Our Services

Mary Frances Trust offers a variety of services for people suffering from consequences of their mental ill health. This may include, stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, hoarding and others. We provide some of our services directly, while others are provided by, or alongside, our partners. All of our services are designed to support people’s wellbeing and help them on their way to recovery.

Below is a list of courses and activities that run in the Spring 2019.

Please click on the course/s that you are interested in to find more details:

Sports and Fitness

East Surrey Eagles Football Session – Leatherhead

Evening Wellbeing Football – Walton

Leacroft Legends Football Practice – Staines

Walking Football – Dorking

Elmbridge Eagles Wellbeing Football – Elmbridge

Badminton Group – Staines

Yoga – Esher (ongoing)

Yoga – Leatherhead – Starts in September

Introduction to Yoga – Banstead – Starts 24th September

Pilates – Epsom

Weekly health walks – Epsom

Monthly health walks – Leatherhead – 10th August

Monthly health walks – Walton

Back To Netball – Dorking

Mindfulness Meditation – Banstead – Starts in August

Exercise at Xcel – Walton

Circuit Training – Walton – Starts 14th August


Creative Art and Crafts

Craft Café – Elmbridge

Art with Beccy – Leatherhead

Creative Writing Group – Elmbridge

Creative Writing Group – Epsom

Women Crafts Group  – Epsom

Brickfield Art Group – Epsom

Drawing and Mixed Media – Epsom – Starts 6th September

Summer Themed Art Course – Elmbridge – Starts 14th August

Botanic Art Course – Leatherhead – Starts 6th August


Self Improvement and Wellbeing

Weekly Mindfulness Practice – Epsom and Banstead – Please note that this group is not running at the moment due to staffing issues.

Stepps-Down Course – Elmbridge – starting in August

Mind The Gap – A new programme for 18 to 25 year olds

Weight Management Course – Walton

Mindfulness and Meditation With Amanda – Banstead – Starting on 20th August

Anxiety Self Help Group – Walton – 27th August , then every forth Thursday of the month.

Building Emotional Resilience – Ashtead – 1st October

Coping Skills for Managing Stress – Leatherhead – Starts 3rd September

Basic First Aid in Mental Health – Leatherhead – 29th August

Introduction to Assertiveness – Ashtead – 19th September

Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop – Walton – 29th August

Introduction to Mindfulness – Leatherhead – 26th September

Emotional Health and Wellbeing – Leatherhead – Starts 12th September



Men’s Group – Elmbridge

Men’s Group – Leatherhead

Walking Photography Group – Leatherhead – The next group is on 2nd, 16th and 30th August

Women’s Group – Leatherhead 

Monthly Book Club – Leatherhead– 27th August

Monthly Book Club – Elmbridge – 19th August

Community Allotment – Walton

Friendship and Fishing Group – Walton

Support Groups

Peer Support Group – Epsom

Bipolar Self Help Group – Leatherhead

Hoarders’ Self Help Group – Leatherhead

Anxiety Self Help Group – Elmbridge

LGBT Peer Support Group – Leatherhead – 18 July (and every third Thursday of the month)

Introduction to De-Cluttering – Leatherhead – 15th October

Coping with Worry and Low Mood – Epsom – Starts 18th September


Butterfly Cafés – Leatherhead (every Wednesdays and Fridays)

Pop up café Epsom and Banstead

Meet up Tuesdays – Walton

25th Birthday Art Exhibition – Leatherhead – Starts in September

About Community Connections

In 2013, we succeeded with our bid to become one of Community Connections’ Mental Health Lead Providers.

What does Community Connections mean?

One of the common consequences of mental health issues is social isolation. Sometimes this may result from the mental health problem itself. Reasons may also include low income, lack of self-confidence, etc.

A further major problem is the stigma, or negative attitudes that society holds towards people who use mental health services. These can affect the relationships with others, including employers, undermine self confidence, and prevent people from seeking the help they need

Mary Frances Trust is committed to supporting people with mental health problems to become fully active members of their communities, with access to all the opportunities this offers.
We work with other local organisations to enable people to access:

  • Education courses at every level (adult education, further education, degree and postgraduate level, as required). For more details, please see the page on Learning & Skills
  • Voluntary work
  • Employment
  • Sports and Leisure opportunities
  • Experiences in the Arts

Safe Haven in Epsom

In partnership with Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, this important new service was launched on 7th March 2016.

Safe Haven in Epsom operates every evening, in the Surrey Choices building at The Larches, 44 Waterloo Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8EX

What We Do

We provide a supportive environment for adults who are experiencing emotional or mental health crises in Surrey.

What can you expect from Safe Haven ?

We will provide a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

If you prefer to remain anonymous you can – we don’t mind.

We will offer a supportive environment for anyone in crisis, during a time of need and when there may be no-one else around to provide it. We will provide a friendly, non-judgemental and a listening ear for anyone who wants to talk about their feelings. Our venue will be a place of safety and a calm environment for a person to be during times of distress.

We can offer practical support to you to better manage your mental health.

We will signpost to other support and offer information on other agencies, if this is what you want.

When is it available? Every evening 365 days of the year. 

6pm to 11pm  anyone in crisis can attend

6pm to 7pm anyone can attend for social support

Just show up if you feel you need support.

You can download a leaflet about Safe Haven in Epsom