E-Bulletin - May 2022




Have your Say

Understanding how you use a Pharmacy - If you live, work or study in South West London (Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth)and would like share your views on pharmacies, please Click Here


Deadline for the survey is May 31st and you can enter a draw to win £100 worth of vouchers.

If you need the survey in another format or language, email clare.thomas@swlondon.nhs.uk

Lived Experience Partners for Long COVID Programme - The NHS seek partners from the community who would like to help improve Long COVID services.


To find out more about this and other opportunities, please Click Here

Improving air quality and Londoners' health, tackling climate change and reducing congestion - Share your views on proposals by Transport for London to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in August 2023. To find out more, please Click Here


Looking After Yourselves - services, courses, things to do and more




New, free and fun local Walk and Talks are launching on Saturday June 11th in Mitcham and Morden.  For more information and to get involved, please Click Here

Merton Uplift - courses and workshops aim to teach you strategies and techniques that can help you feel less anxious or low, and that can support you in coping with difficult feelings.


To find out what courses are on during June and July, please Click Here

South West London Mental Health Carer Forum - are hosting their monthly peer group for 

for those who care for someone with mental illness in the London Borough of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.  To find out more and learn about the key speakers attending on Monday 30th May between 4pm-5.30pm, please Click Here

Support Group for Carers of people with complex needs and personality disorders - 

Do you have a close relative or friend who has complex emotional and behavioural needs, or a diagnosis of Personality Disorder?


Carers Support Merton run this group that can help.  The next session is online on Tuesday 31st May, between 6pm-8pm. For more information or to book on, please Click Here

Carers Support Merton Bitesize Training for Professionals on June 9th 2022 - If you are a social or healthcare professional working in Merton and would like to know more about how to identify and support unpaid Carers then join this online workshop.  For more information, please Click Here

Merton Mencap Learning Disability Forum on June 28th - theme is Getting Out and About.  

To book a place for you or someone who needs it office.admin@mertonmencap.org.uk or 

call 020 3963 0597 (places are limited)


To see what will be covered at the next meeting, please Click Here

The Merton Dementia Hub - provides support, information, advice, and groups for the local community for those living with dementia and their relatives in Merton. To find out more about the services offered, please Click Here

Recovery College Courses - For information on up and coming courses being delivered in Merton (in person and online) in June and July (ignore those that have passed), please Click Here

Making Life Better Together Summer Street Parties - After a two year absence, South West London and St George's Mental Health trust invite you to this year’s Making Life Better Together Summer Street Party at Springfield and Tolworth Hospitals. 


For more information, please Click Here



Can help to connect you to the support you need in your community.


If you, or someone you know, needs help please email help@mertoncommunityhub.org.uk or call 0208 066 4086, between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. For more info Click Here

Covid-19 vaccination clinics across South West London are providing 1st, 2nd, booster, and spring booster vaccinations along with vaccinations for 5-11 year olds.  To find out more information on these clinics including locations and opening hours, please Click Here

Latest COVID-19 information: on the Merton Council website, please Click Here


Other News/Reports


Merton Giving Green Social Prescribing- The London Borough of Merton has provided a fund of £67,000 aimed at designing and implementing a Green Social Prescribing programme for residents of Merton which will complement existing Social Prescribing provision.


This will take the form of a small grants programme to local organisations for the development and piloting of green provision. For more information and to apply, please Click Here


Call for Expressions of Interest: Support for Unpaid Carers of people living with a terminal illness or at the end of life – Engagement, Mapping and Evaluation


The deadline for this funding opportunity is midday on Tuesday 31st May. 


For more information, please Click Here and to download the application, please Click Here


Commonside and Polish Family Association are working to support families and individuals from Ukraine - and are looking for volunteers to support the activities/opportunities being offered.  For more information, please Click Here


Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities - A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. Healthwatch England have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform. 


To read more, please Click Here


NICE News for Health and Social Care - latest news, features and guidance. To view their recent bulletin, please Click here









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