Community resources

Advice

Age UK , Islington
Health and social wellbeing advice for people aged 16+. Providing information and advice, as well help to access groups and activities in local areas.
6-9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA
gethelp@ageukislington.org.uk
020 7281 3318

Citizens Advice, Islington
Offer advice on wide range of issues, including benefits, debt, housing and employment.
222 Upper St, London N1 1XR
Islington Advice Line: 0300 330 1197

Citizens Advice, Camden
Offer advice on wide range of issues, including benefits, debt, housing and employment. There are two Camden Centres:
141a Robert Street, NW1 3QT
2 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LQ
Camden Advice Line: 0300 330 1157

 

Alcohol and Drugs

Integrated Camden Alcohol Service
Adults over 18 living in Camden who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol.
7-8 Early Mews, Arlington Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HG
020 3227 4950
0300 303 2420 (24-hour Freephone Advice line)

Community Drug Service, Camden
A free and confidential drug service for adults in Camden and Kilburn.
184 Royal College Street and 210 Kilburn High Road.
020 7485 2722 

Better Lives, Islington
Adults over 18 living in Islington who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol & drugs.
99-101 Seven Sisters Road, N7 7QP
020 3317 6099
309 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8QS
020 3317 6650

Alcoholics Anonymous
Support for adults experiencing difficulties with alcohol. Free helpline and groups across the country. 
080 09177 650

Carers

Islington Carers Hub
For people aged 18+ caring for others aged 18+ living in Islington.
9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA
info@islingtoncarershub.org
020 7281 3319

Carers Service, Camden
For people aged 18+, who live in Camden and look after or support a family member or friend who could not manage without his or her help.
293-299 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TJ
020 7428 8950

Crisis Support

In an emergency dial 999 or visit A&E. You can also arrange an emergency or out-of-hours appointment with your GP.

Islington Crisis Team
For people who maybe expereicing suicidal feelings and so require a rapid mental health assessment. Able to provide support within community and come to your home if required.
0203 317 6333

Samaritans
Available 24/7 for people who maybe experiencing suicidal feelings. Also available for emotional support, to talk and help with feelings of isolation or loneliness.
Central London: 46 Marshall Street, London, W1F 9BF
North London: 191a Bowes Road, London, N11 2HN
jo@samaritans.org
116 123

Maytree
Supporting people in suicidal crisis by providing safe accommodation for up to 5 nights.
72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, N4 3LG
maytree@maytree.org.uk
020 7263 7070

Education

City and Islington College
Educational courses across a wide range of areas, for 16 to 18 year olds.
courseinfo@candi.ac.uk
020 7700 9200

Recovery College
Free courses designed to contribute towards wellbeing and recovery from common mental health difficulties.
4 St Pancras Way (cnr Granary Street), London, NW1 0PE
recovery.college@candi.nhs.uk
020 3317 6904

University of the Third Age
Provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people. Centres based locally across London. Check the website to see what is local for you.
020 8466 6139

Working Men’s College, Camden
For adults over 18 offering part and full time, daytime, evening, weekend courses. Variety of options including: art, design, fashion, textile & many more (concessions available if on benefits).
44 Crowndale Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 1TR
020 7255 4700

 

Employment

Remploy/Hillside Clubhouse
For residents of Camden & Islington, aged 18+ who are currently out of work and seeking support in finding a job.
mhworking@hillsideclubhouse.org.uk
020 7700 6408 or 07908191777

Jobs in Mind, Camden

For people aged 16-15 who are not working. Can provide one to one support and advice around getting into work.  
Caxton house, 129 St John’s Way, London, N19 3RQ
020 7281 8097

Get Back on Track
For people who are currently employed and have been signed off for 4+ weeks by their GP registered in Islington.
getbackontrack@nhs.net
080 0389 0177

Spear
Interactive training course for people aged 16-24 who have faced some type of disadvantage and currently not in education, employment or training.
Islington@resurgo-spear.org
020 3327 1775

BBO- Women at the Centre
For women who are of Black, Asian or minority ethnicity. providing access to training and linking with local employers.
info@hopscotchawc.org.uk
0207 3888198

Iwork
For adults with children under the age of 15 years old. Providing help with getting parents back into work or education.
iwfp@islington.gov.uk
0207 75274486

Leisure & Fitness

Exercise on referral
Referred by your GP to take part in a 12 week programme that offers a range of sports and leisure activities.
020 3474 0066

Rebalance and Exercise on Referral programmes
Rebalance is a 12 week weight-loss programme of exercise and dietary advice for overweight adults. It covers nutritional advice, healthy-eating guidance, online, cognitive behavioural support and help to get active. Speak to your GP about a referral.

Our Parks
Offer groups to help people get fit and active in local parks.
080 0111 4464
getfitnow@ourparks.org.uk

Leisure Centres, Islington
Islington Council has seven leisure centres and nine courts and pitches across the borough.

Gambling

Betknowmore
Gambling support service, with support for gamblers and their friends and families.
9 St Mary’s Path Estate Office, Islington, London, N1 2RU
080 0066 4827

Gamcare
Gambling support service with online and face-to-face support available in London.
080 88020 133
info@gamcare.org.uk

Physical Health Conditions

Expert Patients Programme
For any adult living in Islington who has one or more long-term health conditions.
Partnership Primary Care Centre, First Floor, 331 Camden Road, London, N7 0SL
whh-tr.epp@nhs.net
020 7527 1189

Mental Wellbeing

Islington Mind
Provide a wide variety of support for people with mental health conditions. Offer groups, activities, Counselling and other types of therapies.
Unit 4, Archway Business Centre, 19-23 Wedmore Street, London, N19 4RU
admin@islingtonmind.org.uk
020 3301 9850

Talk for Health
Courses on authentic talking, empathic listening and managing a group.
103 Constantine Road, London, NW3 2LR
info@talkforhealth.co.uk 
078 2614 8461

Mindfulness

North London Buddhist Centre
Offer a wide range of activities to promote health, happiness and wellbeing.
72 Holloway Road, London N7 8JG
020 7700 1177

The Stress Project
Offer long term counseling at low cost. As well as additional therapies such as mindfulness, acupuncture and pilates (many vary depending on availability)
2 Shelburne Road, London, N7 6DL
stressproject@hng.org.uk
020 7700 3938

Older adults

Age UK
Services based across London. Can provide information on local events/activities. Support for carers and adults of all ages.
080 0678 1174

St Luke’s
Community Center offering support for all ages, including older adults (over 55’s Lunch Club, Activities and Gardening).
020 7549 8181

Claremont
Offer a wide variety of group events and workshops for older adults.
020 7689 8091

Social

Meetup
Different interest groups you can join and meet new people. Also available as an app on your phone.

Age UK, Camden
Offers a counselling service, support and advice for financial and housing problems, social activities in local area and specialist dementia, LGBT and ethnic minority services. Available to those aged 55+.
Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA
020 7239 0400

Age UK, Islington
Offers a counselling service, support and advice for financial and housing problems, social activities in local area and specialist dementia, LGBT and ethnic minority services. Available to those aged 55+.
9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA
020 7281 6018

Claremont Project
Provides wide array of classes, groups and activities, including exercise, music, art and visits to events for adults aged 55+.
Claremont, 24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD
020 7689 8090

Age Activity 60+
Access to a wide range of exciting classes, clubs, events and trips, including art and dance classes and trips in and around London.
Castlehaven Community Association, 23 Castlehaven Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8RU
0207 485 3386

Volunteering

North London Cares
Provide support for carers in the community through workshops and events.
C/O ND2, 1 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3HG
020 7118 3838

St Luke’s Community Centre
For South Islington residents. Offer social activities, courses, volunteering and advice.
90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ
info@slpt.org.uk 
020 7549 8181

Voluntary Action Islington
Offer a wide range of support for local organisations, small groups, and volunteers at all stages of their development.
200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
020 7832 5800

LGBTQ+

East London Out Project (ELOP)
Offer support for individuals or couples from the LGBT Community or those who are unsure of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Also heterosexual people who are dealing with an LGBT issue.
56-60 Grove Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9BN
0208 509 3898

London Friend
Offer services to improve health and mental wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals or those unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
86 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DN
0207 833 1674
Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (open 7 days a week 10am-11pm)

Young People & Families

Brandon Centre
Provides counselling and psychotherapy for up to approx. 12 months for 12-24 year olds, as well as sexual health testing, treatment and advice.
26 Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town, NW5 3LG
020 7267 4792

The Hive
Offers support for 16-24 year olds around education, employment, housing, sexual health, substance misuse and health and wellbeing.
The Hive, 18 Harben Parade, Finchley Road,  NW3 6JP
020 3198 0521

Family Action
Provide support for children, parents and carers in a holistic approach with complex needs including domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health issues.
24 Angel Gate, City Road, London, EC1V 2PT
020 7254 6251

Housing Support

Tenancy Support Service, Camden
Provides support for individuals with critical or substantial mental health needs to effectively maintain their current tenancy or lease.
5 Pancras Square, Judd Street, London, WC1H 9JE
020 7974 8888

SHP (Single Homeless Project)
Provide supported accommodation and community-based support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in London.
245 Gray’s Inn Road, London , WC1X 8QY
020 7520 8660