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Safe Space

Safe Space is part of the charity MIND, providing crisis support in hubs in Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow. It is an excellent new initiative set up just over a year ago and has been hugely beneficial for me when in or near crisis.

Instead of going to A & E in crisis, I could go to my local hub, which is calm and relaxing and where I could talk to someone who cares and listens, or just do some artwork or writing while feeling safe.

Because it was so helpful for me, I was so excited to be given a chance to help others by creating an art group once a month where people could drop in or book in advance.

No previous knowledge of art is required. It is a non-judgmental space, where people can hopefully realise the joy and benefits of creating artwork while not mentally being in a good place.

You can find out more about this excellent service by clicking on the following links where a few of us were interviewed by Sky News to talk about the service and help promote it to a wider audience. 

A selection of interviews with Susie:

Mind Charity

Sky News Interview

For more information and support visit the West London NHS Website.

Safe Space centres can be found on these websites:

Hammersmith and Fulham Safe Space
309 Lillie Road
0207 471 0582

Ealing Safe Space
The Lido Centre
63 Mattock Lane
W13 9LA
0207 471 0583

Hounslow Safe Space
Southville Centre
Southville Road
TW14 8AP

Read Susie’s amazing story, a brushstroke of recovery, here.