CDARS has 30 years of experience with high needs clients faced with mental health issues, substance misuse, domestic violence, poverty and much else. We help over 1200 people each year by providing a number of services designed to support vulnerable people with complex needs, including people with drug and alcohol misuse, mental health, veterans and perpetrators of domestic violence.
The programme is based at and delivered from our Sunshine Recovery Café in Kingston Road, Wimbeldon Chase. A Crisis Recovery Café that we run, designed to respond to crisis episodes of residents of the Boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Richmind and Kingston affected by mental health issues.
In relation to the five Boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Richmond and Kingston, covered by our services, official statistics show:
A survey that we have undertaken in September 2018 within our cafe suggests that:
We acknowledge that supporting people with suicide ideation is perhaps the hardest issue to support someone with, which can leave staff feeling anxious and reduce their confidence level, if staff is not adequately trained, prepared and with enough resources. Therefore in order to respond effectively to this specific and sensitive need, CDARS has sought and managed to get external funding to employ a Suicide Prevention Specialist Worker. The programme has been funded for the next 3 years by Henry Smith Charity.
This aim of the programme is to support people who are at risk of suicide or suicide ideation, residents in the five London Boroughs of Richmond, Kingston, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth.
The Programme aims also to reduce numbers of suicide attempts among people with mental health problems from the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond
This programme provides a holistic suicide prevention service for service users who have severe and enduring mental health issues or a common mental disorder such as stress, anxiety or depression. The programme helps service users identified as being at risk to reduce their feelings of suicide ideation and propensity to plan and commit do this by providing a mixture of immediate short term crisis help, medium and long term support.
This is an innovative programme programme provided in a three stage process: