Grenfell Recovery Strategy

Emotional Health and Wellbeing support for Adults

Through the Grenfell Recovery programme, the Council supports a range of providers to deliver targeted emotional health and wellbeing support for adults in the community. 

During a wide-ranging consultation and engagement exercise conducted in February and March 2021, we heard the views from over 130 service users, residents, providers and other partners, and used this feedback to reshape the offer of emotional health and well being support for adults:

  • We  extended and enhanced the previous Together for Grenfell (T4G) provision, supporting providers to increase the reach and impact of their services and helping to fill gaps identified in the consultation, such as support for older adults and men.
  • We introduced a new Peer Support programme which provides opportunity for local people to come together to support one another in recovery. 

Together for Grenfell

Together for Grenfell is an overarching project involving four providers working together to create flexible, adaptable and culturally sensitive mental health and wellbeing support services for those affected by the Grenfell tragedy. The projects work in collaboration with local people and offer personalised services that are built around the needs of local residents. They pay particular attention to the diversity of the local community to ensure the services are culturally appropriate to meet residents’ needs.

Providers work with partners across NHS, the Council and local providers to ensure appropriate support and access to services is available to residents to meet individual needs.  

Al Hasiniya 

Al Hasiniya provides a culturally appropriate counselling offer to support the mental health of individuals from Arabic speaking communities in RBKC who have been impacted by the Grenfell tragedy. The new arrangements also involve facilitating group sessions and workshops for older adults and men to address isolation and wellbeing themes 

  • Al Hasaniya - Bays 4&5 Trellick Tower, Golborne Road, W10 5PL
  • Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5pm, and every other Sunday for “Ayam Zaman Elderly Club (Registered Members Only). 
  • Call Al Hasaniya on 0208 969 2292, or email on contact@al-hasaniya.org.uk
Al Manaar

Al Manaar provide 1-2-1 Counselling and group therapy sessions  to local communities and residents in RBKC who have been impacted by the Grenfell tragedy. 

  • Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, W10 5YG
  • For more information call 020 8964 1496 or email info@mchc.or.uk
Making Communities Work and Grow (MCWG)

MCWG provides culturally appropriate 1-2-1 counselling and group sessions, and activities for 16-21 year olds in RBKC who have been impacted by the Grenfell Tragedy, supporting them with emotional health and wellbeing outcomes.

  • MCWG, 19 Golborne Road, North Kensington, London, W10 5NY
  • Call MCWG directly on 0208 969 0722 or e-mail info@mcwg.org.uk.
Midaye

Counselling, mentoring, health and wellbeing activities and peer support for local communities in North Kensington of Somali and Arabic speaking backgrounds who have been impacted by the Grenfell tragedy and wider Kensington community.

  • Midaye Somali Development Network, Office 4, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL 
  • Administrative hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm; 
  • Office based activities run between 10am and 5pm Monday to Thursday. 
  • Call Midaye directly on 020 8969 7456 or email contact@midaye.org.uk

Peer Based Support Programme

In addition to agreeing new arrangements for the Together for Grenfell project, the Council recently launched a new peer-based support programme, with projects beginning in January and February 2022. The programme aims to support community-led recovery from the Grenfell tragedy, building on community strengths to improve health and wellbeing for local people by:

  • Commissioning established local providers and existing community groups to run new peer based support initiatives for adults, with a focus on trauma-informed and recovery-focused approaches.
  • Providing opportunities for new or emerging resident and user-led groups to establish new grassroots peer support groups.
Current programmes
Skill up at the Shed

Delivered by Acava at Maxilla Men’s shed. It provides specialist courses in carpentry, wood carving, up cycling and upholstery.

For more information, please contact rasha.el-sady@acava.org

Community Group Therapy

Delivered by Our Power Hub and provides weekly health and well being sessions, and a range of activities. 

For more information, please contact
info@ourpowerhub.org or 020 3417 3323

Community Football For All

A weekly community football programme and outings delivered by Minds United at Westway Sports and Fitness Centre. It is open to all people aged 16 and above. 

For more information, please contact info@mindsunitedfc.com.

JNC Fitness

Delivers a weekly fitness programme for RBKC residents who have been impacted by the Grenfell Tragedy and Covid.

For more information, please contact 
jncfitness@hotmail.com.

Express yourself

Delivered by Renegade Theatre and provides acting and theatre making workshops for local residents. The programme will conclude with a public performance at Venture Community Association. 

For more information, please contact
natasha.renegadetheatre@gmail.com or 07881 86 08 02.

The Space

A ‘3-in-1 peer support package’  which runs every quarter and provides a safe space to speak and share, as well as a range of sessions covering health and well being topics.

For more information, please contact
office@214space.org.uk or
0800 047 8161.

If you want to know more about the adults provision or would like to share ideas about peer support, please contact Shazia Ghani at

Last updated: 23 February 2022