Southwark Community Sanctuary

Contact details

Address, email and phone

Thames Reach Employment Academy
29 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UA
community-sanctuary@together-uk.org
07880 191 285

Services offered:

Community support
Individually tailored one-to-one support
Peer support
Safe Space
Volunteering
Crisis Support
Support in the Community

Project Manager: Trishika Raju

Head of Regional Operations: Matina Marougka

Resources

About the service

Southwark Community Sanctuary is a safe, welcoming and supportive space for people living in the borough of Southwark aged over 18 experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope. Whatever the reason for you feeling distressed or in crisis – we’re here to help you.

We are available to provide support during Monday to Friday, from 5pm until 11pm, and during weekends and bank holidays, from 1pm to 11pm, We support people in person at Southwark Community Sanctuary, online via video chat, or on the phone.

You can talk to our staff about how you’re feeling and what is concerning you. We’ll listen to you, and help you to develop a plan to stay safe and well, including coping strategies. We’ll also help you to navigate local services and opportunities that can provide further help and support.

You can also talk to our volunteer peer supporters, who have all had their own experiences of mental health crisis, and have a real understanding of what it’s like.

After meeting with our staff or volunteers, you can also just sit in the Southwark Community Sanctuary and enjoy a break from the outside world. It’s a comfortable space to relax, and refreshments are available.

How to find us

Southwark Community Sanctuary is hosted at the Thames Reach Employment Academy from Monday to Friday, 5pm – 11pm, and weekends and bank holidays 1pm – 11pm.

Contact us

Email: community-sanctuary@together-uk.org
Phone: 07880 191 285

Make a referral to Southwark Community Sanctuary

Southwark Community Sanctuary is hosted at Thames Reach on Peckham Road open Monday to Friday, from 5pm until 11pm, and during weekends and bank holidays, from 1pm to 11pm. The service is for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Support is offered through six support sessions.

Please complete all parts of the form. Please be mindful that the service operates Monday to Friday, from 5pm until 11pm, and during weekends and bank holidays, from 1pm to 11pm. If you are signposting somebody to the service, please ensure you tell them our times of operation.

Southwark Community Sanctuary Referral Form
Who is making this referral to Southwark Community Sanctuary?

Information on the person being referred to Southwark Community Sanctuary

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Equality and Diversity - Please note all of the questions in this section are voluntary and if you/the person you're referring would rather not say they can be left blank.

What is your/the person you're referring's gender?
Is your/the person you're referring's gender identity the same as the gender that was assigned at birth?
How would you describe the person you're referring's faith / belief / religion?
What is your/the person you're referring’s sexual orientation?
Which of the following best matches the way you describe your/the person you're referring's ethnic origin?

Information on you as a professional referring a person to Southwark Community Sanctuary

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Please tick the box below to show that you are happy to give consent/or have gained consent from the person you're referring to share their information with Southwark Community Sanctuary and to be contacted by us *
This service is for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Support is offered through six support sessions. Please tick this box to confirm you understand this: *

Providing feedback

We want to find out what you think about the support you received from Southwark Community Sanctuary. We are always looking to improve the support we provide and your feedback is vital to help us do that.

Southwark Community Sanctuary Feedback Form
How satisfied are you with the service provided by Southwark Community Sanctuary service?
How likely are you to recommend us to someone else struggling with their mental health?
Do you feel you have been in control of the support you have received?
What impact has our support had on how independent you feel?
What difference has our support made to your wellbeing?
What effect has our support had on your ability to manage your mental health?
Have you achieved the goals you wanted to achieve with our support?
What effect has our support had on your housing situation?
What effect has our support had on your financial situation?
What impact has our support had on how connected you feel to your family, friends and/or community?
Has our support helped you to understand how to access information and resources in your area?
Do you feel you had the opportunity to have a say in how the service is run?
Please tick the box below that applies regarding the following statement - As a result of Together’s support I feel I need:
Have we supported you to avoid the need emergency or hospital care for your mental health?
How would you describe your current situation with regards to employment?
How would you describe your current situation with regards to volunteering?
How would you describe your current situation with regards to education or training?
Are you happy for someone from Together to contact you in the future about being involved in sharing your story?
Please tick this box if you are agree for the information you give here to be used anonymously in Together for Mental Wellbeing promotional materials:
Please tick this box if you are agree for the information you give here to be used anonymously in Together for Mental Wellbeing promotional materials:

Volunteer with Southwark Community Sanctuary

Please note before applying to volunteer with Southwark Community Sanctuary please view the job description.

If you would like to volunteer with Southwark Community Sanctuary please fill out the form below to submit an application and the team will get back to you about opportunities:

Southwark Community Sanctuary Peer Support Service Volunteer Application Form
Pease tell us your availability or times (if applicable):

Your References

If applicable for the role you are volunteering for, please give the details of two people who we can contact for a reference. They can be an employer, someone who knows you in a professional capacity, for example a support worker, college tutor etc. or someone who knows you well, for example a friend.
Please indicate if we may contact Referee 1 before our first informal meeting:
Please indicate if we may contact Referee 2 before our first informal meeting:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check or an enhanced DBS check against the barred lists if their work involves carrying out certain activities for children and adults. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. Due to the nature of the post for which you are applying, it is regarded as ‘exempt’ from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the (Amendment) Order 2001. As a result, successful applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of the Act and, in the event of employment; any failure to disclose such convictions could lead to dismissal or disciplinary action by the employer. If you are offered a volunteering role, prior to you undertaking that role, if applicable, you will be asked to complete a criminal record declaration. Any information given will be treated as confidential and the declaration of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent your offer from being confirmed. To find out more, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service.

Data Protection

Together takes our responsibility to look after volunteers’ personal information seriously. We will respect your privacy and follow the principles of the Data Protection Act when handling information about you. We will only ask for relevant and necessary information from you, will keep it securely, limit access to it and will not pass on information without your consent, unless we are legally obliged to. Please read and sign the following statement, so that we have your permission to hold information about you at Together.
I understand and agree that information that I have given to Together about myself may be stored, in manual or electronic form and used by Together and/or carefully vetted third parties who may process personal data on behalf of Together in connection with the work of the organisation

Equal Opportunities Statement

Together welcomes diversity in the people we provide a service to and in our workforce. Diversity is not just seen as something to aim for but as something to be valued and an asset in delivering services to different people. Together recognises that certain groups and individuals are discriminated against in society and is committed to ensuring that equality of opportunity becomes an integral feature of all our activities. Together aims to eliminate discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, disability, age and history of mental-health and addiction problems. All volunteers are required to comply with Together’s equal opportunities policy. All Together volunteer appointments will be made in accordance with the equal opportunities policy.
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Diversity Monitoring Information

We ask our staff, volunteers and service users to complete our Diversity Monitoring Form to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our approach to equality and diversity and therefore ensure that we deliver the best possible service outcomes. Information that you provide will be used solely to help us monitor our performance. In accordance with the Data Protection Act, all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
What gender are you?
Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were assigned at birth?
How would you describe your faith / belief / religion?
What is your sexual orientation?
How do you describe your ethnic origin?
Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the terms given in the Equality Act 2010?
You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
If yes, please select the type of impairment that applies to you (you may select more than one):

Thames Reach Employment Academy
29 Peckham Road
London
SE5 8UA

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