A safe haven mental health drop-in service on the Isle of Wight is reminding us it has its doors open two evenings a week- for those who need it.

The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group has funded charity No Limits to provide a service called Space 4U.

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The service offers free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for children and young people aged 11 to 17, or up to 18 if they have additional needs.

It will continue as a pilot scheme for the next six months- until the end of March 2020.

No Limits Project Manager Natalie Pettifer told Isle of Wight Radio,

“You’re definitely not alone – whatever you’re feeling whatever your thinking – your situation (you might think you’re unable to cope with it) -reach out.

“We are here- you don’t need to get in touch with us to make an appointment or even let us know you’re coming… Bring yourself along and let’s see what we can do for you.”

Space 4U works closely with other agencies which support the mental health of young people, such as the IW Youth Trust, Barnardos and CAMHS, as well as schools across the Island.

Natalie added,

“The earlier you reach out for help the more likely it is you will be able to feel better sooner.”

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The centres are open two days a week from 6pm to 8.30pm on a Monday from the East Newport Family Centre, Furrlongs and on a Wednesday from the Sandown Family Centre, 98 The Fairway.

Newport centre entrance

Children and young people can come in on their own or with a family member if they prefer and speak in confidence.

For more information you can call 02380 224 224 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

During session times you can call 07741 665182 or email [email protected]