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.
CARERS SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups provide mutual peer support, information sharing and an opportunity to meet with people who may have similar experiences.
These are the groups we currently run:
Carers of People with Asperger's (ASD)
Carers of People with Learning Disabilities
Carers of People with Mental Health Issues
Lone Carers (for those who have no family/friends support networks).
Moving on Group for Former Carers
Male Carers Support Group
Please contact the Carers Centre for further information on times and venues for these groups. We also hold information on a variety of other support groups available across Sutton for example, for Carers of people with dementia, or particular mental health diagnoses, and for parent Carers. So please get in touch for the latest up to date information.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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We have a range of complementary therapies available at reduced rates. There is a suggested donation of £10 per session to cover costs - in cases of financial difficulty please discuss with Centre staff.
Therapies we offer or have offered in the past include:
Indian Head Massage
Contact the Centre to find out which therapies are available and to make an appointment. The therapies on offer might change as our therapists are volunteers. There may also be a waiting list for some therapies.