Mahnaz Bhatti

"The Discovery Space sessions which I have run have resulted with a wealth of knowledge  being shared in many ways.  From hearing deeply personal stories, to ideas, collaborations and projects being created. There are many community meetings which are set up by many people but what makes these sessions  unique is that there is no agenda. The hosts are trained to allow whatever comes to come holding a safe space and listening intently to the conversations which take place.   

It has been a real privilege to hold these sessions with members of our community.  When there is no need for an outcome, there really is a space for new thinking and ideas to come into our awareness. "

Steph Davies

"Collaborating with the Discovery Space has allowed us to support individuals in Walthamstow who have had cancer. We’ve laughed, cried, created a strong, supportive group, discussed everything under the sun & made heaps of cancer buddies.  The group led us to create a coaching programme (funded by big lottery fund) & off the back of that, an exercise group. 

100% of participants felt supported in the group and would recommend it to others. 86% felt the group had a positive impact on their wellbeing. 72% said they felt less isolated. 

Feedback includes “I can’t stress how much the group and the people in it have lifted me and given me so much. Without the group I fear where my head and emotions was going”

The individuals who attend create the space, I hope we can continue to support to the same standard during 2019" Steph Davies

Ghazalla Hussain

"This first year of Discovery Space has been an absolute adventure for me! Holding this space for young adults has been inspirational. Listening to the conversations and discussions take place has blown me away. The eloquence and confidence these young people have displayed by articulating their thoughts and ideas. Throughout the year I have seen the group grow with some regulars and always new faces coming to each of the sessions. I feel privileged to be a part of this initiative and am hoping that these spaces will have a lasting positive impact on these young adults to work towards a more tolerant, connected and caring society"

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