Local Services open over Christmas 2013

We’ve put together a list of local services that are open over Christmas. We’ve started with ourselves and our opening times!


Address: The Basement, 15, Gertrude Street, London, SW10 0JN
Tel: 020 7376 4668

Services: Promotes mental health through purposeful activities. SMART offers work, training and social opportunities to people with mental illness. The public café offers drop-in services every day.

Open on Christmas Day from 10am – 4pm for a free drop-in (open to everyone) and for Christmas Day dinner at 1pm for those who reserve a place. Please note: We have now sold out of Christmas Lunch places.


Tuesday 24th December
Wednesday 25th December
Thursday 26th December
Friday 27th December
Saturday 28th December
Sunday 29th December
Monday 30th December
Tuesday 31st December
Wednesday 1st January
Thursday 2nd January


10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm


6pm – 9pm
6pm – 9pm
6pm – 9pm

Earl’s Court Community Project

Address: Saint Barnabas Church, 23 Addison Road, London W14 8LH
Tel: 020 7471 7030

Services: Centre will be running Christmas activities and provide free Christmas lunch on Christmas Day.

Open on 23rd (15:00-18.30), 24th (16:00-19:00) and 25th December (15:00-19:00). Closed from 26th December till 14th January 2013.

St. Cuthbert’s Earl’s Court

Address: 50 Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9EB
020 7835 1389

Closed on Christmas Eve. Open Christmas Day 12-30-15.30. Free lunch served at 13:00. Open to everybody.

Closed on 26th and 31st December and 1st January 2013. Open on 27th& 28th December 2012 and 2nd January 2013 (10.30-15.30).

South Community Recovery Team

Address: Chelsea Chambers 262A Fulham Road, LONDON, SW10 9EL
Tel: 020 7349 6500

Services: Provides services to people with mental health problems in the community.

Closed on 25th -26th December 2012 and 1st Jan 2013.

Other Useful Contact Numbers

BEAT – Information for people affected by eating disorders

Tel: 0845 634 1414.
Offering a helpline service. Also offer support groups, postal and email contacts.
Open Monday-Friday 10:30 – 20:30, Saturday 13:00 – 16:30

MDF – Helpline for people with Bipolar disorder

Tel: 0845 634 0540
Also offer membership, legal advice, self-help groups, publications and travel insurance.
Open Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 17:00

MIND infoline

Tel: 0845 766 0163
Information service for users of mental health services, carers, professionals and the public. Also offer factsheets and publications
Open Monday – Friday 09:15 – 17:15

No Panic – Helpline for people experiencing anxiety disorders

Tel: 0808 808 0545
Also run self-help groups and provide a range of support and information to those affected, families and carers
Open Monday- Sunday 10:00 – 22:00

Samaritans – Helpline offering emotional support

Tel: 0845 790 9090
Offering support to people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Open every day, all day.

SANELINE – National out-of-hours mental health helpline

Tel: 0845 767 8000
Providing information and emotional support to anyone affected by mental health issues.
Open Monday – Sunday 13:00 – 23:00

Shelter – Free housing advice line

Tel: 0808 800 4444
Providing information and advice for people who are homeless or with a housing problem.
Open Monday – Sunday 08:00 – 00:00


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