THE COPTOG NETWORK
Local people, including those who have experienced mental health difficulties, meet to socialise, support each other and co-organise affordable activities. Currently hosting small forttnightly gatherings and support phonecalls. Contact [email protected] to join.
FEELGOOD FRIDAYS - CHI KUNG
Weekly group sessions with Southwark Pensioners Centre.
Monthly homeopathy sessions at Glengall Wharf Garden Community Yurt funded by Homeopathy UK. Text for appointments 07515445075.
HOLISTIC HEALTH DAYS
Holistic health sessions with care leavers funded by London Borough of Southwark. Suspended due to COVID
HOLISTIC THERAPIES AT MAUDSLEY HOSPITAL
Holistic therapy sessions for staff and patients on Eileen Skellern 2 Ward at the Maudsley Hospital. Our sessions are accompanied by herb teas and organic fruit and vegetables. These sessions are funded by SLAM. Suspended due to COVID
OTHER MEMBER-LED ACTIVITIES
Individual members are supported to apply for projects. These have included: Funding for cycling sessions at Herne Hill Velodrome, seaside visits and Yoga for Youth.
FEELGOOD FRIDAYS - weekly group and one-to-one therapies for Southwark Pensioners Centre
EVERYONE WELCOME - CopTog PROJECT devised and led by members, including free yoga, community lunches and affordable activities (horseriding, theatre and museum visits). Funded by National Community Lottery Fund.
HOLISTIC HEALTH DAYS - Holistic health sessions for Maudsley Hospital staff and patients funded by London Borough of Southwark.
COMMUNITY CLINIC AT GLENGALL WHARF GARDEN - Monthly drop-in homeopathy funded by Society of Homeopaths.
THE WHOLE WARD - A 3 year Maudsley Charity-funded project holistic therapies to staff and patients on the Maudsley Hospital wards.
From 1994, much of our work was originally based at the Copleston Centre in Peckham. Originally therapists developed community-based outreach work, often visiting people in their homes. Social gatherings and group outings were also a very important part of the work. The therapists established important links with the Community Mental Health Teams, The Maudsley Hospital and community-based organisations such as Southside Partnership and Thamesreach.
Since then numerous people have benefited from the services and MHP has built on the work developed by the original team.
Groups and organisations we have delivered therapies for in the past and those we are currently working with include:
Age UK Lewisham and Southwark
Black Elderly Group Southwark
The Copleston Centre
Creative Therapies Project
Notting Hill Housing
South London and Maudsley (SLAM)
Southwark Pensioners Centre
Together UK/Southwark Wellbeing Hub
Our funders have included: National Lottery Community Fund; City Bridge Trust; Peckham Voluntary Sector Forum; Maudsley Charity; Society of Homeopaths; South London and Maudsley (SLAM) London Borough of Southwark; Southwark Primary Care Trust; Wates Foundation.
We are now based at Cambridge House in Camberwell.