CORONA VIRUS – REOPENING
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.
on Sound Minds Community Choir (Zoom only until September 13th, new members welcomed) All are welcome to join our choir meeting every Monday at 4.00 p.m on Zoom and from 13th September from 4.00 – 6.00 p.m. at Katherine Low Settlement Battersea High St. SW11 3HP. 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 (sorry invitation only until Friday 13th August) From 13th August we reopen 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. Wandsworth residents only.
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 (limited 1 : 1 tuition only until further notice)
Jam Session on Thursdays – no date to re-open yet – watch this space
Art Studio – currently free to Wandsworth residents by referral. Tuesday afternoon only until September. 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.
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.
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.