We support Irish people in London who want to improve or maintain their physical or mental health. We do this by providing health related one-to-one support (information, advice and advocacy), accompaniment to health-related appointments and group activities. You can refer yourself or you can refer a friend, family member or a client if you are a professional. If you are referring someone else, we ask that you have their consent to do so. 

Illustration by www.elliestration.orgOne-One Support

If you’re feeling down, we’re here to help – we’re here to listen. We offer one-one information, advice and support about your health – and these meetings can be held in your own home, at our premises or somewhere convenient to you, like a café. We’ll help you understand what you can do to improve your health and we’re happy to explain what services are available to you. If required, we can make a referral to a specialist health services on your behalf.                                                                                                                          

If you live in the boroughs of Islington, Hackney, Camden, Brent, Haringey, Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea we can call to your home and help you decide what you can do to improve your health. If you live outside these boroughs, we can offer this support over the phone or at our premises. Read one of our case studies for an example of the work we do. 

For more information about our one-one support just ring us on 020 7697 4753 or email info@mind-yourself.org.uk

Accompaniment to medical and health related appointments

We know that sitting in a doctor’s surgery can be stressful and sometimes boring so, where possible, we try to accompany you to a medical or health appointment. Depending on availability one of our staff or one of our specially trained volunteers will accompany you on the day.
You can decide if you would like us to come into the consultation room to support you or take notes. If you’d prefer to go in to the appointment alone, that’s fine too. 

Sometimes people find it useful to prepare for a doctor’s appointment in advance by deciding what questions they want to ask or what information they want to tell their doctor or nurse. We can help you prepare for the appointment.
Please ring or email us if you want any information about our accompaniment service on 020 7697 4753 or email

info@mind-yourself.org.uk

Group activities

There’s nothing like spending time with other people to lift our spirits. Christmas party cropped That’s why we have an extensive range of group activities each week. Whether your interests centre on music, film, taking part in discussions, yoga, knitting or walking, it’s highly likely we’ll have something on that interests you.

No need to book in advance, you can just show up on the day! Of course, if you’d prefer to have a staff member or volunteer meet you on your first visit, please just let us know. We welcome any level of participation at our events and demand no commitment.

We also run peer support groups for Carers, Survivors of Institutional Abuse and a Mental Wellbeing group. And, each month we have at least one, specialist health information session – addressing a variety of subjects.

Details of all our upcoming groups and events are here

We have regular Members' Forums where members, staff, volunteers and traustees meet to talk about Mind Yourself's work and activities. There is also a Mind Yourself Services Steering Committee comprised of nine peoople including members, staff and volunteers. This committee meets every two months and works to improve and promote the services Mind Yourself offers to the London Irish Commuinity. If you would like to find out more about getting involved do get in touch. Call 020 7697 4753 or email brian@mind-yourself.org.uk

If you have an idea for a new group activity, just drop us a line on 020 7697 4753 or email info@mind-yourself.org.uk

We’re always happy to hear suggestions for new activities, just drop us a line on 020 7697 4753 or info@mind-yourself.org.uk

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