The Sunshine Recovery Café is open to adult residents of South West London (18+) who perceive themselves, or are at risk of moving into mental health crisis. It offers a constructive and non-clinical alternative to A&E or admission to hospital.
The café offers a welcoming, safe, friendly and non-stigmatising environment. Our members of staff support customers to help them discuss the nature of their crisis, identify the triggers to it, and to help them identify strengths and coping skills they might use to reduce their distress in order to successfully manage their own situations in the future.
We offer a variety of emotional support, resilience building, recreation and leisure activities, peer-led support, signposting to partner agencies, risk assessment, and opportunities including complementary therapies, healthy eating sessions, Yoga, separate women and men’s peer support groups, art therapy, Goals for the Week group and many others.
How to access the café? The customers can self-refer to the Sunshine Recovery Café.
South West London and St Georges’ NHS Mental Health Trust and local agencies may also signpost customers to the café.
The café is open every day of the year.
Monday to Friday: 6pm to 11pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 12pm to 11pm
Please visit www.sunshinerecoverycafe.org to find out more
Find the Sunshine Recovery Cafe at 296a Kingston Rd, London SW20 8LX
- Non-South West London residents. This will not mean a refusal of entry, but will mean offering of short term support and signposting back to appropriate local Services
- Adults with dementia
- Children or adolescents
- People exhibiting violent or aggressive behaviour
- People under the influence of drugs/ alcohol