Mental Health

The SUN Network exists to ensure high quality, appropriate Mental Health and drug and alcohol services are being delivered throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to meet the needs of adults.

We do this by involving people who have experienced mental health challenges (and where possible their carers) and/or Drug and/or Alcohol use to work with commissioners to shape how these services are delivered now and in the future

mental health crisis 111Our Mission

“Nothing about me without me” (Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, July 2010).  This relates to the concept of shared decision making with service users and carers being experts by their own experience.

Our Values

Our values have been chosen for us by those that access or have accessed Mental health services. These are called The 5 Values and are embedded in all the work that we do. They are:

  • Empathy
  • Working Together
  • Personalisation
  • Inclusion
  • Honesty

sun-network-crisis-cardFree SUN Network Crisis Card available to help you self-manage

Available at the following venues:

Mind in Cambs, Lifecraft, Recovery college, Richmond Fellowship, The Sanctuarys, Red2Green, Peterborough & Fenland Mind. Or you can email us at and we can post one out to you.


Facebook Group

Sign up to our Facebook group and learn about local services, share your experiences, learn about involvement opportunities and join a supportive community.

To join simply check out our Facebook page and click on our group or email us expressing your interest and we will add you to the group.

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Advice & Information

NHS 111 First Response Service

This is a crisis care service for those in Mental Health crisis. You dial 111 and press option 2 and you get put straight through to a trained mental health professional. If it is out of hours, (6pm – 1am) instead of taking you to hospital they will take you to the Sanctuary which is a warm and welcoming environment where you can sit and feel safe and there are trained staff there to help you through your time of crisis.

Stop Suicide Pledge

A group of services working together to inform and support about Suicide.

Richmond Fellowship

This is a Mental Health charity that offers support in recovery and also run an employment service that help you think about and prepare for getting back to work either voluntary, part time, paid, etc. More info and contact details are on their website:

Mind in Cambridgeshire

Another Mental Health charity that offer a wellbeing service, a Hearing Voices group, and a counselling service. More info and contact details can be found on their website:


A mental health support organisation that covers East Cambs.


A service user led organisation that offer support for mental health. Based in Cambridge.

Bipolar UK

Support throughout the country with locality peer led groups and online information and advice.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire

Health and social care champions

Healthwatch Peterborough

Health and social care champions

NHS Psychological Wellbeing

Service A counselling service. You can self-refer.

Peterborough Insight Healthcare

Talking Therapies (NHS)

Choices Counselling

A counselling service for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group

Supporting and Empowering female survivors of sexual violence, throughout Peterborough, South Lincolnshire, Fenland and Huntingdonshire


This is a telephone service that runs from 7pm – 11pm 365 days a year and offer mental health support and will listen when you need to talk. It is free to call and the number is: 0808 808 2121


Lines open 24 hours and the number is: 116 123

Recovery Coach Team

A service available to help offer support for people who have accessed secondary services and about to be discharged back to primary care (GP) Their contact details are and their website link is below. You can self-refer.


Which is changing to a new service on Oct 10th. Advocacy is a FREE service whereby you can have someone help and support you to make decisions about your care. The information for the new advocacy service can be found on the website below:

Recovery College East

The Recovery College East runs courses designed to help you in your Recovery. The details and prospectus can be found on their website:

Hidden Hurt

Support with Domestic Violence

Carer’s Trust Cambridgeshire

Advice and support service for Carers.

Making Space

Advice and Support service for carers


Carers groups offering advice and support

Care Network

Help for older, isolated and vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire to stay independent and keep in touch with friends and their community.

Frazzled Café

Frazzled Cafe meetings provide a ‘talk-in’ place where people who are feeling frazzled can meet fortnightly to talk and share their personal stories in a safe, anonymous and non-judgmental environment – a place where it’s ok, to not be ok. For more info check out the website.

Previous Reports

Reports available to request:

  • 5 Values – Crisis Care – First Response Service (FRS) and The Sanctuary – July 2017
  • Dual Diagnosis Survey – June 2017
  • 5 Values CPSL Mind – May 2017
  • Metropolitan Housing Evaluation – March 2017
  • Integrated Personality Disorder Pathway  – November 2016
  • Metropolitan Supported Housing Evaluation  – October 2016
  • 5 Values Richmond Fellowship  – August 2016
  • Crisis Care in Cambridgeshire – Feb 2016
  • Cambridge Road Evaluation – March 2015
  • Richmond Fellowship – September 2014
  • Metropolitan Floating Support Service – June 2014
  • Open Access Preventative Support and Recovery Services – October 2011
  • Supported Living Report – October 2011
  • Recovery Star report – September 2010
  • Social Care report – September 2010
  • IAPT report – August 2010
  • Advocacy Report – August 2010
  • Alcohol report – August 2010
  • Travellers report – 2010

To request a report please complete the form below, including the titles of the reports from the list on the left.