Our impact

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This is Rosetie

Rosetie has found a sense of purpose to her life.

Things can happen but life can move on

This is Cecelia

Cecelia, a member of the Certitude choir, has a passion for performing and is an exceptional singer.

Cecelia's got talent!

This is Richard

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Richard spoke about what he describes as a “painful and fulfilling journey."

“I want to make progress, not just make do."

This is Theo

On World Autism Awareness Day 2015, we followed Theo's fantastic achievements through his use of Certitude’s respite services.

Independence with Autism

This is Brian

Doing something I really wanted to do, with the help and support of My Breaks, was great!

A trip down memory lane

This is Jason

Identifying personal control hours has empowered Jason to take more decisions about how he lives his life.

The power of "Me" time

This is Sandra

Sandra has found new ways to build her self-esteem

Giving something back

This is Dan

Dan is making connections and finding new ways to get involved with his local community.

Ever increasing circles

This is Carmen

People respond well when I explain about my own experiences - I think it helps people if they realise the person they are talking to has been through something similar.

Joined-up thinking
Rina Deans, Community Connector

This is Rina

I love this job - it’s very satisfying to watch people make small changes to their lives which can make such a big difference.

Using personal experience to connect people

This is Trevor

Trevor works within Certitude – he supports people who have mental health needs and learning disabilities and he also leads a project going into secondary schools in London running gang awareness and prevention workshops.

Trevor's story

This is Rachel

The prospect of talking in front of the group was daunting for Rachel, “It was a bit scary at first but I surprised myself with how much I grew in confidence,” she says.

Taking Peer Mentoring Back to School

This is Sheila

A new outlook and some positive support from Certitude is enabling Shelia to connect with her sister Aileen for the first time in years.

Getting to know my sister again

This is Fikret

Fikret has made new friends and broadened his horizons with the activities he has undertaken with Certitude service, My Breaks

My Breaks: Giving life-enhancing opportunities

This is Tom

"My Time lets Tom do things that he is interested in and, perhaps most importantly, gets a choice about when he does things", say his mum

My Time has been really good for Tom’s transition

This is Manjoula

Manjoula’s life is expanding, her weekly routine is taking on a new shape and her circle of support is growing.

Ben and Manjoula's journey of discovery

This is David

In a matter of six months David's life has completely changed.

Achieving true control

This is Idris

Ten years ago Idris Ahmed was working in sales, now he leads Certitude’s award-winning project which supports Somali people to find homes and establish a life in Lambeth.

Idris' Story

This is John

John has Down’s Syndrome and few years ago he collapsed at home and was rushed into hospital with breathing difficulties. He remained in hospital for a total of four weeks and found the experience difficult and confusing.

John's Story

This is Paul

What does personalisation really mean to Paul? How easy it is for Paul to have more control over his life and the support that he needs and wants? Follow Paul's story.

Paul’s story

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