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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.

Mental Health

Mental Health

Community/Connection

Community/Connection

Sleep

Sleep

Anxiety

Anxiety

Training/Employment support

Training/Employment support

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

What we offer

  • A safe space and welcoming environment.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Recovery café drop in.
  • Face to face counselling.
  • Assessment and referrals.
  • Telephone support.
  • Support groups.
  • Health and wellbeing programmes.
  • Suicide prevention and harm reduction programs.

What we aim to achieve

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can access the service?

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.

How can the programme be accessed?

By contacting us at info@cdars.org.uk 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).

Can I just turn up at the Café?

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.  

How long is this support available?

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.

Can I access the Café if I am on medication?

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.