Coronavirus Support

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

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

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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

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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

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

Staying Active

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.

Going Outside

May is Local & Community History Month - the perfect excuse for a heritage walk around your local area! Sutton’s Heritage site has guides on walks focused around the history of Cheam and Carshalton.

For free downloadable documents ranging from informative to fun  go to http://tiny.cc/o6sdoz

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    Why not combine National Walking Month and Local & Community History Month by taking a stroll or cycle along the Wandle Trail in May.

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    Staying Indoors

    Here are some ideas for simple activities you can do at home without any exercise equipment, most of them can be adapted for all ages and abilities:

    • spend less time sitting - try not to sit in the same position for more than an hour;
    • walk up and down your stairs;
    • do some housework;
    • put on some music and have a dance;
    • find an online exercise workout - seated workouts are available.