The past year has been very busy! So far, we have:

  • Set the Vision and Purpose for the charity – to keep us focused on our goals.
  • Written our Memorandum and Articles – needed for registering as a limited company.
  • Opened our bank account during lockdown – something that we were told we wouldn’t be able to do.
  • Written all the service pathways – to ensure best practice.
  • Negotiated contracts for our crm system/website/webchat/phone lines.
  • Designed the website and collated/created the content ourselves.
  • Policies and Procedures are progressing.
  • Completed the Volunteers Handbook.

 

Appointed Trustees – Dan Light, Dr Ruth Burley, Jeff Booz, Mark McKinley

Fundraising Manager – Dan Light

Operations Manager – Hattie Pask

Volunteers Manager – Jane Crockett

Advisors – Caroline Clark (housing/wellbeing), Dee Stewart (Quality Assurance Officer/psychologist/wellbeing), Danielle Bridge (MHFA trainer and training advisor), Lucy Rice (health and safety/policies and procedures), Paul Chaney (volunteers’ wellbeing), Connor Bain (addiction/housing), Sam Withers (safeguarding/supervision/policies and procedures)

MHFA Training provider – Danielle Bridge, ABC Life Support

GDPR/Privacy/Cyber Security – Simon Ellacott

Grievances/Complaints Officer – Ruth Burley

Supervision Team – Sam Withers, Lorna Ward, Katie Atkins

In-House counsellor for volunteers – Debbie Dean

Senior Admin – Suzi Davis

We have raised more than 10k and have the funds to start up. We are just about to send of our application to the Charity Commission to obtain our elusive charity number. Dan and Hattie are busy finishing the last bits of the application and hope to get it sent off in the next 2 weeks.

While the application is being processed, we will turn our attention to finishing the training programmes for the client-facing roles and build our crm system under the guidance of our provider.

The past year has been very busy! So far, we have:

  • Set the Vision and Purpose for the charity – to keep us focused on our goals.
  • Written our Memorandum and Articles – needed for registering as a limited company.
  • Opened our bank account during lockdown – something that we were told we wouldn’t be able to do.
  • Written all the service pathways – to ensure best practice.
  • Negotiated contracts for our crm system/website/webchat/phone lines.
  • Designed the website and collated/created the content ourselves.
  • Policies and Procedures are progressing.
  • Completed the Volunteers Handbook.

 

Appointed Trustees – Dan Light, Dr Ruth Burley, Jeff Booz, Mark McKinley

Fundraising Manager – Dan Light

Operations Manager – Hattie Pask

Volunteers Manager – Jane Crockett

Advisors – Caroline Clark (housing/wellbeing), Dee Stewart (Quality Assurance Officer/psychologist/wellbeing), Danielle Bridge (MHFA trainer and training advisor), Lucy Rice (health and safety/policies and procedures), Paul Chaney (volunteers’ wellbeing), Connor Bain (addiction/housing), Sam Withers (safeguarding/supervision/policies and procedures)

MHFA Training provider – Danielle Bridge, ABC Life Support

GDPR/Privacy/Cyber Security – Simon Ellacott

Grievances/Complaints Officer – Ruth Burley

Supervision Team – Sam Withers, Lorna Ward, Katie Atkins

In-House counsellor for volunteers – Debbie Dean

Senior Admin – Suzi Davis

We have raised more than 10k and have the funds to start up. We are just about to send of our application to the Charity Commission to obtain our elusive charity number. Dan and Hattie are busy finishing the last bits of the application and hope to get it sent off in the next 2 weeks.

While the application is being processed, we will turn our attention to finishing the training programmes for the client-facing roles and build our crm system under the guidance of our provider.

Our Vision – To see a world where everyone has a safe space to find common ground within our society, understand they are not alone and find that support is available every step of the way.

Our Mission – To eradicate the stigma associated with mental health and asking for help so that everyone can get the right support they need when they need it. To extinguish feelings of loneliness and isolation from whoever is experiencing it.

Safe Space Movement’s Motivation

Calvin Car

On the 15th of July 2020, my Mum phoned me distressed and crying. I knew something terrible had happened. My 24-year-old nephew “Calvin” was found dead, hanging in his home. Calvin was a handsome, intelligent, empathetic, strong young man. He had a fantastic job, a nice car, always out having fun. Everyone looked up to Calvin. He was the brother and friend everyone would go to for advice on their life problems. He was the person always there to help.

The pressures of bills, depression, life amidst Covid 19 had become too much for this beautiful young man, and he just didn’t reach out to anyone. The irony that so many people had turned up to show their respects, who loved and admired him. Every one of them would have been there to help.

No matter how hard things are someone is always there to listen. Just reach out.

Big Love,

Daniel Light
(Billy Daniel Bunter)

You or someone close is having a significant emotional event; what do you do?

Click Here For Help

IN A EMERGENCY?

GET HELP

NEED A HELPING HAND?

SELF HELP

Calvin Car

On the 15th of July 2020, my Mum phoned me distressed and crying. I knew something terrible had happened. My 24-year-old nephew “Calvin” was found dead, hanging in his home. Calvin was a handsome, intelligent, empathetic, strong young man. He had a fantastic job, a nice car, always out having fun. Everyone looked up to Calvin. He was the brother and friend everyone would go to for advice on their life problems. He was the person always there to help.
The pressures of bills, depression, life amidst Covid 19 had become too much for this beautiful young man, and he just didn’t reach out to anyone. The irony that so many people had turned up to show their respects, who loved and admired him. Every one of them would have been there to help.

No matter how hard things are someone is always there to listen. Just reach out.

Big Love,

Daniel Light
(Billy Daniel Bunter)

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Safe Space Movement

The Safe Space Movement is a shared space for anybody to be able to access if they feel they need mental health support. Real words, real meanings and we hope that people will find stories that resonate with themselves and what they are going through. We are a group of individuals passionate about supporting people from all walks of life. We hope to be that early intervention service for our community, letting you know that there are people here who want and are willing to listen. You are not alone.

The benefits of our movement are:

1. People realise that they are not alone.

2. People have a space in which to express their feelings.

3. We can provide and make it possible for users to access helpful information.

4. We offer hope, always.

5. We are normal everyday people who have experiences of the ups and downs of life.

6. We want to help.

MEET THE TEAM

ABOUT US

Mental Health Information

AWARENESS

Our Purpose

Support – for everyone during their mental health journey for however long it is needed.

Active Listeners – to be the best at what we do by listening to our clients, our peers, to each other.

Forward thinking – in our community inspired approach. No one is left behind.

Excellence – in all that we do within our organisation.

Stigma – remove the stigma attached to asking for help – for everyone.

Prevent – isolation and loneliness – for everyone.

Accountable – for all that we do – always.

Custody – to empower everyone to take custody of their own mental health.

Educate – everyone in self-care and how to put their mental health first.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

JOIN US

Advice and Assistance

Need advice about your mental health condition?
Confused about medications?
Unsure of your rights?

You will find many resources on here. There are links to external agencies that can provide more information.

If you don’t manage to find the answer you are looking for, then please email: us@safespacemovement.co.uk

We do need to make it clear that we are not a crisis line although our volunteers are all trained to the highest level in terms of interventions and are able to signpost and support if necessary. Disclaimer

We hope to be that early intervention service for our community, letting them know that there are people here who want and are willing to listen.

We are launching our phone lines, webchat and telephone buddy services later on in 2021.

SUPPORT OUR CAUSE

DONATE

Safe Space Movement

The Safe Space Movement is a shared space for anybody to be able to access if they feel they need mental health support. Real words, real meanings and we hope that people will find stories that resonate with themselves and what they are going through. We are a group of individuals passionate about supporting people from all walks of life. We hope to be that early intervention service for our community, letting you know that there are people here who want and are willing to listen. You are not alone.

The benefits of our movement are:

1. People realise that they are not alone.
2. People have a space in which to express their feelings.
3. We can provide and make it possible for users to access helpful information.
4. We offer hope, always.
5. We are normal everyday people who have experiences of the ups and downs of life.
6. We want to help.

Our Purpose

Support – for everyone during their mental health journey for however long it is needed.

Active Listeners – to be the best at what we do by listening to our clients, our peers, to each other.

Forward thinking – in our community inspired approach. No one is left behind.

Excellence – in all that we do within our organisation.

Stigma – remove the stigma attached to asking for help – for everyone.

Prevent – isolation and loneliness – for everyone.

Accountable – for all that we do – always.

Custody – to empower everyone to take custody of their own mental health.

Educate – everyone in self-care and how to put their mental health first.

Advice and Assistance

  • Need advice about your mental health condition?
  • Confused about medications?
  • Unsure of your rights?

You will find many resources on here. There are links to external agencies that can provide more information.

If you don’t manage to find the answer you are looking for, then please email: us@safespacemovement.co.uk

We do need to make it clear that we are not a crisis line although our volunteers are all trained to the highest level in terms of interventions and are able to signpost and support if necessary. Disclaimer

We hope to be that early intervention service for our community, letting them know that there are people here who want and are willing to listen.

We are launching our phone lines, webchat and telephone buddy services later on in 2021.

We are launching our support services later in 2021. For any enquiries, please use the enquiry form.

To volunteer, please follow this link.

General Enquiries

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General Enquiries

We are launching our support services later in 2021. For any enquiries, please use the enquiry form.

To volunteer, please follow this link.