World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organisation with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. So what’s been happening today? Here’s someContinue reading It’s World Mental Health Day
Our sincerest thanks to all the inspiring artists, organisers, volunteers and our fantastic community who came together to make this week’s Look Up events so unforgettable. There were many incredible moments mixing music and art, openness and discussion around mental health, helping to dispel stigma and raise awareness. Special thanks go to the wonderful GillesContinue reading Thank you for an amazing week
Don’t miss the Look Up Pop Up Shop open today and the rest of the week at the gallery behind Stoke Newington Library on Edwards Lane. Amazing books, records and other goodies curated by @GillesPeterson with funds raised going to @Safaplace!
Attend this candlelit fundraising event at the Old Church Stoke Newington on Thursday 11th October from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! The introductory workshop for a small group of beginners will be run by registered teachers Hilary King, Jessamy Harvey, Caroline Sears and Daniela Sangiorgio. The session is linked to International Alexander Technique Week. Wrap up warmly and bringContinue reading “Stress? Take it Lying Down”: Alexander Technique fundraiser
Look up, a pop-up record and bookshop curated by DJ Gilles Peterson, will launch a week-long event on 24th September in Stoke Newington. A pop-up shop, interviews, talks and performances will run out of Stoke Newington’s Edward’s Lane gallery (behind the library), with music evenings at the Old Church. Look Up is exploring the positiveContinue reading Don’t miss: Gilles Peterson & Look Up pop up’s amazing week of events
We’re excited to announce that on 16th July Safaplace was granted charity status. We are now Registered Charity Number 1179202, which is great news! Over the long dry summer Rose and her volunteer team have kept the quiet garden alive – no mean feat. Meanwhile, Tuckshop Music raised 4K for Safaplace and got a mention inContinue reading Clubbers raise funds as Safaplace gets charity status
The Safaplace reflective garden will open today! The garden, which once was a piece of overgrown and unused playground, has been transformed in to a place where people can sit and reflect or talk to friends. People from across the community have worked on the garden over the last year to create a beautiful spaceContinue reading New Safaplace garden launches
This weekend’s fundraising efforts were amazing! The BIG NIGHT OUT dance, raffle and auction organized by Claire Henshaw and her fantastic volunteers raised just under £4,500. Claire told us: “the night was a resounding success, great fun and just shows what a wonderful community spirit there is in Stokey!” Pictured here are the DJs: AndyContinue reading Fundraising goes up a notch!
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year its focus is stress. The Mental Health Foundation says that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. Exam stress is a big issue for young people, including teenager Leah Barfield, who spoke out in the press thisContinue reading Exam stress?
If you came to Safaplace’s first Conference on 28th April, please answer our quick survey which includes a chance to tell us what you think Safaplace should do next (the survey won’t take more than three minutes). We’ll be very grateful – and we’re excited to hear from you! In case you can’t see theContinue reading Answer our survey