Helping all people experiencing mental and emotional distress in the UK to find safe, compassionate, empowering support in their local communities

The Safely Held Spaces (SHS) project began in 2017. We aim to help people going through mental and emotional distress find a safe place where they can receive compassionate support. As difficult as the tough times can be, SHS believes that we can all find meaning in our suffering and that at the heart of our pain lies the seed for our healing. 

Safely Held Spaces Mission Statement

The courage to look more deeply into the cause of our suffering isn't easy, it’s hard to do it alone. We believe that it takes a whole community of people to help us reach the light at the end of the tunnel.  


Safely Held Spaces aims to connect people and places across the country, so that the right type of support can be found when it matters most.

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The development of the Safely Held Spaces project is a collaborative journey and we would love to hear from you.  So please get in touch if you…


  • Are already running a safely held space, or are looking to create one

  • Know other individuals and organisations that you think we should be linking up with

  • Are undertaking relevant research or can point us in the direction of useful existing research in this area

  • Would like to attend a five stage journey workshop, or would like us to run one in your organisation

  • Want us to attend or speak at an event

  • Would like to get involved in shaping the Safely Held Spaces project

  • Just want to connect up and find out more about us!

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