Safe Houses for Psychosis

New page started 3 January 2018.

This year I plan to continue researching Safe haven crisis Houses in the UK and Ireland, to gather information and stories, so as to help set up Safe Houses for Psychosis in Scotland.  


Link to website page What are crisis houses?

left to right: Brenda, Fiona, Sandra, 24May2011

In May 2011 I visited Dial House, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) while running, voluntarily, Peer Support Fife, accompanied by committee member Ross.  We also met up with Carers Jen Kilyon & Theresa Smith from Soteria Network, Bradford. 

Later that year I organised a conference At the Sharp Edge, Dunfermline, Fife, about peer-led crisis alternatives, funded by SAMH, at which Fiona Venner, LSLCS Manager, gave a presentation:


from left to right: Shirley, me, Hannah, 19July2016
I visited the Drayton Park Women's Crisis House, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, in July 2016 and heard about the Service from Manager Shirley McNicholas who was instrumental in setting it up in 1995.

‘I’d Rather Die Than Go Back to Hospital’: Why We Need a Non-medical Crisis House in Every Town @AnneCooke14

"Drayton Park women’s crisis house in North London offers an alternative to hospital admission for women experiencing mental health crises. It was Shirley McNicholas’ vision that brought it into existence and she has been leading the service since it opened.  As it approaches its twentieth anniversary in December, she talks to Anne Cooke."

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