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Sudden closure of London mental health clinic PACE

Sudden closure of London mental health clinic PACE

London mental health clinic PACE has announced via their blog it will close down on January 29 due to lack of funds.

For more than thirty years the clinic has specialised in mental health issues affecting London’s LGBTI population. A testimony on their website reads: ‘Without PACE, I didn’t know how long it would have taken me to acccept myself.  They taught me that it is ok to be gay’.

‘The decision to close the doors on PACE after 31 years of supporting the LGBT+ community is one we have taken with a very heavy heart,’ a spokesperson for the charity said.

“The financial climate is very difficult for small charities, especially those delivering services at a local level with continuing cuts to local authority budgets.

‘Sadly, despite work to support the charity, raising the necessary income needed has proved increasingly hard. 

‘We would like to thank all those who have supported us and worked with us to deliver vital support services for the LGBT+ community. A very big thank you to all the staff and volunteers over the last 31 years who have provided so much support and dedication to the community.’

Singer Will Young has been a patron of the clinic since 2013 after being involved in some of its workshop.