S.P.A.C.E.S - Adult Mental Health Day Services
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S.P.A.C.E.S - Adult Mental Health Day Services

Description of the service

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

Where is the service located?

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
S3 9AQ

South- Moncrieffe Day Services
9 Moncrieffe Road
Nether Edge
S7 1HQ

How is the service accessed?

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 cannot accept self referrals.

Interim Service Manager: Helen Cowhig

(email Helen) 
Tel: 0114 22 62660

North Spaces
Operational Assistant Team Manager: Ian Newton
(email Ian)
Tel: 0114 22 62660

Community Development Assistant Team Manager: Will Mayor
(email Will)
Tel: 0114 22 62660

South Spaces
Operational Assistant Team Manager: Andrea Gratton
(email Andrea)
Tel: 0114 22 62500

Community Development Assistant Team Manager: David Palfreyman
(email David)
Tel: 0114 22 62500

This page was last updated on 14th February 2014