About SACIOur vision is to create a community of interest of individuals to promote and advance a holistic mental well being programme for people suffering from, at risk of, or otherwise affected by stress and anxiety.
Stress and Anxiety Communities Involvement (SACI) is a charitable organisation formed in 2014, initially under the name Social Anxiety Communities Involvement.
The vision is to create a community of interest of individuals to promote and advance a holistic mental well being programme for people suffering from, at risk of, or otherwise affected by stress and anxiety.
SACI belongs to membership organisations that bring together voluntary organisations including Merton Voluntary Service Council, Croydon Voluntary Action and Wandsworth Voluntary Sector Forum.
We provide a structured programme including organising physical, social and educational activities, and workshops to improve emotional wellbeing and life prospects. SACI also delivers information, advice and advocacy to stress and anxiety sufferers.
Our unique selling point is that SACI comprises people with lived experience of acute stress and anxiety who draw on their experience to offer empathetic help to other sufferers.
Our Services are open to all individuals and groups regardless of their disability, race, ethnic origin, culture, socio-economic background, gender, sexuality, religion, creed, marital status and age.
A group of people with lived experiences of living with stress and anxiety formed SACI a user-led organisation to explore added and or alternative ways of obtaining support for recovery from their long-term condition. The group expressed frustration over the limited or lack of support sufferers receive in the care and management of their condition from the NHS.
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing: Swimming can reduce stress levels and improve emotional health
Physical Health: Cycling and dancing can improve physical heath and brain functioning
Knowledge and Skills: Learning can offer individuals and group activities to explore experiences and develop coping mechanisms.
Social Relationships: Socialising can help people build confidence in a range of social situations