Scarborough Survivors

Mental Health Resource Centre

 

Scarborough Survivors is a coastal mental health and wellbeing hub – supporting the Borough of Scarborough.

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What is Scarborough Survivors?

Scarborough Survivors is a registered charity founded in 1994 by service users who wanted to ensure that their voice was clearly heard within the mental health arena. 

Representation of service-users living in the borough of Scarborough remains a key element of our work to ensure that nobody experience mental illness is left unsupported.  As a user-led organisation, the emphasis is on self-help and all members have a say how the charity is run and what services are provided.

Music

Mondays (1pm – 2pm)

A fun and lighthearted activity organised weekly! Everyone is welcome – No experience needed!

Weekly Quiz

Tuesdays (2pm – 4pm)

Afternoon Quiz – quirky and fun! Test your knowledge with this fun and interesting quiz!

Feel Good Walk

Wednesdays (1.30pm – 3pm)

Members really enjoy getting out – a particular favourite is a walk along the seafront. 

Scarborough Survivors was proud to receive a QAVS in 2017 in recognition of its long-standing services to the community

Crisis Cafe

​​The Crisis Cafe is the first one of its kind on the Yorkshire coast and provides a safe, non-judgmental, homely environment offering Support to those who are suffering from a mental health crisis, are in distress or seeking to prevent the onset of a crisis.

The cafe is open 7.30pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday and 8pm to 1am on Sunday.

Anyone aged 16 or over can access our Crisis Café where they can speak to our support workers and trained volunteers. 

Professional, free, one-to-one counselling

After an initial assessment, a minimum of six structured sessions will be offered.  Sessions can be extended if necessary up to a maximum of 20.  The sessions are very much solution-focussed.  The counsellor will provide the space to empower the client to make the necessary changes to address the issues identified.  Please be aware that there is a waiting list for this free service.

Activities

All our weekly activities are free to members.

IT

Monday, 12.30 – 2.30pm

help with any aspect of technology – accessing online services safely and securely, setting up email accounts or any other computer/phone-based help that you need.  Members can access free internet at any time either on their own device or a laptop in the Resource Centre.

Music

Monday 1-2pm

Join our music volunteer and have a go at playing guitar, keyboards, drums or percussion

Writing

Monday, 2-3pm

a very informal activity using words – poetry, short stories or any other format that members would like to try

Gardening

Monday, 1.30 – 3.30pm

We provide a taxi for members to spend an afternoon in the lovely grounds at Cross Lane where there is a veg patch and flower beds to nurture and free-range hens.

Quiz

Tuesday, 1.45pm onwards

join us for an informal quiz and conversations around the range of topics covered in the questions.

Feel Good Walk

Wednesday, 1-3pm

Feel good walk – Wednesday, 1 – 3pm plus an extended walk on the first Saturday of each month.  Members set off from our Resource Centre and enjoy a hot or cold drink whilst out and about.

Arts & Craft

Thursday, 1-3pm

Art and craft – Thursday, 1-3pm – our very popular creative group offers a range of activities from colouring, painting, needlework, card making or you can bring your own project to work on.

Movie Club

we are able to show a Saturday movie on a large-screen TV.  A film showing is offered on the last Saturday of each month (provided there is sufficient interest from members).

Karaoke Machine

we have a karaoke machine and are looking to offer a range of feel-good Friday activities such as singing and chair exercises of interest to members.

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