Help plan a Crisis Cafe for Sutton
A Crisis Cafe is a safe, welcoming space where people who are feeling emotionally distressed or experiencing severe mental health difficulties can go for support outside of normal working hours, instead of using A&E or other urgent services. It offers a step before formal mental health care, with the aim of providing support that can help people through a difficult time in their mental health, and hopefully keep them safe and out of hospital.
It is generally recognised that Crisis Cafes can provide important support to people with mental health problems and Sutton is one of the few boroughs in this area that cannot offer this sort of care. However, Sutton Mental Health Foundation is working with Sutton NHS commissioners to look at setting up a pilot Crisis Cafe in Sutton to help meet this need.
As part of this process, they are keen to hear from people who might use a Crisis Cafe, or who might have felt the need for such a service in the past. They would also like to hear from people who care for those with mental health needs, and from those who work with people with mental health needs.
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