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This is our flagship, award winning crisis service. The Sanctuary provides a calm, safe space for adults experiencing mental distress. It is often used as an alternative to hospital admission.
The Sanctuary is operated by Mind in Bradford, in partnership with ‘Sharing Voices’ and ‘First Response’. This service is open 365 days a year from 7-11pm.
The First Response service is operated by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis.
Click here for a summary of our Drop-In, Guide-Line and Sanctuary services.
To find out more about First Response, click below:
The Sanctuary aims to support people in order to help them resolve or better manage their personal crisis. We work around the four key elements of effective emotional support:
To access The Sanctuary, you, or someone acting on your behalf, must initially call First Response on 01274 221 181. First Response will then decide which service is most suitable for your needs, and make a referral accordingly. They may decide that a referral to The Sanctuary is the most appropriate course of action.
During your visit, you can choose to be accompanied by a person of your choice. We can, if necessary, arrange for transport.
The Sanctuary is currently able to receive those over the age of 18 who live within the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven Districts. Visitors to the Sanctuary may include people who:
Regrettably, The Sanctuary is not suitable for anyone:
What a motley crew of staff here! Yet together they have formed a perfect team with a huge range of complimenting strengths... ...And great at advising, stepping in when necessary, always alongside each other delivering a consistent approach
I love and appreciate the feeling within the Sanctuary. Very ease to open up in this environment amongst the very talent and hardworking staff
You are all amazing. I have never felt judged can tell you anything. I feel so at home here and leave feeling so, so much better. Thank you. I hope this service is around for a long time because it was badly needed!
Always felt safe, secure and heard. Never judged or looked down on. Always feel better/improved when I leave. Thank you for this place
Should be more places like this. No clinical stuff
Where can I find out more information?
Sanctuary = Exactly what it is! And if felt that from my first visit
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