“It is all about making mental health support more accessible for younger people.

They offer a casual coffee shop atmosphere for people to meet up and just socialize while at the same time having help on hand for anyone with mental health problems.

“It is all about making mental health support more accessible for younger people. We want to make it easy to come here. This can be your coffee haunt but it just happens you can go downstairs and chat to someone about what is bugging you for ten minutes.”

A group of hitchhikers is promoting a different kind of lift – transforming a shop into a drop-in centre giving mental health support.

Gaz Owens, 25, had already raised more than £12,000 with sponsored hitchhikes.

Now he is developing the Pembrokeshire centre where people can “just have a coffee”, or seek counselling.

“At the moment with mental health you will wait to get to crisis point,” he said.

“I feel there needs to be an intervention before.”

Mr Owens, from Little Haven, and his friends organised a five-man hitchhiking race around the UK to “Get the Boys a Lift”. 

Then to raise more, they sold T-shirts bearing the phrase from a friend’s basement.

See their website here.

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