Guideposts Trust

ContactLorna Cunningham

Henry Smith House
3-5 Estcourt Road
WD17 2PT
Phone:01923 223554
Fax:01923 245288
orLeslie Billy
Assistant Manager

orPamela Kelly
Office Manager

The organisation has over 25 years of experience in mental health. The day centre in Watford (Henry Smith House) and the outreach groups in Garston, Rickmansworth, Borehamwood and Potters Bar, aim to offer daytime support to people with long term mental health problems in a sociable and relaxing environment.

A befriending scheme is available in the S W Herts area (S W Herts Befriendship Scheme) for individuals who find it difficult to access a day centre or outreach group, and who have an inadequate social support network. The aim of this service is to pair individuals who have mental health problems with volunteer befrienders for social outings. Most volunteer befrienders' expenses are paid for by Guideposts Trust. They also have an e-mail Befriending Scheme.

The Co-ordinator (Suzie FaUlkner) is based in Watford and is contactable on 01923 226761.

The organisation also offers support to carers of people with mental health problems. Sessions are held once a month when guidance and support are offered.

The aims of this work are:
* To assist people to make better use of appropriate resources;
* Maintain people's mental health stability;
* Increase people's independence and facilitate integration into their communities.

A range of activities is on offer, both in and out of the centres. The service is open to people aged between 18-65(some flexibility in upper age limit). Referrals must come via Community Mental Health teams.

Opening Hours:
Monday 10.00am-3.00pm;
Tuesday 10.00am-3.00pm;
Wednesday 10.00am-7.00pm;
Thursday 10.00am-3.00pm;
Friday 10.00am-4.00pm;
Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm.

Publications: Annual Report

There is also now an employment training project at Guideposts Shop, 1 Market Street, Watford, WD18 0PA, Tel: 01923 226597.

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