The City and Hackney Wellbeing Network is a network of voluntary sector mental health services for adult residents in Hackney and the City.  The network is a diverse partnership made up of ten specialist mental health agencies with a wealth of expertise in working with different communities in Hackney.

The network supports people with severe and enduring mental health conditions to substantially improve their quality of life. We will focus on helping people achieve positive outcomes in 4 main areas: mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills.

For people seeking help and their healthcare providers, the new network offers:

  • Easy online referral
  • Any Door is the Right Door – clients will get a consistent offer of support wherever they access the service
  • Email enquiries at

The Wellbeing Network works with clients to agree goals and a programme of activities to help make positive changes.

The design of the Wellbeing Network draws from the latest evidence-based best practice, in line with the Kings Fund’s latest report, ‘Transforming Mental Health’ (2014), which recommended collaborative commissioning to facilitate change. It aims to reduce duplication of services for clients and to ensure a more coordinated approach in supporting residents with mental health problems.

Bikur Cholim

Bikur Cholim’s mission is to relieve the effects of sickness, poor physical and mental health and old age, for people of the Orthodox Jewish community in North London by assisting with the provision of support, facilities and services.

Immediate Theatre

Immediate Theatre work with young people and communities in Hackney and East London to ensure access for all to arts activities that break down barriers and engage people in debate. Immediate Theatre’s vision is for a society where questioning, articulate and motivated people create and collaborate to build thriving communities. As part of the Wellbeing Network they provide creative programmes and one-to-one support to help participants develop their skills & explore potential career opportunities. We offer a range of support options for those still in education through to the long-term unemployed.

Hackney Chinese Community Services

Hackney Chinese Community Services are committed to providing culturally-appropriate, accessible and inclusive support to individuals from the East and Southeast Asian community. We offer bilingual counselling services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, ensuring that language barriers are minimized, and individuals can express themselves comfortably. Our dedicated team of qualified counsellors understands the cultural nuances and sensitivities within the community, creating a safe and understanding space for clients to explore their mental health concerns.

African Community School

African Community School works with the most vulnerable families in Hackney for the past 22years to support academic achievement, enable employability skills and provide holistic family support that incorporates the community, the family, and the school to improve children’s and families aspirations and their capacity to learn and work together. We offer core curriculum tuition, mentoring and cultural activities, education and training to beneficiaries from low-income Black, Global Majority and European migrant families, including children of refugees. Vision: A city in which everyone is fulfilling their potential; free from poverty and social exclusion. Mission: We provide a safe and welcoming space in which we conduct flexible and affordable accredited educational and training sessions. To help those in need build their confidence, learn new skills and empower them to gain employment. We deliver a Saturday learning hub for young people aged 5-16 years that boosts learning, personal skills, and cultural knowledge, supporting Black and Global Majority children at risk of exclusion, excluded from school, or in home education, struggling with their mental wellbeing, compounded by: trauma, social exclusion, family poverty, insecure housing, long term conditions, long term unemployment and digital exclusion. We also provide wrap-around cultural activities, summer holiday clubs, mentoring for 5 to 16 years old, family learning, accredited adult learning,creative family projects, and parenting skills courses for parents. As part of the Wellbeing Network ACS will be offering social groups for women who are part of any of the following groups parents, migrant, refugee and people from Black and Global Majority backgrounds women to provide holistic 1-1 wellbeing support , Zumba fitness class, Creative arts and craft activities, Massage session, Mindfulness, drop in session with the health coach.


IRIE Mind is a new mental health initiative, run by and for the African-Caribbean community in Hackney. Led by Mind in City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, IRIE Mind was launched in October 2019. IRIE Mind is an awareness raising group, but also runs services for the black community of Hackney.

Centre for Better Health

The Centre for Better Health (CBH) is a community-based charity that supports wellbeing and recovery from mental ill health. We offer low-cost counselling to help people make sense of difficult experiences, deal with negative thoughts and feelings, and make positive changes in their lives; creative, movement and mindfulness courses and therapeutic support groups through our Better Health Hub; and a social enterprise through which we provide training placements for those who have been distanced from employment due to mental ill health, while making and providing quality products and services for the local community. As a registered member of the City and Hackney Wellbeing Network, you can access 1:1 support and check ins with our Network Coordinator, as well as our Hub groups and courses, at no cost to you.

Core Arts

Core Arts promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through a college-like environment of creative learning. Providing quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, identify strengths, fulfil their potential through full participation in our community. We offer supported learning via 80 + creative classes a week under five departments: Arts, Music, Multimedia, Horticulture and Sport. Our mission is to support and promote recovery, social inclusion and mental wellbeing through the arts and impactful activities to enhance members experience of mental health services and quality of life.


The word ‘Derman’ has the same meaning in both Kurdish and Turkish – strength, solution, cure. Derman provides holistic, culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate and responsive health and social care services for the Kurdish and Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern European Turkish speaking communities to greatly improve the quality of their life and to promote the continued wellbeing of those people within these communities in North London and mainly in Hackney. The services we provide are: Counselling/Psychological Therapies, Mental Health Recovery Support, Welfare Rights Advice and Bi-Lingual Health Advocacy

Shoreditch Trust

Shoreditch Trust has over 20 years’ experience and specialist expertise in designing and implementing community-based health and wellbeing programmes. We support communities in Hackney and neighbouring boroughs to improve their health and wellbeing, develop social networks, and build skills and opportunities for meaningful employment. Our focus is on working with people who experience health, economic and social inequality, including women in pregnancy and early parenthood, young people not in education or work who are at risk, stroke survivors, socially isolated older people and those experiencing long term health and social issues.