Support can take many forms – and one of the best is mutual support. At SMHF people support each other through regular contact, Intentional Peer Support and the Hearing Voices Group. We are outward-looking and try to establish contact with new people through our relationships with social work teams, GPs and the local Mental Health Trust.
Underlying all that we do is a set of values that puts people first. We aim to be service-user led, to provide a safe and supportive environment where people can take steps to improve their wellbeing.
Support in Sutton
SMHF offer a range of mental health support services for adults within the local community.
POLISH YOUR WELLBEING
Polish Your Wellbeing was set up in October 2018, by one of our Intentional Peer Support Workers. This was in order to support the local Polish community, to prevent isolation, loneliness and to build connections.
INTENTIONAL PEER SUPPORT
Working on the model devised by Shery Mead, we have trained a number of people who use mental health services in Sutton as Intentional Peer Support Workers helping support people in in our local community.
SUTTON HEARING VOICES NETWORK
We use the term “hearing voices” as a convenience, but it encompasses a whole spectrum of hearing voices and noises, seeing and feeling things that other people cannot. In psychiatric terms these are called hallucinations...