"The out of hours service is valuable local resource which means so much to the residents. From being somewhere people can discuss problems in an a relaxed and friendly environment, to having somewhere to make new friends. People come from far and wide because of everything it has to offer." (Greg Clark, MP and Mental Health Resource Patron).

What is our out-of-hours service?

Our out of hours service (formally known as the 'Serenity cafe'), is a 'safe space' for those with mental health conditions in order to provide access to peer support and 1-1 support to enable people to manage their mental health. In 2019 we supported 55 people through a mental health crisis with this service.

Our experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to help you improve your immediate wellbeing and provide a safe space for you if you are in need of support and guidance to prevent escalation. The groups calls provide

  • 1:1 support
  • group-based activities
  • Tools and techniques to manage mental health conditions

When does this service take place?

These group calls currently run on Sundays 3-6pm.

We are unable to run this as a face to face service but hope to resume face to face support for this group very soon.

How can I join?

For details on how to join this free out of hours group calls, please contact Carol at [email protected]

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"The Serenity Café has given me a safe space to come to and this has helped me to develop my graphic design projects. I don’t have to worry that I wouldn’t be accepted – I feel safe there."

Any questions? Get in touch!

Name Phone Email
Carol, Hub Manager 07526 203899 [email protected] 

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