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:::Coronavirus Update::: 

last updated 22/6/20

For all Sound Minds enquiries, including Remote Support Referrals,

ring 020 7207 1786

phone numbers

Remote support

Sound Minds continues phone contact and support to around 150 people already known to our services. 

Please ensure that we have your most up to date contact details!

New referrals for our services 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
  • 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 
  • Ensuring that you have sufficient food and resources in isolation and organising help if you don't
  • 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
  • Open Mic 
  • Peer support inreach to Springfield and Queen Mary's Hospitals via Skype
  • Music inreach to the Shafetesbury Secure Unit via Skype

New to Zoom? click here for a quick guide





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


Other Local Services

Tootings Recovery Cafe (for crisis mental health support) - the Recovery Cafe is open but for 1:1 only - groups have been cancelled.

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

Citizens Advice Bureau -  Coronavirus advice


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.


Registering as an Extremely Vulnerable Person

If you have medical reasons for isolating you can register yourself through the governments site.  We have been informed (though this is unconfirmed) that supermarkets use registration to determine if you are a priority for online ordering. You will need your NHS number. 


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


Not the most cheerful art, but it has its own scary beauty!

by Andy Sargent

coronavirus lockdown