Safaplace is a young charity that aims to provide an environment where all of the community can feel safe; mentally, emotionally and physically. The charity continues to fundraise, campaign on mental health issues and promote a programme of activities aimed advancing positive mental health and wellbeing.

It was established to commemorate the lives of Rachel Finke and Harry Lisle.

Our aims are to:

1. to support the positive mental health and well-being of young people and their community living in Stoke Newington and beyond, through support, education and advice.

2. Make Stoke Newington school a centre for positive mental health awareness for young people, working with other schools, those connected with education and the wider community.

In 2016-2017 our community was struck by the loss of two of our young people, Harry and Rachel. Since January 2017, and from donations initially collected by Harry’s friends, Safaplace has funded several different initiatives aimed to improve wellbeing and address mental health issues. Working to bring mental health to the fore in our community, Safaplace has funded peer listener training and sessions for families as well as for school staff. Fundraising events are taking place. A Safaplace Conference was held in April 2018, which aimed to bring together and share community expertise and experience; a further Conference took place in April 2019 focusing on the issues around transition from Children’s services into Adult services.

Next year conference will be on March 21st 2020 at Stoke Newington School and will focus on Mind, Body and Soul.

Organisations, fundraisers and others wishing to work with Safaplace are invited to complete our projects forms, as follows:

Safaplace external project form

Safaplace funders form (where Safaplace resources might be needed)

Safaplace supporters form (no resources, Safaplace endorsement only)

Registered Charity No 1179202.