The office may be closed, but we are still here to support you. If you are worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect your mental health please give us a call on 020 8770 0172, Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm.
If you are in urgent need please contact Samaritans on 116 123 or go to Helpful contacts for a list of organisations that may be able to help.
Information and Advice
Test and trace - Be aware of scams!!!
NHS Test & Trace is an important way of controlling the virus and getting people out and about again. To find out how to tell a genuine NHS call from a scammer read our test and trace scams post.
Orchid Mental Health Emergency Service
In urgent need of Mental Health support but worried about going to A&E? The Orchid Mental Health Emergency Service is a new service for patients of all ages with mental health problems who would otherwise have gone to A&E in Sutton or South West London. Ring the Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000 or go to https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/our-services/find-a-service/service/orchid-mhes
24/7 Mental health support line
South West London & St George's Mental Health Support Line offers support when you’re in crisis. It's open 24/7 for everyone in Sutton, (also Wandsworth, Merton, Richmond and Kingston), if you have urgent Mental Health issues, whether you've been in contact with the Trust before or not. Ring the Menal Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000 or go to https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/patients-carers/crisis-support/mental-health-support-line
Silvercloud online talking therapies are free to people living in Sutton and South West London.
As COVID-19 disrupts our daily routines and creates a new level of stress, it is important to prioritise mental health & wellbeing. Silvercloud is especially designed to offer mental health support for anyone dealing with difficult emotions and situations, brought on by COVID-19. Log in at https://nhs.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/ Access code: SWLSTG2020
Home Learning programme available from the Recovery College
In direct response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Recovery College has developed a range of home learning courses for you to access and absorb at your own pace. For further information go to https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/about-our-courses
Are you struggling with debt?
If you need help with debt don’t struggle alone. Call Citizens Advice Sutton for a telephone appointment with a Specialist Debt Advisor at a time convenient to you. Contact 020 8405 3552 Mon to Fri, 9am - 5pm or online at https://www.suttonalps.org.uk
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service Offers free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help you with your decisions about careers, courses and work. Call 0800 100 900 or use webchat 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week, or visit the website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Staying active can be good for your mental health, especially during these difficult times - try and add some physical activity into your daily routine. Here are some ideas of physical activities whether you are staying at home or going outside.
Enjoy a walk around your local area. Sutton’s Heritage site has guides on walks focused around the history of Cheam and Carshalton.
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