Groups

You'll find a whole range of activites to take part in at the Copleston Centre. 

We've organised groups into a few categories to help you find what interests you.

Arts and culture
Community groups
Faith Partners
Activities for older people
Activities for young people and families
Wellbeing, health and fitness

We also support the following groups who run their groups from the centre:

Creative Therapies

The Copleston Centre has a well-established track record for community based activities and services for people with mental health concerns. We provide a wide range of classes and sessions which bring people together. We offer a self, welcoming space where people can socialise and get in touch with their creative side. They are open to everyone, so please come along and find out more. 

“It’s an opportunity to be yourself, in a social environment, but with no pressure,” explains Walter, who comes to various Creative Therapies sessions. “You can be as quiet as you want, you can engage as much as you want, it’s a very nice environment.”

You can hear Walter talk about his experiences at the centre in this video. 

The best way to find out is to see for yourself. We have a range of open-access services such as:

Wednesday Drop-in (10.30am–12.30pm)
A relaxed, friendly and inclusive atmosphere to enjoy a social space with games, healthy snacks, and with some creative therapies available. Everybody is welcome; come and check us out!

Thursday Pilates (1.00–2.00pm)
Gentle stretching and exercise to improve physical and mental fitness.

Thursday Art Cafe (2.15–3.45pm)
An open session where anyone of any ability is encouraged to express themselves through a range of media and techniques.
 
In addition we provide therapeutic services, for which an assessment must be carried out:
Art Therapy (Thursdays 12.00–1.30pm over 10 weeks), and Counselling Service (individual and group sessions available on Mondays). To make an appointment please telephone: 020 7732 3435, or e-mail: counselling@coplestoncentre.org.uk

Peckham Citizens

Copleston Church & Community Centre is one of the founder members of Peckham Citizens, an alliance of civic institutions that work together tackle social injustice locally. We put people in Peckham at the forefront of making their neighbourhood a fairer and better place for all.

The current focus of our work is on affordable housing, specifically to ensure that the London Borough of Southwark honours its pledges. Additionally we are actively campaigning to ensure the redevelopment of the Aylesham Centre will be something of real benefit to the people and communities of Peckham, and are currently promoting a Petition against a Tower in PeckhamWe’re currently on nearly 3,500 signatures and getting noticed! Please add your name to the petition.

Peckham Citizens is part of the national charity Citizens UK, which organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. It develops the leadership capacity of members so they can hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them. 

To keep up-to-date on the latest news, follow @PeckhamCitizens on Twitter.

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

The main office for the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS) is here at the Copleston Centre. SDCAS is a Southwark-wide charity that operates three drop-in sessions across the borough, one of which is here at the Copleston Centre on Tuesdays from 12.30–5pm.

The centre take a holistic approach to supporting asylum seekers and refugees by providing hot lunches, an advice service, and various therapeutic, practical and creative classes and activities.

For more information please visit their website.