Notifications & Newsletter

Mailing List and Reminders

At HSWL, we produce a monthly newsletter, send out reminders the day before each group meeting/event, and email with any important notifications about upcoming events.  We also provide a text message service from 2019 that will send reminders before each group meeting/event.  Please see below if you would like to sign up to any of these two free services.

Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, reminders, and notifications via email

For text message reminders, please inform us at the next group meeting or email us


If you previously signed up to one or both of these services and no longer wish to continue then please email us, or to be removed from the mailing list only, click on the link at the bottom of any HSWL email.


Privacy Policy

The below sets out how HSWL will use and protect any information that you give.  HSWL reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part the Website, the Information, or these Terms.  HSWL may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  It is important you check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from April 2022.  By continuing to use the Website, Mailchimp and/or Text Message Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms as amended.

What we collect

We may require basic information which identifies you as an individual (“Personal Information”), such as your name, email address, and/or telephone number, in order to enable you to take advantage of particular services that we offer above.  We will only use such Personal Information for the purposes of providing information which you have requested, or for other purposes set out in these Terms.  We process the information you have provided to us in the anticipation of entering into a contract with you for provision of services or for marketing purposes where you have consented to this.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information for the purpose of contacting you by email or text message for these above services. If you do not wish us to make use of your Personal Information in this way, please email  We will also give you the opportunity to opt out of future marketing whenever we send you marketing material. You can also opt out at any time by contacting us or informing a group facilitator at a group meeting.  Data collected in relation to newsletter signups is retained indefinitely on the ‘Mailchimp’ or ‘TextAnywhere’ Services, unless we are requested by you to delete it when you choose to unsubscribe from these services.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place secure electronic systems and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  For the purposes of online storage in servers which may be based outside the UK, it may be necessary for us to transfer your data outside of the UK.  All providers used who are non-UK based are compliant in their security, including having appropriate Standard Contractual Clauses, where necessary. In all instances, we will take all steps necessary to safeguard your information and ensure that your data protection rights are maintained.

Links to other websites

Our newsletter and website may contain links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so. Trustees of Headway South West London may be given access to any Personal Information which we collect, but their use shall be limited to the performance of their duties and in line with the reason for processing. Our employees, associates and agents who have access to your Personal Information are required to keep that information confidential and are not permitted to use it for any purposes other than to enable you to use these services.  You may request details of personal information which we hold about you.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email  If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or have any other data protection related issues or queries, please email as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you are concerned that we have breached a privacy law or code binding on us, please send an email marked “Urgent” to email . We aim to respond in a reasonable time (normally 24 hours). We will manage your complaint and will give you additional information about how it will be handled.  You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you believe we have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please see their website