I’m the Operations Manager. I joined SSM as I saw a platform where a group of like-minded individuals were coming together through their love of music and, devastatingly, their experiences of suicide. This includes me.
I have personal experiences of and know people whose mental ill health interrupts their everyday lives. Not all these people will seek the help and support they need. Much of this is down to the stigma surrounding mental health and reluctance, for whatever reason, to talk about it.
Alongside this, I work on the NHS frontline where acute admissions wards are overrun with patients experiencing severe mental ill health and staff are sometimes not equipped to manage these situations. The need for an early and accessible intervention service is paramount.
We have created the Safe Space Movement to spread awareness that you don’t have to feel alone, just reach out.