Information from Shropshire MIND:
We are open Monday to Friday 9 till 5, we will meet people who are in crisis, but with the changes it is majority telephone support. Our number is 01743 368647, the team are great and will assist and support to their best ability.
We have outreach workers who are making calls Monday to Friday to all those that we are aware of, but we can extend that to anyone with needs, ensuring everyone is in contact and we can then follow up with a call. We are looking at food parcels, but the shortage at the moment means that it is on hold for the moment.
We have the Crisis Cafe, it is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1800hrs till 2200hrs within Shropshire Mind at Abbey Foregate. Normally you just turn up, but now you must call ahead on the phone number above because of the limit on numbers currently under Covid-19.
We run Shropshire Sanctuary every night as follows;
Monday to Thursday 1700hrs till 0900hrs
Friday 1700hrs till 1100hrs
Saturday 1500hrs till 1100hrs
Sunday 1500hrs till 0900hrs.
If you are in crisis or in need of support, you can telephone the Access team on 0300 124 0365, they will refer you in.
It is normally a suicide prevention service with two trained staff on all night, but given the current climate, we have lowered this to those with emotional or mental health needs.
If anyone has needs, or just wants a chat, please give us a call, if we are not the right people, we will find the right people for you.
Our Sanctuary service is commissioned to cover both Telford and Shropshire as is our crisis cafe.
We will take and triage a call from all locations and work with the person to find the best possible outcomes for them
Link to Shropshire Council Information: