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					About the Self Support Groups
Mind in Camden offers the possibility of participation in a free self-support group for different emotional or interpersonal problems.

Who is the service for?
The service is for people 18 years old or over who live in Camden, particularly for those who are experiencing mental health problems.

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Do I have to pay?
No. Mind in Camden Group Service is free.

How can I join the group?
You can contact us directly on 0207 241 8973 to request a referral form. The form is also available on our website: www.mindincamden.org/counselling

A weekly group for support
You can join a group of people who have been through similar experiences to yourself (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression lack of contentment or isolation). If you are interested in this, then you may join the Psychological Health Group.

How does the group work?
We invite members to attend regularly, once a week. This means that members get used to being with each other and the group seems safe and comfortable

What’s a referral form?
We ask you to tell us more about yourself on the form and why you might like to join the group

About the group
Despite variety of emotional issues, people benefit from mutual acceptance and support. You may discover you do not need to feel alone with your problems. Each person has strengths – kindness, an intuitive sense, straightforwardness, an ability to put their feelings into words, a capacity for empathy – that can help you. You can also discover that at the same time you have something to offer them.

When and Where do we meet?
The Psychological Health Group meets once a week, for 90 minutes, every Tuesday evening at 6.30-8.00pm in Camden Town. We meet at Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd. Camden Town, London NW1 9LQ We are located 1 minute away from Camden Town Tube Station.

What next?
After sending us the referral form, we will then invite you for an initial meeting. If the assessor feels we can appropriately meet your needs, you will usually be invited to join the group as soon as a place becomes available.

After I start, what next?
Initially you will be asked to commit yourself to a minimum of 4 groups. This helps you decide whether the group works for you. If you decide to continue, then we ask you to commit yourself to another 12 group meetings. This is because continuity and regular attendance are important if you would like to receive maximum benefits from the group. After 12 sessions, you can make a decision if you want to continue for another 12 sessions block or not. While attending the group you are not discouraged from seeking any other kind of support.

Who runs the group?
The group is facilitated by trained volunteers, in advanced training or qualified. Yet the members decide what gets talked about and, as they get more used to the group, take a greater part in deciding how the group runs.

What would the group give me?
Most members find that the sense of belonging to a group over a period of time leaves them feeling better, and this feeling stays with them. There are therapeutic benefits, yet the main purpose is being part of a group that meets and talks together.

Is it confidential?
Yes, you have got right to privacy. What is said in the group is confidential … that is nothing is repeated outside of the group.

What else does Mind in Camden offer? A weekly group for Carers
If you are family member, neighbour or a friend caring for someone with mental health issues you can join a Carers Group to be with people in similar situations.

Where are we?
Our surgeries are based in: Camden Town, Swiss Cottage, and King’s Cross areas. All surgeries are 1 - 5 minutes away from local Tube Stations. Our surgery in Swiss Cottage has disability ground floor access.

For better mental health

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How do I apply for counselling? What would the group give me?
Being amongst other carers feels a whole lot better than carrying on alone. Call us on 0207 911 0822 We can respond to enquires from 10am -4.30pm Monday to Friday. Messages can be left on the Mind in Camden answerphone in the evenings and over weekends.

How does the group work?
We invite members to attend regularly, once a week. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers.

Self-Support Groups and Counselling Service
Experiencing Mental Health Issues?
Stress? Anger? Anxiety? Depression? Relationship problems? Isolation? Loss? Unhappiness?

Please Note: We are not able to do immediate crisis counselling

How can I join the group?
You can contact us directly on 0207 241 8973 to check if there is a place available.

Mind in Camden
The Camden Mental Health Day Services Consortium

Does Mind in Camden offer anything else?
We offer Individual Counselling. We offer a free confidential, person to person, safe Counselling Service to help you find ways of addressing the difficulties in your life. All of our counsellors are volunteers, in advanced training or qualified. Mind in Camden
Mind in Camden Limited by Guarantee Limited Guarantee Registered Number 1911178 Registered Charity Number 292180 Registered office: Barnes House, 9 - 15 Camden Road, London NW1 9LQ Tel: 020 7911 0822 (admin); Fax 020 7241 8987 E-mail: admin@mindincamden.org.uk

Would it help to join a group and talk? PLEASE ENQUIRE: 0207 241 8973


				
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