Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, or that things are too much for you?
Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support?
Are your usual sources of support closed for the night?

The Haven @ 30 Clarence Street offers out of hours mental health support to anyone aged 16 or over in York and Selby.

 

Find us at 30 Clarence Street, York, YO31 7DE. (Opposite the Union Terrace Coach Park, next to York St. John University)

Open 6pm-11pm every day (including bank holiday & weekends).

To contact the Haven call 07483 141 310
(This number will be answered between 6-11pm by the Haven staff. You may call and leave a message at any other time of day, and these will be picked up and responded to during service opening hours.)

Or email us at [email protected] 
(Monitored between 9-5pm and between 6-11pm. Any urgent queries will be picked up and dealt with as soon as possible during these hours.)

(Image courtesy of Stuart Rawlings)

What can you expect from us:

This is a walk-in service - there's no need to be referred by your GP or Care Coordinator. The Haven @ 30 Clarence Street offers a welcoming, safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and non-clinical environment. At the Haven, we will be able to provide information and emotional support if you are in crisis or feel you are heading towards a crisis situation.

You can come just for a cup of tea and a chat, or you can access one-to-one emotional support from trained mental health professionals. We also offer help in creating staying well and crisis plans, and support visitors to access other services and organisations that may be useful to them.

We work closely with GPs, Community Mental Health Teams, Crisis Teams, A&E Mental Health Liaison Teams, Police and Ambulance Services, Street Triage, and other front-line healthcare professionals to ensure that people in emotional distress have a safe, supportive Haven to go to, with appropriate mental health support available.

People using The Haven will also be supported by our 24/7 helpline, which offers access to emotional support and information even when The Haven is closed.

Who is this service for?

Anyone aged 16 and over can come to The Haven – you don’t need a formal referral or appointment.

Please note: The Haven @ 30 Clarence Street is not suitable for people needing urgent medical attention (for example, after self-harm) – for urgent medical care please attend your nearest A&E or call 999.
Please also be aware that, for the safety and wellbeing of others using the service, The Haven cannot accept people who are very intoxicated, aggressive or abusive.