The Solace Centre, Equinoxcare is Ealing's daily out-of-hours mental health resource centre combating loneliness and isolation through social inclusion. We are a connecting hub with over 100 members, based in West Ealing where people with mental health problems can meet in a relaxed, accepting environment to socialise, support one another and make new friends. It can help with respite, long-term self-management, resilience and sustainability.
Our motto - chosen by our members, is: “Together accepting difference” - because Solace’s members and staff respect one another – with all our differences.
The Solace Centre encourages people to become experts in their own mental health self-management, build confidence and nurture resilience. We help to engage and foster peer support, resilience and sustainability.
Our members are involved in many day-to-day running and group activities, sharing and developing skills and learning. Peer support is often found to help promote and enhance wellness and capabilities. When needed, staff help resolve day-to-day mental health problems which are wide-ranging, from advice on budgeting to those having thoughts on suicide.
The Solace Centre, Equinoxcare (SIG) works in partnership with West London NHS Trust and LB Ealing.
Due to Covid restrictions, we have had to temporarily reduce our capacity indoors and pre-arrange visits to the Solace Centre via telephone or email (no drop-in visits).
If a person being referred is currently on a section we require a professional to connect first and conduct a risk assessment before arranging a visit. In this instance, the person referring will need to accompany the referred person on visits.
Visitors are welcome 4-6 pm - this allows time to be shown around and complete our induction before closing. We recommend and welcome a friend or professional to join new visitors to reduce any initial concerns.
If you would like to speak further or book your induction please call between 3 and 7 pm on 0208 567 6189. We are an out of hours service
Attendance at the Solace Centre may also be a part of your care plan. The Solace Centre accepts referrals from occupational therapists, mental health care workers, social prescribers and GPs.
New Solace members are voted in by existing Solace members (£15 per year).
Location information and opening times for people who are attending face-to-face
Our opening times are currently 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday. New visitors are welcome between 4 and 6 pm.
We are open Christmas/Easter and Bank Holidays.
Please be aware that all attendees will be requested to do a Lateral Flow Test pre-entry, wear a mask and be socially distanced inside.
Pre-Covid we were open 7 days a week, 365 days a year - we are hoping to return that as soon as we are able.
How to get to us
Closest buses: E2, E3 on Northfield Avenue (ask for Sherwood Close bus stop). Other buses found on Uxbridge Road are 207, 427, 83.
Overground train: West Ealing station is an easy 10 mins walk.
Underground: Northfields Tube Station (Piccadilly Line) – 12 minutes walk or take the bus (E2 or E3 from outside station to Sherwood Close Bus Stop).
Car parking and disabled parking is available.
The Solace Centre is all ground floor based.