Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

Social Isolation Support

Citizens Advice home Citizens Advice Bureau - (Self-Refer) -Citizens Advice Bureau provides free and confidential advice to everyone. CAB take the time to listen to you and equip you with the information, options and support that fit your needs.

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Asylum Aid - (Self-Refer) - Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity working to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the UK from persecution and human rights abuses abroad. We provide free legal advice and representation to the most vulnerable and excluded asylum seekers.

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Wintercomfort  - (Self-Refer) - Wintercomfort supports people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes in Cambridge. They offer a safe place where people can feel welcome and valued, basic amenities such as meals, showers and laundry facilities. The also offer a range of educational and recreational activities, opportunities to access other agencies (e.g. health service), legal advice and meaningful work and volunteering opportunities through our social enterprises.

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Workroutes (Self-Refer) - Work routes helps unemployed people find and sustain employment. The free service enables jobseekers to improve their skills and employability and create a personal plan to find the right job for them.

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Make Do and Mend (Self-Refer) - Make Do and Mend provide workshops for people who experience mental distress. These workshops aim to promote recovery by developing self-esteem through developing skills. Workshops include areas such as candle making, guitar and cookery.

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Sew Positive - Sewing, Sewcialise, Mending and Upcycling. We offer a term-time weekly drop in and other creative courses - some on Social Prescription - using sewing for people experiencing depression, anxiety and/or other mental health problems, and people who face social isolation. Led by a creative tutor and volunteers, we offer the chance to learn and work with a wide range of materials and techniques, including sashiko, boro (slow stitching and repair), visible mending, upcycling, basic sewing machine skills, embroidery, making a lampshade from upcycled fabrics, textile art and reducing textile waste. Sessions usually last for two hours and are open to all abilities – no experience necessary – you will work on something creative, stimulating and absorbing to increase well-being. For more information on our services visit our website or Linktree.

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Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum - We are a charity working in the field of Race Equality. A leading organisation within the voluntary sector in Cambridge, in working with Black and minority ethnic individuals and groups. Bringing expertise in anti-discrimination work and specialisation in asylum and refugee welfare matters. We also give special social, cultural, moral, and practical support to groups and develop projects where needed.

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Cambridge City Customer Services - (Self-Refer) - Cambridge City Customer Services provide advice relating to any issues regarding Council Tax, Housing Benefit, and Council Tax Reduction, Housing, Homelink and Tenancy Issues.

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Richmond Fellowship (Cambridge Employment Service) (Self-Refer) - We’re a specialist employment service providing support for people recovering from mental health problems to find paid employment, voluntary work, education and training or to retain their current employment.

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Extended Hands For Women (Self-Refer) - We are a community based outreach team working proactively with women and girls in the Peterborough area in order to relieve the feelings of isolation, loneliness, marginalisation and rejection in a way which mobilises, befriends and empowers them to achieve social and economic inclusion. In short - “To promote social, emotional and practical support to women”.

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Brothers Through Boxing - (Self-Refer) -Brothers Through Boxing (BTB) is a non–contact Boxercise and general fitness programme designed to help 16-25yr old males live happier, longer lives. BTB is a peer led “go to” project, whereby its main object is to tackle the issue of male isolation and loneliness, by increasing social connections. This is achieved through peer led discussion and the “Road to Resurgence” Handbook. We believe they now accept female referrals also.

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Cambridge Community Arts (CCA)- (Self-Refer)Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) - (Self-Refer) – CCA is a social inclusion charity Empowering People Creatively in Cambridge. They support personal growth and improved health through quality creative arts activities. Courses are run in accessible community centres by talented and experienced artists and creative practitioners. Activities improve art-form skills, confidence, wellbeing and develop creative and supportive communities. They particularly welcome learners with experience of health conditions, disabilities and/or unpaid caring responsibilities. For more information visit or phone 07763 280 029.

Creative Fenland - (Self-Refer) –  Creative Fenland is a project of Cambridge Community Arts. They use the transformational power of creative arts to connect with people and communities, improving health and wellbeing. They provide creative arts activities for wellbeing in the Fenland area, including Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey. Activities improve art-form skills, confidence, wellbeing and develop creative and supportive communities. They particularly welcome learners with experience of health conditions, disabilities and/or unpaid caring responsibilities. For more information visit or phone 07707 972 721.

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People & Animals - (Self-Refer) - People & Animals UK is a Community Interest Company providing animal and land-based therapeutic interventions, activities, education and skills development opportunities for children, young people and adults to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals and the wider community.

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The K9 Project (Self-Refer) - Working alongside children and young people who are in experiencing challenge preventing them from reaching their full potential. Supporting people who want to set up their own canine assisted interventions and projects through established coaching programmes, training packages, workshops and resources. Community cafes in Ely and Ramsey for people and dogs to mix.

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Fenland Volunteer Centre - (Self-Refer) - There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Whatever your age, whatever your interests or abilities, your community needs you! From supporting and helping people to DIY, gardening and conservation, or office and IT skills!

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#ANDYSMANCLUB - (Self-refer) - ANDYSMANCLUB are real, non judgmental, talking groups for men. We are the creators of the viral #ITSOKAYTOTALK movement, and hold meetings every week, that we are open every Monday 7-9pm except bank holidays in over 150 locations across the UK. Email at 

Safe Places -  Safe Places National Network is here to unite all the Safe Place (and Keep Safe) schemes. We do this by having all the information in one place so everyone can see it. We are making special teaching materials so Safe Places can be taught about in schools. We help make it easier to find and use a Safe Place not just when you need one but as a way of getting to know people. What we do: Provide a special easy to use Web Site to teach about the Safe Place schemes. Encourage badge holders to visit the Safe Places to get to know more people in their community. Promote allowing more user groups to participate in the Safe Places Schemes. Support more authorities in launching a Safe Place Scheme. Help authorities recruit more Safe Places. Help users with our free-to-use phone apps so they can quickly locate a Safe Place in time of need.

Butterfly ladies Butterfly Ladies - The Butterfly Ladies are a group of women who have lived experience with mental health challenges who meet up every Thursday at 10:30am-12:30pm to chat over tea and coffee and support one another at St Mary's Church in Eynesbury. If you would like some more information on the Butterfly Ladies, you can contact Ellie on 07914 307 556 or

Wonderfully Made creative cafe Logo Wonderfully Made creative café - Wonderfully Made Creative Café is a weekly drop-in craft space where it’s OK not to be OK. We are part of the Renew Wellbeing family of quiet shared spaces - see Wonderfully Made is a safe space where we can explore creativity, learn new skills, or simply ‘be’. Each week there is a craft/art activity which you are welcome to join in or not. While we make or do things together, we can talk and listen as we feel able. If you have a skill or hobby which you would like to share, please bring it. Wonderfully Made aims to be a supportive community. We are not providing a service, we are providing a place where friendships and self-support can flourish. We gather every Thursday afternoon from 1pm-3pm at Arbury Road Baptist Church, Cambridge. To reserve a place call 07594 246662, and for more information please see

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Light Project Peterborough -  The Vision of Light Project Peterborough is: To reveal Jesus’ love by reaching out to and walking alongside the marginalised and those in need and by equipping and enabling those we meet to do the same. We do this by: Sharing our Christian faith, by meeting people wherever they are, Co-operative social action and mission, Providing shelter and support for the homeless, Working in partnership with others, Modelling a loving community where everyone is valued, Communicating stories of good new.

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Groundwork East - (Self-Refer)  We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. We help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health. Please email to refer yourself.

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How Are You Peterborough - is a website that brings together everything in the local Peterborough community that is good for mental wellbeing. It includes activities from yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, places to talk or get a cup of tea, plus information about local professional mental health support.

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