BME and Religious Support Groups

African Women’s Care

AWC works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee adults, children and young people, fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.
Offers confidential one to one and group support to women and girls, including those with mental health needs who are experiencing any form of these violence and abuse, enabling them to make informed choices and exit violent situations.

A: Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA

T: 020 8969 8389


Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre

Serves the health, welfare, education and training needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in London and the UK.


A: Bays 4 & 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road, London W10 5PL

T: 020 8969 2292


Baraka Community Association

Offers a wide range of activities, classes, sports, mentoring and advice to enable young Somalians to be active in the local community.


A: Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA

T: 0208 964 0606/ 07949 727 322


Chinese Mental Health Association

Charity offering services to all Mandarin and Cantonese speaking people over 18 years of age including (dependant on area): advice and information, befriending, counselling, employment support, counselling for people with gambling problems, housing advice, outreach, support groups and volunteering opportunities.


T: 0207 613 1008


Community Living Well (Mother Tongue Counselling)

For K&C adult residents who experience mental health problems whilst under the care of their GP, and their carers. Access to effective and culturally capable one-to-one counselling and wellbeing programs in Arabic and Farsi.

People can self-refer or be referred by health professionals, online or by phone


T: 020 3317 4200

Hodan Somali Community

Organisation working with Somali and BME groups – targeting the most vulnerable in particular e.g. elderly, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems, single mothers and their children. Aims to offer community support, advice, employment support and women’s empowerment.


A: Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA

T: 020 8960 5813


Jewish Association for Mental Illness

Open to Jewish people over the age of 18, affected by mental health problems. The Association provides essential day care, social work, advice, information and social activities for people affected by mental illness, including their families and carers.


T: 020 8458 2223


London Irish Centre

Provides care, culture and community to the Irish in London. Offers an advice service, crisis assistance (including small grants), outreach for older Irish people, advocacy, day services, social groups, befriending, family tracing and assistance in returning to Ireland.


A: 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

T: 0207 916 2222



Based in Ladbroke Grove – offers a support service and numerous activities, including peer support and befriending to BME community in London. Multi-lingual staff.



T: 0208 9697 456

Mind and Soul Foundation

A Christian organisation that aims to educate people about mental health, help people recover from mental distress and engage people with the local church and emotional health services.


Te: 0300 111 0101

Muslim Community Helpline

A nationwide, confidential, non-judgemental listening and emotional support service for all members of the Muslim community. Can offer counselling as well as practical information and advice on where to find help. Run by trained volunteers with many years of experience.

Provides links to information about marriage, divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse, parenting and women’s issues.


T:  Mon-Thurs 10am – 1pm

     Fri 10am – 4pm:

     020 8904 8193 or 020 8904 8193

    Weekends 1-3pm:

     03333 440 776

Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre

Community centre for Muslim people in and around North Kensington, providing a range of spiritual, cultural, social and educational activities. Projects include ESOL classes, Arabic language classes and Qur’an Lessons for men and women, fitness classes for women over 50, boxercise classes for men, karate classes for children and a homework club for children and young people aged 8 – 18. The centre hosts a drop-in health check service  for people over 40, and a drop-in legal advice service for Arabic speakers. The centre also has women’s and men’s prayer halls and Imams who lead prayers every day.


A: 244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG

Tel: 0208 964 1496


Muslim Women’s Network Helpline

A national specialist faith and culturally sensitive helpline that is confidential and non-judgmental, which offers information, support, guidance and referrals  for those who are suffering from or at risk of abuse or facing problems on a range of issues. 

Although our reach is primarily Muslim women, the helpline will accept calls from and support women of any faith or no faith. Men who are concerned about women and girls should also call the helpline.  If men and boys need support, for example, at risk of forced marriage, then they should also call the helpline.

Muslim Women are encouraged to make contact if they feel they are in crisis, need someone to talk to, or need advice about their legal rights. The website also provides information about a range of issues affecting this group.

Operates Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm

T: 0800 999 5786

Text: 07415 206 936


Muslim Youth Helpline

A national award winning charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable Muslim youths living in the UK. Offer a free and confidential Helpline, available nationally via the telephone, email, live chat text and letters. The service uses male and female volunteers trained in basic counselling skills to respond to client enquiries on any issue. The majority of our Helpline workers are under the age of 28 years and are drawn from across the ethnically diverse Muslim communities of the UK.


T: 0808 808 2008 4-10pm

Email and live chat available via the website

Naz Project

Offers a range of support services to people with HIV – specialising in ethnic minorities, especially Asian, African, Vidas, Muslim and Latina.

Helps with immigration/ asylum issues, social issues, goal setting as well as offering relationship and disclosure advice. Offers casework, support groups and workshops.


A: 30 Blacks Road London W6 9DT

T: 020 8741 1879


Neighbourhood Doulas

Doulas (birth partners) to refugees, asylum seekers, women with no recourse to public funds, women who find themselves in challenging situations. West London only.

They meet a woman before the birth of her baby, stay with her during the birth of her child, provide items needed for her and the baby and promote and support breastfeeding. Also provide advocacy and signposting.


T: 07986122670


Pepper Pot Day Centre

Provide a comprehensive service for active and disabled over 50’s, from the African, Caribbean & BME community, in K&C, to enable them to live more independently in their own homes. Provides a range of activities, day care, befriending and outreach for isolated individuals and hot African and Caribbean meals.


A: 1A Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL

T: 020 8968 6940


The Oremi Centre

A bespoke cultural day centre targeting African and Caribbean people and Arabic speakers with mental illness. Offers:

– A wide range of group activities e.g. exercise classes, choir, women’s and men’s groups, creative activities

– An outreach service for isolated clients and those struggling with e.g. housing, education, employment or financial issues

– Befriending – meet one a week for six months

– Advocacy service

– Carer support group and social activities

– Free counselling, as well as a variety of other therapeutic activities e.g. mindfulness

A: The Oremi Centre, Unit 3, Trellick Tower, 5 Golborne Road, London W10 5PA

T: 0203 879 3605


West London Buddhist Centre

A meeting place for Buddhists and all those interested in Buddhist practices and meditation. They run courses in Buddhism, meditation and yoga, organise retreats, offer complementary therapies, and have a library and book shop.

Lunchtime drop-in meditation classes for beginners and those with some experience of meditation run on weekday lunchtimes from 1pm – 2pm, Saturdays from 10am-12 and Thursday evenings from 7-9:30.

If you are attending a meditation class to help with a mental health condition, please talk to the tutor before the session to discuss your needs.


A: 45a Porchester Road, London, W2 5DP

T: 020 7727 9382


Women’s Association for African Networking and Development

Women’s charity that addresses the problems facing women in isolated and excluded communities including Black Asian Minority Ethnic Refugee (BAMER), migrants, unemployed, and lone parents.

Provide advice and information, support, advocacy, opportunities for education and training, self development for community action, enhancing lifelong skills, raising children’s voices, research and development and referral services


A: St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ

T: 020 8962 4137/ 07813 485 607 / 07534 155 619


Woman’s Consortium

A counselling service personalised to suit the linguistic and cultural needs of Farsi and Arabic women. Offers a low cost counselling and therapy service, a personal development programme, a listening service and meditation.


A: Al Manaar, 244 Acklam Road, London , W10 5YG

T: 0843 88 66 771