After-hours mental health support project is trialled in Worksop

A new community based pilot project offering after-hours mental health support to people in Bassetlaw launches this week.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 5:58 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 3:02 pm

A ‘crisis cafe’ is being trialled at The Crossing on Newcastle Street, Worksop, to offer support to individuals during a critical time, signpost them to local services and develop a safety plan to improve their resilience to cope with difficult situations.

The  sessions, entitled #Mental Healthy, are running three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, from 5pm to 9pm.

These late night cafés will be a ‘mental healthy safe space’ offering support to people who find themselves with nowhere else to turn if other services are closed.

Adults are invited to head along to #Mental Healthy, find a safe space, and get help from mental health professionals without the need for an appointment.

Funded by Bassetlaw Clinical Care Commissioning Group (CCG), this new venture has been set up in partnership with Mind Nottinghamshire and Talkzone and launches tonight (February 3).

Catherine Huby, head of urgent and emergency care for NHS Bassetlaw CCG said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to test out this new service in the community for the people of Bassetlaw, provide support for people in crisis, and to help reduce social isolation.”

“We hope that people at the point of an emerging mental health crisis will contact or come to the #MentalHealthy Café as an alternative to calling 999 or attending A&E.”

“The NHS Long Term Plan has reiterated the ambition of the NHS to meet the needs of people who require help when they experience mental ill health.

“As a CCG we continue to look at opportunities to further improve on the services available to people, and to offer different ways to access services. We know that one size does not fit all.”

For more information search Better in Bassetlaw on Google or join in on the conversation using #BetterInBassetlaw and #MentalHealthy.