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Mental Health and Wellbeing
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Lewisham Community Wellbeing

Lewisham Community Wellbeing (LCW) offers access to a range of support across the borough. Support can be provided directly by our team of wellbeing advisors, through Peer Support or via our partners at Sydenham Garden, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (LRMN) or Metro.

LCW is not a crisis service and cannot provide specialist services such as housing or legal advice, for example. In those cases we can provide information about resources or other services which may be more appropriate.

We consider the people the people we work with as participants in the service. Lewisham Community Wellbeing focuses on the recovery journey with participants being supported and encouraged to identify their own aspirations and goals.

Holding hope and optimism, we work alongside participants with the overarching aim of them achieving improved wellbeing with greater inclusion and involvement in their community where this is meaningful for them.

The service is open to anyone over 18 who lives in the London Borough of Lewisham, has experienced challenges with their mental health and who wants to improve their wellbeing.

Broadly, the service is made-up of the following strands:

A counselling session

Advice & Guidance (A&G)

Person-centered, goal-oriented support for up to six months with a Wellbeing Advisor, offering information and guidance tailored to you and your interests to support your recovery, keep yourself well and connect you to your community.

Counselling session

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (LRMN)

LRMN provides free, independent and confidential advice to refugee, asylum seeker and migrant (RASM) communities. Their non-clinical mental health provision is tailored to people from BAME communities, with a Mental Wellbeing Advisor offering information and guidance to support your recovery and help you integrate into your community.

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METRO

METRO is an equality and diversity charity providing health, community and youth services to all people experiencing issues related to sexuality, identity, gender and diversity.

A peer support group

Peer Support

Peer Support offers special interest groups run by trained volunteers with their own lived experience. The groups give the opportunity to meet and socialise with others in a friendly, safe and welcoming environment, while participating in activities that could interest you.

 

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Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden is a wellbeing centre offering placements in various creative arts, gardening, growing and nature-based activity groups to improve mental and physical health. A place to learn new skills and socialise with others.

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Our partners

Lewisham Community Wellbeing is delivered by a consortium of organisations with many years’ experience and expertise in providing mental health support to local people. Find out who’s involved.

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Contact LCW

Adults living in Lewisham who are experiencing mental health issues can access support by contacting us directly. We also accept referrals by health and social care professionals from other organisations.

COVID-19

We are currently offering telephone and online appointments to clients but please discuss with your advisor if you would prefer face-to-face meetings. We will try to arrange these, as long as it is possible to do so safely. Please note that we are unable to see visitors in our office without prior arrangement.

Privacy notice

Find out how Lewisham Community Wellbeing collects and protects your personal information – see our privacy notice.