"I started coming to Black People's Mental
Health Association ever since it opened in the early 1990's.
I really cannot remember what I used to do before it opened
- walking the streets, feeling bored at home, etc.
Now I have somewhere to go during the day
and socialise with others. I also have lunch, which is usually
very filling. I get on well with most of the staff and have
fun times with them."
" We come to the centre, where we can
relate and the food is good, I tell you it's great.
It provides us with a safe haven and somewhere
to congregate, to escape from isolation and to talk to a mate.
We have many functions where we users take
part and may other options like sewing and art. The staff
are very helpful and this we appreciate, so we always respect
them and try to cooperate.
Without this centre, many wouldn't know their
fate and we can choose when to come whether early or late.
Oh! It's a blessing they have opened this
gate, so users in crisis don't get in a state."