Changes to our service provision due to Covid-19
this page was last updated on: 10/05/21
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we have changed how we are providing services at the current time. This will vary from service to service – please check back here for any updates, and keep safe.
There will be staff at our premises but please do not come in person to Mind in Camden as it is still not open to the public at this time. If you need to speak to us, please call our office number 020 7911 0822 and leave a message – we will call you back as soon as we can.
We are however starting to run peer support groups in person from the beginning of May. Please see below for details of these.
Please click here for some useful resources.
Our psychotherapy service is currently provided online through Zoom or by phone – please keep an eye on this page for weekly updates. The service is provided by psychotherapists-in-training, most of whom need to be able to record sessions. These are anonymised audio recordings to aid their training.
Availability: All our slots for psychotherapy have been allocated. Please note we don’t keep a waiting list, but this page is updated in real time when slots become available, so please check back.
Where? All sessions are online or by phone. Please note that we are taking new clients on the proviso that when we are able to resume face to face work, clients will come to the Mind in Camden building for their sessions. We offer 24 sessions in a fixed time slot.
How to refer: Please email email@example.com or leave us a voicemail on 020 7911 0822. We will arrange a pre-assessment by phone at a time to suit you – this will take about 20 minutes. If our service meets your needs, we will arrange a date and time for two full assessment sessions with a counsellor. If after these sessions you are both happy to continue, you will start your weekly psychotherapy.
Our fees: The two initial assessment sessions are free. Fees are then charged on a sliding scale depending on income.
Any questions? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Group therapy – Psychological Health Group
Please get in touch to email@example.com if you are interested in joining this longer term weekly therapy group. Please see our page here for more information about the group. You are welcome to have a chat with the group facilitator if you are interested, to see if it’s for you.
Group therapy – NEW – Older Person’s Sharing Group (60+)
This is a new sharing group which will run on Wednesday afternoons from 3pm to 4.30pm.
It is a FREE group and time -limited for 8 weeks. Please see here for more information about the group. You can get in touch at our firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Online/In Person peer support groups
For people who use our peer support groups on a drop-in basis: some of these are now meeting in our building, as well as still having an online option within the group. The groups that are running in person are Anxiety Group on Friday, and Mixed Hearing Voices Group on Tuesday. The Creative Writing group stays online for the moment. Watch this space for more groups opening up soon.
If you would like to attend, please call Demetris on 0207 241 8973 or email email@example.com. The exception to this is the Young Person’s Hearing Voices group – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come to this.
Tuesday 11 May: Mixed Hearing Voices Group 12 pm – 1 pm online and in person!
Wednesday 13 May: Young Person’s Hearing Voices Group 5.30-6.30pm – this is a group for people under 25. Please contact email@example.com
Friday 15 May: Anxiety Group 11 am – 12pm online and in person!
Friday 15 May: Creative Writing Group 12pm to 1.30 pm Please call 0207 241 8973 for details online only
Volunteering – we are recruiting now!
We are now recruiting for our Phoenix Recovery Volunteer role. Please see our volunteering page here.
Please note we don’t have any counselling or university placements available at the moment, and are not recruiting for any other roles.
Referrals and Training
Referrals for Phoenix Wellbeing & Recovery Service : we are able to register new referrals, but new members will only be able access our usual service when we reopen our building. We don’t have a specific date for this. In the meantime we are able to provide telephone, online and community support for existing and new members. In Person peer support groups are starting to run at the beginning of May.
Healthy Minds Community Programme: we are able to register new referrals, but new members will only be able access our usual service when we reopen our building. To have a look at the Healthy Minds Digital Collective – please click here where you can find a message from the team and the latest edition of the Digital Collective programme. In Person activities will be starting in May.
Training: we are able to provide some of our training online – if you have booked a place, you will be contacted about this.
Information about Mind in Camden
“Listening to other people in the group helps. It’s good to know other people are going through the same thing as you … you get relief … it’s like a new day … like everything is lifted off your shoulders”. Member of a Hearing Voices Group
Mind in Camden provides high quality support and capacity building services to benefit people who are struggling with mental distress, including: hearing voices, extremes of mood, anxiety, unusual beliefs and post-traumatic reactions. Find out more about our mission, visions and values.
Just launched… ‘Healthy Minds Community Programme’ and ‘Get Set to Go’, a new range of local courses, workshops and activities. And for a comprehensive directory of mental health and wellbeing services in Camden, visit www.mentalhealthcamden.co.uk
Working alongside people of all ages who are experiencing distress through voices, visions, unusual beliefs, anxiety, hopelessness and extremes of mood, Mind in Camden will stimulate change and development in mental health services by providing, promoting and partnering in services in diverse settings that:
- enable self defined recovery, increase self esteem and promote hope
- involve guided and unguided self help, co-production and peer support
- challenge stereotyping, stigma, isolation and social exclusion
Find out more about our mission, visions and values.