Help us to be there to support mental wellbeing
Mind in Kingston runs two drop-in cafés: the Bridge and the Star. They offer subsidised meals, low-level support and promote social inclusion. The service is designed to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for people with mental health issues, whether diagnosed or not. The cafés are open in the evenings and at weekends when other non-crisis services are closed.
No referral is required.
Christmas Opening Times 2018-19
Sat 8th December @ the Star: 14:00-17:30 Art Group!
Sunday 9th December @ the Star: 14:00-17:30
Monday 10th December @ the Bridge: closed
Thursday 13th December @ the Star: closed for Office Christmas Dinner
Friday 14th December@ the Bridge: 18:00-21:00 Christmas Film night!
Sunday 16th December @ the Star: Christmas party – Alfriston Panto.
Monday 17th December @ the Bridge: 18:00-21:00
Thursday 20th December @ the Star: 18:00-21:30
Friday 21st December @ the Bridge: 18:00-21:00 Christmas film night!
The Drop-in Cafes will be closed from the 22nd to the 29th of December.
Sunday 30th December @ the Star: 14:00-17:30
The Drop-in Cafe will be closed on the 31st of January.
From the 3rd of January, we will be open as per usual.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all those who have visited our Cafes a peaceful Christmas and a healthy and positive New Year.
On each second Monday of the month, Fresh Start is offering advice, information & signposting on a range of housing issues, including helping to sustain your tenancy, debt problems and rent arrears. This is open to anyone.
On Wednesdays the Cafe is closed to the public as we run Well-being Wednesdays' - workshops and training focusing on improving a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, self-esteem and mindfulness. For more information about current workshops, please click here. We run regular film nights and throughout the year, we run different workshops including arts, crafts and drama. We also run other activities and theme nights.
The Bridge Opening Times:
Monday 6 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm - Wellbeing Wednesdays
Friday 6 pm -9 pm
The Star Opening Times:
Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 2 pm - 5:30pm - every other Saturday
Sunday 2 pm - 5.30 pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Anyone who is interested in running their own group, sharing their passion at the Drop-In, please contact the office on the above email.
53-55 Canbury Park Road
Kingston upon Thames
The Bridge Cafe is approx a 5-minute walk from Kingston station with trains from Waterloo via Wimbledon and New Malden to Kingston, Richmond, and Shepperton.
Cromwell Road Bus Station is approx a 5-minute walk from the Bridge Cafe with buses to/ from Epsom, Chessington, Hook, Tolworth, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Sutton, Staines, New Malden, Ham and Richmond.
There is no parking on site, but parking bays are available in Canbury Park Road, Elm Road and other nearby roads. Parking is free from 6:30pm.
Alfriston Day Centre
3 Berrylands Road
The nearest station to the Star Cafe is Surbiton station, which is approx a 20 minute walk. You can get a bus from the station as well - the 281 or the K2.
Buses: the K2 (from Kingston to Hook Parade) stops right outside Alfriston Day Centre. The 281, 418 and 406 stop in Ewell Road, about 5 minutes away.
There is parking on site.
For information about train and bus times, please visit the Transport for London website at https://tfl.gov.uk/.