Crisis Café was attracted to the mentoring support for the chance to network, share and collaborate with other local C&V organisations. The Elevate Programme supported the organisation to deliver a six-week youth-led initiative which enabled young people to discuss, plan and implement a range of community-based strategies/interventions to address health inequalities. Crisis Café Mental Health Practitioners utilised a variety of creative/therapeutic interventions to explore topics discussed along with support given to promote positive mental health, suicide awareness and develop protective factors in their lives.
In partnership with the Elevate Mentor, Crisis Café hosted a variety of local community-based organisations, drawing on collective resources available within the community, developing stronger local networks, gaining knowledge of community engagement including barriers to engagement. Crisis Café also hosted a celebration event open to all members of the public and community organisations to share learning.