We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Bath Mind, who will be launching their ‘Breathing Space’ project from our basement community space in 2021.
Breathing Space will aim 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 will be staffed with skill-mixed, appropriately trained mental health professionals with capacity to work with people in emotional / mental health distress. It will act 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’re so excited to be hosting such a ground-breaking and important service! We’re hoping that the project will launch in February 2021, and we’ll post more information here when it does.