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What is the Recovery Space?

The Recovery Space offers a safe, non-clinical, supportive environment for people experiencing a mental health crisis from 10am – 4pm from the Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space and from 4pm – 11pm at a central location in East Croydon, 7 days a week.

We offer short term, recovery focused support 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, Mindful Movements, Mindful Art, Women’s Group, Men’s Group, Journaling Group, Connect and Cope Groups

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 


  • 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.


Contact Details

Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, CR0 5LA.

1st floor, Whitgift Centre,1 N End, Croydon, CR0 1TY.


Tel: 020 8688 1210  (option 4)


Open: Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 23:00


Volunteers Needed

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


I truly appreciate the support and  guidance I received at Recovery Space. I felt validated and this supported me through a very difficult time. I cannot thank Recovery Space enough for all the help I received. I’m truly grateful. Thank you.

Great support system especially when you are not fortunate to have many people around you. This was my first big crisis in years and they have really helped support me during this difficult time. All were very chatty and nice and as someone who really struggles with phone calls they really did help ease my anxiety.

I would like to give huge praise to (staff name) who has supported me massively. They understood me and ensured the sessions would tailored to my needs. Made me feel comfortable and most importantly was respectful.

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