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New ‘crisis cafe’ planned for Weston town centre

by mikebell on 8 February, 2019

A new crisis recovery service will be opening in the centre of Weston-super-Mare later this year, as part of the NHS Healthy Weston programme. The crisis cafe will provide much-needed support for people with mental health challenges.

Councillor Mike Bell said: “There’s lots of evidence from around the country that just this kind of non-clinical, early intervention support can be effective in helping people tackle isolation, loneliness and emotional health and wellbeing. It fits really well with the social prescribing model that is so vital too.

“When we first set up the Central Ward Health Forum back in 2014, which became the Heart of Weston, I didn’t think it would take quite so long to make progress on some of the health challenges in the town centre. However, I am delighted that the Crisis Cafe and further investment in a new GP practice will finally see work over many years by community groups and campaigners come to fruition.”

You can read more about the Crisis Cafe plans here.

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