Sutton Crisis Café

Sutton Mental Health Foundation is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to open a Crisis in Sutton.
The Sutton Crisis Café will offer out-of-hours support to people in Sutton whose mental health is becoming overwhelming.  It will offer a safe, non-clinical, supportive environment to people experiencing a mild to moderate mental health crisis, as an alternative to attending A&E.
Sutton is one of the few areas locally that currently does not have an alternative crisis provision to A&E, although it has been something local people have been working towards for some time.

The Sutton Crisis Café service has been designed through consultation and co-production with a wide range of service users, carers and mental health clinicians and other professionals.  It will be run by SMHF, using staff with experience of mental health issues and trained in Intentional Peer Support.  It will have strong links with other mental health services in the borough, so that we can make sure anyone using the services can access all the support they need.

The Sutton Crisis Café will provide a non-judgemental, calm and safe environment, offering support to help people resolve their crisis.  The needs and views of visitors to our service will be at the heart of all that we do.

In the first instance this will a pilot service, which will run to the end of March 2022.  However, if successful, we have confirmed funding for at least a further 2 years.  We expect to run the service from 18:30 - 22:30, Monday to Sunday, every day of the year.