Over 18's borough guides

Merton

First point of contact to access adult mental health services

Phone
020 3458 5596
Referral
Self & Professional

Volunteer run association providing advice and information for the Bangladeshi community in Merton. Helps people access local services, represents people in relation to social services and educational provision.

Phone
020 85407990
Referral
Self

Volunteers befriend and support families in need, offering practical help and informal advice. Provides furniture, bedding, household equipment and baby items and children's clothes to people in extreme need.

Phone
020 3302 0181
Referral
Self

Providing Free Advice, Support, and Representation for Parents / Carers of Children who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from school across London.

Phone
020 7733 0297
Referral
Self and Professional
Website
http://www.cenlive.org/
Email

Services for drug users. Telephone advice, counselling, and alternative therapies.

Phone
020 8773 9393
Referral
Self and Professional

Phone
020 8254 8358
Referral
Health Professional
Website
http://www.swl-tr.nhs.uk
Email

Provides support and advocacy to women who have been affected by all forms of violence, including trafficking, prostitution, domestic and sexual violence. Life Skills Service is a specialist service for women at risk of or experiencing homelessness, most often in conjunction with violence. Advice to women around housing, education, employment, training and benefits.

Phone
020 7735 2062
Referral
Self

EMDAP aims to raise awareness about drugs and alcohol misuse amongst BME youth, parents and carers. It offers a culturally sensitive support and advice service.

Twice weekly drop-in for rough sleepers, people who are precariously housed such as squatters, those who are socially excluded, vulnerable and isolated or who have addiction issues.

Phone
07843 280419
Referral
Self

Fanon is a local charity providing day services, accommodation based projects, floating support and community engagement services, primarily for people with mental health support needs. Fanon works with black minority ethnic communities and aims to increase social inclusion outcomes and improve access to mainstream services and community life for the people using the services.

Phone
0208 255 4033
Referral
Self

London’s LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity. We give advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Phone
020 7704 6767
Referral
Self

Go4it targets teenage parents (male and female) and care leavers across London through personalised support into work, apprenticeships or training. Young people have their own adviser who works closely with them to prepare them for the right employment, study and training options.

For anyone aged 16-24 who is gang-involved or gang-affiliated to get support to exit

Phone
0207 021 0301
Referral
Self Professional

Offers unemployed young people a free pre-apprenticeship scheme to help them get back into work. The course aims to support 19-24 year olds not in education and who have been unemployed for at least six months back into employment or training by developing their skills to help them in the workplace.

Phone
020 8274 5222
Referral
Self and Professional

Advice and information on a range of issues, including housing, homelessness, benefits, debt, employment rights, immigration and nationality.

Phone
0844 243 8430
Referral
Self

Drop-in for refugees and asylum seekers providing advice, information, practical help (with household items, clothing) and emotional support.

Phone
020 8646 6564
Referral
Self

Provides advice and information for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities on health and mental health well-being and welfare.

Merton LGBT Forum has been set up to represent all the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people who live, work, study or socialise in the London Borough of Merton.

Phone
020 8545 3156
Referral
Self

Merton Mind provides several services to improve mental health including physical activity groups, creative activities, and supportive groups.

Phone
020 8648 6565
Referral
Self

Contact them if you think you have been discriminated against on racial grounds and need advice, you have been racially harassed, victimised, abused or threatened.

Provides a place of safety for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Able to provide a wide range of support services, including advice and information on legal, housing and welfare rights.

Phone
020 8685 1771
Referral
Self and Professional

A self-help group for anyone suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. The group exists to offer people support for their anxieties by talking to fellow sufferers.

Phone
020 8644 0363 or 01952 680 460
Referral
Self

LGBT+ mental health charity promoting the emotional well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* community. counselling, advocacy, workshops and a youth group.

Phone
020 7255 9600
Referral
Self

Advice, information and support for people with severe mental illness and their carers.

Phone
020 8542 3657
Referral
Self
Website
http://www.rethink.org
Email

Support and advice for the local community on a range of issues. Parent/carer and toddler group. Toddler group with 'messy' play. Drop-in for people with mental health problems on Thursday afternoons. Keep fit sessions.

Phone
020 8640 9595
Referral
Self

Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Every day they deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people's lives.

Phone
020 7831 6562 or 020 7405 6929
Referral
Self

Service providing rapid response for children/families in crisis and interventions to support older children to improve outcomes for them and their families.

Phone
020 8542 3989
Referral
Self and Professional

The Squad Youth Club is a Charity based in Merton that helps young adults aged 12 - 24 yrs with all types of disabilities and behavioural disorders challenge barriers to have fun, socialise with other young people and learn new skills.

Phone
07968 142227
Referral
Self

Together you can is an intensive programme that will improve your employment prospects.

Phone
020 8545 2596
Referral
Self and Professional

Victim Support Merton and Sutton offers trained caseworkers to give emotional and practical support to victims of crime, in confidence and free of charge.

Phone
020 7801 1777
Referral
Self and Professional

Set up to provide housing and on-going support to ex-offenders on release from prison.

Phone
0207 924 6727
Referral
Self and Professional

Comprising of 8 centres across London and East Surrey, offering family support, parenting programmes, domestic abuse recovery, child safety, social work and more. Also provides a safe space for those experiencing problems after divorce or separation where families who are separated from their children can have contact with them in a neutral setting.

Phone
0207 820 7910
Referral
Self and Professional

Kingston and Wimbledon YMCA provides accommodation for 110 young single people aged 16-35 who are in housing need and have a local connection with the borough.

Phone
020 8542 9055
Referral
Self