Support for fight to save Safe Haven in Corby

Chairman Chris McCullough
Chairman Chris McCullough

Support is growing to save Safe Haven, the Corby centre for people in crisis or suffering mental health distress.

It could be under threat following the loss of £104,000 from NHS mental health services.

The funding will be withdrawn from March 31 and, although its counselling service will continue, other facilities it offers are at risk.

Chris McCullough Young, 48, who began walking round the coastline of Britain in 2011 to highlight mental health issues, has taken a three-month break from his Walk a Mile in my Shoes campaign to help spearhead the fight to save Safe Haven, based in Dorking Walk.

He said: “If everyone in Corby gave just £2 we could raise enough to keep the centre open for a year. We’re hoping to get the whole town involved in this campaign.”

Plans are already in the pipeline for a fundraising walk and a play to highlight the need for the centre. A petition has been launched and other organisations in the town are being asked to back the campaign.

To join the Save Safe Haven campaign call 07729 945056.