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Peer Support

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism.
Alateen
Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics.

We believe alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone in the family. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other.
Battle Against Tranquillisers
Battle Against Tranquillisers offers a range of support and educational services. These are available to users of tranquillisers and sleeping pills and to health professionals, voluntary organisations and all those who have an interest in the subject.
Beaumont Society
We are the largest and longest established transgender support group in the UK, and have developed a support network which has been at the forefront of the transgender, transvestite, transsexual and cross-dressing community since 1966! We believe that transgendered people have the right to dignity. The internet often displays transgendered people as sexual objects – the Beaumont Society aims to dispel this myth and is not available for sexual liaisons!
Bliss
Bliss offers a wide range of free support services for the families of premature and sick babies.
Cocoon Family Support
Cocoon Family support is a London-based charity who support those affected by ante- and postnatal depression, and those struggling to deal with difficult emotions before and after birth.
Deafblind UK
Deafblind UK knows that with the right support, deafblind people can live healthier, enjoyable and dignified lives. We are open, accessible and relevant to all deafblind people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – irrelevant of age, gender and background – offering crucial support including guidance, understanding, emotional support and opportunities that few other agencies can supply.
Depression Alliance
Depression Alliance merged with Mind in August 2016. For almost 40 years, Depression Alliance has been bringing people together to end the loneliness and isolation that can come with depression. Mind will continue to deliver services formerly provided by Depression Alliance, including Friends in Need and the Depression Alliance self-help groups.
Dragon Cafe
The Dragon Café is Mental Fight Club’s latest creative project: a relaxing café and imaginative space, open to all. The Dragon Cafe provides a simple, affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of creative and well-being activities, all of which are free and open to all.
Elder Abuse Response Line
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a specialist organisation that operates across the four nations of the United Kingdom. It also provides some support within Ireland. Unlike other 'older people's organisations' we focus exclusively on the issue of elder abuse, not as one issue among many, but as a single focus to our work. For this reason we have extensive expertise that is not available from any other charity or agency.
Families Anonymous
Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems.
Gendered Intelligence
Gendered Intelligence work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; they particularly specialise in supporting young trans people under the age of 21. Gendered Intelligence deliver trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors and educational workshops for schools, colleges, Universities and other educational settings.
If you hear voices HVN can help. We can help you find one of the 180 peer support groups across the UK.
Home Learning Project – Metropolitan
The Home Learning Project in London provides volunteer English language (ESOL) teachers and learning mentors who give home-based one-to-one English language tuition and support to refugees who are unable to leave their homes, often due to mental health issues arising from trauma experienced in their countries of origin.
Jewish Care
JEWISH CARE is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. We run over 70 centres and services, caring for more than 7,000 people and their families every week.
Kairos Community
At Kairos Community Trust we are dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems. We do this through our detox and rehab programmes and our network of 28 supported move-on houses, almost all of which are in south London.
Lambeth & Southwark Mind
Lambeth and Southwark Mind is an independent local charity working for the well-being of people in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark who are experiencing any kind of mental distress. We provide information and support, and we campaign for better services.
London Nightline
London Nightline is a confidential listening, support and practical information service for students in London. They support students from around 40 universities in London. You can talk to them about anything – big or small – in complete confidence. They won’t judge you or tell you how to run your life: they’ll simply listen to whatever is on your mind.
Mount Carmel Hostel for Recovering Alcoholics
A registered residential treatment centre for recovering alcoholics. Its aims are to enable each resident to live a fulfilling and responsible life without alcohol.
OCD Action
OCD Action has a portfolio of high quality support services developed to help individuals affected by OCD. They offer support and information through their telephone helpline, email service and local support groups.