Charity information

Lifecraft

Lifecraft is a user-led organisation for adults in the Cambridge area who have experience of mental health difficulties in their lives.

We offer a wide range of free services to help and support our Members in their wellbeing and recovery.

Our services include creative activities, recovery groups, social activities and employment and volunteering opportunities. We also have an Information Hub, a counselling service and Lifeline, a telephone helpline that runs 365 days a year.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    Lifecraft believes people who have experienced mental health difficulties are best placed to help others in the same position. Therefore all our services are user-led and are designed to promote recovery and empowerment. We aim be a strong voice for user involvement in our partnership work with statutory and voluntary services and the community as a whole. We will campaign to raise mental health awareness and challenge stigma and discrimination towards people with mental health difficulties.

    Lifecraft exists for any adult in the Cambridge area who needs support for their mental health needs. It is our mission to improve the quality of life and opportunities available to people with mental health difficulties. We will provide services to support people in crisis, prevent social isolation, enable recovery, and give people the skills and opportunities to enable them to achieve their potential. We will continue to build on our experience in developing self-help and recovery initiatives, and will maintain our unique position as a user-led self-help mental health organisation.

  • Aims

    Lifecraft aims to:

    • To improve the quality of life and opportunities available to people with mental health difficulties.
    • To provide services to support people in crisis, prevent social isolation, enable recovery, and give people the skills and opportunities to enable them to achieve their potential.
    • To build on our experience in developing self-help and recovery initiatives, and will maintain our unique position as a user-led self-help mental health organisation.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1048144

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 01223 566957

    Address: The Bath House, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LW

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