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People in Bassetlaw will benefit from an exciting new pilot project of a mental health ‘crisis café’ #MentalHealthy following recent funding from NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

#MentalHealthy has been set up in partnership with Mind Nottinghamshire and Talkzone, funded by NHS Bassetlaw CCG to pilot this new venture which will commence next week on Monday 3 February 2020. This community based project will be trialled for 12 weeks to offer  a drop-in service to support individuals to reduce any immediate crisis they may have, signpost them to local services, and develop a safety plan to improve their resilience to cope at difficult times.

Mind Nottinghamshire will run three café sessions per week for the next twelve weeks at The Crossing Centre on Newcastle Street in Worksop on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings during the hours of 5pm – 9pm.

The late night cafés will be a ‘mental healthy safe space’ offering support to Bassetlaw people if they find themselves with nowhere else to turn if other services are closed. It will work on a drop-in basis where adults are invited to head along, find a safe space, and get help from mental health professionals without the need for an appointment.

Catherine Huby, Head of Urgent & Emergency Care for NHS Bassetlaw CCG said “we are delighted to have the opportunity to test out this new service in the community for the people of Bassetlaw, provide support for people in crisis, and to help reduce social isolation.”

“We hope that people at the point of an emerging mental health crisis will contact or come to the #MentalHealthy Café as an alternative to calling 999 or attending A&E.”

“The NHS Long Term Plan has reiterated the ambition of the NHS to meet the needs of people who require help when they experience mental ill health. As a CCG we continue to look at opportunities to further improve on the services available to people, and to offer different ways to access services. We know that one size does not fit all.”

For more information search ‘Better in Bassetlaw’ on Google or join in on the conversation using #BetterInBassetlaw and #MentalHealthy.