Guildford or Godalming? Where should the Safe Haven be?

People have told us that better out of hours support would really help to prevent and manage a mental health crisis. This has led to the development of ‘Safe Havens’ across Surrey, starting in Aldershot. Their experience so far is that people undergoing a mental health crisis are less likely to go to A&E as they can find the expert support they need in a friendly, accessible place at the time they need it: the Safe Haven.

Following an extensive period of patient and carer engagement, NHS Guildford & Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group are now asking people in Guildford and Waverley, especially and most importantly service users and carers, where they would prefer a Safe Haven to be located.

The aim is to have the Safe Haven up and running by the beginning of March 2016, ready to support and advise people when they feel most vulnerable.

Find out more in the Have your Say on the Safe Haven – Options Paper – FINAL.   Or click on the Guildford & Waverley CCG website to read the Options Paper and vote.


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