About the Hub
We’re here to take 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, at others, like there aren’t enough. 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.
Maybe you just need to talk things through with someone, maybe you need longer-term support, or maybe you just want to join a group, take part in local activities and meet other people who share your interests. Maybe you want to find out more about accessing care and support from the local authority.
We provide information and support to anyone in Southwark who would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing. We are run by the charity Together for Mental 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 mental health and any person who cares for someone with mental health needs.
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 mental health conditions 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 engage with your local area. If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer with the Hub, please click 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,
- or email us at email@example.com.
For more information please see Contact us.