Breathing Space

Bath Mind’s ‘Breathing Space’ project runs every night of the year in our basement community space at Oasis Church Bath. Breathing Space aims to reduce emotional and psychological distress and offer an alternative to attending Accident & Emergency (A&E) or the Intensive / Crisis Team when people are experiencing or at risk of escalating to a mental health crisis.

Breathing Space is staffed with skill-mixed, appropriately trained mental health professionals with capacity to work with people in emotional / mental health distress. It acts as a safe haven, with social care and peer support available, within a safe, comfortable and sociable environment, which encourages informal buddying and peer support, and with an emphasis on social prescribing or signposting. The aim is that through early intervention in people’s pre-crisis conditions and emotional distress, people will be better empowered to regain control and minimise the impact of a crisis on their own functioning, quality of life and impact on their families and friends.

We love hosting such a ground-breaking and important service! For more information about Breathing Space including how to refer to the service, please visit the Bath Mind website by clicking here.