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The Comfort Zone

In early 2020 Healthy London Partnership in collaboration with Arts Council England and the Mayor of London called for proposals from arts and cultural organisations to work with them to help improve the health and wellbeing of people with mental health issues in the borough of Merton. Safe Ground’s response was The Comfort Zone, a therapeutic group work programme designed to support participants towards increased wellbeing through creative reading and writing.

The judging panel included representatives from Merton’s Clinical Commissioning Groups, and from the LENS network.

The judges considered the quality of Safe Ground’s track record in arts and health work, and our specific approach to delivering or supporting cultural social prescribing. We’re pleased to announce that our bid was successful and we’re working with our friends at Commonside Community Development Trust in Merton to recruit participants for our first programme in February 2021.



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