Swansea Bay University Health Board logo - April 2019Swansea Bay University Health Board is seeking to commission a Third Sector organisation to deliver a Mental Health Sanctuary Service for adults across the local authority areas of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

The Sanctuary Service will need to provide non-clinical therapeutic support to people in Mental Health Crisis in a calming and safe environment. It will be a non-accommodation based service, operating out of hours which will provide somewhere to turn to for people who are experiencing a social/emotional crisis, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and/or having suicidal thoughts. This will enable individuals to de-escalate and deal with the factors/issues affecting their crisis and identify coping strategies to increase their resilience by:

  • Providing a service which supports the needs of those in, at the risk of, or at the point of a social/emotional crisis within the Swansea Bay Health Board area.
  • Providing a service at a time outside of traditional service operating times.
  • Reducing the demand and effect on other services.
  • Act as a conduit to identify, broker, and signpost individuals to other help and support agencies as needed.

The service will need to offer support from 18:00 - 03:00, 7 days per week for up to 6 individuals at any one time.

They would like to invite Third Sector providers to a pre-procurement market engagement event to:

  • Understand the current market position
  • Identify any challenges or barriers
  • Understand how service needs can shaped and delivered by the Sector

To book your place, click here.

If you require any further information please contact Aileen Flynn, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Swansea Bay University Health Board: [email protected]