Hestia offered me a lifeline, with therapy sessions and projects like creative writing and art, which allowed me to feel connected to other people and to channel my negative thoughts into something positive and creative. The door was always open, and it felt a world away from the rigid/formal feeling therapy I experienced elsewhere.

Although my experience with Hestia was short-lived, having witnessed their work first-hand, and the unique way that they approach mental health support, I want to give back so that they can provide this same support for others in crisis.

I’ll be running the Richmond RunThrough Half Marathon on 2nd April 2023. Kat Mace