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About us

Why we exist

 

WHO ARE WE?

We Create Space is a registered nonprofit community organisation on a mission to support queer people with reaching their full growth potential by creating safe spaces for them to explore or transform areas of their life that they might be finding challenging or simply wanting to improve. Our bespoke well-being programmes and free self-development workshops are all delivered by a collective of LGBTQ+ mentors, coaches and well-being professionals.

 

This means becoming aware of and understanding our thoughts, actions and behaviours. For most of us these are likely to have been conditioned to some degree from growing up queer in a heteronormative society

As an LGBTQ+ person, your mental health and well-being will play a huge part in reaching your full potential.

PERSONAL GROWTH REQUIRES SELF-AWARENESS.

The statistics.

46% experience depression.

53% experience anxiety.

32% have felt life was not worth living.

 

(Source: LGBTQ SURVEY, Stonewall, 2018)

OUR VISION

To make self-care a priority in the life of every single LGBTQ+ person.

OUR MISSION

To build a community and platform that serves to educate, support and inspire individuals to 'Create Space' in their own lives.

WHAT IS 'CREATING SPACE'?

'Creating Space' is our way of framing self-care. 'Self-care' for us is paying close attention to our mind, body and emotions. Doing what we can to understand who we are and how we show up in the world.

HOW DO YOU 'CREATE SPACE'?

That's where we come in. We're here to help. Our unique self-care programmes, well-being guides and self-transformation workshops empower participants, who leave excited to continue on their own journey of discovery.

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LGBTQ+ WELLBEING NEEDS ARE UNIQUE.

The current mental health epidemic within the LGBTQ+ community demonstrates the distinct lack of easily accessible and effective long-term well-being solutions and preventative support available. 

We need to start addressing the unique well-being and mental health needs of those minority groups within marginalised communities, long before issues become life-threatening.

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What's the solution?

LEAD THE WAY.

EMPOWER YOUR SELF.

INSPIRE OTHERS.

The path towards healing the entire community starts with YOU and ME. As individuals we need to take responsibility for the part we play in shaping the world.

 

We need to be able to spot our own triggers. We need to find self-care tools that work for us, and commit to healthier ways of engaging with ourselves, and each other. Only then can we start to make an impact on the wider community, grow as people, and reach our own unique potential. 

The good news is that we don't need to go on this journey alone, and it doesn't have to feel so heavy. We believe that getting to know yourself should be playful and fun.

 
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MY STORY.

We Create Space  was founded by Michael Edward Stephens, a mental health and well-being advocate born in the UK.

 

“Like many queer people, I’ve struggled with identity and authenticity most of my life. I’ve often hidden parts of my ‘self’ out of fear. From hiding my sexuality as a child, to as an adult dealing with complex mental health issues in secret. That’s why I believe we need a platform and community like this, to create a space for positive change. For all those of us still looking for support, connection and solutions.”

 

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Maylis

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For any more information on We Create Space, or to make an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.