Centres and offices are closed due to the Covid-19 measures, but Islington MIND are still here providing support remotely,
Tailored Telephone Emotional Support: A member of the team will phone you regularly and will offer emotional and practical support
Help With Emergency Needs: The team will offer support in accessing basic goods and emergency wellbeing needs; l connect you to food banks, food vouchers, food parcels or a grant to buy food if you need it
Help Connect To Community Resources: The team will help you connect with community resources such as your local mutual aid group, online legal / housing agencies, online activities etc.
Specialist Services: The specialist services (Outcome – LGBTQ+, Women’s Day, Mother to Mother) continue to operate remotely, offering specialist individualised support as well as social spaces and activities
Social Community Space, Activities and Peer Support Groups: As lockdown continues, regular remote social space (drop-in) sessions, remote peer support groups and activities are being developed. Please look at the website for updates or contact them.
Islington Mind can be contacted on 020 3301 9850, firstname.lastname@example.org or any existing number that you are familiar with between 10:00am – 4:30pm
Islington Mind promotes the preservation and safeguarding of mental health. We believe that everyone has a right to good mental health and we aim to make a significant contribution to the recovery and quality of life of people who experience mental health problems. We also seek to support carers, tackle stigma and raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health. We offer immediate unrestricted access to community support and recovery pathways provided by our 4 resource centres across Islington. Our services are flexible and recovery-oriented, help people develop social networks, offer activities to nurture wellbeing and enhance skills, and provide structured, individualised support to enhance mental health self-management and independence. Our services aid recovery through active participation of service users in decisions that affect their daily life in the wider community.
Our Mental health Recovery Pathway (MHRP) supports 800 people every year. The pathway comprises two services: the Integrated Community Support (ICS) that offers day care support including activities, peer support groups and communal meals and the Structured Intervention Support (SIS) that offers individual psychosocial key working support, Reablement service (support for transition e.g. community reintegration following hospital admission) and talking therapy.
Our specialist services include an LGBTQ+ London-wide service, Outcome, the Freedom From Fear To Love project that supports LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and refugees, a Specialist Talking Therapies Clinic (STTC) that provides talking therapies to people who experience psychosis, to individuals from BME and from LGBTQ+ communities and to asylum seekers and refugees, a specialist Mental Health Welfare Benefits Clinic (WBC), a Community Recovery and Crisis Enablement Service (CRCE), supporting people to progress/maintain independence, a Women-Only Space, specialist BAMER groups and the Mother2Mother project that supports women caregivers of people with mental health problems.
We aim to:
- Improve the quality of life of all Islington residents who experience mental distress or are concerned about friends and/or relatives experiencing distress.
- Provide flexible community mental health services which meet local need.
- Encourage and actively promote service user involvement in all aspects of the delivery and development of our services.
You can find out more about these services on our website www.islingtonmind.org.uk