Solidarity in a Crisis is a peer delivered emotional listening support service for people going through very difficult life events and experiencing feelings of emotional or mental health crisis.
We provide three services:
We provide support to anyone who lives in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham. See the descriptions of each service for eligibility and referral details.
We are not qualified therapists but are trained to support people in a crisis short-term.
Co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health needs, addiction recovery or carers, the team helps to promote recovery and enhance feelings of belonging and hope to those in distress; while helping to prevent people reaching crisis point.
Our three services all provide non-judgmental emotional listening support, they:
We are not an advocacy or befriending service.
Our out of hours crisis helpline provides peer support over the phone for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
The helpline is open:
Freephone: 0300 123 1922
The Harbour cafe provides a relaxed, non-clinical setting for Lewisham residents who are in distress and need to talk to someone face-to-face.
The Harbour cafe is open seven days a week, from 10 am to 2am.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we can support up to three people at the same time in the cafe for a maximum of two hours per person. Once we have received your referral you can just turn up. You do not need to make an appointment.
The Harbour cafe is inside Lewisham Hospital, opposite the Ladywell Unit in the Purple zone. The service is available to all Lewisham residents on referral basis and they can visit us every day for up to three weeks from referral.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or phone 020 3192 6722.
The Harbour crisis cafe is a partnership between Certitude, University Hospital Lewisham and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Our Community team are trained to support people in a crisis short-term and provide a safe space for people to talk about the difficulties they are experiencing.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to meet face-to-face at present, but we offer telephone or video calls between 9am and 6pm.
The Community team can offer individuals a course of three to six one-to-one sessions.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals must be referred to the Community team or Harbour cafe by a professional (this includes GPs, key workers, IAPT services, A&E, or other organisations and charities).
Individual must also: