Our Challenge

There is an overwhelming need for our services within the creative community, a need which is exacerbated in the economic context created by Covid-19. As a relatively new charity with very little institutional funding, our challenge is and always has been raising funds to adequately meet the need. We are reliant on the generosity of individual donations to build the capacity and resources to meet this growing need.


Since 2017, The haven has helped creatives from a huge array of backgrounds, from different faiths and those of no faith:

  • 150 Referrals – 100 emails logged for pastoral support and 50 referrals to further mental health support.

  • 2000 phone calls.

  • 242 face-to-face through pastoral care, one-to-one, and mental health referrals amounting to over 2000 hours of support.

  • 80 hospital and home visits.

  • 10 creatives off the suicide list.

  • 100 people reached through our professional development opportunities and events.


It costs us around £600 a year to give a creative in real need the care and support they need. We are reliant on donations from supporters to do what we do, Please help us if you can.


£20 per month

allows us to run a workshop providing practical advice on mental health wellbeing to 40 people.

£50 per month

allows us to provide individual care to one creative for an entire year.

£100 per month

will enable us to create materials and resources to train up to 10,000 leaders within the creative industry, equipping them with the skills they need to spot the signs of poor mental health in their organisations.

£150 per month

helps us to listen to a creative in crisis. Calls to our helpline during lockdown have spiked, and our team of mental health specialists and chaplains have offered pastoral care and counselling to 179 people during the pandemic. The issues being faced by the creative community are broad and varied, but include drug and alcohol reliance, depression, eating disorders and feelings of worthlessness. Help us to be on the end of the phone when someone calls in crisis, and to help them map a path back to a healthier way of being.