Safe Space Clowne – mental health support group

Safe Space Clowne – mental health support group

Safe Space Clowne meets on Tuesdays at St John the Baptist Church, Clowne – from 2pm to 4pm. There will be tea, coffee, cake and the chance to chat in a friendly, safe environment. Feel free to join our Facebook group as well – a safe space to get support from others in a similar situation:

Feel free to call Rev Mike Fitzsimmons on 07385 292902 if you would like to find out more before coming or if you would like to arrange for someone to meet you to bring you into church (it can be a bit daunting coming in for the first time).

What is the aim of Safe Space Clowne?

The group aims to provide empathy, acceptance and reassurance in a non-judgemental way by providing a listening ear, practical help and support to make coping with life’s challenges that bit easier.

Who can attend Safe Space Clowne?

The group is for anyone who maybe struggling with an aspect of mental health, be that anxiety, bereavement, depression, or similar mood related conditions. No referral is needed, although if you attend regularly it is recommended you let your doctor or therapist know.

Is Safe Space Clowne suitable for everyone?

In order to look after people who attend the support groups and the volunteers the group reserves the right to ask people not to attend the group if, for example, they are disruptive, acting in a disrespectful way, under the influence of addictive substances or alcohol and if their presence is not benefitting them or others in the group.

Safe Space Clowne are also bound by a duty of care if a person attending the group discloses something that may put themselves or others at risk the group will contact wider support.

Useful Numbers

Samaritans 116 123 (Freephone 24/7)

NHS Mental Health Helpline 0800 915 4640 (Freephone)

The group also have many others contacts that may be of use – please ask.

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