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What is the Recovery Space?

The Recovery Space offers a safe, non-clinical, supportive environment for people experiencing a social mental health crisis from 11am – 4pm from the Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space and from 5pm – 11pm at a central location in East Croydon, 7 days a week.

We offer short term, recovery focused support for up to 10 persons / evening as an alternative to using other crisis services.

Crisis Support Workers can work alongside you to help you:

  • Manage your crisis
  • Identify your crisis triggers
  • Identify your strengths & coping methods
  • Develop effective ways of coping
  • Explore self-help tools and apps
  • Improve your self-confidence, esteem & independence
  • Develop your own personalized wellbeing tool kit

By offering:

  • 1-2-1 focused support sessions
  • Safe space drop-ins
  • Crisis management sessions
  • Group activities – Mindfulness, Recovery support

The aim of the service is to promote wellbeing, social inclusion and recovery.

Who can use the Recovery Space?

  • 18 years and over
  • Living in Croydon
  • Experiencing a mental health crisis as a result of social issues


  • Have been assessed by SLaM clinicians or GP and do not require inpatient admission or clinical input.


The service is accessible by professional referral only.


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers. Please click here for more information.


The Recovery Space has supported me over the 2 week period and helped me to get over the worst part of my ordeal.

I found The Recovery service to be a very effective service, it helped me on discharge of hospital to know that I’m not alone and that there are people I could talk to about my overall wellbeing, I found (caseworker name) who worked with me on a 1:1 basis to be polite, respectful, understanding, empathetic, supportive and professional.