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Peckham Befrienders Group

Peckham Befrienders Group

Peckham Befrienders are a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) befriending service for people with mental health problems. The service is available to people who are currently receiving care from a professional within SLaM.

Befrienders provide help and support for clients in whatever ways are appropriate. For example, by: listening, conversing and befriending; encouraging social activities; enabling more people to have a greater awareness of mental health issues; helping clients access sources of assistance within the community.

Activities offered include: Indian head massage, reflexology, dominoes, table tennis, table games, and theatre trips.

Peckham Befrienders run two weekly drop-in sessions, at St Matthews Church (SE1 6RG, Tuesdays 2.45-5.45pm) and the Sojourner Truth Community Centre (SE15 6JL, Thursdays 2-6pm). The sessions offer an informal, friendly & relaxing environment that gives opportunity for members to socialize and interact with others.


BME people (aged 18-65yrs) living with or who have had a mental illness, and are using SLaM services.
Attend one of the drop-in sessions. There is a short referral form to complete; this can be done in advance or at one of the drop-in sessions.
020 3228 9833
Chaucer Centre
13 Ann Moss Way
Rotherhithe
SE16 2TH

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