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About Us

We are here for people in Sutton whose mental health has had a severe impact on their lives.

About Us

We are here for people in Sutton whose mental health has had a severe impact on their lives.

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What we do

In normal times, we run a drop-in service in Belmont which is open 5 days across the week.  We offer a home cooked lunch, advice, support and activities based around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.

Through our Intentional Peer Support service, we offer non-judgemental emotional support for individuals and groups.  For those experiencing mental and emotional distress this can be a real lifeline.

We also support people who use mental health services to have a voice in the designing and commissioning of the services they receive, through Sutton 1in4 and Sutton Mental Health Commissioning Advisory Group.

Our quarterly magazine, The Voyager, is written, compiled, and edited by our service users. It provides a comprehensive and regularly updated directory of local mental health services as well as entertaining articles, opinion pieces, art and poetry.

We try to put the views of the people who use our services at the heart of all we do; our staff and volunteers have all lived and/or shared experience of mental distress, which helps make our service supportive and inclusive.

During the lockdown we have had to move to a telephone service and we are beginning to develop our activities online.  This has meant taking great strides in our use of technology, and we are now working to extend this to the people who use our services.

Our Team

Staff

Ovie Oboh
Operational Service Manager
Ovie.Oboh@smhf.org.uk

Carol Jacques
Intentional Peer Support Manager & Community Lead
Carol.Jacques@smhf.org.uk

Lisa Lancefield
User Engagement & Co-Production Adviser
Lisa.Lancefield@smhf.org.uk

Karen Simpson
Administrator & Intentional Peer Support Worker
Admin@smhf.org.uk

Jane Isaac
Admin Assistant
Jane.Isaac@smhf.org.uk

Sabine Green
Cook & Support Worker
Sabine.Green@smhf.org.uk

Mandy Oldfield
Support Worker
Mandy.Oldfield@smhf.org.uk

Fiona Denton
Intentional Peer Support Worker & Trainer
Fiona.Denton@smhf.org.uk

Danielle Gardner
IT/Data Assistant &  Intentional Peer Support Worker
Danielle.Gardner@smhf.org.uk

Teresa Devereaux
IT/Data Assistant & Intentional Peer Support Worker
Teresa.Devereaux@smhf.org.uk

Volunteers

We also have a dedicated and hard working volunteer team, Hearing Voices group facilitators and Intentional Peer Support team. If you are interested in getting involved then please contact us.
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Our Vision

A community in Sutton which values mental wellbeing and understands how to respond positively to anxiety and distress.

We work together to promote mental wellbeing, resilience and recovery from mental distress.

Our core values

  • We do all that we can to keep people safe.
  • We always welcome and listen to people who want to take part in what we do.
  • We work together to achieve our goals, respecting the views and beliefs of others and their right to be different.
  • We are honest with each other and behave responsibly and with integrity.
  • We acknowledge and resolve disagreements.
  • We are resilient and encourage each other when things are difficult.
  • We respect each others work and are open to innovation and new ideas.

How we work

  • We offer safe places for people to meet and seek support without being judged.
  • We learn together and use our experience to understand ourselves better, to grow and to share.
  • We support each other, recognising that everyone has something to give.