Your path to a brighter future

Who are we

Positive Futures is a mental health and mental illness charity for the people of Lancaster and its surrounding areas. We are a friendly and experienced team who supports people with a range of mental health needs. Our café and hub are open to anyone, there is no need for a referral, just turn up for a brew or book a session.

What we offer

Our hub, located in central Lancaster, has a café, an activity room in which we run health and wellbeing courses and groups, and a private therapy room. We offer group and one-to-one support led by people with lived experience. We also run an out of hours crisis café which provides judgement-free support to people experiencing distress or going through a mental health crisis.

Crisis Café

The Crisis Café is a free out of hours friendly and supportive community space open to anyone in mental distress or experiencing a mental health crisis. We offer face to face support and advice from experienced peer mentors, in a relaxed and comfortable environment, as an alternative to A&E.

There is no need for a referral, but certain days do require booking an appointment. Click ‘Find out more’ below or get in touch with us to find out more about the support we offer.

Please note that whilst we endeavour to support as many people as possible, we are not open 24/7. If you or someone you care about need urgent help, or it is a life-threatening emergency please call 999 or go to A&E.


We have a range of courses including anxiety management, positive literacy, and other personal development.


Our social groups are a great way to develop your confidence and learn new skills.

Café & Social Hub

A great spot to socialise and hang out, grab a coffee or a bite to eat, and socialise with other visitors.

Become a member

The best way of saying thank you and supporting our work! And you’ll get discounts at the café, on talking therapies, courses and training, and much more.

Make a Donation

If you can, please donate today to support us in what we do. We really appreciate every single donation.