Community re-launch sees a Safe Haven available to people with mental health issues

Louise Ivey, Judi Billing and Nick Lloyd

Louise Ivey, Judi Billing and Nick Lloyd - Credit: Archant

A community mental health project in Hitchin has been re-launched – supported by a prominent Labour councillor.

The Safe Haven Cafe Project, a peer support project offering people with mental health issues in our area the chance to speak in confidence and meet socially with others.

The project is the brainchild of Louise Ivey and Nick Lloyd, both of who have personal experience of managing mental ill health conditions and also have support training.

Lousie said: “It’s a place where you can feel free to be yourself.

“We offer social support, conversation and events.”

Judi Billing who attended the re-launch added: “The Save Haven Cafe is a marvellous project and I wish them every success.

“I was delighted to contribute to their work and future plans from my locality budget.”

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