Alternatives to hospital

We run Wales’ only therapeutic alternative to hospital for people who are experiencing a crisis.

Coed Arian Crisis House – Cardiff

Coed Arian is based in Cardiff and open to residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.  It is Wales’ only therapeutic alternative to hospital for people who are at risk of or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The service offers a safe and supportive environment that is responsive to people’s needs and aids recovery.

Crisis House is funded by Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board and referrals can only be made through: Cardiff and the Vale Crisis Team

I never knew that there were people who cared until I stayed at the Crisis House. The staff were so supportive. If I needed anything they were there, even just for a chat. Without the help and support I’m not sure where I would be now
This is an excellent service. Just a shame there aren’t more of these houses. It’s better than being in hospital. Things became more positive at the Crisis House. I didn’t feel that in hospital