Age UK Sutton are proud delivery partners of mental health services for older people in Sutton. We recognise that people’s mental health can be affected at any stage of their life. We want to make sure that older people in Sutton can access practical and emotional support that helps them to live well, including with a mental health condition.
Mental Health Peer Support
Age UK Sutton are working with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust to provide Mental Health Peer Support. This is for people in Sutton who are over 50 and have a moderate to severe or enduring mental health condition ensuring that older people in Sutton can access practical and emotional peer support that helps them to live well.
If accepted for the Age UK Sutton Mental Health Peer Support service, you can expect:
- Contact from a peer support worker to arrange an appointment to meet in-person or by phone/videocall, depending on your preference
- A guided conversation with them, to help us understand what matters to you
- Access to one-to-one peer support OR Access to group peer support for up to 8 weeks
The peer support worker may work with you to set your own goals, develop your own peer support network, or develop your own strategies to support your longer term recovery. This could include sharing information with you or connecting you with local services or groups based on your interests and preferences.
If you decide to join the mental health peer support group sessions, you will have the opportunity to hear from others about their journey with mental health and can choose to share your experiences and strategies too.
Sutton Uplift Wellbeing Service
Age UK Sutton also have a dedicated member of staff in the Wellbeing Service at Sutton Uplift.
Sutton Uplift is an integrated community based mental health and wellbeing hub which is accessible to anyone over the age of 18 living in the borough of Sutton or registered with a Sutton GP.
They can provide practical support, emotional support and talking therapies, without the need for a professional referral. To access the services you can make a self-referral here, or Age UK Sutton can make a referral on your behalf. Just contact us on 020 8078 0002 and we will be happy to help.
Looking for someone to talk to right now?
If your mental health challenges are becoming overwhelming and you need support in a non-clinical supportive environment, you can access the Sutton Crisis Café out-of-hours between 6:30 PM-11 PM (last admission 10:30 PM), open 7 days per week.
The service is run by Sutton Mental Health Foundation and supports adults experiencing a mild to moderate mental health crisis, as an alternative to attending A&E.
Call on: 0800 012 9082
Visit: 63 Downs Road, Belmont, Sutton, surrey SM2 5NR
Alternatively, you can call Samaritans by dialing 116 123.
Samaritans have a support line 24/7 every day of the year. If you are having a difficult time and need to share how you are feeling you can call them for free to talk things through.
Call on: 116 123
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