Charity Bath Mind has announced the launch of their new Breathing Space service, available to the community across Bath & North East Somerset.
The Breathing Space will support people across the area who are at the point of mental health distress or crisis.
The service launched on Monday 13th April, and will be open 365 evenings a year, from 5.30-11.30pm.
Due to coronavirus, this service will initially operate as a telephone support, returning to a face-to-face service from a central Bath location, when the coronavirus crisis is over.
Paul Cooper, Head of Services at Bath Mind, said: “For a long time our local community have made clear the need for a non-clinical service to be available in the evenings for people struggling with their mental health.
“The Breathing Space will be able to provide ‘phone support in the immediate term, and longer-term face to face support within a safe space.
“We will ensure everyone has a follow-up plan and strategies to manage their wellbeing.
“We believe this service will make a real impact to peoples’ lives and will improve mental health provision, offering a non-clinical alternative to A&E and out of hours’ services.”
To donate, or find out more about Bath Mind, visit www.bathmind.org.uk.