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The Big Communi-Tea

The Big Communi-Tea provides information, places of safety and sign-posting to support well-being for all

  • Free drink from participating cafes for the elderly, the vulnerable, the lonely, the mental-health sufferers and anybody that feels in need
  • Support network for the whole community
  • Mental health first aid, suicide prevention and safeguarding
  • Peer-to-peer support network
  • Volunteering opportunities

Location and Contact Details

Contact Details
01757 642399
79 Micklegate, Selby, YO8 4ED

Further Information

If you need help or support in the Selby Area.

Ring 01757 642 399



We will provide you with information and a listening ear.

We will be providing a low-level intervention support and advice service.

We will provide an escort service to and from a place of safety such as a hospital if needed.

We will provide a link into Mental Health Services such as the Crisis Teams, or other support services

We will always endeavour to provide you with appropriate support and advice.

We also provide training in Mental Health First Aid, safeguarding, Suicide prevention. Safe talk, and conflict resolution.

What is it?

Communitea was started on the basis that sitting down for a drink and a chat with somebody that is struggling with day to day life can be the difference between a good and a bad day.

We are aware that prolonged loneliness, trauma, bullying, relationship break downs, financial troubles etc, can lead to a feeling of vulnerability, which can in some cases lead to Mental Health conditions such as low mood and depression. Something as simple as a cup of tea and a chat in a one to one, comfortable environment or supportive group can go a long way to alleviating some issues. Giving somebody a reason to get up in the morning, and a purpose in their day to day life can help your own wellbeing.

And we are not forgetting about the carers, they also need support within their local area and communities.

We are building on existing infrastructure and outlets within local communities to support people through difficult times. We are creating supportive networks, signposting people to appropriate help and community led 3rd sector organisations and groups.