Mental health: Sutton

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Sutton Uplift is accessible to anyone who is 18 years and over, lives in the borough of Sutton or is registered with a Sutton GP. The service supports anyone who has a mental health or wellbeing need, whether this is due to emotional difficulties or stress. Sutton Uplift also offers a service for people with a stable mental health diagnosis such as psychosis and bipolar affective disorder.

The service has four key elements:

  • The Referral Centre
  • Recovery Team
  • IAPT (Improving access to Psychological therapies)
  • Wellbeing

The service can support your mental health and wellbeing needs in a number of ways, including:

  • Self management courses
  • Psychological therapies
  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Recovery and Wellbeing support

For more information, visit suttonuplift.co.uk where you can find complete a referral form or contact the team. You don’t need to be referred by your GP or any other professional. Just get in touch with the team and they can talk through whether the service is for you.

Recovery Cafés are safe and supportive spaces for south west London residents who are struggling to cope with mental health crises.  There is no need for an appointment, just turn up during the opening times and you’ll be met by a listening ear.

The cafes are available to help adults (18 years+) with mental health issues from the south west London boroughs of Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Kingston.

Please note: The cafés do not provide accommodation and are not designed to support young people under 18 years old or those under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The cafés provide:

  • Group activities
  • One-to-one support
  • Chill out space
  • Advice, information and signposting
  • Hot meals and drinks
  • Drop in from local mental health teams 

You don’t need to book or have a formal referral, you just need to turn up during opening hours. You can also ring ahead if you need any support around travelling to the café or would like to speak with a member of staff beforehand.

Visit hestia.org (Tooting) or sunshinerecoverycafe.org (Wimbledon) for opening times and contact details.


In an emergency

In an emergency, if your GP surgery is closed, go to a hospital’s A&E desk and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty.

Alternatively, call 0800 731 2864