FOLD club offers up its space for NHS use

The East London venue will make itself available for any healthcare usage during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak


Words by: Felicity Martin

East London nightclub FOLD is offering up its space for NHS facilities during the acute stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The venue is being considered for clinical or non-clinical use, should it be necessary, with potential usage ranging from NHS administration to critical or specialist care.

In a statement, the club said: “This is an exceedingly difficult time for all industries, and being part of the music and creative community, we understand that it is vital that our main focus is in taking care of one another.

“We cannot stress enough the significance of keeping in mind the most vulnerable people in this situation; those who are weaker or with mental health problems will face the most struggle in the upcoming weeks, so please do check in on those who are at risk of suffering the most during this period of isolation.”

Below are some links below for anyone struggling to cope with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Samaritans
Tel: 116 123
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 116 123 email, or visit to find details of the nearest branch.

Text Shout to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393
The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.

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