Galway Community Café is a free out-of-hours adult mental health service designed and run by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, and / or supporting those with lived experience.
The café provides a safe, non-judgemental place for individuals to come and have a chat with a trained member of staff. Our team have lived experience of using mental health services and can provide peer support or signposting for customers experiencing emotional distress.
How does it work?
The café is an open space which individuals are invited into. Due to Covid-19 guidelines, we are currently operating on an appointment basis – you can book a table or space here
When you arrive, you are greeted at the door by our team lead, welcomed and invited in, where you can then choose a space in our café.
On the tables, we have our menu which goes through a list of options you can choose from, whether you want to ask a question, talk to someone or even have a space to sit quietly, with or without someone. We also have the option for tea, coffee, water or hot chocolate free of charge.
If you choose to chat to someone, our team of peer connectors are here to listen and chat with you, whatever you may be going through.