Wellbeing Day was due to take place this year in April but due to Covid-19, we had to postpone it. In its place, we’ve gathered together wellbeing services in the area, ranging from massage to debt advice, to bring you Wellbeing Day 2020 in a new format. With videos to watch and leaflets to download and keep, you can find out more about what’s on offer just as if you came into the centre.
Mental Health Services
73 St Charles Square, W10 6EJ
“Feeling stressed out, anxious or isolated? Come and join us at one of our workshops for people who live in Kensington and Chelsea. We do workshops to look after your wellbeing including relaxation, arts and crafts, cooking, knitting, and much more!
These will be ongoing throughout the year and held every Wednesday at 11:30 am via Zoom. We give you materials for free.”
HTB Brompton Road, SW7 1JA
“Crosslight Advice is an independent, community-focused charity working to alleviate poverty caused by problem debt and lack of financial capability.
We have a vision to restore dignity and hope to those in need by reducing debt-poverty and improving financial capability through the provision of free face-to-face advice, money education, and ongoing support. Our heart is to meet people at their point of need and support them through to full restoration, however long that takes.
Our five core values are:
- To help anyone
- To show unconditional love
- To act without judgement
- To be open, honest, and fair
- To empower their clients”
Currently all ONE YOU Kensington and Chelsea services are being offered virtually through phone and online services.
“Eat Well, Move More, Lose Weight, Be Smoke Free, and Drink Less with ONE YOU Kensington and Chelsea.”
ONE YOU offer a range of free workshops, classes, and 1:1 health support, along with a free virtual gym so that you can live a healthier, happier, and fulfilling life.
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St Charles Health & Wellbeing Centre, St Charles Hospital, Exmoor Street W10 6DZ
Park View Centre for Health & Wellbeing, 56 Bloemfontein Road, White City, W12 7FG
Milson Road Health Centre, 1-13 Milson Road, West Kensington, W14 0LJ
“The North West London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme serves people who have been diagnosed with diabetes across Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea. The programme is for people referred by their GP. It is responsible for inviting, screening, grading, and referring patients to the Hospital Eye Services as required. Screening is a key part of a patient’s diabetic care. Patients who are graded as normal are generally invited annually for screening, however due to Covid-19 there may be some delays. Weekend and evening appointments are available.”
31 Wardour St, W1D 6PT
“SASH provides free, non-judgemental support to improve your sexual health, your relationships, and your mental health. We work in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster to improve residents’ sexual health. We believe every person has the right to good sexual health regardless of their sexuality, gender identity, ability, class, or ethnic background. This belief is at the heart of everything we do.”
“Smart Works provides high-quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women. The service is free and 65% of the women supported go on to get a job within a month.
For women with an upcoming job interview we can help with a full interview outfit of high quality clothing and an hour of 1:1 interview coaching.
We are also offering Career Coaching sessions for unemployed women to help with their employment journey before they have secured an interview – be that CV support, help with job applications or ways they can develop their skills while at home.
Ask your employment advisor to refer you for a Smart Works appointment by calling 020 7288 1770.”
Children & Young People
The Reed Centre, 28a Convent Gardens, W11 1NH
“Base@theReed is the dynamic creative youth provision from local charity Octavia Foundation. We offer a diverse range of programmes in both the holidays and term time for young people aged 10 to 25, with an ethos of access for all. With our range of experienced and skilled facilitators, young people are able to explore and develop skills in film-making, digital arts, music, and much more.”
The Hub, 20 Dawes Road, SW6 7EN
“Community Massage London CIC is a social enterprise that aims to improve wellbeing through massage therapies. The complementary therapy service which we provide focuses on delivering a person-centres approach with a high quality of service.
As part of our offer since Covid-19, we have introduced guided meditation over the phone and rehabilitation and mobilisation sessions via Zoom as well as hands-on services. Our services serve people in Kensington, Chelsea, North Westminster, and Hammersmith and Fulham.
We also offer free unwind sessions for people with mental health needs and free unwind sessions for over 65s referred through My Care My Way as well as subsidised unwind sessions for all Parkview Community Champions.”
73 St Charles Square, W10 6EJ
“Equal People Mencap is a charity that provides:
- Independent living, community and personal care to adults and children with mental health issues or learning disabilities, autism, complex needs
- Day opportunities (activities and training) and a daily drop-in Resource Centre
- Community-based health and wellbeing activities
- Housing management to 17 tenants
This means we are:
- Often supporting vulnerable individuals either 1:1 or in groups
- Working with individuals who live alone, with friends or with families
Equal People Mencap has:
- A staff team of 56 working at the Resource Centre and in the community
- 23 volunteers based both at the Resource Centre and in the community
- A Resource Centre with kitchen, activity room, two small meeting rooms, three WCs, a reception, and office space
- Three homes where several tenants live and nine one-bedroom flats”