Mental Health Recovery Support Service

What we offer?

Mental Health Recovery Support Service provides emotional and practical support to adults with severe mental health problems from the Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Eastern Europeans Turkish communities in Hackney.

Our aim is to prevent and reduce hospital admissions and re-admissions by providing bilingual culturally sensitive support to those with mental health problems.

We support clients by arranging psychiatrist appointments, home visits in emergencies, attending CPA meeting and improving service users’ access to mental health and social services. We organise monthly awareness sessions (for service users) to increase awareness and knowledge about mental health issues and to tackle the stigma attached to them.

We also provide consultancy in terms of cultural, religious and otherwise sensitivities, traditions and aspirations of people from our communities to professionals working with our communities.


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Who can benefit from this service?

This is an adult (16 and plus) service for Turkish speaking people with mental health problems, their carers and family members from the Kurdish, Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and EU Turkish Communities, who reside and/or are registered with a GP in Hackney.

How to refer to us?

We accept referrals in writing from GPs, other Health and Social Care Professionals, Locality Mental Health Teams and Adult Mental Health Services across Hackney.

Where we provide our support sessions?

We provide our one-to-one sessions in several GP surgeries in the City and Hackney area. As part of our service we accompany our clients in different Mental Health settings. We also organize social events and outings (tour/trip) in and around London.

Confidentiality and Data Protection

All those employed at Derman perform their duties within a framework of confidentiality. Personal information given to GPs, other professionals and staff by users will not be passed on to anyone outside of the service except where there is a legal requirement to do so i.e. where there are child protection issues or where there is threat of self-harm or harm to another individual.

Take a look at our “Your Personal Information and How It is Used” leaflet for more information on Confidentiality and Data Protection.

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