About us

Who we are

We are a mental health and mental illness charity supporting the people of Lancaster and its surrounding areas. Our experienced team are available to lend a listening ear, challenge you to a game of bingo, help you develop your skills, and support you in times of crisis through our crisis café.

Everyone is welcome at Positive Futures whether you are popping in for a sandwich, signing up to one of our courses, or just need to see a friendly face – we are here for you. At our heart, we provide training and support to empower people struggling with their mental health and wellbeing to find the next steps in life.

We work with people from all different backgrounds and abilities, and also provide training to organisations on various aspects of mental health and mental illness. Feel free to contact us for more information.

“Positive Futures is committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Lancaster and its surrounding area.”

Our vision

We support people with mental health and/or mental illness issues to be able to thrive and improve their quality of life in the community.

We will continue to develop and deliver exciting and supportive learning opportunities that inspire people to want to change their lives.

We will continue to be an organisation that is recognised as a leader in supporting people to move forward in their lives.

We offer the right services and right support at the right time so that we can enable people to become the best version of themselves.

What we offer

We deliver award winning mental health support in the Lancaster district. Ranging from confidence building groups, peer led groups, to one to one crisis support.

Our hub is a multi-functional space containing a café, activity room, and private therapy room, all of which has step-free access. Our courses and social groups are open to all, check out the timetable or pop by to find out more.

We run Lancaster district’s Crisis Café which is an out of hours friendly and supportive community space open to anyone from Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth & the surrounding areas experiencing mental distress or a mental health crisis.

Our partnerships

In order to deliver the best service possible, we regularly partner with other specialist organisations. Collaboration with other organisations is an intrinsic part of our approach. We value all of our partnerships whether it is an individual, a local business or a national organisation. Here are some examples of our current or recent partnerships:

Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire County Council
Lancaster City Council

Lancaster CVS

Lancaster University

Department of Education
The National Lottery Community Fund


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.