Some areas now have Safe Havens or Crisis Cafés, which offer additional out of hours help and support.

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These services are staffed by mental health professionals and may also offer peer support. They're open to individuals and carers experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.

We've listed some local services that might be useful but there might be other services closer to where you live. These services can be a useful source of support, especially over the festive season.

There will hopefully be more opening over the next year following the success of a pilot scheme in Surrey and the government has also pledged funds to create more safe spaces.

City and Hackney (London)

The Crisis Café(City and Hackney Mind) - 6pm - 9pm from Monday to Thursday, 12pm - 4pm on Saturdays


Support at The Cavern (Kingfisher Treasure Seekers) - open 6pm - 11pm, 365 days a year.


Ashford Wellbeing Café - Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm - 9.45pm


The Leeds Hope and Wellbeing Café - Saturday to Monday, 6pm - 12am


The Sanctuary (Self Help) - 8pm - 6am


Safe Havens in Aldershot, Camberley, Epsom, Guildford, Redhill & Woking - see the website for specific opening times