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.
Virtual Support Services
Let’s GetTogether @ Mind
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.
Our response to Coronavirus/COVID-19
Islington Mind takes the health and wellbeing of our service users and staff as our top priority.
Although our community and face-to-face services are suspended, we are all working 9:00-5:00 remotely to support our service users during these uncertain and challenging times.
If you are a regular Islington Mind service user, you have been or will be contacted by one of our staff team and be offered regular remote support.
If you haven’t been contacted or would like to speak to us – please contact us during opening times, using our telephone numbers (and/or email addresses) which are all now diverted to our teams.
We are maintaining a comprehensive list of available local resources:
Outcome shortlisted at British Diversity Awards
We are very pleased to say that our client-led LGBTQ+ service was shortlisted for Charity or Non-Profit Organisation of the Year at the 2019 British Diversity Awards.
Nomination of the winning charity has been postponed owing to the pandemic.
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.
RainbowSports@Mind is a project for LGBTQ+ people across London that aims to reduce isolation and improve physical movement. This programme hosts a safe, supportive mental health focused environment as part of our LGBTQ+ service, Outcome, alongside providing accessible activities, such as dance, walking groups, football, boxing, and cricket. We also offer low-impact activities, such as QiGong, Yoga, and Stretch and Sing. RainbowSports encourages people to get together and work collectively towards goals of improved mental health, whilst having fun and getting moving.
COVID-19 – Your Support
You can help Islington Mind support our service users during these uncertain and changing times of the COVID-19 crisis:
We are now creating a COVID-19 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:
Or if you want your donation to go directly to our service users – you can buy an Amazon gift card and email the gift card code back to us, or phone and read it to us. The code will be forwarded directly to our service users who are most in need.
Online Art Workshop
We recently collaborated with local artist Simon Poulter to offer a
6-week online art workshop.
View the participants’ work here:
Islington Mind’s Creativity Centre
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.
Mayor of London’s Volunteering Awards
We are delighted to announce that a group of our volunteers are this year’s winners in the Delivering Differently category.
The announcement was made on 5 December 2020 to mark International Volunteer Day. Each year, Team London receives hundreds of nominations for individuals who have given their time to support their local communities and we are particularly proud that, in what has been for most of us one of the most difficult years, our Integrated Community Support volunteers rose to the challenge and helped Islington Mind to “deliver differently” to our service users throughout the pandemic.