Experienced staff and volunteers with personal experience of mental health issues provide a range of support including managing panic attacks, offering a space to talk and assistance with coping after the initial crisis.
Telephone: 0161 637 0808
Open: 11pm to 9am
How the Sanctuary operates:
The Sanctuary runs throughout the year from 11pm to 9am at the Kath Locke Centre, Moss Side, Manchester. Support is provided in a face to face capacity via paid staff and peer volunteers for up to 5 clients at any one time. Additionally support will be made available to clients via the telephone.
How do I access the service?
You can self-refer to the service by calling 0161 637 0808. Health care and other professionals may also refer clients to the service by calling this number. All calls are answered by the Sanctuary co-ordinator who will either offer support via the telephone or if appropriate, can arrange a time for the client to visit the service in person.
How long can I stay?
Clients can stay as long as they wish. For example, you may choose to leave The Sanctuary once your initial crisis has passed and you have been able to calm down; or you may need to stay longer. The length of your stay will depend on your particular need.
What happens next?
Everyone who accesses The Sanctuary will have a plan put in place for their support beyond their initial visit to the service. This may include for example, putting you in touch with other relevant services, as well as calling you to follow up on your progress.