When are you open?
Every Tuesday from 10.30-12:30 and Thursdays 10:30-12:30, please check our calendar for specific dates. We are planning to open on further days as the need arises but please keep checking this website or follow us on facebook via the icon at the bottom of the page for further updates.
Is there wheelchair access?
Unfortunately we are not accessible to wheelchair users as we are based on the first floor. However we do offer an outreach service and can meet up for a coffee at Strays which is below us on the ground floor. If you would like to meet up please email email@example.com and we will get straight back to you.
Does it cost anything to come to Pepper's - A Safe Place?
There is no charge to come to Pepper’s - A Safe Place. We do, however, ask for £1 for as many cups of tea or coffee and biscuits as you wish.
Are there any clinicians involved?
No. We offer a warm friendly space to meet, relax and chat but there is no clinical input.
Who is Pepper's - A Safe Place aimed at?
Pepper’s - A Safe Place is aimed primarily at people who suffer from ongoing, serious mental health conditions. However we are open to anyone who has any degree of mental ill health and feels they would benefit from social interaction and involvement.
Can I bring a friend who does not have mental health problems?
Yes. Many of our members are more confident coming with a friend than on their own. Friends are more than welcome.
How do I find you?
We are based at 2A High Street, Oakham LE15 6AL, at the Oakham library end of the High Street and based on the first floor above the café Strays.
Is Pepper's - A Safe Place for people with dementia?
Pepper’s - A Safe Place is open to anyone with a degree of mental ill health. However if you suffer from dementia we would encourage you to come along to see if it actually meets your needs.
What happens at Pepper's - A Safe Place?
Pepper’s - A Safe Place offers people with serious and ongoing mental health conditions an opportunity to meet others, to chat over coffee, tea or a bowl of soup, to make friends and share experiences. We offer, on different weeks, informal cookery lessons, Tai Chi, art and music. Pepper’s - A Safe Place is informal, friendly and fun where members can be as sociable or as quiet as they wish.
Why are people who come to Pepper's - A Safe Place called Members? Do you have to join?
No. We are not a club that people join. Simply put there was no other word we could think of that worked – users, customers, patients – all sounded wrong so we settled on Members!