Mental Health and Wellbeing

Having difficulties with your mental health should not necessarily limit your chances in life. Our service creates opportunities for those who are experiencing, or have experienced, problems with their mental health.

We promote well-being through person-centred personal development. Whether you are looking for a training and development pathway or prefer a less structured environment including peer support, there will be something here to help you develop skills and confidence. Thriving art sessions come as standard!

Please see our full progreamme of activities in the table below or download our latest flyer.

Our Services

2018 Programme

  Mondays Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Acting Up
Jen's drama group in partenship with 3C's (£5 per session)

Well Connected
Mindfulness by Renuka
Please arrive by 9:45
Gym sessions
Gardening Club

Focus With
Woodwood Skills

Well Connected
Independent computer learning
Discussion Group
Volunteer Support

Focus With
Soft Crafts

Well Connected
Basic computer/tech learning

P.M.   Well Connected
Museum and Gallery visits and workships summer programme
Well Connected
Art Sessions
Members meeting
Social Activities
Well Connected
Crafty clay & Art sessions
News magazine group
Independent computer learning
Readers Group

Focus With activities are based on personal budgets


Blackfriars Settlement and Community Green Champions Gardening Club

Tuesday 24th July 11:15 - 12:45
Meet here at Blackfriars Settlement and walk to
Redman Roots: a gardening session at Redman Green (off Borough High Street at junction of Lant St, SE1) to tend to the communal beds there. Will include what is a weed, weed identification, 'edible' weeds, good watering techniques, mulching.

Tuesday 31st July 11:15 - 12:45
Meet here at Blackfriars Settlement and walk to
Crossbones - Soil and Souls: A tour of this fascinating medieval burial ground (at junction of Union St and Redcross Way SE1), now a garden of remembrance. All soil here has been imported or made on site. An exploration of what soil is, how it's formed, importance of soil health for our own, how roots use soil to communicate with other plants and the 'art' of making soil-composting!

FREE Everyone welcome!! but please contact Ad or Renuka first if you would like to take part call 020 7928 9521 or email or


Our next course in Photoshop for Fun - contact us for details of this weekly fun session.

Don't forget to visit our Art2Print commercial page for more opportunities in graphic design related training.

UK Online

Blackfriars Settlement is a UK Online centre so come here and get connected with the world wide web and all it offers. Use the Web to become better informed and learn to pay bills online, found out about jobs, how to live healthily, make online friends and much more.

Social Activities

What better than some socialising after a hard day's personal development?

Every Wednesday 16:00 - 17:30

  • Chess
  • Guitar Group
  • Cards
  • Scrabble and other board games
  • Friendly Chat and a chance to meet people….

Contact Renuka or Ad on 020 7928 9521 e-mail or to arrange to pop in for a taste of what it's all about.

Reader's Group

Every Thursday from 15:30 to 17:00 the reading group meets to read and discuss a novel or poetry. ALL WELCOME.

Join Our Community

We are part of a community hub organisation that offers a range of opportunities. Becoming a member of our service means that you are part of the community. Read Paulo's story to find out about his journey.

“I get motivated here”

“Blackfriars allows you to grow”

“gives me structure and purpose”

“it’s upbeat here!”


All of our activities take place at our Rushworth Street centre in London SE1. See detailed information about our location and how to get here.

Contact the Team

To find out more, make a referral or refer yourself call Renuka or Ad on 020 7928 9521 or e-mail or

We also have a team of member volunteers who will be happy to come and meet with you to talk about what we do.

Work With Us

We are keen to work with organisations who are interested in creating opportunities for people experiencing mental health problems. If you are a business or company interested in developing volunteering, work experience or paid work opportunities for our members please get in touch.

Please e-mail for more information.