18th Oct, 2019

Mental health service making 'amazing' difference in Leamington

Laura Kearns 22nd Sep, 2019

A MENTAL health service is making an ‘amazing’ difference just months after opening.

Safe Havens is a drop in service in Leamington for those age 16 or over who are feeling in need of support. It provides out of hours advice over the phone or face to face by trained counsellors at a base in Clemens Street.

The service – which is run by Warwickshire County Council and charity Mental Health Matters – aims at ‘reducing immediate distress’ and helping people access the support available in the community.

And since it was launched in July there has been plenty of positive feedback, with one user calling it ‘amazing’.

County health spokesman Coun Les Caborn said: “Warwickshire Safe Havens is a fantastic initiative which supports anyone who is feeling distressed, frightened or overwhelmed and doesn’t know where to turn to get mental health support.

“I would like to encourage anyone who is having these feelings to visit Safe Haven Leamington for a welcoming, non-judgmental and non-clinical environment to get the support they need.

“No appointment or referral is needed to visit a Safe Haven – people can walk in any time during opening hours – and carers and family members are also welcome.”

Call 07483 991763 or email warwickshiresafehaven@mhm.org.uk to book an appointment.

Safe Haven is open between 6pm and 11pm Monday to Wednesday.

Visit www.mhm.org.uk/warwickshire-safe-havens for more information.

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