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Family Action
Supporting families since 1869

About Family Action

Family Action has been a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families since its foundation in 1869. We work with over 45,000 children and families a year by providing practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England.


A further 150,000 people benefit from our educational grants and infromation services. We tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including domestic abuse, mental health problems, learning disabilities and severe financial hardship. 


These issues have a huge impact on the wellbeing and development of children; and on the ability of parents and carers to make a positive contribution to their community.

We work with whole families to help them find solutions to problems, no matter how difficult, so that they become safer, stronger and more optimistic about their future

Wandsworth Mental Health Recovery Service

The Wandsworth Mental Health Recovery Service aims to provide support to people afected by mental health. 


What the Service Offers 


This is a new community based personal budget service for people who have mental health problems.  It is also available for many who have been recently diagnosed and who find themselves in need of practical and emotional support.  You can talk to us about any problem you have.


The Wandsworth Mental Health Recovery Service has close links with health services but is provided by Family Action, an independent organisation. Any conversation you have with us will be confidential, and no information will be passed on to anyone else without getting your permission first. The only exception is where you or someone else is considered to be at risk. You can ask to see your personal records any time.


We can help you with:


•             Difficulties with/ worries about children


•             Relationship difficulties


•             Feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation


•             Difficult decisions you need to make


•             Caring for family or friends


•             Local services, eg. childcare and welfare services


•             Family finances


•             Drugs and alcohol


•             Violence at home


•             Bereavement


•             Adult Education


•             Housing and accommodation issues



How to get in touch:


You can make an appointment by contacting your GP or another health professional, or by making a self-referral at your surgery.


Referrals to our services may be made via your GP or by completing and returning a simple referral form which may be obtained from a health professional at your surgery. Alternatively you can obtain a referral form by sending an email or by writing to us at the address below. 



Wandsworth Mental Health Recovery Service,

Family Action

c/o Lifetimes

100 Wandsworth High Street


SW18 4LA


Tel: 020 8874 0730 (Answerphone)


Family Action website:


This service is funded by:


Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group




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