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North Kensington - Grove Resource Centre

1-9 St Mark's Road
W11 1RG

020 7221 0052
[email protected]

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm (Office)
Drop in hours: Monday Tuesday Thursday:9am - 5.30pm Wednesday Friday:9am - 5pm

Resource centre for adults with mental health problems.

Services Provided
  • A variety of physical fitness programmes
  • Computing
  • Pottery
  • Recovery groups
  • Safe space (drop in)
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Walking group
  • Badminton & table tennis group
  • Gardening
  • Women's group

Referral by mental health services


North Kensington - Second Half Centre

Second Half Centre | OpenAge

St Charles Hospital
Exmoor Street
W10 6DZ

0208 962 5500

The Second Half Centre is a new and lively centre in North Kensington for people aged 50+. Based in St. Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, The Second Half Centre provides over 60 hours of activity a week. Activities range from physical exercise classes such as bokwa and stretch & tone, to creative arts, including mosaics and painting, languages, computer courses and much more!

The centre offers an opportunity for older people to develop new skills, meet new people and keep active.


Kensington and Chelsea SMART

SMART London | St Mary Abbotts Rehabilitation and Training

The Basement
15 Gertrude Street
SW10 0JN

Phone: 0207 376 4668
Email: [email protected]

What We Do

  • IT Project: A range of courses available for complete beginners or those just needing to brush up their skills. City and Guilds qualifications are offered as well as in-house qualifications and drop-in sessions.
  • Floristry: Our popular floristry courses cater for complete beginners as well as those who already have some floristry experience. Learners have the opportunity to create beautiful arrangements and get accredited qualifications as well as gain valuable work experience on our floristry stall.
  • Gardening:The gardening project is just beginning to offer voluntary and paid work opportunities to those who want to get involved in growing and composting
  • Bridge Building:Members can gain support in finding out about mainstream community activities including courses and voluntary opportunities. Whether it is a hobby or a way of getting back to work, the Bridge Building team will help Members achieve their aims. This service is available outside of SMART by request.
  • Healthy Kickers:The sessions will cover basic fitness, graduated levels of football training and 5-7 a side matches. The Healthy Kickers meet every Thursday (1:30pm-3:00pm) at the Westway Sports Centre and benefit from professional training by Queens Park Rangers’ coaches. Support Staff is also always be on hand to provide motivation and additional advice, to ensure participants develop the confidence to engage fully with the sessions.
  • Kitchen: Members can volunteer on the Café counter, help in the kitchen, learn food and hygiene skills or be employed as a chef.
  • Café: Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are served from 10:00 to 16:00. We offer paid, voluntary and training positions in the kitchen and on the counter. There is always a healthy option and our chefs keep up-to-date with what food is good for mental health. The café hosts a variety of taster sessions and workshops – from yoga to art – that are open to all. Just check our calendar for upcoming events
  • Music: The singers and band meet weekly to rehearse and are available for hire at weddings, bar mitzvahs and community events! There’s an open music session run by Sarah and Gary in partnership with Nordoff Robbins. The highlight of our week! Come along from 14:00 to 16:00 on Wednesdays and see for yourself just how good it is.
  • Art Groups: An Art group run by a local artist. Held every Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:00. Come along whatever your ability.
  • Clubs: Run in locations throughout the borough and costing just £1 for entry, food and drink (not to mention a whole host of activities and trips).
  • Advocacy: Run by Advocate for Mental Health, 1:1 appointments are available fortnightly with a fully trained advocate.
  • Self help groups: Currently we host a Manic Depression Fellowship self help group but are looking to make our space available to others. Do you need a free meeting room?
  • Pharmacy: A quarterly group run jointly by Paul Woodruff from Willow and the hospital pharmacists where anyone can ask questions about medication.
  • SMART at the chelsea theatre: We have recently opened a brand new café in the Chelsea theatre. The café is a social enterprise, drawing on our experience from our other projects. All takings from the café go back to SMART.

Self referral for some groups and drop ins
Referral by Community Psychiatric Nurse, Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Supported Housing Officer, Key Worker or a GP for individuals wishing to attend a SMART project.


Kensington and Chelsea

Bibliotherapy Project

Brompton Library
210 Old Brompton Road

020 7341 0729
[email protected]

The Bibliotherapy Service will provide a service for individuals and groups and support social inclusion by promoting mental and physical wellbeing, improving self-esteem and confidence and promoting the development of interpersonal skills.

The Bibliotherapy Project encourages people to share literature and poetry in a relaxed and welcoming group environment. They run Book Break reading groups in several venues around the borough, where literature and poetry is read aloud by a facilitator. People have the opportunity to participate in reading aloud if they wish, but there is no obligation to do so. The readers pause regularly to discuss what is being read, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. The Bibliotherapy Project also maintains the Wellbeing Collection, a collection of books on mental health and self-help, which is available through any library in the borough.

Book Break groups meet at:

  • New Horizons Centre, Cadogan Street, SW3 2PF (for over 50s), Monday 2pm - 4pm
  • Chelsea Library, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road SW3 5EZ, Monday 6.15pm - 7.45pm
  • Kensal Library, 20 Golborne Road, W10 5PF, 10am - 11.30am
  • PCT Rooms, 15 Gertrude Street, SW10 0JN, Wednesday 3.30pm - 5pm
  • Latymer Centre, 116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU, Thursday 1.30pm - 3pm

Self referral - open to all


Earls Court

Response Community Project

300 Old Brompton Road

020 7370 4606
[email protected]

The Response Community Project is a community centre providing a range of services and activities to people in and around Earls Court. They organise social activities and trips, hold public events including talks and creative activities and provide low cost Health-Well-Being Classes.

Services Provided
  • Internet
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Faxing Service
  • New and Second Hand Books
  • BluRay, DVDs and Video Cassettes
  • Tea & Coffee Bar
  • Computer and Homework Club
  • IT for beginners/Photoshop
  • ESOL
  • Zumba
  • Tai Chi
  • Chair Yoga
  • Mind and Body Yoga (Women 50+)
  • An-nisa Women's Empowerment
  • Sing to Live Live to sing

Open to all


Kensington and Chelsea

Mental Health Carers Project

Room 136 Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX

020 7361 2811 or 020 7361 3244
[email protected]

Council service for carers of people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Services include advice and information, a support group, a drop-in advice surgery, respite breaks, advocacy and one-to-one support.

The support group meets at Canalside House, 383-385 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA from 1pm - 3pm every first Wednesday of the month.

The drop-in surgery takes place on Thursday from 2pm - 5pm at the Pall Mall Mental Health Centre, 150 BarlbyRoad, W10 6BS, and on Fridays from 3pm - 5pm at the Chelsea Chambers Mental Health Centre, 262A Fulham Road, London SW10 9EL.


Kensington and Chelsea

Wellbeing Centre

94 Redcliffe Gardens
SW10 9HH

020 7835 2979

The Wellbeing Centre works with people who are already engaged with social services, and provides a range of services including the Breakfast Club , art therapy, complementary therapies,podiatry, computer training, cookery courses, support groups for alcohol users, art groups, support groups and homelessness outreach, life coaching, volunteer mentoring.

Referral through social services/mental health team



New Horizons

New Horizons
Guinness Trust Estate
Cadogan Street

020 7590 8970

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30 - 4.00

New Horizons "Multi Activity" centre is a modern, lively, convivial centre for all those aged 50 and over. At New Horizons we celebrate age, stage and experience. Our aim is to promote active lifestyles and independence.

We are unable to provide personal care. As such, please bring your carer with you when you attend New Horizons. Your carer will be admitted free of charge to any activity you wish to attend.

Just a few of the activities:

  • Scrabble group
  • Men's only social group
  • Current affairs social group
  • Foreign language classes
  • Reflexology
  • Drama
  • Counselling
  • Aerobics
  • Jewellery Making
  • Lip reading
  • Falls prevention
  • Osteopathy
  • Meditation

Referral by mental health services if living outside borough or self referral if living in Kensington and Chelsea borough



Your Way
Heathbridge Medical Centre
125 Upper Richmond Road
SW15 2TL
(Please note the above is not a postal address).
Postal Address: c/o Ross Baker
12 Old Street

Call/Text: 07874235865
Email: [email protected]

Drop-in service on Wednesdays: 9.30am-12.30pm

  • 12 week mental health reablement
  • Individual budgets
  • Individually tailored support

Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with.
Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might include:
  • Managing mental health
  • Entering education
  • Returning to work
  • Finding new hobbies and social activities
  • Solving housing issues
  • Making friends
  • Organising finances
  • Reducing need for mental health services

What we offer:
  • Bespoke one-to-one support to help individuals achieve their recovery goals.
  • Person-centred planning, using Recovery Star, WRAP Plan or other tailored tools.
  • Support to improve physical and mental wellbeing, access work, leisure, education and training opportunities.
  • Links with organisations, networks and peers across the local community.
  • An open-minded approach, and a service built on the principles of user leadership and excellent customer service.
  • Tailored support via personal budgets, direct payments, spot purchase and self-funders.
  • Peer support and peer support training.
  • Tailored volunteer opportunities.
  • A flexible programme of service user led groups and activities in the community.
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