Watching others having fun, planning family gatherings and buying gifts and food for Christmas, can heighten feelings of loss and isolation. It is important to be aware that not everyone will be in a celebratory mood and be sensitive to those who, for whatever reason, find the festive period tough going. On our contact page,Continue reading For many people who have suffered bereavement or are struggling with depression, relationship problems or loneliness, this time of year can be exceptionally challenging
Universities UK and PAPYRUS, the UK’s national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, have published guidance to help university leaders prevent student suicides. At least 95 university students took their own lives in the 2016–17 academic year. This guide provides a framework to understand student suicide, mitigate risk, intervene when students get intoContinue reading University guidance is published to help leaders prevent student suicides.
The darker days and colder weather can bring with them a feeling of low spirits. Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, helplines and support groups can offer expert advice. This NHS website can point you in the right direction to get the help and support you need.Click here for website
How we can hold on to those we’ve lost. Just as death goes hand in hand with life, grief is an inevitable and necessary process that we must all go through in order to heal when someone that we love is taken from us. click here to read the article
A new service introduced by Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma has been established to help those in crisis. The Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are in crisis, you can text Beyond to 85258. Trained volunteers will listen to how you’re feeling and help you thinkContinue reading Need urgent help? Text Beyond to 85258.
We were delighted to be invited to the launch of this new mental health charity yesterday. Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma aims to provide the help currently lacking in mental health provision by giving grants to organisations and charities that work with young people, their families and educators. Safaplace is looking forward to working with themContinue reading Launch of new mental health charity by Jonny Benjamin MBE
Just wanted to flag up this interesting episode of BBC4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, which explores the neuroscience of teenage brains. Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by impressionist Rory Bremner, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Professor of Zoology at Manchester University Matthew Cobb to look at the working ofContinue reading How does the teenage brain work?
It’s incredible to think that a couple of years ago this was an overgrown piece of land on the school premises. Thanks to huge amounts of support and hard work from volunteers, it has been transformed into a safe and beautiful place to sit and think. The pictures here show before and after! Last weekend,Continue reading Thanks to our amazing volunteers the Safaplace reflective garden is looking ‘blooming marvellous’!