Make Space was founded by Veronica Heney (IMH Research Associate), Courtney Sommer, and Bathsheba Wells-Dion in early 2020.
The mission of the collective is to re-imagine the fundamental assumptions upon which care for self-harm is based. They do so through workshops, peer-led spaces, and developing research and resources.
The team is supported by an incredible network of survivors, facilitators, organisations, and user-led groups.
Make Space facilitates opportunities for people with experience of self-harm to come together and share their feelings, experiences, and histories. Often our spaces are grouped around a theme or particular activity.
People often struggle to feel confident supporting those who self-harm. Despite our best intentions we don’t always know how to respond in ways which are caring and careful. Make Space support people to respond to self-harm with more compassion, patience, and confidence.
Make Space create resources and conduct research promoting more generous and courageous responses to self-harm. Their work is inspired by survivor-led research and Mad Studies.
Find out more about Make Space values and activities at www.makespaceco.org
Make Space have created new resources designed to help writers and Healthcare professionals to present an accurate view of people at risk of self-harm. These resources were created collaboratively with people with experience of self-harm.
Make Space run workshops, peer-led spaces, and develop research and resources. The zine brings together poetry, artwork, and reflective writing created by people with experience of self-harm for people with experience of self-harm.