Family Health Isis (FHI) is based at The Lee Centre, in the London Borough of Lewisham. The Organisation has been going for over 25 years.  Our services targets people from the African/African Caribbean community, who have been experiencing mental health Challenges.


The uniqueness of FHI stems from the fact that we are an organisation that can work within an African/African Caribbean framework.  This effectively means that the workers, Board of Directors and volunteers all have


  • an understanding and awareness of the history of African/African Caribbean people, the effects of institutional racism,

  • lifestyles and culture awareness

  • a consciousness of the interaction between African/African Caribbean people within the family

  • as well as the consciousness of the relationship between friends, teachers and being aware of the influences these have on people

  • and the dynamics of the Black child in its psychological development



FHI provides a range of activities designed to impact upon the following:


  • Assistance with attaining good health-both physical and

     mental well-being promoting self-care.


  • Developing social skills and contacts.


  • Facilitating more appropriate and better use of existing local amenities (Libraries, community education, sport and leisure etc).


  • Rebuilding self-confidence.



Family Health-Isis has adopted a holistic approach to provide services to our target communities and we acknowledge the great importance of family within the African/African Caribbean communities.  We recognise that if one member of a family experiences mental distress it has an impact on the family as a whole. Therefore we try to embrace not only the individual who comes to us as a member but encourage the family participation.


Advocacy, Counselling, and Centre Team(dropin)


Family Health Isis Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:


  • express their views and concerns

  • access information and services

  • explore choices and options

  • defend and promote their rights and responsibilities


The Drop-In centre caters for a variety of needs and provides a sense of purpose and belonging for our members and is considered as a safe place for people with mental health difficulties to go. The Drop-In Centre provides a place to find some company and support, to socialise, learn new skills and take part in creative groups and other activities. Isis Drop-in centre aims to guide our members towards a more secure way of life with practical support, activities, advocacy, a hot healthy meal and access to advice and information. 


Charity No,. 150872​​  


The aim of the Family Health ISIS organisation is to provide an African Caribbean Mental Health centre to meet the needs of African/ African Caribbean people with mental health problems in the London Borough of Lewisham.


  • The empowerment of people to take control of their lives and future - nuturing and independance.

  • The education of people to be more aware of the effects of mental ill health and to challenge all forms of oppression and ignorance that perpetuates stigma-wisdom.​

  • To encourage people of African/African Caribbean descent to realise their potential and lead active and positive lives - power.

  • To promote respect for individual's rights, dignity and humanity - caring and affirmation.


Staff Team

FHI has a staff team that comprises of full-time, part-time and  voluntary workers, as well as Social and Community Work students who are on placement with us. This rich mix enables us to provide a safe and caring environment for all who come to our Centre.

So if you, or anyone you know, could benefit from the range of  inclusive services we offer at FHI, or require further information,  please do not  hesitate to contact us.                We look forward to hearing from you.


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