Young Adult Safe Haven launches in Guildford

Safe haven

A safe space for young adults to talk openly and confidentially

A new service has opened to support 18 to 25-year-olds with their mental health and wellbeing.

The Young Adult Safe Haven offers a safe place for young adults to talk openly and confidentially about their feelings and emotions with peers and young adult support workers.

The Guildford-based service, open to anyone aged 18 to 25 who is struggling with their mental wellbeing and would like support, will initially run as a six-month trial with the potential to extend and become a permanent fixture.

Local charities Catalyst and Oakleaf are running the pilot service which is funded by University of Surrey and Community Foundation for Surrey.

How can I access the Young Adult Safe Haven?

You can drop into the Young Adult Safe Haven during its opening times of 5pm - 9pm, seven days a week - no appointment is needed.

The service is located next door to the existing Guildford Safe Haven: Oakleaf, 101 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4UQ. If you come into the Oakleaf car park, you will see the new signage next to the entrance and above the door.

For more information, please visit the Catalyst website and Oakleaf website.

More information about other adult safe havens in Surrey can be found on the NHS Safe Havens web page and more details on havens for 10 to 18-year-olds, are available on the CYP Havens web page.

More from families and young people