Crisis Point

We hold information sessions every month. Please contact the service on 0161 238 5149 for more information.

Crisis Point is an open-access mental health crisis centre that offers bespoke crisis management support, helping people with diverse support needs to resolve their current crisis and develop strategies to prevent or better manage future crises.

It’s a place where you arrive in a state and leave with your thoughts back together. The staff, the advice and the support are brilliant. I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t come to Crisis Point.

 

What we do

Crisis Point provides a range of bespoke services including accommodation for up to 10 nights and one-to-one sessions for people unable or unwilling to use the accommodation service, giving them the time and confidence they need to plan their own future. Without Crisis Point, about 70% of service users would require an acute hospital admission.

Who we can support

Crisis Point accepts an individual's own definition of crisis, and recognises the crisis may be precipitated by changes in mental health, financial, occupational, domestic or social circumstances, or any combination of these factors.

Our services include:

  • Helping you develop skills to resolve your own crisis, and manage future crises.
  • Specific therapeutic interventions on-site, such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, relaxation and mindfulness techniques, as well as leisure activities and one-to-one work.
  • Signposting to longer-term support services.

 

We are proud to announce Crisis Point as the 2015 winners of the Mental Health Providers Forum award for Crisis Care. The award was supported and judged by the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions which recognised Crisis Point as an innovative example of how community based short stay crisis accommodation can provide an alternative to hospital provision. Read more.

Crisis Point recently held a meeting with a range of local stakeholders, including the police and crime commissioner, on mental health and BME groups. Attendees raised a number of key challenges facing this group and made several recommendations. Download a PDF summary of the meeting discussion.