APCMH Merton

The Association for Pastoral Care in Mental Health


APCMH Merton and Sutton was established as APCMH
Merton in 1991, and has been running its befriending scheme for over
25 years. The branch provides a voluntary one-to-one service for adults
with mental health problems within the London Boroughs of Merton and
Sutton as well as adjoining districts.
Volunteer befrienders regularly meet with a person who is experiencing mental health problems to have a chat, go for a walk, share activities of common interest – anything which makes life more enjoyable. We believe that befriending is a means of reducing social isolation that so often accompanies the experience of mental health illness. By building up and maintaining a close relationship, social skills and confidence can be rediscovered and nurtured. It is rewarding to make a difference in the life of a person with mental health problems, and to experience their genuine appreciation of your help. However the greatest reward is gaining a close friend!


**Please note that as of January 2023 APCMH Merton is not running any training courses or taking on any new referrals until further notice** 


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