The City and Hackney Wellbeing Network, commissioned by Hackney Council, is a network of voluntary sector mental health services for adult residents in Hackney and the City. We empower people to achieve better mental and physical wellbeing. The network is a diverse partnership made up of nine specialist mental health agencies with a wealth of expertise in working with different communities in Hackney.

The network aims to help people to build resilience to prevent the onset of mental health problems and to alleviate issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood. The network also supports people with severe and enduring mental health conditions to substantially improve their quality of life and avoid crisis and unnecessary hospital admissions. 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:

  • A well-coordinated single point of access
  • Easy online referral
  • A dedicated phone line 0208 525 2301. The free phone number is 0800 612 6585.
  • Any Door is the Right Door – clients will get a consistent offer of support wherever they access the service
  • Email enquiries at SPOE@mindchwf.org.uk

The Wellbeing Network works with clients to agree goals and a programme of activities to help make positive changes. It is suitable for people who are motivated to make changes in their lives and usually feel able to attend and take part in groups.

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.

Find a Balance

Find a Balance was created to offer a bespoke service/support to individuals and families who have suffered with or are currently suffering with mental health issues. With a focus on Black and other minority ethnic communities in Hackney Find a Balance has delivered vital support to those that often face the largest barriers to support. As part of the Wellbeing Network Find a Balance is running a series of workshops for Black Men aged between 18 and 30 on their wellbeing and emotional needs.

Centre for Better Health

The Centre for Better Health (CBH) is a charity that supports wellbeing and recovery from mental ill health. At CBH we work with an inclusive ethos where our services are open to anyone looking to support their wellbeing and/or recovery from mental ill-health. CBH has 3 main services: 1. A Counselling Service 2. A Community Hub 3. A Social Enterprise

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.

Derman

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.