We’re delivering both face-to-face and online activities, groups and courses.
If taking part in a face-to-face activity, please read our COVID safety guidelines before attending.
If taking part in an online activity, please read our online participation guidelines before attending.
For instructions on how to book your place on any of the activities listed below, scroll down to the bottom of the page 👇
YOUNG PEOPLE PROGRAMME
Face-to-Face 16-25s Group – This weekly social group is for 16-25-year-olds to meet up face-to-face. Running on Wednesdays from 3pm-4.30pm at the Brickfield Centre in Epsom. Please note new earlier time until September.
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
ONGOING – ONLINE
Online Coffee Morning – Our online coffee morning gives you the chance to still connect with others, in a safe and fun environment. Running every weekday (except Wednesdays) at 10.30am-11.30am.
Online Women’s Group – A great opportunity to meet with other women and unwind with others who are experiencing similar things to you. You can pick up hints and tips about how they are coping with isolation and how to support others. Runs weekly on Wednesdays, 10.30am-11.30am.
Online LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group – This group is for LGBTQ+ adults aged 18+, living with a mental health condition, either diagnosed or undiagnosed. Come and share your experiences and identities, support each other in a safe, friendly and confidential space, and reduce loneliness and isolation. This group is facilitated by MFT as well as volunteers from Pride in Surrey. Running on every third Thursday of the month, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Next on 18 August. View our poster.
Online Bipolar Support Group – This group is for people who have been diagnosed as bipolar to come and share experiences and difficulties, share ideas and coping strategies and support each other in a friendly environment. It runs on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-8pm. Next group on 4 August.
Online Hoarders Self Help Group – Share, learn and support each other to cope with hoarding, in a friendly environment. Running on the second Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm. Next on 11 August. View our poster.
Online Menopause Peer Support – This group offers a space to talk about your own experiences and to support others. Running on the last Thursday of the month, 7pm-8pm, starting 28 July. View our poster.
ONGOING – FACE-TO-FACE
Face-to-Face Coffee Morning, Leatherhead – The same as our online version but face-to-face! Running every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am at Leatherhead Methodist Church. View our poster.
Face-to-Face Coffee Morning, West Molesey – The same as our online version but face-to-face! Running every Monday, 10.30am-12pm at St Peter’s West Molesey Community Hub.
Face-to-Face MFT Community Connections – Together stronger – A Peer Led Group, Epsom – This group gives you the chance to catch up with people you have not been able to see, and to share any concerns and support others who may feel the same way. Running weekly on Fridays, 11am-2pm at the Brickfield Centre, Epsom. View our poster.
Face-to-Face Peer Support Group, West Molesey – This group gives you the chance to catch up with people you have not been able to see, and to share any concerns and support others who may feel the same way. Running weekly on Tuesdays, 12pm-2pm at the St Peter’s West Molesey Community Hub.
ONGOING – ONLINE
Online Yoga for all abilities – Yoga is considered the prominent source for absorbing positive energy by the body and helps in removing the negative energy from your body. When you have positive energy, you feel motivated, you live in the moment, and you enjoy an active life. Running on Thursdays, 1pm-2pm. New joiners need to complete a medical form. The last session will be on 21 July, returning on 8 September.
Online Zumba – A fun ‘party’ workout that combines Latin and international music with easy to follow dance moves. Designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and suitable footwear (ie trainers or similar). Have a bottle of water to hand. Running weekly on Thursdays, 6pm-6.40pm.
JULY/AUGUST – ONLINE
Online Yoga for Anxiety – This is a four week session starting on Tuesday 12 July, 3pm-4pm. View our poster
ONGOING – FACE-TO-FACE
Boxing – Pad Work – This is a four week course which will help you to improve your fitness, confidence and to be empowered. Running on Tuesdays at 11.45am-1pm, starting from 30 August, at The Vicarage, St Marks Road, Epsom, KT18 5RD. View our poster.
Wellbeing Walk, Epsom Downs – This gentle walk will focus on our senses and using mindfulness to connect with ourselves and what’s around us. Running every Thursday at 11am-12.00pm (rain or shine). We meet outside the Beefeater in Tattenham Corner. No need to book, just turn up.
Wellbeing Walk, Walton-on-Thames – Join our gentle sixty minute walk for health in Walton. We meet every Thursday (rain or shine), 1pm-2pm, outside the Wilde Brunch Café by Walton Bridge Carpark. No need to book, just turn up.
Football Training, Leatherhead – Come and join us whether you’re an experienced player or not! Running every Friday (excluding bank holidays), 1pm-2pm, at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, The Mole Barn. We ask for a £2 donation towards pitch hire, please pay the coach not the reception. You will need to register your place with us for this activity as we can only allow 10 people to participate.
Face-to-Face Yoga, Dorking – Yoga is considered the prominent source for absorbing positive energy by the body and helps in removing the negative energy from your body. When you have positive energy, you feel motivated, you live in the moment, and you enjoy an active life. Running weekly on Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm, at 1-22 Taylor Place, London Road, Dorking RH4 1GS. Please note last session will be on 26 July, returning on 6 September.
WELLBEING GROUPS AND COURSES
ONGOING – ONLINE
Online Mindful Meditation – Take half an hour away from the stresses of everyday living and develop your mindfulness and meditation skills to help you to manage some of the chaos that seems to be all around us. Running weekly on Mondays at 12pm-12.40pm and Fridays at 2.15pm-3pm.
Online Stress Matters – Our world’s been turned upside down by the impact of Covid-19, resulting in a heightened sense of stress and anxiety for many of us. Join us weekly, as we tackle the effects of stress together to help us in our day-to-day life during these unprecedented times. This is a weekly drop-in session but if you attend, you are required to stay the full hour. Running every Thursday, 4pm-5pm.
Online Long Covid Peer Support Group – Running on the second Tuesday of every month 12pm-1pm. Next session on 9 August.
Online Evening Peer Support Group – Running every Tuesday, 6pm-7pm. View our Poster
JULY/AUGUST – FACE-TO-FACE
Face-to-Face My Time – Women’s Group, Epsom – This is a weekly session from 28 July at the Brickfield Centre, Thursdays 11am-12.30pm. Week 1 will be a gentle introduction to the group with hot/cold drinks and cake. View our poster.
Face-to-Face Men’s Hour, Epsom – This group provides a non-judgmental environment focusing on learning from and supporting others. Running on Wednesdays, 1pm-2.30pm at the Brickfield Centre.
Face-to-Face Building Confidence & Self Esteem, Leatherhead – This is a three week course starting Tuesday 2 August, 1pm-3pm at the Leatherhead Institute. View our poster.
JULY/AUGUST – ONLINE
Online Menopause Matters Workshop – Following on from the success of our trial session on the Menopause we are now going to be running a workshop on the second Monday of every month. Next group is Monday 8 August, 7pm-8pm, theme is Treatment & Ideas for Menopause & Perimenopause. Spaces are limited. View our poster.
Online Meals on a budget – This will be an eight week course and you will need to register with Work Stress Solutions to attend. The start date is still to be confirmed.
Online Depression and Our Wellbeing – This course will help you understand what depression is, help recognise signs & symptoms, how to support yourself and others, how to manage your depression as well as reduce the impact depression has on your wellbeing. Running on 23 August, 11.30am-1.30pm. View our poster.
Online Learning to Manage Your Mind and Your Emotions – This two session workshop explores a simple analogy to help you take control of your emotions and act in your own best interests. Sessions running on Thursday 4 and 11 August, 1pm-3pm. View our poster.
Online Developing a Growth Mindset – This is one session focused on developing belief in your talents over time and adopting a positive outlook on all life’s challenges. Running on Wednesday 10 August, 6pm-7pm. View our poster.
Online Developing Emotional Resilience – This is one session focused on developing emotional resilience to adapt to stressful situations and cope with difficulties life can throw at us. Running on Monday 15 August, 6pm-7pm. View our poster.
Online Developing a Wellbeing Plan – This one session explores practical tips and actions you can take to support your own mental health and help create your own Wellbeing Action Plan. Running on Wednesday 24 August, 6pm-7pm. View our poster.
ART & CRAFTS ACTIVITIES
ONGOING – ONLINE
Online Crafts At Home – In these sessions you will learn effective but easy crafts to do at home and to share with others who may be socially isolating with you, using everyday items to create beautiful things. Running weekly on Mondays, 2pm-3.15pm. The theme from 25 July is making garden and windowsill ornaments. Please note there is no session on 8 August. View our poster.
ONGOING – FACE-TO-FACE
Face-to-Face Arts & Craft, Epsom – This group will help you to discover how to achieve greater confidence, a more balanced life and improved emotional health, wellbeing and resilience. To attend, you will need to book a place on Monday each week by texting Parvin on 07380 857 701 or emailing email@example.com. Running every Thursday, 11am-12.30pm at the Brickfield Centre, Portland Place, Epsom, KT17 1DL.
Face-to-Face Creative Writing, Epsom – Running weekly on Thursdays 1pm-2.30pm at the Brickfield Centre, Epsom.
Face-to-Face Play Reading, Epsom – In this group you will discover how to achieve greater confidence, improve your motivation, emotional health and resilience. Running every Wednesday, 11am-12.30pm at the Brickfield Centre, Epsom. View our poster
JULY – FACE-TO-FACE
Arts & Crafts with Summer Blooms, East Molesey – This is a four week summer course where we’ll celebrate the best of the season. First course running every Wednesday from 27 July-24 August, 2pm-4pm at St Mary’s Church, East Molesey. Please note there is no session 10 August. View our poster
Second course (to cater for new group) running every Wednesday from 31 August, 2pm-4pm at St Mary’s Church, East Molesey.
Online Quiz Group – Come and connect and socialise with other quizzers in this light-hearted online General Knowledge Quiz Group – whether it’s showing off your knowledge or learning about new things, it’s a great way to come and make friends and have a laugh whilst doing it! Running weekly on Mondays, 1pm-1.45pm.
Online Book Club – Do you enjoy reading? Then why not attend our weekly Book Club! A selection of short stories will be nominated and selected each week and discussed at our weekly meetings. Running on Wednesdays, 4pm–4.45pm.
NATURE NURTURES – FACE-TO-FACE
Walton Community Allotment, Walton – A four week pilot project at the Terrace Road Allotments, Walton on Thames, KT12 2DY. Starting Wednesday 3 August, 10.30am-12pm. View our poster.
Nature Nurtures – Grow Your Own Salad – Join this session and get the benefits of being out in the garden, as well as the satisfaction of producing lovely salad to take home and eat. No experience is necessary. Last session running on 29 July, 10am-11.30am at 23 The Crescent, Leatherhead.
Creating a Nurturing & Flourishing Garden, Epsom – This is a weekly group starting Tuesday 5 July, 1.30pm-3pm at the Brickfield Centre. View our poster
Mary Frances Trust’s main office: 01372 375400. Please note that it may go to answerphone, so please leave a voicemail and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can (generally within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm).
You can also text us on 07929 024722 but this is only a SMS service, you cannot call this number. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The phone numbers listed below will be answered during working hours, Monday to Friday from 9am until 4pm. If you phone outside of these hours, please leave a voicemail and someone will respond as soon as they are able to.
Lenny (Wellbeing Advice and Information): 07929 024724 or email@example.com
Parvin (Epsom & Ewell, Banstead Co-Ordinator): 07380 857701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruby (Mole Valley Co-Ordinator): 07414 530043 or email@example.com
Joe (Elmbridge Co-Ordinator): 07961 478625 or firstname.lastname@example.org