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:::Coronavirus Update::: 

last updated 5/10/20

For all Sound Minds enquiries, including Remote Support Referrals,

ring 020 7207 1786

phone numbers

Remote support


Sound Minds now offers a blend of  face to face services  and online and phone support to around 150 people.

Please ensure that we have your most up to date contact details so we can let you know what's happening!

New referrals for our phone support are welcomed for people living in Wandsworth or other South West London boroughs

Our calls offer

  • Continuining public health and personal advice about the virus and links on to other services
  • Updates on the status of Sound Minds and Canerows services and an introduction to online services as these become available
  • Help to cope and adapt to isolation and the absences of the community services that used to offer face to face support 
  • Bringing you up to date on other services you may use and may access such as foodbanks, advice, online help etc.
  • Supporting you in the style that suits you and agreeing the frequency of contacts

We will also make use of bulk texting to offer key advice or news and bulk emails.

Online arts services

  • Sound Minds Community Choir via Zoom
  • One to one tuition in singing and instruments via Zoom
  • Youtube tutorials
  • Support in getting started with video communication, getting the most from your smart phone.
  • Open Mic 
  • Peer support inreach to Springfield and Queen Mary's Hospitals via Skype and phone (supplements face to face service)
  • Music Inreach to the Shaftesbury Secure Unit via Skype/Zoom

New to Zoom? click here for a quick guide

Coroanvirus Tech Handbook  click here for lots of useful information!



Wandsworth Council Coronavirus hotline 020 8871 6555

Call the above number if you need help, maybe you need food or medicines delivered or just want some advice or support

Wandsworth Council online Coronavirus information


NHS 'Talk Wandsworth' Covid 19 helpline 020 3513 4907

provides practical wellbeing support if you're facing employment uncertainty, or are anxious about the easing of lockdown (Wandsworth residents only)


Other Local Services

Tootings Recovery Cafe (for crisis mental health support) - the Recovery Cafe is open.

Wandsworth Your Way - operated by 'Together' - currently operating remote phone support.

Citizens Advice Bureau by appointment


Local Help Groups

Battersea Covid-19 Mutual Aid:

Putney Coronavirus Mutual Support Group:

Putney & Wandsworth Covid-19 Mutual Aid:

Earlsfield COVID 19 Mutual Aid:

Balham Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group:

Southfields Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group:


Wandsworth Covid 19 Mutual Aid (Balham, Tooting and Clapham South areas):

Coronavirus Angels (Battersea based) 07394 856557  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Mental Health Support in Wandsworth;


Mental Health under Lockdown

Our colleagues at the National User Survivor Network (NSUN)  have compiled this fantastic list of resources and ways we can all support our mental health, along with much other useful information 

Wandsworth Food Banks

Wandsworth Foodbanks are no longer allowing visitors and are operating a delivery service. Sound Minds can refer you, but please note there is great pressure of demand, so please only request if you have tried all other options.


Running an Voluntary Sector Organisation?

Information for Voluntary Sector Organisations about how to organise in response to the virus

Guidance to Organisations recruiting volunteers

NCVO information for charities- a roundup


Advice if you are isolating


SWLStG Recovery College course content now on line


Illustration by Andy Sargent

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