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Barnstaple Link Centre

19c Alexandra Road
Barnstaple
EX32 8BA
Tel: 01271 322943
 

During the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) we have made some temporary changes to the way that we support people and how they can get in touch with us.  In line with government guidance, we are minimising face-to-face contact. We have made these changes to help ensure the safety of our patients, staff and their families - and everyone who comes into contact with our organisation.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Telephone support is being offered during the lock down period. Please ring 07966 848011 to contact staff at Barnstaple Link Centre.  If you are unable to get through please leave a message and a member of the team will get back to you, as soon as possible.

Please note our telephone support is only available during normal centre opening times.

 

Where we are based

From Barbican Lane, as you travel along Alexandra Road towards Green Lanes, the Alexandra Road Link Resource Centre is on the left-hand side in the red bricked building which also houses Samuel’s solicitors and before the traffic lights that turn in to Bear Street.  There are a few public car parks in this area, Bear Street, Queen Street and Hardaway Head which are all within walking distance of the centre. 
 
 
 

Opening hours


Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 12:30pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm 
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

During these times you can phone the office on 01271 322943 to arrange appointments. Please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you.
 
 
Attendance at the weekend is by prior agreement only.
 
Saturday 2:00pm – 5:00pm 
Sunday 2:00pm – 5:00pm
 

What support do we offer?

 
The Alexandra Road Link Resource Centre is a safe and non -judgemental environment where you can be supported and encouraged to seek information and guidance regarding your recovery.
 
During the drop in, people come to develop their social support networks over a cup of coffee and to access support from staff in a solution focussed way.  Staff members can be available if you have any concerns or if you need to talk over any difficulties you may be facing.  Our staff are not trained counsellors but are experienced listeners. You can come and go as you wish during these sessions.
 
We also offer an outreach service for people who are unable to attend our centre as a result of their mental health difficulties. We can help with anxiety issues which may prevent you leaving your home and provide support to help you access your local community services.  This work is tailored to the individual and time limited due to staffing constraints.
 

Groups

 
We run a variety of groups on a rolling programme.  Some groups are educational and others therapeutic. The groups are small so that we can offer support to individuals throughout the sessions.
 
We run a regular monthly meeting where you get an opportunity to have your say and raise any ideas or concerns you may have about what happens at the centre.  Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to contribute with a suggestion box for people to use if they prefer. 

Groups and activities
 

Facilities

 
There is a kitchen/lounge area; quiet room; art and craft room; games room with IT; darts; pool table & table tennis. We also have a garden area.
 
We offer cost price tea and coffee and use of our kitchen and microwave. We also have a laundry facility. Daily newspapers are available.

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I feel safe there, the staff have given me so much that I feel ready to start my Journey of Recovery

- Service User

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