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National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

Imagining Futures: arts and wellbeing

 Community-based venues, currently Mountview Drama Academy in Peckham

Contact information: 

Michael Rutter Centre

De Crespigny Park

Text or call: 07493 272 294



Referrals are accepted from:
young person direct referral, schools, local child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), social services, youth offending teams, third sector youth support services


Imagining Futures is a 30-week group workshop programme combining mental wellness strategies and arts practice for young women with emotional distress and/or at risk of self-harm or social exclusion living in Lambeth or Southwark.

Imagining Futures uses drama, creative writing, music, photography and film combined with evidenced-based dialectical behaviour therapy skills and mindfulness to support mental wellness, inclusion and resilience in young women aged 14 to 18 years old.

The project supports young women whose immediate and longer-term mental health may be affected by issues including emotional distress, self-harm, social or school exclusion, exploitation, vulnerability, trauma and deprivation.

The annual rolling workshop programme is a collaboration between the CAMHS At-Risk and Forensic Service and community arts venues in south London. It is a grant-funded pilot currently supported by Guys and St Thomas’ Trust charitable foundation.

Workshops will run from Sep 2020 to May 2021


If you want to make an application or referral, download and complete our application form, and then email it back to us at