Although for many people the return to a more normal life following the pandemic was welcome, others remain cautious about getting out and about again and may experience anxiety. TAKE5 is a simple idea to provide a calm and quiet place where people can just take some time if they need to. The purpose is not to provide professional support, just a welcoming environment and a listening ear.
At present, all council run libraries, museums, leisure centres and cafes are all TAKE5 champions but are hoping to expand the scheme if people find it beneficial. People can identify TAKE5 venues by the special window stickers and staff badges. Many community Police Officers are also signed up to the initiative too and the public can identify them by their TAKE5 lanyard.
You can find a full list of locations who are part of the initiative here: www.wakefield.gov.uk/TAKE5