Solace Café to open in South Dublin from Friday May 24th

Aware is delighted to announce the opening of The Solace Café from Friday May 24th. The Solace Café is a free out of hours friendly and supportive community space open to anyone from the South County Dublin area requiring mental health support in a crisis.

Operating out of Urbun Café, Unit 2 Watermint, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18, the Solace Café will be available Thursday to Sunday 5-10pm each week. This is an appointment only service, accepting self-referrals and referrals from healthcare practitioners, NGO’s and community partner agencies.

Who is this service for?

This service is for any adult experiencing a crisis, supporting someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health difficulty that is causing emotional overwhelm or a feeling of being unable to cope.

If there is an immediate risk of harm, please attend your local A&E or call 999 for assistance.

What The Solace Café offers:

· A calm supportive environment for self-reflection and recuperation

· One to one active listening support with trained mental health staff and volunteers

· One to one practical supports, such as information and signposting of other helpful services

· One to one support if you are presenting in distress or crisis

· Support with crisis resolution to include building resilience and coping strategies

· Recovery planning

· Signposting and guidance on navigating local health, wellbeing and community services, and engaging with mental health services

· Social interaction with other café users

· Access to individual and group learning opportunities to help identify positive coping strategies, problem solving skills and recovery practices

Bookings: Please contact or call Ciara on 086 2033040.

The Solace Café is delivered by Aware in partnership with St. John of God’s Community Mental Health Services and the HSE. This café forms part of a wider national initiative to develop and expand hours of mental health support in line with the Sharing the Vision: A Mental Health Policy for Everyone, and the National Model of Care for Crisis Resolution Services.

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