A DROP-IN service for people who need support during a mental health crisis has a new home and new phone number.

From today (Friday), the Isle of Wight Mental Health Safe Haven, run by charity Two Saints, will be based at the Wellbeing Centre, 7 High Street, Newport.

Team leader Hannah Carson said: “We are excited about the move as our new home is in a more central location that will be easier for more people to access.

“We have worked hard to make this a welcoming and calm environment for anyone who comes in to see us — and most importantly provide a safe space where people can receive mental health support.

“Our location also makes it easier for us to work with other organisations and stakeholders so we can signpost and refer people on to the most appropriate service to help them.”

The safe haven is open from 5pm to 10pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays, for adults aged 18 and over.

Hannah said: “Evenings and weekends can be the most difficult times for people dealing with a mental health crisis as a lot of services are closed.

“That’s why we offer our support during the evenings and weekends — we want to support people through a crisis so they can remain at home and reduce admissions to A&E.

“We offer people one-to-one help and work with them to provide tailored support.”

The service’s new number is 520168.

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