How We Can Help

Recovery Support and Wellbeing Activities

We provide person-centred recovery support as well as a range of popular activities, groups and programmes throughout the week at our Tooting hub.

We work in partnership with our service users, volunteers, the council, health services, other providers and organisations to provide a menu of services and activities to support wellbeing including:

  • Health Training and Expert Patient Programmes
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness, Drama and Movement
  • Self-help and Therapeutic Workshops
  • Arts and Crafts, Photography, Music Appreciation, Creative Writing, Patchwork and Quilting
  • IT Training, Cookery Courses, Conversational Language Classes
  • Advocacy and Service User Participation

Unusual Perceptions Groups

We run regular friendly self-help groups in our Tooting Hub and at Springfield Hospital for anyone who experiences unusual perceptions or beliefs or who hears voices, has visions or has done so in the past.

All Unusual Perceptions Groups are centred around the needs and aspirations of their members, offering a safe supportive space for people to talk about their experiences, exchange ideas and share ways of reducing distress, gaining control and coping better.

The Wednesday Club

The Wednesday Club is an evening social group offering a programme of regular structured activities, social events, meetings and group meals throughout the year with additional monthly Saturday outings which we run in partnership with other local community organisations.

The club runs from 4pm – 8.30pm every Wednesday and generally takes place or starts off from the Tooting hub. Its main purpose is to provide social engagement, connection and support for people but also to foster peer support and service user participation.

Out and About Group

The Out and About Group facilitates regular outings and trips for people using our Recovery Support services.  Service users, staff and volunteers work together to plan and promote the schedule.

Download our autumn events flyer or see our events listings for an up to date list of forthcoming outings.

Contact us

Email: wandsworthwellbeing@bwwmind.org.uk

Tel: 020 7259 8128

Cypher

About this service

Cypher is an on-line counselling service available via the Cypher app, for young people living within the Wandsworth Borough.  It is for young people who are experiencing low-moderate mental health issues. This is a safe service for young people to be able to access counselling from the comfort of their environment and space.  Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind are working in partnership with the Cypher App to provide online counselling. Cypher counselling is an online youth counselling service for children and young people ages 11.5-19.5 in the borough of Wandsworth. Young people can choose if they would like to access counselling via audio or video. This is a short-term integrative service, operating on a strict 6 session model. We adopt an integrative approach to working with clients and therefore counsellors/trainees from all theoretical backgrounds are welcome.

Who is it for?

Cypher is for people aged 11.5-19.5 who are experiencing mental health difficulties and who reside within the Wandsworth Borough.  Referrals can only be made by a professional such as, a School Teacher, Social Worker, GP, CAMHS and any other professional agency. 

We will require further information about the person’s needs to ensure that the services are safe and suitable for the individual.  A referral form will need to be completed by the professional, once the young person has been referred to Cypher counselling they will complete an online assessment with the counsellor, to ensure that the service is appropriate for the young person. 

What we do

Cypher provides online counselling service where young people can benefit from receiving 6 counselling sessions free of charge.  It provides a flexible service for young people, as counselling sessions are between Monday – Friday 5-9pm.  The counsellor and the young person will agree on their counselling slots together.  The counsellor will aim to support the young person through any mental health difficulties they may be experiencing.  Cypher also has a self-help service, an online friendly community and opportunities to help others on the app.

Locations

Cypher Counselling takes place online, available only for Wandsworth residents.

Timing

Monday-Friday 5pm-9pm

Contact us

Tel: 020 7259 8100

Email: dlewis@bwwmind.org.uk

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