UPDATE: Hestia’s Mental Health service opens its doors to the Grenfell Community

Photo source: Sky News

Tuesday 18th July, 2017

Everyone at Hestia is mourning the loss of over 80 people in the Grenfell Tower fire. Seven people who use Hestia’s Mental Health Services in RBKC lived in Grenfell Tower and tragically one died with her son.

Hestia has been working closely with both the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the local community to support all those affected by the fire. Hestia’s Outreach team, along with many volunteers, are supporting survivors, the bereaved and those evacuated from the surrounding area at our day centres and at the community donation centre at Aklam Village.   In addition they are representing survivors at the Westway Assistance Centre where survivors can collect food and clothing. Many survivors are very traumatised and find the process distressing as the centre is next to Grenfell Tower: Hestia are helping them through this process.

Hestia are offering drop in, psychological first aid, counselling and support groups which can be accessed by anyone in the community. This includes practical and emotional support, such as what parents can tell their children about fire safety and coming to terms with the tragedy, supporting local parents to be comfortable and confident in talking to their children about the fire.

Temporary accommodation has been offered by Hestia at two of our day centres.

Get in touch:

Lindsey Rennard (Director of Fundraising & Communications)

Email: lindsey.rennard@hestia.org

Call: 0207 378 3100  //  07875 672 429