CHERISH Hammersmith & FULHAM
holistic Mental health and wellbeing services and support
Cherish Hammersmith & Fulham is a mental health community project partnership provided by NAZ and METRO. The project provides one-to-one advice and advocacy, group work, social groups and counselling for both LGBTQiA and Black, Brown and Minoritised communities in Hammersmith & Fulham who are experiencing loneliness, anxiety, low mood, depression or other mental health issues. Services are provided in person at our Hammersmith based office, community locations in the borough, online and over the phone.
Black, Brown and Minoritised communities and LGBTQiA people have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Man have struggled with ill health, social isolation, job loss, problems accessing benefits and low confidence to access more generic mental health support services.
This holistic programme will address community disparities in access to and engagement with mental services by focusing on social issues that affect mental health. The programme will address community belonging, economic stability, housing, income and social support.
The partnership will deliver holistic mental health and well-being services and support, including:
LGBTQiA mental health and well-being structured group work managing anxiety and depression
Structured group work and social groups such as Yoga and Dance sessions
One-to-one Holistic Reflexology sessions
One-to-one Advice and Advocacy
One to one Counselling
Signposting to other mental health services in the borough
One-to-one support is provided by experienced workers and can help you with advice and support. Signposting can help in accessing other social and mental health support services in the borough. Our group work is through structured sessions and weekly drop-in support. Our structured support includes dance classes and mindfulness classes. We also provide a weekly drop-in support session where you can meet with others in a similar situation.
who can use this service
To access the service you should identify as LGBTQiA or a person of colour or both. You also need to live, work, or study in Hammersmith & Fulham.
12 free professional counselling sessions
NAZ’s counselling service provides professional and culturally competent counselling to our client groups – Black, Brown and Minoritised communities and LGBTQiA people. We aim to improve access to mental health services and improve the quality of life for people of colour around a range of issues including loneliness, anxiety, depression, isolation, uncertainty with COVID-19 regulations and other mental health issues. Through this contract, we will provide clients with 12 free counselling sessions focussing on marginalization, race, gender identity, sexuality and other mental health issues.
For more information or to book an appointment, contact Dr Priyanka Goel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free weekly African dance workshops
The past couple of years has been particularly difficult for our mental health. Many of us have experienced loss, loneliness, isolation, grief, illness, fear and many other challenges. For this reason, we need to reconnect with old and new creative ways to cope with the toll this pandemic has had and continues to have on our mental health. Dance is a stress buster. It gets the serotonin pumping and endorphins flowing building good feelings and confidence.
Designed to help people of all ages experience the therapeutic benefits of African dance. We will explore popular genres including Afrobeats, Hip-hop, Coupé Décalé, Ampiano, Dancehall and Njombolo, as well as more traditional dances from different parts of Africa.
For more information, contact Dr Priyanka Goel: email@example.com