If you are having feelings of isolation, stress or anxiety and it’s affecting you daily life but you are not sure where to go for help, then these local organisations may be able to point you in the right direction.

THE AKABA PROJECT (PLACES FOR PEOPLE)

An employment project in Hackney supporting Black African and Caribbean men with emotional difficulties, helping them find suitable employment. The project currently runs on Monday & Wednesday, so call before turning up.

020 8211 1656
Stamford Hill Library, First Floor,
Portland Avenue, N16 6SB
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www.placesforpeople.co.uk

CARILA

Spanish and Portuguese speaking Latin American group for the elderly. They provide information, referrals, guidance, activities and days out, as well as home visits.

020 7561 1931
6-9 Manor Gardens, N7 6LA
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www.carila.org.uk

CHINESE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Social gatherings, befriending, oral history and wellbeing activities for the Chinese community with mental health problems, their carer’s, family and friends.

020 7613 1008
2nd floor, Zenith House,
155 Curtain Road EC2A 3QY
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www.cmha.org.uk

THE PEOPLES NETWORK

A project which houses the Mental Health Guides Project and the 4Sight project. The project’s long term aim is to provide a user led, user run organisation, action groups and workshops.

020 8510 1970
Unit A (First Floor) Menthouse
1B Mentmore Terrace, E8 3DQ
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www.safh.org.uk/our-work/community- health-development/peoples-network/

VIETNAMESE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

A one to one support service and day centre to help those who experience mental health difficulties in the Vietnamese or Chinese communities. Contact them for details about their services in Hackney.

020 7234 0601
25 Fair Street, SE1 2XF
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www.vmhs.org.uk

IRIE MIND THERAPEUTIC DAY CENTRE

They run a wide range of activities that include Drop in support, crisis intervention and prevention work, giving practical support and referrals. Also women’s group, men’s group, art group, anger therapy, anxiety management, active recovery group, counselling, ESOL and basic skills.

020 8985 0221
8-10 Tudor Road E9 7SN & 15A
Homerton Row, Hackney E9 6ED
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www.cityandhackneymind.org.uk

ELOP

Low cost, rapid response counselling for the LGBT community.

020 8509 3898
56-60 Grove Road, E17 9BN
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www.elop.org

ANTIDOTE

A support group for the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender (LBGT) community with drug and alcohol issues. They provide information, a drop in service to help avoid relapse, support and alternative therapies; they can also refer on to NHS services.

020 7437 4669
C/O The Hungerford Drug Project,
32A Wardour St W1D 6QR
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www.antidote-lgbt.com

PACE

The Hackney counselling project offers short term low cost counselling to LBGT residents of Hackney. They also support heterosexual people who are dealing with an LBGT issue within their family or relationship.

020 7700 1323
34 Hartham Road, N7 9JL
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www.pacehealth.org.uk

CENTRE FOR BETTER HEALTH

A service for people over the age of 18, recovering from mental health issues. They offer counselling for up to one year, gentle seated yoga classes, aromatherapy for beginners, art groups, literacy classes and a mindfulness course which looks at issues such as anger, anxiety and eating and sleeping problems.

020 8985 3570
1A Darnley Road E9 6QH
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www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

ST. JOSEPHS BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING

Counselling offered to City and Hackney residents aged 18 to 50 and also bereaved relatives/carers of those who have died under the care of St Joseph’s Hospice. St Joseph’s also run a range of wellbeing activities for Hackney residents.

0300 303 0400 (referrals)
St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, E8 4SA
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www.stjh.org.uk

MIND

Mind helps people take control of their mental health and provides services for people who are suffering mental distress, and for their carers. They offer advice on employment, volunteering, ESOL classes, IT classes, advocacy and counselling. They offer carers of people with mental health needs 1 to 1 emotional support, counselling & psychotherapy, information and advice.

020 8985 4239
8-10 Tudor Road, E9 7SN
counselling@city&hackneymind.org.uk
www.cityandhackneymind.org.uk

STUDIO UPSTAIRS

An art studio for adults experiencing mental and emotional distress. You don’t have to have any previous art experience. They offer projects, workshops and events, life drawing, music and writers groups.

020 7503 1330
Unit E3, 3 Bradbury St, N16 8JN
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www.studioupstairs.org.uk

DASAC (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ABUSE COUNSELLING)

020 7253 8313
57 Napier Court
Cropley St
London N1 7HS
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www.dasac.org.uk

HACKNEY QUEST

A free confidential listening & signposting service offering free courses, support groups for the whole family, including children and young people.

020 8533 5480 / 020 8533 0210
1 Poole Road, E9 7AE
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www.hackneyquest.org.uk

HOSPITAL AND PRISON NETWORK (HAPN)

Working with people in and out of hospital and prison. The programmes on offer include health awareness, women’s and young people’s empowerment and early intervention. They provide befriending and advocacy services as well as a free breakfast centre and health checks for the community, (Wednesday and Saturdays).

07501 066097
Wally Foster Community Centre,
Homerton High Street, E9 5QB
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www.hospitalandprisonaction.org

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POSITIVE EAST

A service for HIV positive people, offering counselling and psychotherapy related to coming to terms with HIV diagnosis, sexual identity, relationships as well as an 8 week recently diagnosed course.

020 7791 2855
159 Mile End Road, Stepney E1 4AQ
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www.positiveeast.org.uk

RISE

A drop in group for women who are affected by domestic violence.

020 8806 6868 / 07528 793863
Hothouse, 274 Richmond Road, E8 3QW
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www.risecommunity.org.uk

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