SMART (Saint Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training) aims to promote mental health through purposeful activity. We offer a range of supported work and training opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment. This can help people to build both practical and personal skills and gain experience and confidence that may lead on to further employment.
SMART provides a supportive environment that gives members the opportunity to benefit from joining a social network, to rediscover and develop talents and skills and for some to move towards more independent living.
Café – SMART’s Café is open to the public from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.
SMART Members can volunteer on the Café Counter, volunteer to help in the kitchen, learn food and hygiene skills or be employed by SMART to work as a chef.
IT – Members can gain computer skills through our in-house and accredited courses. The courses start at a basic level and students can progress on to City & Guilds qualifications in office and internet skills and desk top publishing. There are also sessions on job searching and CV writing in the IT project.
Gardening - This drop-in session takes place twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays. SMART members participate in a wide range of garden based activities such as potting plants, watering, tending flowers, pulling weeds etc. SMART caters for people of all abilities and can accommodate anyone with physical difficulties.
FLORISTRY – SMART runs two floristry courses: Introduction to Floristry and Advanced Floristry. The intro course is for beginners and the advanced course for those who have completed the intro course and are looking to gain further accredited qualifications.
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT – SMART offers support to Members who are thinking about returning to employment. Working on a one-to-one basis with an advisor, Members can create CVs, job search, improve interview techniques and complete application forms.
BRIDGEBUILDING – Members can gain support in finding out about courses and voluntary opportunities in the local area. Whether it is a hobby or a way of getting back to work, the BridgeBuilding team will help Members look for new activities.
MUSIC – SMART has its own band and singing group who perform at local events and who practice on a regular basis. There is also a chance for all budding musicians to get involved on a Wednesday afternoon in the Café at the regular music sessions.
SOCIAL CLUBS - SMART runs evening sessions from Monday to Friday, 6pm - 9pm.
Monday:bingo at SMART
Wednesday: DVD night at SMART
Thursday: quiz night at SMART
Friday:trips to the cinema, museums or galleries.
SMART also hosts two sessions at the weekend. On Saturday lunch is served and followed by an afternoon of scrabble at SMART.On Sunday there is dinner, board games and newspapers also at SMART. Please see the SMART notice board to see what's on this month.
Referrals to SMART must come either from your doctor or your care coordinator. The exception to this is the social events where you can refer yourself.
To find out more visit their website
Westminster Day Services June – December 2017
Meeting point- Outside Beethoven Centre 10am B
SHP Safe Space
(available to former RSS clients only)
SHP Safe Space (card making) group available to former RSS clients only
Yoga and Mindfulness
Art and Crafts
Jewellery Workshop (first class, 23rd July)
B- Beethoven (Tues – 10C, Thurs- Hall)
A- Abbey Community Centre (Annex - Tues- Thurs, Ashley Cooper- Fri & Sun)
For more information please contact Kinga on 0207376 4668 , 07341560624, email@example.com
Last updated 11/07/2017