CDARS mental health services provide additional support in conjunction with the clinical services offered by the local NHS Trust. The Service is open every day of the year for persons in mental health crisis, or those who perceive themselves as going into crisis.
We want to help those in mental crisis get the support, guidance, and tools they need to live a happier and healthier life. By offering a wide range of services, groups, and activities, we aim to help our clients heal both mentally and emotionally - by doing so we assist them in finding the strength and resilience they need, and the coping skills necessary, to overcome mental crisis.
Adults (above the age of 18) who consider themselves to be in mental health crisis, or at risk of moving into mental health crisis. Individuals can be referred by a healthcare professional, or self-refer, providing they are residents in the boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston, or Richmond.
The programme is fully inclusive regarding gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. We also ensure the programme is wheelchair accessible.
By contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting or calling the café (Tel - 07908436617) during opening hours only which are 18.00-23.00hrs (Monday-Friday) and 12.00-23.00 (weekends and bank holidays).
Yes. No referral is needed. You can visit when the Café is open and meet with a staff member for an assessment and induction into the services we provide.
The crisis support is aimed to be in place for about 8 to 12 weeks. However, there is no set time on when you will be discharged - we understand that when you are in crisis the need for human connection and support is imperative, and you can attend the Café as you need to. We do however encourage our clients to connect with other support services and communities as well, so as to make sure they continue receiving the help they need.
Yes. If you are taking medication as prescribed by a medical professional, and not using illicit substances or alcohol as well as this prescribed medication, then you can attend the Café. If you attend under the suspected influence of illegal substances or alcohol you will be asked to leave and return when you are sober.