​CDARS Sunshine Recovery Cafe in Wimbledon

Open 365 days a year. Opening hours are:

  • 6pm – 11pm Monday to Friday 
  • 12 noon – 11pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

The Sunshine Recovery Café is open to adult residents of South West London (18+) who perceive themselves, or are at risk of moving into mental health crisis. It offers a constructive and non-clinical alternative to A&E or admission to hospital.

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The aim of the Recovery Café is to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for people who might be struggling to cope, which helps them to reduce immediate anxiety and crisis, and to safety plan, utilising strengths, skills, resilience and coping mechanisms to prevent repeated use of crisis services.

Members of staff support customers to help them discuss the nature of their crisis, identify the triggers to it, and to help them identify strengths and coping skills they might use to reduce their distress in order to successfully manage their own situations in the future

They also offer a variety of emotional support, resilience building, recreation and leisure activities, peer-led support, signposting to partner agencies, risk assessment, and opportunities including complementary therapies, healthy eating sessions, Yoga, separate women and men's peer support groups, art therapy, Goals for the Week group and many others.

  • Located: 296a Kingston Road, South Wimbledon, London SW20 8LX
  • tel. 07908 436 617
  • Buses 163, 164, 152, K5, opposite Wimbledon Chase Main Line Station
  • Activity Timetable.pdf