A supportive group for those with long term mental health problems
The Continuity of Concern group has been running for over 40 years and is a community-based emotional and social support group for people of all ages from across Merton. The group meets weekly to talk, listen and think together about all aspects of life. People in the group come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences and often group members will come together for lunch after the session.
The group provides a safe, empathetic space for you in which difficulties such as loneliness, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss can be shared and worries about relationships, the ageing process, physical and/or mental health concerns can be explored.
Several members have been part of the group for years whilst others have joined more recently and, whether attending every week or less frequently, people often say they feel a strong sense of belonging and care. As one member recently said:
"Coming to this group is a bit like being part of an extended family."
This is a Therapist facilitated peer support group focused on bringing together groups of people who may have shared experiences and benefit from talking to each other.
Our groups are facilitated by a therapist who may be assisted by staff members or volunteers.
For each of our groups, we organise a meeting between you and the facilitator first. They are not drop in groups. The groups take place at our base in Wimbledon, but we hope to expand these across Merton in the future. If you would like to join one of our groups, please get in touch.
Socially isolated people across Merton are depending on us for immediate and practical support with food deliveries, telephone befriending and much more. In what is a difficult time for everyone, help us support vulnerable people who are likely to feel the impact most.