Southwark Wellbeing Hub
Finding the right support can seem complicated and overwhelming. Our job is to make the process simpler. We’re here to take the stress out of finding, choosing and receiving support in Southwark.
About the Hub
Southwark Wellbeing Hub takes the stress out of finding, choosing and receiving support.
When you’re worried about your mental wellbeing, it can be hard to know where to start. Sometimes it can feel like there are too many options to choose from or you can’t find the service that is right for you. It can be difficult to know exactly what kind of support you might need, where to find it, and how to go about accessing it.
We provide information and support to anyone in Southwark who would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The Hub’s services are free and open to anyone who lives in Southwark or is registered with a Southwark GP.
We work in partnership with Southwark Council’s Adult Social Care Mental Health Team. We provide an easy point of access for any person who has care and support needs because of their experience of mental distress and any person who cares for someone experiencing mental distress.
What we offer
We can help you find your way around local services and opportunities and understand how to get the most from them. We can give you information about what organisations, services and activities are available locally, as well as information and tools to help you manage your own wellbeing.
We offer a programme of practical and emotional support during which we will work with you to identify your goals and how we can help you achieve them. This might involve connecting you to local services that provide specialist support. Your support worker can meet you in the community at a place to suit you, or you can speak on the phone.
Peer Supporters use their own experiences of mental distress to support others towards better wellbeing, either one-to-one or as part of a group. All Peer Supporters at the Southwark Wellbeing Hub are volunteers and receive comprehensive training prior to providing support, in addition to support and supervision from the Hub’s Peer Support Coordinator.
These are group sessions which can help people develop skills and tools to improve their wellbeing. These workshops might involve taking part in practical activities, learning about different experiences of mental distress and coping strategies, or getting involved in a support group.
Our volunteer team offer practical support to help you to achieve your wellbeing goals and get the most out of your local area. Find out more about volunteering with the Hub here.
How to access our services
There are a variety of ways you can access the above services. You can
- be referred by a health professional,
- call our helpline on 020 3751 9684 and is available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm
- email us at email@example.com
- visit our Drop In service every Wednesday – Drop In Appointments are available from 12-3pm
- visit our Pop Ups around the borough
For more information, please see Contact us.
We always start by taking the time to understand what people need, to provide information/advice and make any necessary referrals to local services, groups or activities.
After we have checked in with you following your initial contact with the Hub, and if you are still struggling with your mental wellbeing, we can discuss our offer of one-to-one, goal-orientated practical and emotional support.
Peer Support & Self Management Groups
Peer support takes place when people with experience of mental distress support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value.
At the Southwark Wellbeing Hub, we run a selection of events including Wellbeing Workshops. They are a safe space to engage in activities, learn new skills and connect with your community and are listed below.
Volunteer with us
As a service, we are here to help the community of Southwark experience positive wellbeing. Our volunteers represent and empower residents who are marginalised, isolated, and facing stigma or difficult life experiences to get the right advice and help to move forward.
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