S.P.A.C.E.S. – formally Day Services, support people with enduring mental health problems to build sustainable coping strategies, break social isolation, and promote social inclusion through meaningful activities that build networks and training that may lead to employment.
We achieve this by our team of Community Recovery Nurses and Community Recovery Workers who facilitate therapeutic mood management groups e.g. Anxiety or Depression management, & Social Confidence groups. We also run activity groups e.g. pottery, art & craft, walking groups.
The majority of our groups now happen in community venues away from the traditional day centres. This allows our service users to interact with their local community.
S.P.A.C.E.S. will work with individuals in a person-centred way supporting them through their time within our service. We will employ a variety of techniques to help the Service User reach their goals set at the initial assessment and at regular review points along the way. For some, groupwork using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach will be the best way of working, for others it maybe in a one to one way using Psycho-Social Intervention or Solution Focused Therapy. Others may benefit from activity groups to help them build social confidence and break their social isolation and support in accessing meaningful activities in their local community
S.P.A.C.E.S. have two teams in the North and South of the city for ease of access.
North- Pitsmoor Day Services
259 Pitsmoor Road
South- Moncrieffe Day Services
9 Moncrieffe Road
Referrals are usually made via your GP to the local Community Mental Health Team. A Community Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker will carry out a full needs mental health assessment, and then refer onto SPACES. We will also accept a referral from other professionals e.g. Mental Health Ward staff or other mental health professionals where the client has a full needs assessment, Risk assessment and Insight number, and the care coordinator is in agreement of the referral.
Unfortunately we can accept self referrals.
Q: What do S.PA.C.E.S. do?
A: We support people with enduring mental health problems through one to one and group work to build coping strategies for their mental health, and at the same time support service users to access sustainable & meaningful activities in their local community.
Q: Can I self Refer?
A: No, unfortunately we can not take direct referrals, however you can refer to us through your GP and local Community Mental Health Team, CPN or Social Worker.
Q: Are there opportunities for Volunteering?
A: Yes, we are always on the lookout for people interested in volunteering especially if you have an interest you would like to share with others, or if you are an existing Service User you can the User Volunteer service.
Service Manager: Lesley White
Tel: 0114 22 62660
This page was last updated on 19th November 2012