Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress. Surrey Choices The Larches in Epsom is one of six sites that has opened in town centre locations across Surrey and North East Hampshire to residents of any district or borough within these areas.
They are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays and are designed to give adults a safe alternative to A&E when in crisis.
Each Safe Haven is staffed by a mental health practitioner from NHS Surrey and Borders Partnership and two trained Safe Haven workers. Peer support from people with lived experience of mental health issues is also increasingly available.
The Safe Havens are provided by a partnership between the NHS Surrey and Borders Trust and third sector mental health specialists which is funded by Surrey and N E Hants’ NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.
For more information about Safe Havens, please read their leaflet: Safe Haven Leaflet