What we do

drop-ins, counselling, choir and events

DROP-INS

Space hold 5 drop-ins a week. These drop-ins are a chance for people to meet others. Members can sit and chat over a hot drink with a biscuit or some fruit in a relaxed atmosphere. Several of our drop-ins are focussed around activities such as our art group. All drop-ins are facilitated by volunteers who are trained with listening skills so if anyone needs to talk privately and confidentially we have people who are willing to listen.

Drop-ins are held in

St Mary’s Church on:

Tuesday 10.30am – 12 noon (Head & Shoulder massage available)
Friday 10.30am – 12 noon
Sunday 2pm – 3.30pm

… also in Church of the Good Shepherd on:

Thursday 10.30am – 12 noon (Head & Shoulder massage available)

… and in Queens Park Arts Centre on:

Wednesdays 2:30pm – 4pm

Comments from members of Space who have attended the drop-ins:
  • It provides me with a lot of company
  • A place to go when you are feeling alone
  • I come to all 3 weekly drop-ins (at St Mary’s Church). They give rhythm and structure to my week. I feel happier when I leave
  • Space helps me to get rid of my boredom. It has given me the confidence to become a befriender for Mind and do other volunteer jobs

COUNSELLING

  • Counselling is an opportunity to work one to one on a weekly basis on life issues that make our daily journey difficult.
  • It’s often difficult talking to friends or family about the things that trouble us most. A counsellor can empower you to overcome your difficulties and give you space to express yourself.
  • Counselling can also be a place to accept the things we cannot change.
  • Our counsellors are all fully qualified or well into their training. All counsellors are members of BACP and receive supervision from qualified supervisors.
Comments from individuals who have received help from the counselling service:
  • Space is an excellent service, very valuable and much needed. It helped to have someone caring to talk to. I’m grateful for a lot of support
  • It feels like an air-pocket, a light-house, an oasis. It’s the only space where i feel being loved unconditionally, where my mind and soul are nourished, where i get to know my own humility and others. It is my most effective ‘anti-depressant’ without the harmful side effects. Life without Space? It would feel like being ‘homeless’
  • Counselling is a time to release how you feel if you don’t have someone else to talk to

CHOIR

The Space choir started in 2017. We call ourselves ‘Voices in Harmony’. We meet weekly on Tuesdays during term time at 8pm, at Church of Good Shepherd, Southcourt. No previous experience of singing required and no auditions. Research shows singing improves health and happiness. It also helps create community, increases confidence and is all round good fun.
Space Choir

EVENTS

We hold a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. You can find regular updates on this site, see our calendar or our Facebook page.

Please contact us if you can help raise funds.

DONATE

Help us fund our Drop-Ins, Counselling, Choir and Events