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Local Organisations

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

In 2008 Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust became the first Care Trust to successfully achieve Foundation status. Monitor, the independent regulator, authorised the Foundation Trust to operate from 1st March 2008.

The Trust cares about improving local mental health and social care services, and as a Foundation Trust is more accountable to members - service users, local people and staff. The Trust is also more able to deliver services that local people want.

The services provided by the Trust include adult mental health, mental health care of older people, substance misuse services and care for people with learning disabilities.

The Trust aims to deliver substantial benefits to service users and carers.

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Islington MIND

Islington MIND aims to improve the quality of life of all Islington residents who experience mental distress or are concerned about friends or relatives experiencing mental distress.

Islington MIND provides crisis support to service users. Its telephone helpline and counselling service offering telephone and face-to-face counselling as appropriate to people in the Borough. You can have a chat over the phone, or a session with one of the counsellors in an informal, friendly and safe environment.

Crisis Line Tel: 0845 123 23 73

They are open six days a week:

Monday to Saturday, including Bank Holidays.

5:00pm - 10:00pm (Last calls taken at 9:45pm)

iBUG has a very good working relationship with Islington MIND and its Advocacy Project.

To find out more about the organisation and its activities please follow the link below.


Peter Bedford Housing Association

Peter Bedford is an organisation which has been successfully including people in society since 1969. Originally set up in the late sixties to provide work for ex-offenders on a self-help, mutual support basis, they are now a Registered Social Landlord offering supported housing, vocational and community services. They work in Islington and Hackney alongside people who have faced long term exclusion from society through homelessness, mental health problems, learning difficulties, or multiple needs.

The User Focused Monitoring (UFM), a method for involving mental health service users in the evaluation of mental health services, is one of the most significant projects of the organisation.

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Umbrella provides services that meet the individual circumstances of people with all kinds of mental health needs. In response to the changing needs of a growing client group, they provide a range of community based services in Central and North London for up to 500 people.

Their services include:

  • A nursing home providing twenty-four hour nursing care
  • Three registered care homes providing twenty seven bed spaces
  • A pioneering 24/7 crisis house, centre and phone line service
  • A specialist home-care service for older people with dementia or mental health needs
  • A range of supported housing options for people with mental health needs and dual diagnoses
  • Practical, emotional and vocational support for people living in their own homes
  • Vocational training and work opportunities for clients involved in our services and social firms
  • Volunteering opportunities both for people recovering from mental health needs and members of the local community wanting to gain experience and help our clients

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The Stuart Low Trust


The Other Side Gallery

Based in North London, the Other Side Gallery is a charity supporting Contemporary Outsider Artists. They collaborate with organisations providing arts activities for adults who use mental health services, people with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning difficulties and other groups that are disadvantaged or excluded from society (including: homeless people, refugees, substance misusers, offenders and ex-offenders). In order to promote and sell artistsâ€ââ€ΕΎÂ¢ work they host and manage a virtual gallery. They also organise regular exhibitions, and offer opportunities for mentoring, volunteering, networking and professional development. The Other Side Gallery is managed by member artists working alongside the trustees.

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National Organisations


Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.



Mind helps people take control of their mental health. They do this by providing high-quality information and advice and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. You can find useful information on the site about all mental health issues, diagnosis, treatments and many other important information.



Remploy is one of the UK's leading providers of employment services and employment to people with disabilities and complex barriers to work.


Educational Partners

Middlesex University


Royal Holloway University


Emilia Project


NHS Islington Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust City Parochial Foundation Lottery funded Cripplegate Foundation Islington Council