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Support

The link below will take you to our latest guide to the support we offer Carers. If you have any questions please contact the Centre. Due to COVID-19 restrictions support is being provided online, by phone and in-person (by pre-booked appointments only).

Carers Support Groups

Counselling/Wellbeing

IAPT

UPLIFT

Complementary Therapies

Guide to Support We Offer

CARERS SUPPORT GROUPS

Carers Support Group

Please click here for our timetable.  We offer groups for mutual peer support, information sharing and an opportunity to meet with people who may have similar experiences.

 These are the groups we currently run:

  • Parent/Carers of children and young adults with ASD/ADHD/extra needs

  • Carers of People with Learning Disabilities

  • Carers of People with Mental Health Issues

  • Moving on Group for Former Carers

 

We have previously run Male Carers Support Group and Lone Carers (for those who have no family/friends support networks) and would consider running these again subject to demand.

COUNSELLING/WELLBEING

Counselling and WellBeing

Sometimes people can feel low in mood or anxious in response to their life experiences or as a result of their caring responsibilities. We offer a free counselling service or, alternatively, access to wellbeing support including psychological therapies through our Wellbeing Service. The Wellbeing Service is for Carers who are experiencing common problems such as anxiety and depression. It is a partnership between the NHS, Sutton Carers Centre and other voluntary sector organisations.

 

It can offer:

 

  • Group or individual support for depression & anxiety as well as couple or whole family work

  • Support with self-help materials and books

  • Computer-based therapies

  • Information on other useful therapies

  • Some appointments or groups are available in the evenings or at weekends

 

Referral to either the counselling or Wellbeing service is easy - just speak to a member of staff at the Centre.

IAPT

IAPTS

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme supports the frontline NHS in implementing National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.

It was created to offer patients a realistic and routine first-line treatment, combined where appropriate with medication which traditionally had been the only treatment available.

CLICK HERE for more information.

UPLIFT

UPLIFT

We all go through low points at times in our lives and it is not unusual to experience symptoms related to stress, anxiety and depression.

Sutton Uplift is an integrated Primary Care Mental Health service accessible to anyone living in the borough of Sutton or registered with a Sutton GP who are 18 years and over. They support anyone who has a mental health or well-being need, whether this is due to emotional difficulties or life stressors. They also offer a service for people with a stable mental health diagnosis such as psychosis and Bipolar Affective Disorder.

Sutton Uplift is a partnership between the NHS and local voluntary sector organisations and launched on the 1st of July 2015.

With values based on empowerment and building resilience within the community they tailor support to the individual. The service has four key elements: The Referral Centre, Recovery Team, IAPT (Improving access to Psychological therapies) and Wellbeing.

Wellbeing is core to our service with Wellbeing Navigators working in collaboration with all elements within Sutton Uplift. The team includes a navigator designated specifically to work with Carers.

CLICK HERE for more information

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Previously we have been able to offer a range of complementary therapies available at reduced rates. 

Therapies we offer or have offered in the past include:

  • Indian Head Massage

  • Holistic Massage

  • Reflexology

  • Aromatherapy

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy

 

Please contact us if you are a therapist who would like to volunteer your time and expertise for the benefit of local Carers.

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