcome’s artists are now joining together in our virtual art studio with volunteer Carrie every Tuesday. Visit our gallery of work, all created in our virtual Freedom Art Sessions.


Latest News

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We are delighted to invite you to our open-day celebrating Pride on Tuesday 2nd July […]

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Councillors visit Outcome

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On 5 March 2024 we were honoured to welcome Islington Council’s Cllr Nurullah Turan, Executive […]

Posted on: 5th March 2024

Outcome LGBTQI+ History Celebration – 27 February 2024

Outcome LGBTQI+ History Celebration – 27 February 2024

We are delighted to invite you to Outcome‘s LGBTQI+ History Month Celebration! It is taking […]

Posted on: 7th February 2024

Islington Mind Open Day – Friday 19 May 2023

Islington Mind Open Day – Friday 19 May 2023

We’re very pleased to announce that in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week next week, […]

Posted on: 15th May 2023

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