Author: Pam Jenkinson

A catch up with a Night Light Café Volunteer

By Pam Jenkinson – Night Light Crisis Café Project Worker

Without our committed volunteers, the Night Light Cafes would not be able to function. We have a dedicated team, who want to make a difference to those who may be in crisis and have a desire to provide support and empathy to others.

I visited one of our cafes this week and caught up with one of our faithful volunteers Angela, who has been at the cafes for over six months now. I asked her what inspired her to give up her evenings to run the café and she said she didn’t like to see people struggling and felt this was a great way to help others and promote positive mental health.

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Mental Health Stereotypes

By Pam Jenkinson – Night Light Crisis Café Project Worker

It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem! Yes 1 in 6! Furthermore, one in four of us have or will develop a mental health crisis in our lifetime. So surely having a mental health condition should not have any stigma around it – yet still many people are reluctant to admit or disclose they are not in a good place and are struggling? So why is this?

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Night Light Journey

By Stacey Marriott – Night Light Crisis Café Coordinator

Imagine hitting rock bottom and feeling drowned by despair. All hope is gone and everything seems black and bleak and lonely. 

Imagine finding a place that is full of light and hope, where a warm welcome is extended by people who care. Safety and peace provide a cushion and paths are laid to other places that can provide support and help towards a better future.

This is the vision of the Night Light Cafe

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