What we're about

Are you lonely in London & around the UK?
Do feel socially anxious, sad, alone, isolated, emotionally up/ down, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviours and feel unsupported by mental health or professional services? Feeling stressed at work?
Do you need someone to talk to that can relate to what you're going through?
Do you find relationships or connecting difficult? Highly Sensitive, Intuitive, empaths and introverts also welcome.

This is a peer support network for those experiencing emotional, physical, social and or mental health issues. This also includes those working in the field of caring, carers (siblings, parents etc.) and for all interested in building a support network around them. We are all human and need support at times...I know I do.
We can start off meeting fortnightly and increase or decrease as time goes on. We can talk, walk, have coffee/tea, arrange trips- cinema, bowling, hiking, swimming, bike riding, salsa, creative writing, comedy workshops, galleries, yoga, weekends away, mediation and mindfulness activities etc.
There will also be a whatsapp group to support each other in between our meetings.

'I am because we are' (Ubuntu philosophy).

'Community as Doctor'

'Therapeutic Community with the community'

I will also be posting some events for families and young people that include mindfulness activities to improve connectedness, stress & wellbeing within the home.

Please donate to the group via the link below to support us with venue costs, advertising, meetup subscription fees, printing of coping skills strategies and group activities (those that cost):

https://www.youcaring.com/peersprofessionalsmentalhealthserviceuserscarersk-1153041

Thank you.

Please Note:

-We aim for no discrimination on the grounds of race, culture, gender, sexuality, language, disability, citizenship etc. (ALL are welcome).

-This is NOT an alternative to group or personal Therapy

-Professionals within the group are peers and waive professional responsibility

-Group boundaries are made by the group/network within the groups

-If you desire training in the model/ structure of this group please ask, it will be provided.

- Please contribute by donating money (only what you can afford) or and your time to the administration (i.e, organising events, finding venues, trainings, talks, printing/ sharing leaflets, fundraising ideas, etc), creativity, leading workshops or any special interests that you may have.

- Feel free to share your events that are free (especially) or under £39.

- There are qualified and experienced group supervisors/ analysts of personal and group dynamics that offer their services for free to the group.

- Any complaints or concerns, please email me (I can handle it). However, no abuse will be tolerated by me or the co-organizers.

- If you do not want to join the group on meet-up because of stigma, call or email me.

- Personal information shared within the group is confidential.

Tweet: #init2gether or @init_2_gether

Upcoming events (5+)

Free Family Yoga

Canvas Cafe

Hosted by Manny (A network Member) Bring your children aged 3-9yrs old. Mats will be provided. Please book your free tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saturday-family-yoga-at-the-canvas-cafe-tickets-45212866902?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_term=eventname&ref=eemailordconf

Free Family Yoga

Canvas Cafe

Hosted by Manny (A network Member) Bring your children aged 3-9yrs old. Mats will be provided. Please book your free tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saturday-family-yoga-at-the-canvas-cafe-tickets-45212866902?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_term=eventname&ref=eemailordconf

Sensory Saturday

Peckham St James Church

£6.00

Free flow sensory session for you and your children.

Sensory Saturday

Peckham St James Church

Free flow sensory fun plus story time with author Casey Elisha author of Love Thy Fro. Let your little one explore without limits and you don't have to worry about clearing it up. Tickets and more information https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nahdz-adventures-presents-sensory-saturday-tickets-45853183105

Past events (144)

Free Family Yoga

Canvas Cafe

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