Self-care services

There are a range is self-care services available to help the local residents of North Kensington.

Community Living Well Self Care Services 2018/19

Unwind Sessions

In partnership with Community Massage London, SMART is offering therapies to help you relax and unwind. There are centre-based therapy sessions, and a limited number of home-based sessions. Therapies offered include Indian head massage, reflexology, reiki and seated massage.

Who can use the service
People over 18 registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queens Park or Paddington areas that require mental health support.

When
By appointment: Contact SMART
ADKC (W10 6BS) – Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, between 1.15 and 5.15pm
SMART (SW10 0JN) – Every 4th Thursday of the month, between 1.00 and 5.00pm

Contact SMART on 07841 016 154 or visit http://www.smartlondon.org.uk/smart-unwind-sessions/

Multilingual emotional and practical 1:1 support service

A mother tongue service offered in Arabic, Bangla, Somali and Farsi to provide emotional support (a non-judgemental space to talk through problems) and help to access other longer term services that will enhance emotional wellbeing.

Who can use the service
People not fluent in English, who face additional difficulties in accessing services by themselves.

When
By appointment: Contact BME Health forum

Contact 07958 479217 or email nafsika.thalassis@bmehf.org.uk

“Like The Old Days” Club for OLDER AFRICAN MEN

The “Like the Old Days” Club meets fortnightly and brings older African men together to enjoy traditional hot meals in each others company; access information, and to share experiences. The club also supports members through telephone support, outreach, days out and drop in sessions.

Who can use the service
Older African and other BME men aged 50 and above, who live in or around Kensington and Chelsea.

When
By appointment: Contact FAWA (French African Welfare Association)

Contact Oola Balham by email fawauk@yahoo.co.uk, or phone 07415250613 or 020 8761 9397

Re-connect

A mindfulness group for older people that gives service users the tools to re-connect with the present moment, and be more in control of their health and wellbeing.

Who can use the service
Older people aged 55+ living in Kensington and Chelsea who would like to take control of their mental health and wellbeing.

When
By appointment: Contact Kensington & Chelsea Forum for Older Residents

Contact kensingtonandchelseaforum@outlook.com or phone 07443 647222

Queens Park Community Theatre

A weekly community theatre project, with a focus on a different aspect of mental health each quarter. The project supports people to build their confidence and reflect on ways they can manage and take action on their mental health, with the group doing four performances over the year.

Who can use the service

This project is open to everyone over the age of 18. Its especially beneficial for people with mental health conditions or those wanting to take control of their mental health and wellbeing and are interested in the arts.

When

By appointment: Contact Paddington Development Trust.

Contact Tiaitu on 07482730775