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 Beginners – Leatherhead

Yoga Beginners – Walton (until 15 May)

Yoga – Esher (ongoing)

Yoga @ The Edge – Epsom

Yoga – Tadworth

Yoga – Leatherhead (from 26 April)

Exercise at Xcel – Walton

Dance for Wellbeing Class – Epsom

Men on Wheels bike project – Leatherhead, Elmbrige and Epsom

Weekly health walks – Epsom

Monthly health walks – Leatherhead

Monthly health walks – Walton

Outdoor Circuit Training – Walton


Creative Art and Crafts

Craft Café – Elmbridge

Mosaic for Beginners – Tadworth

Mosaic for Beginners – Leatherhead

Art with Beccy – Leatherhead

Creative Writing Group – Elmbridge

Creative Writing Group – Epsom

Women Craft Group  – Epsom

Silk Painting Course – Epsom

The Big Mosaic – Banstead – starting in June

Sewing Patchwork project – Women’s Group – Leatherhead (from 17 April to 5 June)


Self Improvement and Wellbeing

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

Sustainability Group – Epsom – Please note that this group is not running in April due to staffing issues.

Confidence Building and Conflict Management – Tadworth

Confidence Building – Epsom

Emotional Health and Wellbeing – Leatherhead

Food Hygiene and Healthy Eating – Leatherhead

Assertiveness Course – Elmbridge

Positive Thinking Course – Elmbridge

Wellbeing Workshop – Job Centre Plus, Epsom

My Next Steps – Epsom

Stepps-Down Course – Elmbridge – starting in August

Wellbeing Workshops – Job Centre Plus, Epsom 

Managing Anxiety – Leatherhead – starting in June



Men’s Group – Elmbridge

Walking Photography Group – Leatherhead – Please note this group will not run on Good Friday (19 April) but on 26 April 2019 instead and every two weeks thereafter

Women’s Group – Leatherhead

Community Allotment – Walton

Monthly Book Club – Leatherhead – starting on 20 May

Support Groups

Peer Support Group – Epsom

Bipolar Self Help Group – Leatherhead

Hoarders’ Self Help Group – Leatherhead

Anxiety Self Help Group – Elmbridge



Butterfly Cafés – Leatherhead (every Wednesdays and Fridays) – Please note that on 5 April the cafe will only be open from 11am until 12pm for maintenance work. The Cafe will also be closed on Good Friday (19 April).

Pop up café Epsom and Banstead – Please note that Pop Up Cafe in Epsom will not run on 2 and 9 April and the Pop Up Cafe will not run in Banstead in April.

Meet up Tuesdays – Walton

Feedback Event – Staines-Upon-Thames

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