One of my favourite activities, is spending a couple of hours in a café with a regular Americano and my laptop.
It’s a great place to work these days, There’s something about the atmosphere of a nice café that allows me to be really creative and productive, as I write articles for this website and my up-coming book on autism
On the down-side, some cafes can be a bit noisy and expensive!
Whilst we can’t avoid paying at least £2 for a regular coffee in London, it’s still a great way to either do some work, or chill-out by yourself or with a friend.
I recently came across a very special café in North-London called Head Room. They are affiliated to the Jewish mental health charity JAMI.
The Head Room Cafe is a great place to spend an hour in a beautifully designed low-arousal space. The Headroom Café is staffed by really friendly people. They provide a much calmer environment than the average Starbucks.
The unique thing about HeadRoom, is that-when available-it’s possible to speak to a mental health peer-support worker if you are feeling a bit down.
I had a great chat with one of their excellent support-workers. They are seeing more people with mental health difficulties and autism in their sessions.
I will do a longer feature on both JAMI and the Head Room Café in the near future.
Thanks for reading-Steve AdultsWithAutism.org.uk