The Sanctuary is an out of hours service that provides practical and therapeutic, holistic person-centred support to people at risk of mental health crisis in Ceredigion.

The Ceredigion Sanctuary is now operational 7 nights a week from 5pm-2am.

The service is set in a welcoming and homely environment, with a lounge area, a kitchen/dining area, shower and clothes washing facilities. There are also private areas for those who need quiet time and/or 1:2:1 support.

The Sanctuary aim to lessen hospital admissions and reduce the risk of harm for people in their homes. Individuals’ safety and wellbeing will be fully assessed before they return home, with referrals to other services as appropriate.

We can offer support to people aged 17 years, 9 months and above living in Ceredigion who may be experiencing:-

  • Difficulties or anxieties relating to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Stress and/or anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Financial worries
  • Difficulties with loneliness, isolation and family or relationship worries
  • Suffering from domestic violence
  • Deteriorating mental health as a result of a range of factors


The Ceredigion Sanctuary, based in Aberystwyth, is an open access service, therefore individuals can contact us directly during the above opening hours on 01970 629 897.

You can now also make direct referrals into the service (with the person’s consent) via a secure online form, you can access the form by clicking here.