Community Support Services
The service provides specific support for people who use mental health services or feel lonely and isolated. This includes training, education and employment opportunities together with community leisure and social activities that enable service users to live a full and enriching life.
Click our online referral form to refer a client.
Contact Gideon Ahabwe on 020 7263 3397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and referral forms or complete our online referral form.
Please see below some helpful information about our Community Support Services –
- We have an open access policy so individuals can refer themselves.
- Individuals can also be referred by other agencies including their mental health team and GP. We expect all professional agencies to ensure the individual they want to refer understands what services we can offer and consent to the referral.
- The drop in is for existing members only. If an individual drops in without knowing our referral process we may try to register them, if we have availability. We would encourage any individual or professional who wants to refer to call beforehand and agree a set time to come, to avoid disappointment.
- There is no waiting list to join the Community Support Service, but you may have to wait for some specific services, such as music, IT training and counselling.
- Most activities you can join without advance notification, once you are registered. Please ask for more details when you register. All support groups (hearing voices, paranoia etc.) require a prior introductory meeting with the facilitator before accessing the group.
- Once you are registered at one site, you can access most services at other sites. Please ask for more details when you register.
- If you want to access our counselling services (and no other services in the Community Support Service) then please call head office on 020 3301 9850.
- Our services are free to access but there is an associated cost with counselling and lunch.
- All Islington Mind services are accessible to Islington residents (who are over 18 years old) who have mental health problems.