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Southwark Community Sanctuary

Southwark Community Sanctuary is open from Monday to Friday at 5pm – 11pm, and at weekends and bank holidays from 1pm – 11pm.
You can find us during these times at:

Thames Reach Employment Academy
29 Peckham Road

Services offered:

  • Community support
  • Crisis Support
  • Individually tailored one-to-one support
  • Peer support
  • Safe Space
  • Support in the Community
  • Volunteering

Project Manager: Trishika Raju
Head of Operations and Development: Amanda Gabrielsen


About the service

Southwark Community Sanctuary is a safe, welcoming and supportive space for anybody aged over 18 experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope. Whatever the reason for you feeling distressed or in crisis – we’re here to help you.

We are available to provide support during Monday to Friday, from 5pm until 11pm, and during weekends and bank holidays, from 1pm to 11pm, We support people in person at the Community Sanctuary, online via video chat, or on the phone.

You can talk to our staff about how you’re feeling and what is concerning you. We’ll listen to you, and help you to develop a plan to stay safe and well, including coping strategies. We’ll also help you to navigate local services and opportunities that can provide further help and support.

You can also talk to our volunteer peer supporters, who have all had their own experiences of mental health crisis, and have a real understanding of what it’s like.

After meeting with our staff or volunteers, you can also just sit in the Community Sanctuary and enjoy a break from the outside world. It’s a comfortable space to relax, and refreshments are available.

How to find us

The Southwark Community Sanctuary is hosted at the Thames Reach Employment Academy from Monday to Friday, 5pm – 11pm, and weekends and bank holidays 1pm – 11pm.

Make a referral to Southwark Community Sanctuary

Click here to make a referral to Southwark Community Sanctuary