Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Mental Health and Well-being Service @ Blackfriars Settlement offers our Thinking Ahead programme of free face to face groups and online zoom activities, helping you to stay connected and be active.

Call or email us on:
Ad: 07716 459314 or Renuka: 07716 458577

We promote well-being through helping to build confidence, make connections and relationships, learn new skills and peer support.

Thriving art sessions come as standard as well as group Discussions, social groups and outings throughout the year.

Activity Groups, Courses & Mentoring

MONDAYS 11:30-12:30 Start the week
Catch up, plan the week ahead discuss(online)
TUESDAYS 11:00-13:00 Switched On tech support
Get help with mobiles, tablets computers(at centre)
13:30-14:45 Art therapy
10 week group starts 29th March 1:30- 2:45 limited spaces (at centre)
WEDNESDAYS 10:30-12:30 Woodwork with Hugh
(with Personal Budget/payment members only)
10:30-12:30 Soft Crafts, Knitting, Crochet, Chat with Najlaa
(with Personal Budget/payment members only)
11:00-12:30 Thinking Ahead Forum for member-led activities
(at centre)
13:00-15:00 Art with Claudia
(at centre)
THURSDAYS 11:00-13:00 New members introduction
6 week programme)
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 45mins 1-2-1 planning and goal setting sessions
(online/at centre) by appointment only with staff.
WEEKLY 16:00-16:40 Stretching, Breathing and Relaxation with Renuka
MONTHLY   Women’s Voices
Meet for discussions, share interests and outings.

Other courses and activities will be announced through our updates. If you want to receive our monthly timetable, please send us your email.

*NOTE: To attend any of the above, you will need to join Thinking Ahead programme and complete a registration form. There are limited spaces for each activities, so booking is necessary and all new members need to join through the Thursday new members groups.

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. You will be asked to fill in a registration form and be invited in to meet us. There are limited spaces to attend our activities and groups, and you will need to be booked in advance.

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.

Thanks so much to our funders for helping us to continue running our projects