Issue 7

Sutton Mental Health Foundation

Welcome to our October 2020 Newsletter

Our service is changing…
We are continuing our telephone support service, but if you need to see someone face to face you can now book an appointment with a support worker.  It could be for practical help - like filling in a form, for crisis support, or for a much needed chat.  Each appointment lasts an hour.  If you need internet access, you can also make a booking to use one of our computers for an appointment, a meeting, to check your emails or even for for some online shopping. Our citizens advice sessions, and other online activities are all continuing as before.
For more information, or to book an appointment go online at or call 020 8770 0172. We hope to offer more face to face activities in the near future, depending on the changing situation – so keep watching this space.

Other news and events
This month we are launching an important consultation on a Crisis Café for Sutton - please take a few minutes to fill in our on-line survey and give us your views on what this service should look like. 

If you are out and about, come and see us at Wallington Farmers' Market on October 10th - we'll be telling people about our service and raffling a delicious hamper of food to raise money for the Mayor's charities.  This month we also have an important Signpost Sutton session online on scams, as well as online yoga, mindfullness and OCD support..

As always, we are on the telephone if you need us - 020 8770 0172.

Phone 0208 770 0172  email or book online at
 How you can help plan a Crisis Café for Sutton

A Crisis Café is a safe, welcoming space where people can go for support outside of normal working hours, instead of using A&E or other urgent services. It is for people who are feeling emotionally distressed or experiencing severe mental health difficulties.

Sutton Mental Health Foundation is working with NHS Sutton commissioners to look at setting up a pilot Crisis Café in Sutton. 

It is really important that we hear the views of people who have used mental health services and those who might use this service. We would like to find out what people would find useful and what might help them in a mental health crisis.

Please take 5 minutes to fill in the online survey at or email your comments to
For help accessing the survey offline, please call 0208 770 0172 and leave your contact details and someone will get back to you.


Sutton Mental Health Foundation will be at the next Wallington Farmers' Market, on Saturday October 10th, 9-1 outside the Old Town Hall in Woodcote Road. It's World Mental Health Day  - come and see us, and find out how we are supporting people during Covid; tell us what you think a Crisis Cafe in Sutton should offer people in crisis - plus we are raising money with Mayor of Sutton - you could win a delicious hamper of local food!

Top tips for spotting and stopping Scams

If you have been caught out by a scam, or would like to know how to prevent it happening in the future, then join us online on Wednesday 14th October, 11:00am – 12:30pm.

The session will be presented by Trudy Richards, Environmental Protection Officer, Trading Standards, Sutton Council.

To confirm attendance: book online at or call 020 8770 0172.

Signpost Sutton is a programme of open forums, which explores a range of different themes and issues that impact on the lives and experience of Sutton residents who experience mental and emotional distress.
Hate Crime Awareness Week
Monday 12th - Friday 16th October 2020

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board is hosting two online conversations about protecting people from hate crime and cuckooing as well as meaningful discussions about the impact COVID 19 and #BLM has had on community cohesion.  

Booking details below.  The webinars will be delivered via Zoom.

Monday 12th October, 2-4 pm, Behind Closed Doors - Protecting People from Hate Crime and Cuckooing.

To book your place -

Friday 16th October, 2-4 pm, Covid-19 and BLM - input on Community Cohesion in Sutton through a Hate Crime Lens

To book your place -

Mindfulness Mondays @7pm on Zoom
Beat the Monday blues!!

Join us for online mindfulness & relaxation classes.

Hosted by yoga instructor Olga on Mondays at 7pm on Zoom.

You can book online at or call 020 8770 0172.

Are you living with OCD? 
Do you want to share your experiences with others?

Our OCD Support Group meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 7pm on Zoom. This group is for anyone over 18 living in the London Borough of Sutton and experiencing life with OCD. 

Book your place online or by telephone 020 8770 0172

Yoga at Home

Sutton Mental Health Foundation brings you Yoga at Home with Olga online at 7pm on Thursdays. Yoga is proving to be popular and we will be continuing it until further notice.

Book online or by telephone 020 8770 0172.


Protect your loved ones. Download the app.

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.

For more information go to
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63 Downs Road, Belmont, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NR
020 8770 0172

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