Welcome to Pepper's- A Safe Place

We run friendly and welcoming drop-in sessions and activities for any adults who are looking to combat loneliness and improve their mental wellbeing.

All adults are welcome to come and take a break, socialise, combat isolation, have fun and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in for a cup of tea or coffee, meet some friendly faces, combat loneliness and make the centre your safe place.

If you're lucky there'll be cake too!

Activity Sessions

Try something new... chair yoga, music, gardening, crafts!

Taking part in an activity can be a great way to relieve stress, we have many different activities you can get involved with.


Catch up on our latest events and read a litte more about us on our blog page.

"Pepper’s has given me a sense of community – the staff and volunteers are extremely friendly, and make me feel comfortable and a valued member of society.

I don’t know what I would do without Pepper’s. I’m new to the area and through Pepper’s, people say hello to me in the town. These are participants I’ve met at Pepper’s. This brightens up my day."

We Are Hiring!

Could you be our Oakham Centre Manager?

We are looking for someone who is:

- passionate about mental health support

- empathetic and friendly

- a great communicator

- looking for a new challenge

- keen to learn with us

Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe

Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafés offer local support for people who need immediate help with their mental health.

The cafe's are funded by the NHS and are hosted all across Leicestershire and Rutland. Pepper's- A Safe Place hosts the Rutland Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Please note this a seperate project from Pepper's drop-in sessions and activities. It is staffed by trained listeners, provides immediate mental health support, 1:2:1 listening and transport options.