How can I make a referral to the Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service (for myself or for someone else)?
If you require mother tongue counselling and you / your referral is a Lambeth resident or registered with a GP in Lambeth, you will need to contact Lambeth IAPT to be referred to our MECS service. Phone: 0203 228 6747 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require mother tongue counselling and you / your referral is a Southwark resident or registered with a GP in Southwark, you will need to contact Southwark IAPT, Phone: 0203 228 2194 Email: email@example.com
If you / your referral requires mother tongue counselling and is a refugee or asylum seeker, please fill out our MECS Referral Form:
You can also download the form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will my counselling at MECS last?
The sessions are time-limited, sessions take place at the same time every week. You may be offered 6 – 12 sessions of counselling.
How much are the sessions for MECS clients?
There will be no charge for the sessions.
What languages are available at MECS?
Mother-tongue counselling is provided in the following languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, Farsi (Dari), French, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Twi and Urdu.