Innovative mental health sanctuary to open in Bristol

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Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group has awarded a contract for the first sanctuary in the city where people can go who are experiencing severe emotional distress.

Local people asked for the Bristol Sanctuary to be created when they were consulted on plans for mental health services in the city. Local service users and carers have helped to draw up the plans for the service.

It will be a place where people can go out of normal working hours, which feels safe, homely, comfortable and welcoming. While at the sanctuary people will be able to relax and can choose what they want to do.