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Epsom Safe Haven - when you need support in an emotional or mental health crisis.
Open every evening from 6pm - 11pm
The Larches 44 Waterloo Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8EX
Safe Haven offers help and support to anyone going through an emotional or mental health crisis. It's an informal, safe space that supports each individual to take control of, and improve, their own mental health. No appointments are necessary, the team will greet people as they arrive and support them in a way that suits their needs. For more information visit

Let's Talk Epsom
Every Wednesday; 7.30pm - 9pm
St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA
A weekly self help group where people who are affected by any kind of depression can meet to share experiences and coping strategies with others in similar situations. For further details contact Allen 07817 471 656. Love Me - Love My Mind charity.

Epsom Rock Choir
Every Thursday
10.30am - 12noon at Epsom Methodist Church
7.30pm - 9pm at Epsom Primary School
If you like to sing you'll love the Rock Choir! Pop, rock and chart singing for adults and teenagers. No auditions and no need to read music. Book a free taster session today. For more information see or call 01252 714276.

Salsa -  For Beginners & Improvers
Every Wednesday, 8.30pm-9.30pm
Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF
£8 per class/£6 for students and seniors. No booking required/no partner required. For more info visit or call mobile: 07584 188481.

Weekly activities at The Wellbeing Centre

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Wellbeing Centre timetable 20 July 2016

The above sessions are subject to short notice amendments or cancellation, booking advisable.

Sessions are held at the
Wellbeing Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 9HG.

For more information please contact Usha or Yvie on 01372 727 583 or email

Sessions do not run on Bank Holidays. Some sessions may not run during holiday periods please check with the Centre.

Suggested donation £1 per person per session and £2 for Surrey Wheels.

You can also check out our Wellbeing Centre webpages at Find us under the Community and
Living page, click on Wellbeing Centre.

Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell

CAB_phonenumberchangeOur telephone advice number is changing from 1 April 2017 call 0300 330 1164
BT Text Relay for deaf and hard of hearing callers 0344 411 1445
It’s open longer hours – now Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm. It’s a local rate number (mobile rates may differ). It’s run locally, with support from national Citizens Advice

Struggling with problems? Don't know who can help? If you have issues in housing, consumer, welfare benefits, debt, employment, health, etc we can help and advise you.

We are charity staffed by skilled and trained advice volunteers and we provide a free, confidential, independent and impartial services to the local community.

Phone us on 0300 330 1164 or visit us at The Old Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom KT18 CAB advice poster5AG, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.

WEA employability skills programme

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Fridays 10 - 24 March; 1pm- 4pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Emma Hall; Course ref: C3740989; Price: £39
Topics include: Identifying your transferable skills, effective communication skills, volunteering roles and boundaries, benefits of volunteering, safeguarding, interview tips.

Beginners computer course      
Thursdays 20 April- 25 May; 10am- 12pm
The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom
Tutor: Gill Futcher; Course ref: C3741022; Price: £39
Topics include: Using the mouse and keyboard, using the internet for everyday purposes.

Introduction to working with vulnerable adults (City & Guilds accredited course)
Tuesdays 18 April - 2 May; 10am- 1pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Emma Hall; Course ref: C3740997; Price: £27 + £10.70 registration fee
Topics include: Safeguarding, identifying and developing skills  needed to work with vulnerable adults.

Introduction to working in healthcare, adult care and child care (City & Guilds accredited course)
Tuesdays 16 May- 11 July; 10am-1pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Emma Hall; Course Ref: C3741020; Price: £81 + £10.70 registration fee
Topics include: introduction to the various roles within the care industries, safeguarding, developing essential skills, identifying transferable skills.

All courses are free to those receiving income related benefits. To enrol or for further information visit  or Freephone: 0800 328 1060. For an informal discussion call Sam Johnson on 07825 112798 or e-mail 

WEA adult education courses

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Adult Yoga - all abilities
Mondays March 27 - July 10 (excluding half terms and bank holidays); 10am-11am
The Pavilion, Gibraltar Recreation Ground, Ewell KT17 1XN
Tutor: Jackie Coleman; Course ref: C3740986; Price: £50 (10 sessions). Please bring your own yoga mat and drinking water.

Getting to know your iPad
Tuesdays 18 April - 16 May; 1.30pm - 4pm
The Ebbisham Centre; Epsom
Tutor: Gill Futcher; Course ref: C3741000; Price: £65

Spring flower arranging
Thursdays 20 April - 18 May; 10am - 12.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Karen Livermore; Course ref: C3740953; Price: £65 + £7 to tutor for first lesson's resources. Own flowers used thereafter.

Women in art
Thursdays 20 April - 25 May; 6.30pm - 8.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Kerry van der Schraft; Course ref: C3740960; Price: £65

Dress making
Fridays 21 April - 26 May (excluding 5 May); 12noon - 2.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre, Epsom
Tutor: Joanne Angus; Course ref: C3740987; Price: £65

An introduction to archaeology
Saturdays 22 April - 13 May; 2pm - 5pm
Leatherhead Institute
Tutor: Michael Pengelly; Course ref: C3740958; Price: £65

Learn to quilt
Fridays 09 June - 07 July; 12noon - 2.30pm
The Ebbisham Centre; Epsom
Tutor: Joanne Angus; Course ref: C3740988; Price: £65

For more information contact WEA East Surrey on 01737 225100, email:, booking: 0800 328 1060, online: 

MaryFrances Trust activities

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For information on all activities please visit

One to One Support sessions
Regular sessions
The Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, KT19 9HG
To book your appointment please contact or or please see contact info below. The appointments are open to anyone who needs support with emotional wellbeing.

Men's wellbeing group
Second and fourth Tuesday of every month; 12.30pm - 2.30pm
The Art Room, The Brickfield Centre, Epsom
To find out more please contact Stephen Honey at or call 07961 478 625. Alternatively you can just turn up on the day.

Badminton Inclusion - 6 week course!
Starts Tuesday 7 March; 2pm-3pm
Rainbow Leisure Centre, East Street, Epsom KT17 1BN
Cost £3 per session.

Yoga 8 week course to help reduce stress, anxiety and build self confidence
Thursdays - Feb 23; Mar 02, 09, 16, 30; Apr 06, 20 and 27; 10.15am - 11.30am
The Wisley Room, Church House, St Martin's Church, Church Street, Epsom KT17 4PX
Places are limited to 10 people. £3 per session or £20 in advance for 8 sessions. To find out more or to book a place please see contact info below.

To book your place for any of the above please contact Mary Frances Trust on 01372 375400, text 07929 024 722 or email:

Volunteer with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

An opportunity to volunteer with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for the graves and memorials of 1.7m people who died in the two World Wars, in 23,000 sites around the world, in over 150 countries, on behalf of six Commonwealth Governments. Brookwood Military Cemetery is one of those sites.

This year is the Commission’s centenary and Brookwood Military Cemetery (MC) has been chosen to showcase the Commission's history and archival treasures. The centenary exhibition will open to the public on Saturday 20 May 2017 in The Canada Building at Brookwood Military Cemetery and remain open for six months.

The Commission are seeking volunteers to work with a great team in a role that will be indoors as well as outdoors. There will be a number of different volunteer opportunities; for example, a steward within the exhibition, give tours of the cemetery, support the Commission's staff at a particular event, get involved in one of the Commission's community engagement groups or simply spread the word about the CWGC, the centenary exhibition and Brookwood MC. The Commission will provide training and induction to volunteers.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the Commission as soon as possible at to find out more.

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