Directory of Services
Here you can find information about a range of different organisations that provide support with different aspects of health, wellbeing and rehabilitation.
Directory of services
Specialist community services:
The following organisations provide a range of community health support services.
Specialist community services (8)
Alzheimer’s Society Merton Dementia Hub
A unique community based service for people with dementia, their family and carers. The Hub provides a beautifully calming environment specifically designed around people with dementia and hosts a wide range of services, activities and support groups. People using the Hub are able to access different health and social care professionals under one roof.
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Provider of many community services in the London Borough of Merton including nutrition and dietetics, community neuro-rehabilitation, diabetes, district nursing, podiatry, and respiratory services.
This organisation aims to be the leading service for counselling advice and information, connecting those in distress with the largest support network in the UK. Since the service was launched in 2005 it has grown rapidly in both size and popularity, continuing to build Counselling Directory around feedback from both the counsellors listed on it, and those searching for a counsellor.
Is the local branch of Healthwatch England, which is an independent champion for people who use health and care social services. Healthwatch Merton exists as a voice for local people to make sure their voice is heard and to improve the care provided to the local community.
Hub of Hope
Hub of Hope is a UK-based mental health support platform, connecting individuals with local and national mental health resources. It serves as a comprehensive directory, helping users find the assistance they need in times of crisis or for ongoing mental health support.
NAS Merton Branch
NAS Merton Group is a locally run National Autistic Society Parents Group. This group was set up in November 2015 and is run by local volunteers. Merton Group is a support network for families and children with Autism/Asperger Syndrome.
South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Provider of community and outpatient mental health services in the London Borough of Merton.
Vaping myths and the facts
The NHS website provides evidence-based information on vaping to quit smoking, debunking common myths and presenting factual information to help individuals make informed decisions about using e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool. It aims to guide users with accurate and up-to-date insights on vaping for smoking cessation.
Support from local charities:
The following charities provide a range of different support to people in the London Borough of Merton.
Support from local charities (15)
AGE UK MERTON
A charity that provides support and a variety of services to people in later life across the London Borough of Merton.
This is a portal provided by the advice charity Lasa which has local information about support with work, money, welfare, disability, social care, asylum and immigration. Simply visit the website, enter your postcode and choose an advice topic to find local organisations providing support for your chosen topic.
A charity providing support to vulnerable people with complex needs arising from mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties.
Carers Support Merton
Carers Support offers adult carers support through information and advice, advocacy, respite activities and therapies. They are also able to help young carers (aged 5 to 18) access support with their emotional, physical and educational wellbeing.
Commonside Community Development Trust
The Commonside Community Development Trust manages the New Horizon Community Centre in Pollards Hill, Mitcham which runs a programme of community events and is also responsible for a number of local community development programmes.
This is a charity that exists to support people with mental and physical health issues to live their lives as independently as possible. They are able to offer support with housing, employment, healthy living and exploring opportunities to improve people’s quality of life as much as possible.
An independent charity that provides support services to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and their carers in the London Borough of Merton.
Merton Community Transport
This is a local charity that provides flexible and accessible transport solutions to organisations and individuals in the London Borough of Merton and the surrounding districts. The services it provides include taking children to school, sick people to healthcare appointments and older people to the shops.
A charity that supports voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations in the London Borough of Merton.
Merton Uplift is a free integrated Primary Care Mental Health service accessible to anyone living in the borough of Merton or registered with a Merton GP who are 18 years and over. They support anyone who has a mental health or wellbeing need, whether this is due to emotional difficulties or life stress.
QEF Mobility Services
QEF Mobility Services is one the UK's largest providers of mobility advice and support for people with disabilities and age-related impairments. They provide a wide range of services focused on helping people of all ages become mobile and independent.
A charity commissioned to provide sexual health services to young people in the London Borough of Merton.
The Merton & Morden Guild of Social Service
This is a local charity to assist older people in making friends, keeping active, having fun and learning something new.
A charity that provides community drug and alcohol recovery services across the London Borough of Merton.
A local charity providing support to people across Merton. They are very active across the borough, working to reduce social isolation, running clubs and classes for over 50s, offering mental health support services and providing financial assistance to families and individuals on low incomes.
The following libraries have a number of informative health resources available including health information points, a range of different health activities and a ‘Books on Prescription’ service. Please contact your nearest library for more information.