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

Autumn 2018 Programme

  Mondays Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Well Connected
Acting Up
Performance at Southwark Playhouse Nov 12th at 13:00

Sewing for Beginners
Starts Jan 2019. Please register your interest as places are limited.

Well Connected
Team and tech
Nov 13th, 27th & Dec 4th
Gym sessions
Creative Writing

Focus With
Woodwood Skills

Well Connected
Independent computer learning
Discussion Group

Focus With
Soft Crafts

Well Connected
Crafty Art sessions
Basic computer/tech learning

P.M.   Well Connected
Health and Wellbeing Aromatherapy
Oct 23rd - Nov 13th
Therapeutic Art group
Well Connected
Art Sessions
Members meeting
Social Activities
Well Connected
Independent Art Studio
Readers Group

Focus With activities are based on personal budgets


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.