Free stuff

Sound Minds Community Choir the choir meet every Monday between 4.00 p.m and 6.00 p.m. at Katherine Low Settlement Battersea High St. SW11 3HP. All levels of singing are welcome. The choir sing a range of popular music from down the ages. There is no audition Ring Searahlaine St James at Sound Minds on 020 7207 1786

Mama Low's Kitchen a user led drop in with a low cost meal, internet access, peer support, Street Jazz Dance and outings and other activities. The drop in is from 11.00 a.m. until 3.30 on Fridays at Katherine Low Settlement. Wandsworth residents only.

Post Discharge Peer Support free to Wandsworth residents who people  are discharged from  Ward 2 at Springfield Hospital in Tooting

Short Courses all our short courses are free, although we do require a £20 deposit, returnable on completion. 

1:1 music production taster sessions we can offer one hour of music production assistance by arrangement to individuals who are thinking about using Sound Minds regularly.  These are bookable on Wednesday mornings. Access is by a referral from a community mental health team or GP practice.

Happy Wednesdays

All group sessions on Wednesdays are FREE to Wandsworth residents who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Access is only by referral from a community mental heath team or GP practice. If you are unfamiliar with our service you should contact Sound Minds before referring. Please do not send people to join without a referral as they may be turned away.

2.30 - 4.30  Jam Session  Live music studio session led by George 'Skills' Stewart
1.30 - 4.00 Art Studio Use the art facilities for free (£3 charge for materials)

Young Peoples Services

During December 2018 and Jan 2019 we have a free dedicated young peoples music technology and recording session for 17-24 year olds on Wednesday afternoons. Contact Sound Minds for further information.

Costs for other activities
N.B. Reduced costs for self funders
1:1 sessions
Music Production assistance, technology trouble shooting, tuition in bass, guitar, drums, keyboards or singing, help with course applications, arts advice of all kinds  £13.50 per half hour 
band sessions including the jam 
playing music with other people is by far the most exciting and beneficial way to learn. We will find the right live music opportunity for you to play and rehearse with others.
£13.50 per two hour session includes access to all instruments and support from an experienced musician. (reduced rates for self funders)
the DJ session  
Self running session with use of vinyl decks, CD decks, PA system or Serrato software for mp3s.
£12 for 3 hour session (reduced rates for self funders)
join the depARTmental artists studio.  Additional projects, exhibitions and courses are free. £10 per half day inclusive of materials (reduced rates for self funders)
photoshop self help currently taking a break

more about Personal Budgets

A Personal Budget )PB) is money made available by local authority social services and some NHS organisations to pay for services that will help people in their recovery. Most people coming to Sound Minds are funded by a Personal Budget of some kind. Obtaining a Personal budget can be quite difficult and takes time so we suggest that applications are initiated as soon as possible. Personal budgets are usually arranged through NHS community mental health teams and local authority social work teams. The processes differ from borough to borough.

If you are applying for a Personal budget on behalf of a client, it is essential that you call us for a quote before making the application. Personal Budgets currently enable people to attend from the following boroughs: Richmond, Sutton, Merton, Lambeth, Southwark, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham.

self funding

Sound Minds has reduced rates for most services when people pay for themselves. Increasingly people are choosing to self fund which can be flexible and affordable.