At Pepper's - A Safe Place C.I.C., there is no charge, no agenda and no pressure. Just an opportunity to meet a friendly face, take some time out to improve your mental health and look after your mind.

We offer a range of activities from just sitting, talking and listening whilst enjoying a coffee or a bowl of home-made soup, to cookery and art classes, tai chi sessions for calming relaxation, music making, first-aid training and film nights. It’s all there to help you meet new people, regain your confidence and get you back into the swing of things. Our centre on the High Street in Oakham is bright and airy with lots of comfy chairs on which to rest and talk, a kitchen where you can make yourself a drink and a computer on which to browse and catch up on the news.

Please click What’s On for a full list of activities and times.

Come when you want, there’s no membership, no payment and no fees, just a space for you to enjoy when you feel up to it or need a little company. If you have particular skills and talents you can share those as well and make Pepper’s - A Safe Place, a place for self-expression and co-operation between friends.

You can also call our support line and speak to one of our friendly volunteers through The Friendship Project.

Have a question? See our FAQs or send us a message.

Check out our blog for further news and updates.

Come and join us, you are really welcome.

It's a safe place to be!