Sutton Carers Centre

Do you have a family member, friend, relative or neighbour to whom you give unpaid care and support, due to their physical or mental illness, disability or substance misuse issue? Would they struggle to cope, or be unable to manage without you? If so, you are a Carer, and if you live or work in the London Borough of Sutton, we are here for you. We can provide you with the advice, information, time out and support to help you in your caring role and make sure that you stay healthy and well too.

Support and services offered:

  • Advice, information and support
  • Help to complete Benefit forms
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Confidential counselling service for Carers
  • Complementary Therapies including reflexology and massage
  • Mental Health Carers project
  • Young Carers project
  • Young Carers AYCES project (Mental Health and Substance Misuse)
  • Support for former Carers
  • Outreach service to help in the identification of ‘hidden’ Carers, and to raise awareness of our services
  • Coffee morning drop-in for Carers
  • Training for Carers
  • Assistance in accessing funds
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Carers’ newsletters: ‘The Benhill Bugle’, ‘The Mental Health Carers Bulletin’, and the Young Carers ‘Cool News’

Family Carers’ Workshop

Dear All

I have attached details of a Family Carers’ Workshop that Andre Geel and I are running on Saturday 11th October as outlined below. Please do pass this on to anyone who you think would be interested in attending. This workshop is for any family member looking after someone with a mental health illness. Many thanks. Best wishes Veronica


A Skills Workshop for Family Carers


Andre Geel – Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Veronica Kamerling – Experienced Carer – Trainer

Saturday 11th October 2014

Registration: 09.00am Start: 0930 Finish: 16.30

The Fitzrovia Room, Park Crescent Conference Centre,

International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street London, W1W 5PN

Cost: £63.00 per person to include morning tea and coffee



Veronica Kamerling

Eating Disorders & Carers

01256 704117

07733 260 475



National Carers Conference in Eating Disorders

Dear All

Please find attached details of the National Carers’ Conference in Eating Disorders as outlined below. Please do pass this on to anyone who you think would be interested in attending. Many thanks. Best wishes Veronica

Booking form for National Carers’ Conference 22.7.14

National Carers Conference in Eating Disorders 22.7.14

National Carers Conference in Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Ellern Mede Ridgeway

on Friday 21st November 2014


Professor Janet Treasure OBE and Gill Todd RMN, MSc,

invite you to a day discussing

“Living with an Eating Disorder




Veronica Kamerling

Eating Disorders & Carers

01256 704117

07733 260 475



Lambeth Carers Newsletter

Mental Health Carers Newsletter for July / August available to download now –

CRN: Mental Health Service User and Carer Bulletin

Dear all,

I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather.

Please find attached the July edition of the CRN: Mental Health Service User and Carer Bulletin.

Bulletin July 2014 – Final

This is the first issue of the new combined bulletins for Service Users and Carers from the CRN: Mental Health Coordinating Centre.

As always, anyone can submit an item for inclusion in the bulletin and we are currently looking for new book reviews so please email if you would like to submit something.

I hope you enjoy it. Please do pass it on to anyone that might be interested.

Best wishes,


Carer and Public Engagement Coordinator

NIHR Clinical Research Network: Mental Health

Institute of Psychiatry, PO77

De Crespigny Park

London, SE5 8AF


Lambeth Carers forum

It’s the CARERS FORUM next Thursday 10th July which is taking place at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA. 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE please phone the Carers Hub Lambeth Enquiry Line 0207 6420038 or email

Leave a clear answaphone message if necessary.


Start Time: 9.45 for signing-in and drinks

Prompt Kick-Off: 10.15am

End Time: 3pm.

The programme for the event includes:

10.15 to 1pm

  • Lianna Etkind, Campaigns Officer from TRANSPORT FOR ALL giving an update on options for carers and the people you care for on transport issues such as the Taxi-Card, Dial-A-Ride, Blue Badge, concessionary travel, hospital transport services etc.  There’ll be a discussion about the problems you are facing with getting ‘out and about’ and chances to share solutions.
  • Lambeth Carers Awards – What do you want from this annual event to celebrate carers?  It’s been running in its current form for a number of years.  Should it change?  If yes, what would you like instead? Small group discussions to find out your views.

LUNCH AT 1PM – PIZZA for all, fruit and drinks

1 – 3pm

  • Cecelia Tsang, the Carers Hub Advice Case Worker will also be available from 1pm to 3pm for a Welfare Benefits Advice Surgery.

1.30 – 2.45pm

  • Opportunities to enjoy a hand massage and/or an exercise session.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Public Coproduction Meetings about the Social Care Hub


Public Coproduction Meetings about the Social Care Hub






These are meetings for the general public to discuss and give views on the new Social Care Hub due to the extreme reduction in funding over the next few years.


Funding will be reduced by 40% and this will have an impact on services you receive.


Monday 23 June 11 – 1pm at Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road SW16 1PN