ASCA- Addiction Support and Care Agency is an established local community-based organisation providing a range of confidential support services in Richmond and Kingston. Offer one to one counselling and group services for alcohol and drug misusers, people experiencing process addictions eg computer gaming, gambling, sex, pornography, carers, family members, friends and anyone affected by the addiction of others, people in recovery from addiction who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, and people experiencing mild mental health issues eg anxiety/depression, that are under the current management of a mental health professional and/or GP. 

Alzheimers Society Kingston - offer Dementia Advisers, Dementia Support Workers, Carers' Support Group, therapeutic singing group, free workshops & drop in advice sessions at Surbiton Health Centre. Call 0203513514 or email for more information.  

Books on prescription Self-help books recommended by GPs and health professionals to help people with mild to moderate mental health problems learn more about them and provide steps to overcoming their symptoms and regaining their lives. The books can be used on their own or with other forms of treatment. Individuals who feel that books on prescription can be of help should talk to their GP for more information. Local libraries can be contacted at the following telephone numbers: Kingston Library 020 8547 6400, Hook and Chessington Library, The Hook Centre 020 8547 6480, Surbiton Library 020 8547 6444, or via email to  

FAST MINDS - a group of people dedicating time to helping you understand ADHD and how it is managed. Run support groups, informal and formal presentations and coaching sessions. Have a weekly group in Kingston Quaker Centre on Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm. Email 

The Fircroft Trust - provides a friendly and welcoming environment, where individuals can undertake various activities including art, yoga and gardening. We offer support and help to improve your mental health and wellbeing. You can self-referral or can be medically referred. 

Islamic Resource Centre - a charitable organisation offering free services to the community in a number of languages including; English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and Persian. IRC is an equal opportunity project aimed at meeting the needs of the community. It provides health advice, a bookshop, counselling, legal advice, youth counselling and volunteering, education for children 6 - 15 years. ESOL Classes and also runs a befriending service. Tek 020 8549 5499. 

Kaleidoscope - provide life-enhancing services to people in their communities. In particular, they provide support to people with drug and alcohol problems in a friendly relaxed environment where they can offer information and advice. They are open Monday to Friday 11 am to 12.30 pm for ‘Drop In’ sessions where you can get a hot drink and some toast. In the afternoons between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, they have more structured session including arts and crafts, baking, film club and board games.  

Kingston Advice Centre - Information and advice giving charity for a range of topics for the local community 

KAG - Kingston Advocacy group help vulnerable people have a say in decisions that affect them and how they live their lives. KAG provides independent advocacy support at no direct cost to individuals who have a learning disability or mental health issue.  

Kingston Wellbeing Service - provides treatments for residents of Kingston aged 18 years and over with drug and alcohol problems as well as ‘talking therapies’ for those with anxiety and depression. Contact your GP to be referred.  

Kingston Women's Centre - Provide a safe confidential space where you can talk about anything in your life that may be uncomfortable, confusing or painful without fear of judgement. Offer weekly counselling for up to two years to manage difficult feelings, find new ways of relating to yourself and others, support you through life crises or life changes. 

Mind in Kingston - Local Mind Association affiliated to National Mind. Provide a range of services to local Mental Health Service Users in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.  

RASAC- Rape Crisis South London provide face-to-face counselling for women aged 13 and above, who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in any of the South London boroughs. The service is provided regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture or socio economic background. Their aim is to help reduce the debilitating impact of sexual violence and help women achieve the life they want to. 

Recovery College -  provides a range of courses and resources for patients, families, friends, carers, and staff. The college aims to support people become experts in their own self-care. 

Relate - Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Relate London South West is a charity entirely devoted to building stronger relationships. They can help you, your partner and family with breakups, arguments, affairs, sexual problems, step-families, retirement, new baby… anything that has an effect on your relationships. 

RISE (Recovery Initiative Social Enterprise) - RISE is a social enterprise, community interest company, but first and foremost, it is a community. They hold a weekly Community Cafe - open to all which provides free food & drinks, games, poetry and more - every Wednesday 1 pm to 4 pm in the Kingston Quaker Centre. 

Samaritans Kingston- provide emotional support to callers in the local community (Kingston, Surbiton, Esher, New Malden and Richmond) since 1968.  As well as speaking to people via telephone, email and text, they also see visitors face to face in the branch. Volunteers are trained to be good listeners, to be sensitive to callers' distress and to explore feelings, including those which may lead to suicidal thoughts.  They do not tell you what to do, but by listening and talking through your feelings, they hope to help you get through difficult times.  You don't need to be experiencing suicidal feelings to contact them; however if you are, you can be sure of an understanding and non-judgmental listening ear. 

Staywell - Offer a range of services and projects, both centre-based and in the community, designed to support people's independence and help them stay well. 

YMCA - provides support to vulnerable and homeless young people, and offer a range of inclusive activities for all members of the community including children, youth, and families. YMCA Hawker, YMCA Surbiton, and YMCA Wimbledon provide hostel accommodation, soft play, children’s activities and health and wellbeing services.