Mental Health and Wellbeing

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 programme of activities in the table below or download our latest flyer.

Our Services

Spring 2019 Programme

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Well Connected
Creative Writing
Healthy Cook & Eat

Focus With
Woodwood Skills

Well Connected
Independent computer learning
Discussion Group
Women's lunch

Focus With
Soft Crafts

Well Connected
Crafty Art sessions
Basic computer/tech learning


Well Connected
Stretch to life

Well Connected
Art Sessions
Members meeting
Social Activities
Readers Group
Well Connected
Free workshops on a cultural arts course
Starts 4, 11, 18 July
Art Studio

Focus With activities are based on personal budgets


Creative writing
Peer-led and facilitated. Chance to explore creatively.
You don’t need to be a poet or a writer, beginners welcome.

Stretch to Life
10 easy mindful movements to increase concentration and balance.

Next Steps
Taking action towards achieving your future goals.
Group discussion, setting goals, action plans, skills sharing in a peer supportive way.

Cook & Eat Programme
These run regularly for 6 weeks throughout the year. You need to book early as there are limited spaces, its’ essential to attend all 6 sessions. Learn and participate how to cook healthy on a budget, In partnership with Made in Hackney. Next courses coming soon in June and September 2019.


Discussion Group
User-led and facilitated group to

Women Talk
Lunchtime group to talk on themed topics. Space to breath, share and support each other.

Art Sessions
Multi-media art materials available to explore new art or bring your own work.

Members meeting
User-led for all members to be involved in shaping programmes and other centre work

Readers Group
Reading collectively through a book of interest and discussion.


Crafty clay workshop
Dry clay modelling creations

Basic Computer learning
1-2-1 support with beginners computer support.

Art Studio
A quieter space to work on your own art projects

Summer outings

Day trips to museums, parks, museums, theatre etc.

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 Mel B's story on her journey with life and support from Blackfriars Settlement.

“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 0RB. See detailed information about our location and how to get here.

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.

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.