We thought we’d try something a little different at this year’s Bookfair, and use one of the smaller rooms as a way of offering a space of Quiet and Support. Some people can find crowded spaces a bit of a hassle, so this room is somewhere to go if you just want to grab a little peace & quiet. You can also come here if you are looking for support (or know someone who you’d like to find help for) – be it dealing with activist burnout or trauma, or with other issues in your life. We hope this is a useful addition to the Bookfair!
We have asked Counselling for Social Change (website) to co-ordinate this room. They are an activist support project of trained & qualified volunteers who provide counselling for activists in need. They are based in Cornwall, where they offer face to face counselling and some retreats. They also offer activists telephone counselling, which is provided by various of their volunteers dotted around the country. Here is where they’ll be at the Bookfair, with an outline of what they’ll be doing (details from our programme): Continue reading The QUIET Support Room @ the Anarchist Bookfair