Sound Minds is open for face to face services on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays until Monday August the 9th when we re-open 5 days per week. Remote support and tuition continues by zoom and phone.

Free Stuff!

Sound Minds Community Choir

All are welcome to join our choir meeting every Monday from 4.00 – 6.00 p.m. at Dimson Lodge Clubroom, 141 Battersea Church Road, London SW11 3NR. The choir sing a range of popular music from down the ages. There is no audition. Ring Searahlaine St James at Sound Minds on 020 7207 1786.

Mama Low’s Kitchen 

We are open as usual as a user led drop in with a low cost meal, internet access, peer support, Street Jazz Dance and outings and other activities. The drop in is from 10.00 a.m. until 2.30 on Fridays at Katherine Low Settlement, 108 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3HP. Wandsworth residents only. 

Post Discharge Peer Support

Regular supportive contact and encouragement from the perspective of people who have had similar experiences. Free to Wandsworth residents recently discharged from Springfield or Queen Mary’s Hospitals.

Short Courses  

Jam Session on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Art Studio – currently free to Wandsworth residents by referral, Tuesday afternoons only. See below for prices for residents of other boroughs.

Breathe Music – Wednesday Afternoons

(phone and online only – reopens 8th September)

Residents of Merton and Wandsworth only. Free dedicated young people’s music technology/tuition/live music/recording session for 18-24 year olds who are not in employment, training or education and disadvantaged through mental ill health. Wednesday afternoons. Access by referral. Call Paul or Searahlaine for details.

Costed Activities


1:1 sessions (limited availability at present)
Music Production assistance, technology trouble shooting, tuition in bass, guitar, drums, keyboards or singing, help with course applications, arts advice of all kinds £13.50 per half hour.


band sessions including the jam (all sessions open from August 9th) 

playing music with other people is by far the most exciting and beneficial way to learn. We will find the right live music opportunity for you to play and rehearse with others.

£13.50 per two hour session includes access to all instruments and support from an experienced musician. (reduced rates for self funders).


the DJ session (open)  

Self running session with use of vinyl decks, CD decks, PA system or Serrato software for mp3s.

£12 for 3 hour session (reduced rates for self funders).


join the new art studio on the ground floor – currently Tuesdays only.  Additional projects, exhibitions and courses are free. The art studio is currently free to Wandsworth residents otherwise £10 per half day inclusive of materials (reduced rates for self funders).

More information about personal budgets

A Personal Budget is money made available by local authority social services and some NHS organisations to pay for services that people have identified will help them in their recovery. Most people coming to Sound Minds are funded by a Personal Budget of some kind.

Obtaining a Personal budget can be quite difficult and takes time so we suggest that applications are initiated as soon as possible. Personal budgets are usually arranged through NHS community mental health teams and local authority social work teams. The processes differ from borough to borough.

If you are applying for a Personal budget on behalf of a client, it is essential that you call us for a quote before making the application. Personal Budgets currently enable people to attend from the following boroughs: Richmond, Sutton, Merton, Lambeth, Southwark, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham.

Self Funding

Sound Minds has reduced rates for most services when people pay for themselves. Increasingly people are choosing to self fund which can be flexible and affordable.