Community Update – February 2019

Issue content:

The Dragon Cafe
Time & Talents
South London Cares
Primary Care Navigator (PCN) updates
Calls for suggestions and the QHS website


The Dragon Cafe

St George the Martyr, Dragon Cafe, The Crypt, Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA

The Dragon Café is the flagship project of Mental Fight Club. It aims to be an open, welcoming group which puts on exciting, well-organised and inspirational creative events and programmes as well as simply being a place to be. It is a highly effective antidote to the loneliness and isolation which is so often prevalent in those who have been affected by mental illness.
A relaxing café and imaginative space, open to all, the Dragon Café is located in Borough and open every Monday from 12 midday to 8.30 pm.The Dragon Café provides an affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of creative and well-being activities, all of which are free and open to all.No enrollment is required for groups, just turn up and take part, as much or as little as you like. There is lift access from street level to the crypt.For more information, please visit their website.


Time & Talents

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Road, SE16 4JE

Social Contact Group, Tuesdays 1-3pm

This is a group for older women with mental health needs. It provides a supportive environment in which group members can socialisem chat and take part in regular contact. Members of the group undergo an assessment before joining.  To find out more please email Cindy or call 020 7232 5668.


Strength and Balance – Keep Fit, Wednesday 3.45-4.45pm

Come join this fun exercise session for over 50s with a focus on maintaining strength and balance! The session costs £3. For more information contact Ollie or call 020 7232 5668. The leaflet for this class can be found here.


South London Cares

Pub Club – Tuesday 5 February, 6-8pm

The Old Red Lion, 42 Kennington Park Road, SE11, 4RS

Come on in from the cold weather and cosy up with a refreshing free drink at our monthly pub club. Swap stories and jokes with your pals and raise a glass to new friendships.



Technology Workshop – Monday 11 February, 2.30-4.30pm

John Marshall Christ Church Southwark, 27 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NY

Want to improve your confidence with your phone, tablet or laptop? Come along for a cuppa and bring your gadgets and technology-related questions with you! Train: Southwark Bus: 45, 338, 63 (get off at Stamford Street). Look out for a red brick church and head down the left-hand side for the church hall entrance.



Quiz Club, Tuesday 12 February, 6.30-8.30pm

Darwin Court, 1 Crail Row, Walworth, SE17 1AD

Put your knowledge to the test and find a good use for all those facts at our monthly quiz club. Team up with your neighbours and laugh your way to victory at this evening of fun and games.



Bollywood Dance Workshop, Tuesday 19 February, 6:30-8pm

St.Philip’s Church Hall, Avondale Square, SE1 5PD

Be transported to South Asia as we are joined by a professional Bollywood dancer for a thrilling evening of dance. Learn some new moves, enjoy the music or just come along for a tea to enjoy the atmosphere. Absolutely no experience necessary! Emily will be running this club.

For all clubs, please call 0207 118 0404 to let us know you would like to come. For more information about loads more events being held in Southwark by South London Cares this month, please click here.



PCN updates 

  • We are pleased to welcome 11 new PCNS! Thank you for attending our training event on 17 January at Cambridge House. We hope you found it useful!
  • Please see this guide for when to contact SAIL. The SAIL team can be contacted on 0207 358 4077 or by email.
  • The Southwark Wellbeing Hub is a useful directory when looking for information and signposting.


Calls for suggestions and the QHS website

Please let us know if there are any types of activities or social clubs that you would like us to gather more information on. Perhaps a number of your patients have been asking about ukulele clubs, ballroom dancing or walking football; let us know and we’ll have a look at what’s going on in our community. If you have any thoughts or suggestions then please email us.

Additionally, these updates are now available through the QHS website, found under ‘Latest News’