Have you heard of the Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries service? Launched in 2021, the vital service provides mental health crisis support to local communities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Provided in partnership between local charities Nottinghamshire Mind, Turning Point, Framework and Harmless, the Crisis Sanctuaries service is available in Nottingham City, Worksop, Mansfield, Newark, Beeston, Sherwood and East Leake. The service is open to anyone aged over 18, who feels they are in, or near, a mental health crisis and needs a safe space to talk. Each Sanctuary is open at each of the locations listed above, twice a week. Full addresses, contact details and current times of opening are available on the Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries website, which is updated regularly.
Each Crisis Sanctuary has three trained Crisis Intervention Workers available at any one time, who provide recovery-focused crisis support in a trusted and consistent space for people who require out of hours mental health support. Help can also be provided via telephone or through video calling platforms for those who are unable to attend the service in person.
Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you are required to call ahead prior to visiting one of the Crisis Sanctuaries. This is to ensure that the Crisis Sanctuaries remain a safe and accessible place for visitors and staff.
Please visit the Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries website here.