Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafés are a safe space for individuals struggling with emotional and mental wellbeing who do not require immediate medical care, they are places that people can go to if they are experiencing a crisis, usually to access mental health support and advice as an alternative to attending A&E.
Grant Applications open: 17 January 2024
Application closing deadline: 14 Feb 2024 – 5pm
View the information on how to apply and download the supporting documents below:
Mental Health Cafe – Guidance notes – Round 3
Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe Service Specification 2024
University Mental Health Cafe Service Specification 2024
The Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafés were formerly known as Crisis Cafés.
VAL worked with the voluntary sector to develop and establish 25 Crisis Cafés through the grants programme.
Neighbourhood Mental Health cafes are an integral part of the transformation of mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The pilots started in 2020. The first cafes are in Leicester City, Loughborough and Market Harborough and are run by a leading charity, Turning Point, and are funded by the NHS.
The cafes are from the NHS’s Long-Term Plan which aims to provide more support for mental health and wellbeing closer to home and relevant to local communities’ needs. It also is a key element of the new mental health crisis pathway that aims to make it much easier for people to get help in a crisis. The cafes are open to all people without appointment, including family members and carers.To find out more about the locations, opening times and providers of each café click here
Lutterworth Crisis Café Wellbeing Hub
Lutterworth Crisis Café was launched in July 2022 and is run by Beacon Care and Advice on behalf of the NHS.
Beacon are proud to have been awarded funding to start the crisis café in July 2022.
As a small not for profit company, Beacon is led by workers with a professional background in Mental Health, substance misuse, advice, information, and advocacy.Read more