At The Anthony Seddon Fund, we have lived experience of mental illness and its effects. We know how quickly it can take hold, no matter how long you have lived with it. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, we won't ask you to make an appointment or put your name on a waiting list. We are here to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can offer peer support where it is needed.
Who Can Drop In?
There are no criteria for paying us a visit. We are always here to talk over a cuppa, and if we don't provide the specific support you need - for example, with drug or alcohol addiction - we will do our best to connect you with an organisation that does. That said, many of these issues overlap with mental illness, so don't be afraid to ask for help. The same applies if you have recently lost a loved one to suicide. We are here to support you.
Some people who visit us have recently gone into outpatient treatment after a hospital stay and are recovering in the community, with or without a social worker. We make sure they, and their friends and family, have a support network to make that transition easier. Whether it's introducing you to our weekly reiki sessions or arranging a GP appointment, we are here to help.
As well as our drop-in service, which runs from 12pm to 3pm, Monday-Saturday, we offer a range of peer support groups and therapeutic activities. You can find out more about these in our "What's On" section.