As we mark the 5th anniversary of the Grenfell fire, we continue to remember and reflect.
If you need support, you can call us on 020 7376 4668 or 07341 560 625
You can also click here for information about activities and support during this week: Grenfell Events & Support 2022
Can you relate to any of the questions above?
Then why not come along to this session?
There’ll be a talk, free resources, and an opportunity to discuss further support.
SMART will be closed over the Jubilee weekend, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. We’ll be back to normal opening hours on Monday 6th June.
If you, or someone you know, needs support over the weekend, you can contact one of the services listed on our Urgent Help page.
There are lots of activities and events going on over the Jubilee weekend and beyond, so we’ve put information about some of them together, should you want to join in the celebrations. Just click on the links below.
Position: Young Adults Navigator
- Looking for full time, meaningful work?
- Wanting to be part of an amazing team?
- Passionate about supporting people with experience of mental health difficulties?
- Interested in working with a diverse group of people?
Have you got…
- Lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges?
- Paid or unpaid experience of working in a health and social care setting?
- An interest in developing knowledge of community services and organisations that promote recovery, change and hope?
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join a new Young Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing Partnership team. The ‘Young Adults Navigator’ will work on a 1:1 basis with those aged between 16 and 25, offering peer support, assistance with practical issues, and empowerment to take an active role in their care.
Through the sharing of your own lived experiences you will support service users to regain control over their lives, their decisions and their own unique recovery journey.
Employed by SMART, you will work with Community Living Well ( a partnership between NHS Integrated Mental Health services and voluntary sector organisations) to support people across Kensington, Chelsea, and Westminster.
The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Loneliness – how to cope, and sharing our tips & experiences.
At SMART, we’ll be extending our opening hours this week, (Monday 9th & Thursday 12th May, 10.30am – 4.00pm) to enable more opportunities for all of us to connect, as well as providing activities and resources.
We’d love to see you, and want to hear your advice and experiences, so please do come down and join us.
For more information, contact Sarah on 07341 560 625, or email email@example.com.
We have some exciting new opportunities available within the SMART Team:
Barista (2 posts)
Full training will be provided for this role.
An experienced builder, you will be working with our members to co-facilitate DIY projects within and around SMART.
You will be managing the business side of a community bakery. Full training will be provided for this role
An experienced chef, you will be leading the development of our café, and catering projects.
Full training will be provided for this role.
If you’re interested in any of these roles, please email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
All pay will be disclosed on request.
On 15th December, we held our first Christmas Carols & Crafts get-together! It was a great opportunity for a lot of us to see one another in person, and socialise with old friends, after a long period of not having done so.
Fortunately for us, especially considering the time of the year, the weather was mild, so we were able to hold our event, as planned, in Gillian’s garden (the small garden on the hospital side of SMART).
We had a craft stall set up for people to buy lots of goodies, including Christmas cards and jewellery made by our members during our recent “Crafts for Christmas” sessions, as well as the ever-popular spider plants, and SMART cookies. A fantastic amount of money was raised, and it’ll be used to support SMART’s ongoing work.
Aside from the craft stall, we had mulled apple juice, hot food, awesome Christmas sing-alongs, Sharon won our best outfit prize, magic from Magic, and Santa came along to give out gifts.
A good time was had by all, and hopefully we’ll be able to come together again like this soon.
In early 2022, SMART is planning to launch Holdfast Bakery in Chelsea – an innovative social enterprise which aims to support local employment, whilst delivering fresh made, sustainable bread, directly to the doors of local residents.
We are currently undertaking community consultation across Kensington & Chelsea to identify demand for a community bakery and other social enterprises, and would really appreciate any feedback that will help us kick-start baking and buying local in the surrounding area.
Please follow this link to complete our consultation survey, which will take under 3 minutes to complete: https://bit.ly/3vR0j4Z .
We’ll be taking a little break over the Easter weekend, but we’ll back to normal opening hours starting from Tuesday 6th April. Online sessions will continue as normal during this period.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th April: Closed
6th April: SMART resumes, office and phones open
If you, or someone you know, needs support while SMART’s closed, please visit our Urgent Help page for services that you can reach out to.