Support Groups and Counselling
This category provides information, advice and guidance on voluntary organisations supporting residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Health and Adults Service commissions a number of voluntary organisations in the local community to deliver support on its behalf. More information on each of these can be found in the red drop downs below.
For more information, advice and guidance on any of the sub-categories please use the navigation links below.
If you can't find what you're looking for, you can email the Greenwich Community Directory team, free call the Live Well Greenwich Line on 0800 470 4831 or click the 'Give Us Your Feedback' button below.
Age UK Bromley and Greenwich
Age UK Bromley & Greenwich is the only specialist agency in the London Boroughs of Bromley and Greenwich working across the borough with and for older people. It provides a single point of entry to joined-up, quality preventative services, activities and support that promotes opportunities, independence and choice to older people.
Age UK Bromley & Greenwich also campaigns on issues that impact on the lives of older people, involves older people in its activities and influences policy by expressing older people’s views and concerns to local decision makers.
To promote the wellbeing of all older people in the community. We value older people and believe that later life should be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Our specific aims are to:
- Provide Borough-wide services and support for older people
- Raise awareness of the needs of older people and influence decision-makers, and provide a voice for older people in the Boroughs through public education and social advocacy
- Contribute to research which identifies the changing needs of older people locally and find innovative ways of meeting them
- Challenge age discrimination
- Work in partnership and co-operation with other organisations to effectively meet the needs of older people throughout the Boroughs
Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich MIND
Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind work alongside people with mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. Our vision is that everyone with mental health problems and dementia gets the support and respect they deserve.
Our services in Greenwich will support people to make well informed choices about their lives, equipping them to cope with, manage and improve their own mental health.
Mindline operates from 10.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday and from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Call 020 8853 1735 for confidential counselling and support.
Counselling including crisis counselling, long-term counselling and the Asian and African/African-Caribbean counselling services. New clients are being accepted into all aspects of the service. Referrals through Mindline 020 8853 1735.
Advocacy available for people requiring Independent Mental Health Act (IMHA) or Care Act Advocacy support. For Advocacy referrals contact 020 3198 2222.
Social Activities and Peer Support
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Website | Contact Number: 020 8853 2395
Greenwich Carers Centre
We have been providing a range of tailored support and information services to unpaid carers for over 26 years. We are widely regarded as being the sole purpose-designed centre in the UK and our innovative work is regarded as flagship service delivery by the Local Authority.
Since our inception in 1991 we have built a solid reputation for knowledge and expertise alongside a significant body of work supporting over 2000 unpaid carers. This includes families and individuals with care responsibilities and those 'transitioning' into the carer role for the first time.
Our ethos is all about breaking down barriers between social care and the community and although managed locally, we are part of an extensive network of providers under the umbrella of the Carers Trust.
After 27 years of successful service delivery, we are proud that we are firmly established as the 'go to' organisation for carer support services among statutory and non-statutory providers
What we deliver
The range of services we provide to individual carers, families with caring responsibilities and those that they support include:
- Practical and emotional support for carers on a casework basis via our 'Carers Hub' approach
- Counselling and therapeutic services
- An information and advice telephone line
- A telephone outreach service
- A beautiful 17th century building that provides a destination for carers and where we run an extensive menu of activities including Yoga, Tai Chi, Singing, Exercise classes to name just a few for just £5. A £15 package which includes lunch and transport is also available.
- A programme of 'community, social events' that include Fun Days, Concerts, Social Nights, Garden Parties, Art Exhibitions, Fairs. We also host large events for local authorities and other third sector providers.
- A volunteering service
- A home care respite service
- A respite short break holiday service
- Tailored packages of wellbeing support that includes a range of therapeutic spa services, hairdressing, bathing, relaxation and massage
- A subsidised café
Our centre is accessible from 8-6pm weekdays and some weekends. Our homecare service is a 24 hour service. We also provide an accessible minibus service to transport people to and from the centre or within the local community.
Greenwich Mencap was founded in 1951 as the Woolwich & Greenwich Society for Mentally Handicapped Children, to campaign for a better deal for people with a learning disability and provide the services that they and their families need.
Since then, we have grown to 26 full-time staff and many more part-time and volunteers who provide advice, support and representation to adults and children with learning disabilities, learning difficulties or autism in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Our leadership team, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to give those people a voice, improve their daily lives and ensure they are valued equally in the community.
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