Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

The Department for Education has put together some Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff.  Find a list of Mental health resources. 

See also: Mental health support for adults

There are a number of services, both nationally and locally, that can provide support. These are listed below:

Hearts & Minds (external link) 

Provides community, intentional peer support and mentoring for young people, ages 14-25, experiencing mental health difficulties.

Jigsaw 4U ( external link) 

Jigsaw4U is a charity that provides a wide variety of services across the London Boroughs of Merton and Sutton, including bereavement counselling, advocacy, and support for those leaving care. Phone: 020 8687 1384.

Kooth (external link) 

 An online counselling service for children and young people.

Find Kooth on Instagram: @kooth_uk or Spotify playlists: kooth_uk. You can also find "kooth podcasts" on Spotify and Apple. 

MAPS Mentoring Advocacy Peer Support (external link) 

Online mentoring and advocacy support to vulnerable children and young people in Sutton.

Off The Record (external link) 

This service provides a confidential counselling service for young people aged 11-25 years in Sutton. They can be contacted either via email: sutton@talkofftherecord.org or phone: 020 8680 8899. See the Off the Record leaflet for February half term activities (JPG 1.84MB).

South West London & St. George's (SWLStG) Mental Health NHS Trust (external link) - 

A leading provider of mental health services across West London, the trust provides a variety of mental health services for adults and children, both in community and in-patient facilities.

If you need more general advice and support with your mental health, please see the SWLStG Advice and support page (external link).

Sutton Mental Health Foundation / SMHF (external link) 

SMHF was founded for the benefit of people with experience of mental distress, and their carers, resident in the London Borough of Sutton, by providing facilities for recreation or other leisure-time occupation in the interests of social welfare, with the object of improving quality of life. Our priorities are to meet people's personal and social needs, and to meet the need for people to exert their rights and realise opportunity and have a choice.

Call SMHF on 020 8770 0172, or email admin@smhf.org.uk

Sutton Young Carers Service ( external link) 

Sutton Young Carers service provides a range of specialist support to children and young people aged 8-25 years. The service offers a Parental Mental Health Support Group that provides parents with the tools to manage their mental health better.

What to do in an Emergency

If you or someone you are caring for are experiencing a sudden deterioration of an existing mental health problem or are experiencing problems for the first time, you'll need immediate expert assessment to identify the best course of action to help and stop things getting worse. 

The NHS provides a 24 hour Sutton Crisis Helpline offering urgent support and advice for children, young people and their families in Sutton.

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm: 020 3513 3800.

24 hours, 7 days a week: 0800 028 8000

Read a how-to-guide from the NHS if a mental health emergency arises (external link). 

Find a 24/7 crisis line. 




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