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What is Breathing Space?

Our Breathing Space service consists of both a face-to-face and telephone service, offering calm, non-clinical support for individuals experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis. Staffed by a team with a broad range of experience in mental health issues, the services offers a compassionate listening ear and signposting to relevant services.

How can I access Breathing Space?

Evening Telephone Support Line

The Breathing Space telephone line is open Monday-Thursday evenings between 5.30pm and 11.30pm.

What we offer

The support line can be reached by calling 01225 983130 Monday-Thursday between 5:30pm-11:30pm where you will be offered calm, non-clinical support over the phone.

Staff can listen and offer calm, non-judgemental emotional support, and will focus on helping you to stay safe and look at a short term plan for next steps for crisis prevention.

Our aim is to support you to work towards recovery, resilience and wellbeing. We will also give you information and refer or signpost you to other services.

Who can call

Anyone who:

  • Is 16 years and over
  • Resides (or is registered with a GP) in the BANES area
  • Experiencing poor mental health, struggling with emotional distress, suicidal ideation or feeling overwhelmed

How to refer

To speak to a member of staff, please phone 01225 983130 on Monday-Thursdays between 5:30pm and 11:30pm. 

Evening Face-To-Face Hub

What we offer

The Breathing Space Hub is open 365 days a year from 18:00 to 22:30. We are situated at: Oasis Fountain Buildings Bath BA1 5DU

We offer a safe, comfortable space for you to come to when you are in serious emotional distress. We aim to provide a warm, calm, supportive environment for you to feel welcome and relaxed in.

During your visit, you can choose to spend time in a quiet space, listen to music, watch a movie, play a game or make use of our arts and crafts area. You may want to chat with others or spend some time talking with a member or staff.

Staff can offer emotional support, and will focus on helping you to stay safe and look at a short term plan for next steps for crisis prevention. Our aim is to support you to work towards recovery, resilience and wellbeing. We will also give you information and refer or signpost you to other services.

Who can attend

Anyone who:

  • Is 16 years and over
  • Lives (or is registered with a GP) in the BANES area
  • Experiencing poor mental health, struggling with emotional distress, suicidal ideation or feeling overwhelmed

We are unable to support

Anyone who:

  • Is threatening or showing aggressive behaviour
  • Requires a prescription or medical attention
  • Is intoxicated

How to refer

To attend a session, please phone 01225 983130 or email [email protected] before 17:00 on the day you want to attend. Please leave your name, phone number and a short message.

A member of the team will contact you between 17:30 and 18:00 to complete a referral form (if it’s your first visit) and invite you in for a specific time slot.

Breathing Space Opening Times

Breathing Space telephone line is open from 5:30pm to 11.30pm, Mondays-Thursdays.
Breathing Space face-to-face service is open from 6pm to 10:30pm, Monday-Sunday.

Telephone: 01225 983130
Email: [email protected]

Polish translation

We are pleased to be able to offer support to Polish speakers in our community, who can arrange to talk with our Polish speaking member of staff.

Jesli chciałbys porozmawiac z kims w jezyku polskim, zadzwon do Breathing Space. Polski pracownik oddzwoni do Ciebie w uzgodnionym terminie. Mozesz równiez wysłac do nas e-maila w jezyku polskim: [email protected].

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